May is National Bike Month and Provo is celebrating the many benefits of bicycling! Whether you bike to work or school, ride to save money or time, pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment, or simply to explore your community – you’re going to love the events and activities we’ve got planned.
We’ve put together a month full of events and activities to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride! Check out the list of events below and mark your calendar for a month full of bicycling celebrations.
Bike to Work Day
Wednesday, May 1 | 7:30-9:00 am Provo businesses will host stations located throughout the city and hand out free breakfast, drinks, and other treats to people who arrive by bike from 7:30 – 9:00 am. (Provo City’s breakfast station will be open at 7:00 am for early bird riders.) Pick up some breakfast, get to know your fellow commuters, have your bike looked at by a pro mechanic, and connect with the Provo Bike Committee and other community volunteers. To stay up to date on event details, RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.
Wednesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Times Vary @ Provo Bicycle Collective
No racing, no spandex, just a good-old ride around the city. Join PBC staff as we ride through Provo and explore places you may have never been. The ride will be different each night, so join us for all of them. All ages and abilities welcome. Don’t forget your bike lights! To stay up to date on event details, RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.
Wednesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 7:00 - 8:30 am @ Provo Bicycle Collective
Warmer weather is upon us! Time to get on your bikes and have some fun. Every Wednesday morning we will meet at PBC, ride somewhere pretty, and eat snacks. Employee Jordan will provide something to share, like muffins or granola bars. Bring a snack for yourself or to share. To stay up to date on event details, RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.
Bike Art Stroll
Friday, May 3 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Grab your bike and pedal on over for Downtown Provo’s May Art Stroll on Friday, May 3 from 6-9 pm. Enjoy the good weather, good art, good music, and good company! There will be a variety of art galleries participating. Be sure to look for the “Gallery Open” signs in front of each participating gallery as you stroll downtown. You can pick up an event map at any of the locations.
Bike in Movie
Friday, May 3 | 7:00 - 10:00 pm @ Provo Bicycle Collective Think of it as a drive-in movie without the tailpipe emissions. Come ride your bike over for a bike-themed movie (TBD). Bring something cozy to sit on, some snacks, and your friends. RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.
Women's Volunteer Night Open House
Monday, May 6 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm @ Provo Bicycle Collective Ever wanted to volunteer with us? Come learn about Women's Volunteer Night. You'll meet ladies that are seeking to discover more about bicycle mechanics, or perhaps they're just here for the fun community. Come ask us questions, maybe get your hands a little dirty. There will be snacks! This is for women and female-identifying friends. To stay up to date on event details, RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.
Golden Spike Ride
Saturday, May 11 | 7:00 am - 5:000 pm
Move Utah invites you to participate in a group bike ride and family-friendly event to celebrate the Golden Spoke trail network. This free event will include a group bike ride that travels north to High Adventure Park in Ogden. Additionally, there will be community events hosted along the way, as well as the Heritage Festival 150 Edition. A Bike Valet will be provided by Move Utah and the Ogden Bike Collective at the Heritage Festival at Union Station. The group bike rides and event are free, but registration is requested.
Saturday, May 12 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm @ Provo Bicycle Collective
Every year in May, women around the globe band together on bikes to celebrate collective momentum. CycloFemme is a Global Celebration of Women created TO HONOR THE PAST from the shoulders of those who stood before us, for the freedom to choose and the chance to wear pants. TO CELEBRATE THE PRESENT with strength and courage, voices raised, moving together. TO EMPOWER THE FUTURE of women everywhere, the backbone of positive social change. Join PBC as we ride simultaneously with women across the world. We will meet outside the shop. To stay up to date on event details, RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.
Ride of Silence
Wednesday, May 15 | Meet @ 6:30 pm, Ride starts @ 7:00 pm Dixon Middle School (750 W 200 N)
Join the Provo chapter of the Worldwide Ride of Silence on May 16th to ride to honor people who were killed or injured while biking this last year and last several years. We will begin at Dixon Middle School and go for a short, slow, silent ride with brief stops at the ghost bike memorials for Doug Crow and Mark Robinson, and return to Dixon Middle School where we will have light refreshments.
Bikes & Trikes Festival
Saturday, May 18 | location and time TBD
You’ll want to bring your bikes, trikes and training wheels for some fun cycling festivities your whole family will enjoy!
8th Annual FFUFR Forest Race
Saturday, May 18 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm @ Paul Ream Wilderness Park
FFUFR stands for Fun, Fun Underground Forest Race. Yes, it’s that fun. Join us for a ridiculous race through the forest and streams at Paul Ream Wilderness Park. Bikes will be provided. Please bring your helmet and a side to share for the BBQ! All ages and abilities are welcome, racing is not required; you can just watch if you’d like! To stay up to date on event details, RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.
Bike Month Campout
Friday, May 24 | location and time TBD
Get out of the city and into the mountains by pedal power. Join PBC staff as we cruise the Provo River Trail up to Nunn’s Park to camp. Bring your loved ones or meet some new friends around the campfire! All ages are welcome. Registration fee includes campsite fee, campfire wood, and s’mores. Campers will need to bring their own sleeping arrangements (hammock, tent, sleeping bag, etc.), food, water, and some warm clothing for the night. If you do not have racks or bags to carry your gear on your bike, we’ll have a bike trailer that can carry up to 100lbs of gear and will happily shuttle your stuff. Get your tickets on the Facebook Event Page.
Pedal Provo Ghost Tour
Saturday, May 25 | 9:00 pm @ Provo City Cemetery
Pedal Provo Ghost Tour is holding a very special tour in celebration of Provo Bike Month! Tickets are required to come on this ride so please visit their website: https://pedalprovo.com/provo-bike-month-ghost-tour for more info and to claim your spot!