Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared May “Utah Bicycling Month”, and for good reason. The weather is beautiful, making it the perfect time to dust off your wheels and ride for fun, health, or as an economical, eco-friendly way to get where you need to go.
Biking is also a great way to cover the ground between your home or office and the closest UTA rail or bus stop. You can rent a GREENbike or bring your own bike on the bus, TRAX or FrontRunner. You can also store your bike at one of our bike lockers. We’ll be giving away free six-month leases for long-term lockers and $20 cards for short-term lockers during the week of May 11. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for times and locations.
We’re also working with Murray City to complete two new bike lanes designed to help riders connect with public transit. In May, a 1.75-mile lane will be painted on Winchester Street, connecting 1300 West and the Jordan River Trail with the Fashion Place West TRAX Station. Later this summer, a bike lane will be added to Vine Street between 5600 South and State Street. This lane will eventually be extended to connect riders to Murray Central Station.
Last but not least, UTA is participating in many bike month events across the Wasatch Front. Grab your helmet and join us for a bike month celebration in your community.
May 2 – Roll with the Springville Mayor
Enjoy free food, bike swag, free helmets and a ride around town with Mayor Wilford Clyde, followed by the opening of the Springville City Splash Pad. Events start at 9:30 a.m. at the Springville Civic Center, 110 S. Main Street in Springville.
May 8 – Ogden Mayor’s Bike to Work Day
Join in a bike ride from Weber State University to Ogden FrontRunner Station, ending at Ogden City Hall for a free pancake breakfast. The ride starts at 8 a.m. at the A1 parking lot near the Social Science building.
May 9 – Orem City Roll with the Mayor
Grab a free breakfast and bike swag at 9 a.m. followed by a bike ride with Orem Mayor Richard Brunst. Festivities start at 9 a.m. at Palisade Park, 850 N. Palisade Drive. There will also be free helmets, swag and safety checkups.
May 11-15 – Utah Bike Week
This week-long celebration includes UTA’s Bike Bonanza, Bicycle Pit Stops, UTA bike locker giveaways and more.
May 12 – Roll with the Provo Mayor
Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Provo Historic County Courthouse to ride with Mayor John Curtis, watch the presentation of the Golden Spike Bike Commuter Award and participate in a drawing for a free bike. Don’t miss bike gear giveaways and safety checks.
May 12 — Salt Lake County and City Mayors’ Bike to Work Day
Ride with Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood starting at 7:45 a.m. at the Sugar House Draw.
May 14 – Bicycle Pit Stops
Visit one of several bicycle pit stops throughout Salt Lake City for snacks, safety information and bike swag. Pit stops are open from 7 to 9 a.m., a map and more information to follow.
May 15 – UTA Bike Bonanza
Enjoy free food and activities and meet Dan Burton, the first man to bike to the South Pole. The event starts at 4 p.m. at Gallivan Plaza, 239 S. Main Street in Salt Lake City.