May is National Bike Month. And here at BYU and in Provo there are a range of events, including free bike tune-ups, challenges and prizes. Check out this list for how you can participate.
1. Participate in the Provo Bike Challenge for Team "Brigham Young University"; Reward: Prizes
Provo City Mayor John Curtis has challenged anyone who works, lives and goes to school in Provo to join and compete against others in the National Bike Challenge. Weekly prizes will be given as well as the top finishers in the categories of organization/work site, individual-female and individual-male. When you sign up, search for 'Brigham Young University' in the search for your workplace (students: this means your school) to help BYU compete as a team.
2. Get Ready to Bike:
License your bike: Beforing bringing your bike to campus be sure to license it with Utah County, which can be done through the BYU Police in the JKB. Get the details.
Be a good bike citizen: Park and lock your bike at bike racks, and not on railings, around trees or in buildings. Avoid riding on sidewalks during the last 10 minutes of the hour, during the class breaks.
Need to pump up your tires? There are four bicycle pump and repair stands throughout campus:
- Between the Richards Building (RB) and the Smith Fieldhouse (SFH)
- Between the Jesse Knight Building (JKB) and the Smoot Administration Building (ASB)
- South of the Clyde Engineering Building (CB)
- South of the J. Reuben Clark Law School Building (JRCB)
Don't have a bike? Try the BYU Bike Share rental program.
Maps and Club Rides:
3. Provo City and Utah Bike Events
Join UTA and Provo City Mayor John Curtis for a morning of cycling festivities, including:
- Bike ride with Mayor John Curtis (starts 8 a.m., 3 miles)
- Free bike safety checkups
- Free food, bike swag and bicycle helmets for participants
4. Faculty and Staff Challenge: Bike or Walk Eight Times in May; Reward: Earn a BYU Bike or Walk Lapel Pin
Change up your commute this month, and get some exercise. If you wike or bike to work eight times during the month of May, you could earn a BYU Bike or Walk lapel pin. Get the details.
5. Faculty and Staff: Free Bike Tune Up
Get a free bike tune-up from Outdoors Unlimited as a part of Bike Month, sponsored by BYU Wellness. See the following dates and locations (refreshments will be served):
Tuesday, May 12, 7:30?9 a.m., at the RB/SFH bike racks
Thursday, May 21, 7:30?9 a.m., at the ASB bike racks
6. Faculty and Staff Workshop: Basics for Beginning Bikers
Wednesday, May 20, 12:05 p.m.?12:50 p.m., 2107 JKB
If you want to break into the biking world but haven?t known where to start, you will want to attend this Well & Wise workshop. Dr. Rob Hyldahl, a professor in the Exercise Science Department and avid cyclist, will be speaking to us on the basics for beginning bikers. Sign up.