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2014 Bike Month Events!

May has been officially recognized by Governor Gary Herbert as Bike Month in the state of Utah. Please scroll through the events below to find out about some of the incredible activities taking place. Come out and show your support for bicycling, community building, safe practices, and an improved, bike-friendly, quality of life!

6th Annual Bike Summit

April 25th
This event brings together cyclists, bicycle advocates, members of the local bike industry, promoters, city planners, Utah’s tourism industry, and local and state officials. All these entities unite for the Summit to share in one common goal: to promote biking in Utah. This year’s guest speaker is Sarai Snyder, a Women Bicycle Advisory Board member for the League of American Bicyclists, who is also the founder of the women’s cycling blog Girl Bike Love, and the worldwide CycloFemme ride. Snyder focuses on empowering women in the cycling world. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell, and Provo Mayor John Curtis will all be speaking at this year's Bike Summit. Other confirmed presenters include representatives from the National Parks Service, UDOT, Wasatch Front Regional Council, Cache Municipal Planning Organization, Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City, Ogden City, St. George City, Visit Salt Lake, Alta Planning + Design, The Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective, The Southern Utah Bicycle Alliance, and the University of Utah. Please visit this page for more information.

Murdock Canal Trail Ride

April 26th
Trail ride in conjunction with the Utah Bike Summit. This ride takes place the following day and travels from North Orem to Point of the Mountain along the Murdock Canal Trail (Provo Reservoir Canal).

Bikeable Church Conference

April 25th and April 26th
The Bikeable Church, founded by Mark Peach out of Portland, is an organization dedicated to “curating the conversation about bikeability and the church, connecting bikeable churches, training churches to become more bikeable and bike-friendly” according to the mission statement on their Facebook Page. The Salt Lake City branch of the Bikeable Church will be hosting rides in conjunction with Bike Month in May. Please check their twitter feed, @bikeablechurch, for more information.

Spring Tweed Ride

April 26th
The second annual Tweed Ride, debarks from Library Plaza at 6:00PM (arrive as early as 5:00PM to mingle in your knickers). Don’t miss this free and fancy debauchery – a great way to kick off Bike Month! For more information, please visit this page.

Live Green SLC! Festival

May 3rd
This free festival, a staple of the beginning of summer festivities, boasts a huge array of activities and vendors all centered around eco-friendly practices. Performances, art installations, demonstrations, and kid-centric activities are a few of the fine programming options to be found on Library Plaza. Please visit this page for more information. Don’t miss Uinta Brewing’s solar powered beer garden!

Tour de Brewtah

May 3rd
A group bike ride that features several different local breweries in Salt Lake City. The registration fee includes a beverage at each brewery, a commemorative glass, snacks, and the warm feeling that comes with contributing to local non-profit organizations. Last year’s Tour consisted of about 1,000 people and donated over $15,000 to local partners. Visit their official page for registration and more information. This year's theme: SUPERHEROES!

Gear Up for Bike to Work Week

May 5th through May 9th
Our beloved Bicycle Collective will be hosting cyclists interested in tuning up their bikes for spring, and providing knowledge and services to better educate the new, or experienced, bicyclist. Visit The Bicycle Collective website for more information, events calendar, volunteer opportunities, and other classes.

National Bike to School Day

May 7th
This is the third annual Bike to School Day, in conjunction with the League of American Bicyclist’s Bike Month. Please visit www.walkbiketoschoolday.org for more information. This organization fuels national involvement to help children safely walk and bike to work.

SLC Bike Party

May 9th - and every second Friday of each month
A monthly, family friendly, bike ride through Salt Lake City. This Bike Party has the theme ‘Twins’; bring someone who is new to group rides and dress alike! Show them the thrills and camaraderie associated with leisurely bicycle rides. Visit the SLC Bike Party's Facebook page for additional information.

