May Is Bike Month!
MAY 4 - National Bike to School Day:
A National effort to get out of the car, and onto a bike! Please visit Walk Bike to School for more info.
MAY 7 - Block Party at SLC Bicycle Collective:
Paint The Town Alleycat - Meets at 3pm at the Bicycle Collective$5 to participate which includes a free beer or rootbeer at Shades of Pale Brewery following the race, and a raffle ticket to win a brand new Specialized Hardrock Disc 650b. There will be prizes! email@example.com
Community Mural Painting - 10am - 5pmLocal Artists are coming together to bring a splash of color to South Salt Lake and the Bicycle Collective. Interested in participating? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, donate paint, brushes, and other painting supplies, or stop by to cheer on the artists and watch them in action.
Parts Sale - 10am - 5pmWe have dozens upon dozens of cranksets, derailleurs, cassettes, shifters, brake levers and more. Mostly Shimano components, at sidewalk-sale prices! Saturday, May 7th only!
Bike Raffle - Drawing on May 7th!Purchase a raffle ticket at the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective this week, or at the Block Party for $5 to win a brand new Specialized Hardrock Disc 650b donated by Specialized. All money raised will help purchase paint for the community mural.
MAY 16 - 20 National Bike to Work Week:
As part of the League of American Bicyclist's national effort, please join us - and hundreds of other US cities - and bike to work this week. This event makes a difference, many people who particiapte in their Bike to Work Day/Week as first-time commuters become regular bike commuters, so invite a friend. Visit The League's website for more info.
MAY 19 - Bicycle Commuter Pit-Stops:
If you ride your bike to work on Thursday May 19th (between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.) as part of National Bike to Work Week, make sure to pedal over to one of our bike commuter pit stops where you can enjoy free breakfast on your way to work! Please check our facebook page soon for specific locations.
MAY 31 - Mayor's Bike to Work Day:
Join Salt Lake City Mayor Biskupski and 8 other local municipalities on a leisurely ride to work. Meet in Sugar House Park near The Draw at 7:15a.m. and take a tour through The S-Line Greenway, and the 600 East Bicycle Boulevard. The ride ends at the City and County Building downtown. Free breakfast, music, and booths will be located at the start of the ride. Please visit www.slcityevents.com for more information.
JUNE 11 - Bike Prom:
One of SLC's largest and most loved events! Join SLC cyclists as they take to the streets on bike in support of The SLC Bicycle Collective. Following the ride, a reception at Pierpont Place begins at 8:00 p.m., 21 + older event. More info: BikeProm.com.
SEPTEMBER - Open Streets:
2013 was "Year of the Bike"?
Salt Lake City joined partners Salt Lake County, University of Utah, Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Transit Authority, Wasatch Front Regional Council, Davis County and the National Park Service in officially designating 2013 as "Year of the Bike" to recognize and promote the many bicycle events, programs, and infrastructure projects happening in the Salt Lake region in 2013.
Check out this video of the announcement.
Over the past few years, bicycling in the Salt Lake area has increased dramatically. In 2013, the Salt Lake region crossed a tipping point for bicycle use, with a multitude of programs and infrastructure planned for the coming months. Find out more about each of the events, programs, and projects below.
Support Year of the Bike
People from all over Utah signed a pledge to support better bicycling in Utah.
"I support bicycling. I support bicycling for everyday trips and for fun. I support bicycling on city streets, scenic roads, bike paths and trails. I value safe and comfortable bicycle routes that accommodate people of all ages and abilities. I support involving new people and communities in bicycling, through education and promotion. I recognize the many benefits of bicycling, including the benefits to drivers. I believe that bicycling improves air quality and health and strengthens my community. That is why I pledge my support for better bicycling throughout the region. I believe that together we can make our community a better place to ride."
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