01 May 2009

May is Bike Month

Happy May

May has been declared National Bike Month. Cities and states everywhere are celebrating by having special rides with the elected officials, bike fairs, and bike to work days.

Here is a list, and links for what is going on this month in Utah.

Salt Lake Bike Summit - Saturday May 2: Click here for more details.

Bike to work Wednesdays: As part of the Bike Month celebration, every Wednesday throughout the Month of May is declared BIKE TO WORK WEDNESDAY!

Provo City Bike to Work Day, Tuesday, May 12: Click here for more details.

Mayor's Bike to Work Day, Wednesday, May 13, 7:00-9:00 AM: Join us for a ride with Mayor Peter Corrooon, Mayor Ralph Becker and other city mayors under police escort ot the Salt Lake County Govt. Center and then to the City County Building in downtown SLC. Free bagels, coffee and juice for all participants.

Bike Bonanza - Friday, May 15: Bring the entire family and join us once again at Gallivan Plaza in downtown Salt Lake City for an evening of fun, food and prizes! From 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. visit vendor and information booths, have your bike tuned, and pick up your packet for the Salt Lake Century Ride.

Free helmets will be given away to the first 75 kids, and prize drawings will be held approximately every 15 minutes for a variety of prizes including helmets and cycling gloves courtesy of Salt Lake City Bicycle Company.

Enjoy a slice of Pappa John's Pizza and stop by our Creamies Ice Cream booth while you check out the various activities taking place all evening. A student Bicycle Art display will be placed throughout the venue. From 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. take part or just enjoy watching the Tricycle Time Trials. This event is for kids of ALL ages and will be held in the arena area. Starting at 5:30 p.m. until approximately 7:00 p.m. you can demo modified bicycles at the Cyclo Show and Go. Note: Waivers and helmets are required of all who demo these bikes.

And, at 7:00 p.m. Utah's very first Cycle Style Show will take place and will feature a variety of bicycles, and the latest in cycling and commuter apparel and gear. Come see how easy it is to ride your bike to work and be stylish at the same time!

At approximately 7:30 p.m. (after style show) prizes will be awarded to the student bike art contest winners! We will also a hold the drawings for the following prizes:
* Electric Bike Kit by Eco Moto
* Two bicycles courtesy of Specialized
* Cargo Bike courtesy of Madsen Cycle

Cycle Salt Lake Century - Saturday, May 16: See http://www.cyclesaltlakecentury/ for details.

There are more things going on around the state during the month. Go to the Utah Bike Month website for a calendar of happenings.

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