Goldilocks Ride

May 10th
A women only bike ride. Goldilocks Utah 2014 will be held on Saturday, May 10th. Distances offered are 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100 miles. (You can change your mileage at any time, even the day of the event.) The course will travel through the southwest part of the Salt Lake Valley. The ride begins in Daybreak, Utah and is a great mix of suburban and rural riding as you ride through the Daybreak community, Lehi farm land, Eagle Mountain, Cedar Fort and Camp Williams. This event has sold out the last four years, so do not wait to register. Please visit their website for registration and more information.

Bike Prom

May 10th
A bike ride gala that directly benefits the Bicycle Collective. This is a great opportunity to network with members of the bicycle community in a fun and relevant way. The bike ride begins at Liberty Park at 6:00 PM (northwest corner), followed by a dance party at Pierpont Place at 8:00PM. Visit www.bikeprom.com for more information.

CycloFemme Ride

May 11th
An all-female bicycle ride in conjunction with rides all over the world from London, to Rwanda, to Jakarta. A casual, fun, no-drop ride starting at 2:00pm. Meet at the City & County Building on the 200 East side. Please visit www.cyclofemme.com for 2014 rides in Utah.

Road Respect Press Conference

May 12th
Road Respect is a state organization dedicated to maintaining harmony and awareness between motorists and cyclists. This ride starts at Memory Grove beginning at 9:30AM, and travels to the Utah State Capitol steps for a press conference. Visit www.roadrespect.utah.gov for more information about the state-wide festivities in conjunction with Bike Month.

Mayor Bike to Work Day

May 13th
A joint bike ride to work starring Salt Lake City’s Mayor Becker, Salt Lake County’s Mayor McAdams, and hopefully you! The ride starts at Liberty Park, travels south to the Salt Lake County Complex, and ends at the City & County Building downtown. Breakfast will be provided. Please visit www.slcityevents.com for more information.

Bike Commuter Pit-Stops

May 15th
Salt Lake City Transportation in partnership with the University of Utah Commuter Services, Bike Utah, and The Bicycle Collective will be offering free breakfast and bike literature for those commuting by bicycle to work. Please visit the Bike SLC Facebook page for additional information and pit-stop locations.

UTA Bike Bonanza

May 16th
A festival of all things bikes! The event includes vendors, entertainment, swag, and safety tips. This event will be held at The Gallivan Center Plaza from 4:00PM to 8:00 PM. Visit UTA Rideshare for more information.

Bike Art Gallery Roll

May 16th
Gallery Stroll by bicycle! Check for updates about this event and others on www.galleryroll.com.

National Bike to Work Day

May 16th
National Bike to Work Day is headed by the League of American Bicyclists, and is celebrated all over the nation. From their website: “National Bike Month includes an ever-expanding diversity of events in communities nationwide — but the biggest day of the month is Bike to Work Day. In 2014, Bike to Work Week will be May 12-16, with Bike to Work Day on May 16. More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, it’s not surprising that, from 2000 to 2011, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 47 percent.” Click here for more information.

Cycle Salt Lake Century

May 16th
From the Cycle Salt Lake Century website: “The Cycle Salt Lake Century, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, is proud to sponsor this annual recreational bicycle event that features your choice of 36, 67 or 100 mile routes. Your entry fee will assist the Salt Lake City Bicycle Advocacy Committee to build and maintain bicycle routes and trails and promote cycling in Utah. Details, dates and times are listed below. Since it's incorporation and organizing of the Cycle Salt Lake Century in 2001, the Cycle Salt Lake Century, Inc. has donated over $100,000 to local organizations and charities that directly benefit Utahns. These groups include: The Salt Lake City Mayors Bicycle Advisory Committee, Friends of Antelope Island, The American Cancer Society's Man to Man Project and Murray Relay for Life, Local Senior Center Wasatch Manor Resident Committee, Salt Lake City Bicycle Coalition, Utah Transit Authority and others. We are proud to be a part of and give back to the communities we live in and to promote bicycling as a healthy lifestyle as well as an alternative form of transportation.” Please click here for more information.

