Provo City is holding its 16th annual Bike to Work Day this Tuesday, May 10. For years the city has hosted a bike week, but this event will kickoff the newly expanded Provo Bike Month.
“We’re advocating for bicycling,” said Whitney Booth, the public relations coordinator for Mayor Curtis. Booth said the city wants to help people who may not be comfortable riding get out and participate.
The Bike to Work day has been popular in the past, and is expected to be even bigger this year. Local companies will be setting up free breakfast stations for riders. “It’s a great way to encourage people to try it,” Booth said. Riders can find a map on the city website that will help them plan their route and find the breakfast stations.
The Mayor anticipates this event to be the most popular, but there are many more activities happening this month. A ghost ride around historic Provo on Friday, May 13 will give Provo residents the chance to learn about the city’s history. A ride of silence will take place on Wednesday, May 18 to honor victims of biking fatalities. Families are invited to Bikes and Trikes at Memorial Park on Saturday, May 28.
Booth is excited for the new activities in place for Bike Month and is eager for all to participate.
“If they’re new or an avid biker, we’ve got something for everyone,” Booth said.