Ride of Silence

May 21st
Cyclists with police escorts will take a ride in silence to commemorate all the cyclists who have been killed or injured on the road. Please visit this website for more information.

SLUG Cat!

May 29th through May 31st
SLUG Magazine is proud to announce the Second annual SLUG Cat presented by Metro Bar, in conjunction with the release of May’s Bike issue, out May 2, 2014. A scavenger hunt-style bicycle race made popular by bike messengers in places like New York and San Francisco, alleycats are a major part of summer for Salt Lake City’s bike community, and last year’s proved a huge success for all involved. Using copies of SLUG’s Bike issue as a manifest, cyclists of all types will race through the streets of downtown Salt lake, using skill, speed, wit and a little bit o’luck to win big prizes at the second annual SLUG Cat. Visit SLUG Mag for more info.

Get Into the River

May 24th
An event organized to bring the community together to highlight the Jordan River as an asset in our City. This family friendly event calls for bikers, walkers, and strollers to come celebrate the river! Please visit their website for additional details.

Critical Mass

May 30th
A free bike ride that begins at Gallivan Plaza, and leaves the rock sculpture at 7:00PM. Critical Mass takes place on the last Friday of every month. There are no leaders, rules, or regulations. Come have fun during this ever expanding event! Visit Critical Mass' Facebook page for details.

Pedalpalooza

May 31st
This is the 6th annual family friendly biking event used to promote health, fitness, fun and cycle safety; located in Herriman. Some activities include; a Bike Rodeo, bike safety inspections, helmet checks, and raffles. Please visit the Pedalpalooza website for more.

A look back: 2013 was the Year of the Bike

What happened in the "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.

Kylie FarrisSalt Lake City, UT
Josh LeeSalt Lake City, UT
Dan ROgden, UT
Shaun JacobsenSalt Lake City, UT
April PocorusSalt Lake City, UT
Alexandra ZimmermannSalt Lake City, UT
Chris TaylorOgden, UT
Deborah ByrnesSalt Lake City, UT
Tim RogersAlta, UT
Kate ParkinsonSalt Lake City, UT
John MaynesSalt Lake City, UT
Terry MartinSalt Lake City, UT
Kevin HashimotoSalt Lake City, UT
Justin BergSouth Jordan, UT
Anton SchauerteDetroit, MI
Corey J SmithSouth Jordan, UT
Matt RigbySalt Lake City, UT
Chris ShopeSalt Lake City, UT
Dave IltisSalt Lake City, UT
Angela McKinneyHolladay, UT
Amy KopischkeCottonwood Heights, UT
Christopher QuannSalt Lake City, UT
Camille BarileSalt Lake City, UT
David ProffittSalt Lake city, UT
Tim BardsleySalt Lake City, UT
Kate GriffinSalt Lake City, UT
Charles JohnsonSalt Lake City, UT
Tim ThomasSalt Lake city, UT
Aaron ErnstMillcreek, UT
William AtheySalt Lake City, UT
Duane WattersClinton, UT
Ken RichleySalt Lake City, UT
Shawn TeigenSalt Lake City, UT
Megan HallettSalt Lake City, UT
Jeff BeckSalt Lake City, UT
Chris MagerlSalt Lake City, UT
Tyler AshcrofMurray, UT
Trent DuncanSouth Jordan, UT
Lyle PhelpsWest Valley City, UT
Kelly PetersonSalt Lake City, UT
John DavisSalt Lake City, UT
Jasmine ClarkeSalt Lake City, UT
Betsy KlebaSalt Lake City, UT
Mark PuddySalt Lake City, UT
Alyssa GentrySalt Lake City, UT
Scott LyttleSalt Lake City, UT
Paul CarboneSalt Lake City, UT
Hugh Van WagenenPleasant Grove, UT
Joe BormanSalt Lake City, UT
Sharen HauriSalt Lake City, UT
Mark HooyerCottonwood Heights, UT
Brent HulmeSalt Lake City, UT
Josalyn BatesSalt Lake City, UT
Don WilliamsCottonwood Heights, UT
Jessica L AsherHill Air Force Base, UT
Tiffany PezzuloSalt Lake City, UT
Ian ScharineSalt Lake City, UT
Suzanne JohnsonSalt Lake City, UT
William HuffSalt Lake City, UT
Jose MartinezSalt Lake City, UT
Rachel McMahonSalt Lake City, UT
Bryon DangerfieldSouth Jordan, UT
Jen ColbySalt Lake City, UT
Aaron ArdmoreProvo, UT
Amy KopischkeCottonwood Heights, UT
Spencer KellySt. George, UT
Tarah HarlinSalt Lake City, UT
Steffany CoatesSalt Lake City, UT
Jacquelyn MauerSalt Lake City, UT
Kimball WhitakerTaylorsville, UT
Benjamin G. EbelLayton, UT
Ryan WallaceSalt Lake City, UT
Bryce WardSalt Lake City, UT
Lynn TaylorMidvale, UT
Russell MartinProvo, UT
Jack LasleySalt Lake City, UT
Karin AdamsSalt Lake City, UT
Don ClausSalt Lake City, UT
Wim R. CardoenSalt Lake City, UT
Chris FordhamWest Valley City, UT
Sean McKennaSalt Lake City, UT
Elizabeth HoustmanOgden, UT
Timothy FiackSouth Jordan, UT
Charlie ZacherSalt Lake City, UT
Emily ButlinSalt Lake City, UT
Matt MoonSalt Lake City, UT
Katie McClintickSalt Lake City, UT
B LarsonSalt Lake City, UT
Jeff StenquistDraper, UT
Shanna EdwardsHarrisville, UT
Jennifer KlinkSalt Lake City, UT
Gerrard AllamSalt Lake City, UT
Rebecca VelasquezSalt Lake City, UT
Grant BaronSalt Lake City, UT
Michael AckleyOgden, UT
Brian KolbeWoods Cross, UT
Losaunne WhiteKaysville, UT
Jessica GalavizHolladay, UT
Heidi GoedhartSalt Lake City, UT
Kerry DoaneSalt Lake City, UT
Logan WhiteheadSalt Lake City, UT
Melissa PhillipsSalt Lake City, UT
Laynee JonesSalt Lake City, UT
Craig AllenHooper, UT
Josh JonesSalt Lake City, UT
Travis JensenSalt Lake City, UT
Jacob SplanSalt Lake City, UT
Tim HarpstSalt Lake City, UT
Laura HansonSalt Lake City, UT
Jena CarverSalt Lake City, UT
Jaren StantoSalt Lake City, UT
Rachel TaylorSalt Lake City, UT
Jill GaughanSalt Lake City, UT
Alexa WilsonSalt Lake City, UT
Krysta NiemczykSalt Lake City, UT
Natalie ReichSalt Lake City, UT
Scott CowdreySalt Lake City, UT
Derek KitchenSalt Lake City, UT
John FifeSalt Lake City, UT
Justin BarrettSandy, UT
Laura GoogasianSandy, UT
Andrew SullivanSalt Lake City, UT
Dan FazziniTaylorsville, UT
Jennifer MilnerSalt Lake City, UT
Maria VyasSalt Lake City, UT
Rob ScottWashington Terrace, UT
Jory JohnerSyracuse, UT
Duane SchafferMurray, UT
Jon LarsenSalt Lake City
Lonnie HunterDraper
Peter McMullinDraper
Kara BlackSalt Lake City
Soren SimonsenSalt Lake City
Wendelin KnoblochMagna, UT
Judy PoundsSalt Lake City
Sara Rose TannenbaumSalt Lake City
Dan BergenthalDraper
Robin HutchesonSalt Lake City
Phil SarnoffSalt Lake City
Kelan StanfillSalt Lake City
Laura NiceSalt Lake City
Colin Quinn-HurstSalt Lake City

Click here to sign the pledge.

"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."

Thank you for your support. By adding your name, you show your support of bicycling and receive regular updates on events, programs and projects. We respect your privacy and promise not to share your personal information.

2013 Event Highlights

Bicycling was a part of many festivals and events throughout 2013, with people riding their bikes to concerts, markets and more. The Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective provides valet bicycle parking at many local events. Visit the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective for more details and updates on valet bicycle parking events, locations, and times.

GREENbike - SLC Bike Share Program Launch

April 8
In April 2013, Bike Share launched with 10 bike share stations placed strategically throughout downtown Salt Lake City. More than 100+ bikes are dispersed to create a network of high-end, commuter-friendly bicycles designed to make getting around downtown Salt Lake fun and easy.

Utah Bike Summit at the University of Utah

Friday, April 26 - 8am-4pm - University of Utah Campus
In April of 2013, The 5th annual Utah Bike Summit took place at the University of Utah Guest House. This conference provides a great opportunity to network, collaborate, educate and empower all cycling enthusiasts. The goal is for cycling advocates to come together with joint interests to improve cycling infrastructure and safety, get more Utahns on bikes, and bring more cycling tourism to our state.

Open Streets Salt Lake City

Saturday, May 4 - 10am - 2:30am, 300 South from 600 West to 200 East
On Saturday May 4, 2013, Salt Lake City hosted Utah's first Open Streets event to engage new people in bicycling and physical activity. The event temporarily opened a route of city streets exclusively to walking, biking, and other forms of active transportation. This event included activities such as exercise classes, dance classes, music, food, games and other attractions along the downtown corridor of 300 South/Broadway between the City & County Building and the Rio Grande Depot. The event coincided with the LiveGreen Festival, happening at the east end of the route on the same day. Find out more about Open Streets events at the Open Streets Project website.

LiveGreen Festival

Saturday, May 4, Library Square, 11am-6pm
The 10th Annual LiveGreen Festival took place at Library Square, at one end of the Open Streets route. Ride your bike down and enjoy both events! The LiveGreen Festival provides valet parking for bicycles, providing a safe place to store your bike after a morning at Open Streets. Find out more about vale parking locations at the LiveGreen Festival web-page.

Bicycle Ambassadors - Program Launch

April 29
In April 2013, Salt Lake County launched the Road Respect Bicycle Ambassador program. Bicycle Ambassadors are a group of enthusiastic and knowledgeable citizens who travel by bicycle, encourage others to bicycle, serve as positive examples of responsible cycling, and act as community resources for safe cycling.

Salt Lake Bike Party

Second Friday of Every Month, 7pm, City & County Building, Salt Lake City This monthly, casual-paced and family-friendly ride through the Salt Lake Valley was initiated in May 2013. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Salt Lake Bike Party is an opportunity for all types of bicyclists to ride throughout the Salt Lake area in a safe, fun environment that encourages more people to bicycle. The ride encourages riding safely and following all traffic rules; building a strong community of bicyclists; fostering mutual respect between bicyclists and motorists, and having fun--- smiling, waving, laughing, meeting new people, dressing up and playing music. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/SaltLakeBikeParty.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Update

Salt Lake City is updating the 2004 Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan to guide the future of new bikeways, pedestrian crossings, walkable/bikeable business areas, and education outreach and events in Salt Lake City. Two Open Houses sought public feedback and presented preliminary recommendations for: priority pedestrian improvements; a citywide bicycle network; education and enforcement programs, and a University to Downtown bikeway. The resulting plan update will set the course for making Salt Lake City a major bicycling city in the years to come, guiding projects and programs to elevate bicycling as a way to travel in the city.

Utah Cooperative Active Transportation Study (UCATS)

A coalition of regional transportation agencies including the Utah Transit Authority, the Utah Department of Transportation, and the Wasatch Front Regional Council, completed a regional study to determine new bikeway connections to transit. The resulting plan included a list of �Top 25� projects for connecting bikeways to transit across the region.

WFRC Active Transportation Committee

The Wasatch Front Regional Council formed the Active Transportation Committee in 2012, bringing together elected officials and representatives from Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, and Utah Counties, the Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Transit Authority, and Utah Department of Health. The committee continued to meet throughout 2013, and succeeded in pushing forward plans for infrastructure and policies that support walking and bicycling. The committee's recommendations will be reflected in future updates to the regional transportation system.

UTA Active Transportation & Health Summit

Friday, September 13, 8:00am to 3:30pm. Sheraton Hotel. This one-day summit brought together people from across the state to boost the discussion of active transportation as it relates to health, economics, and policy. The event featured keynote speaker Mark Fenton, an advocate and frequent consultant on bicycle and pedestrian community plans, and a recognized authority on public health issues and the need for community, environmental, and public-policy initiatives to encourage more walking, bicycling, and transit use. Tracks covered health impact assessments, health care costs, bikeonomics, walkonomics, return on investment for active transportation projects, as well as policy and implementation issues, such as community planning and design. www.rideuta.com

Smart Trips

Salt Lake City's SmartTrips program ran for its second year. This program encourages the use of active and public transportation. Increasing the use of bicycling for transportation purposes is a key component of this program, taking the form of classes, route-finding assistance, and additional print resources.

University of Utah - Bike to the U Day

On Bike to the U Day, the University of Utah Commuter Services and Sustainability offices encouraged students and faculty arriving by bicycle at the University, the number one bicycle commuting destination in Utah. With free bicycle registration, bicycle locks, bagels and drinks, the weekly Farmers Market at the University rewarded students who biked to campus. The University of Utah is also putting together a proposal for Commuter Services to staff the Bicycle Shop on campus and reinstate the UBike Rental Program ('Save a Sole, Ride a Bike'). They are also partnering with the Bicycle Collective to offer a Bicycle Valet for Football Games and other events on campus. The U. recently installed a Bicycle Cage at the BUC Building. It is UCard activated and acts as a case study for the construction of other facilities like this on main campus.

Mayor's Bike to Work Day

Tuesday, May 7 - 7:30am - 8:30am, Liberty Park to County Government Building to City Hall
The annual Mayor's Bike to Work Day ride with Salt Lake City's Mayor, Ralph Becker & Salt Lake County's Mayor, Ben McAdams, starts at the north end of Liberty Park. The ride proceeds through some of SLC's favorite neighborhoods with a stop at the County Complex and the final stop at the City and County Building. Bagels are provided at the County Complex along with the City and County building. Check out the route map for the ride.

Bicycle Commuter Pit Stops

Friday, May 17 - 7:30am - 10:30am - Intersections of 800 South/600 East and 200 South/200 West
Bicycle commuters stopped by and received free snacks and beverages, safety information, bike maps, and other resources for bicycling in Salt Lake City. The Pit Stops are a partnership with Bike Utah.

UTA Bike Bonanza

Friday, May 17 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Gallivan Plaza
The UTA Bike Bonanza recognizes Bike to Work Week, with bicycle-oriented vendors, goodie bags, and demonstrations. The SLC Transportation Division distributed bike maps and other resources about bicycling in Salt Lake City.

Bikeways Map Update

May
Salt Lake City's Bikeways Map has been updated with new bikeways completed through 2012. The new map was released in May 2013 and is available at local bike shops and the Salt Lake City & County Building.

Guest Speaker April Economides

Bicycle Friendly Business Districts
Friday, May 31, 12:30-1:30pm, Salt Lake City Main Library

Imagine a place where business owners bicycle to meetings, employees commute by bike and customers are incentivized to bike and shop local. A Bicycle-Friendly Business District (BFBD) is such a place. To establish North America's first BFBDs, the City of Long Beach hired sustainable urban planning expert April Economides. On May 31 at the Main Library, April presented to a group of business owners, Neighborhood Business District representatives, transportation planners and students about Bicycle-Friendly Business Districts that support both bicycling and local business.

Whole Foods Bike to Breakfast

Saturday, June 1. Sugar House Whole Foods. Anyone who rides their bike to Whole Foods in Sugar House on the morning of Saturday June 1 received a free breakfast from local purveyors at the second annual Whole Foods Bike to Breakfast! The event took place at the Sugar House Whole Foods at 1131 Wilmington Avenue, near the intersection of Highland Drive and 2100 South in Salt Lake City.

Bike Prom

Saturday, June 1. A couple hundred fine folks brought out their bikes and fancy duds and met up with friends at the northeast corner of Liberty Park on Saturday June 1. At 6:30, the group went forth on an easy-paced pre-prom ride through town, ending at Pierpont Place. There, everyone parked at the Bike Valet and headed on in for dancing, drinks, pictures, and tons of fun.

For all the details, check out the Facebook event or go straight to bikeprom.com. All proceeds benefitted the Bicycle Collective.

Road Respect Festival, Salt Lake City

Friday, June 14, Liberty Park: 7:00am - Road Ride, 12:00pm - Commuter Ride.
The Church at Liberty Park: 4:00pm - Family Festival, 6:30pm - Road Respect Awards Ceremony, 7:00pm - Cycle the City Ride.

This all-day festival culminated in an evening of family-friendly bicycle festivities. The event was part of the annual statewide Road Respect bicycle tour, which travels around Utah promoting mutual respect between people driving and bicycling. The day began with a long road ride that left at 7:00 am from the west side of Liberty Park. At noon, a Commuter Ride left from Liberty Park, led by the Salt Lake County Bicycle Ambassadors.

From 4:00pm to 8:00pm, the family festival took place with booths, vendors, bicycle demonstrations, a bicycle rodeo, mountain bike demonstrations by the Utah High School Mountain Biking league, and more. At 6:30, the Road Respect organizers presented Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County with official designation as the state's first Road Respect Communities. The evening culminated with an easy-paced, family-friendly bicycle ride from Liberty Park led by Visit Salt Lake. The ride joined up with the monthly Salt Lake Bike Party and toured the city before returning to Liberty Park.

Tour de France Viewing Party

Thursday, July 18, 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. MT (doors open 5:30 a.m.)
Megaplex 12 at the Gateway - Theatre 3
165 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City
Free Admission

The ever-popular Tour de France cycling race was hosted LIVE on the big screen. Thursday, July 18, featured an epic race in the French Alps, with two ascents of the renowned l'Alpe d'Huez. During commercial breaks in the live broadcast, prizes were given away from Tour of Utah sponsors and some of the pro teams. All admission was free, and refreshments were provided.

Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah

August 6-11 (Friday August 9 Stage Four in Salt Lake City).
Salt Lake City hosted Stage Four of the six-day Tour of Utah professional cycling stage race. On Friday, August 9, spectators enjoyed a popular multi-lap circuit that began and ended near the state Capitol. More details will follow at www.tourofutah.com

Twilight Concert Series

July - August
This event is a major draw for people on bikes, and Salt Lake City Transportation provided bicycle resources and rules of the road materials at the concerts.

Downtown Farmers Market

Saturdays, June - September, Pioneer Park at 300 West and 400 South
The Downtown Farmers Market encourages people arriving by bike, all summer long. On Saturday mornings, a stream of families on bicylces takes over 300 South as they pedal to the market. The Downtown Farmers Market encourages people arriving by bike, and the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective provides valet bicycle parking at the event. Salt Lake City Transportation provided bicycle resources and rules of the road materials at selected markets during the summer. For more information about the Farmers Market, visit their page.

Clear the Air Challenge

July 1-31
A month-long contest, the Clear the Air Challenge promotes transportation options other than driving alone.