Salt Lake City Mayor’s Bike to Work Day to be Held on May 23rd, 2017!

Mayor’s Bike to Work Day Highlights 900 South Bike Park

Bike to Work Day in Salt Lake City is on May 23, 2017. National Bike to Work Day is May 19, 2019. Photo by Dave Iltis
Bike to Work Day in Salt Lake City is on May 23, 2017. National Bike to Work Day is May 19, 2019. Photo by Dave Iltis

Press Release: On Tuesday, May 23rd , 2017, join Mayor Jackie Biskupski on a fun ride for Salt Lake City Mayor’s Bike to Work Day.

The event will highlight the City’s newly constructed 900 South Bike Park at 905 South 700 West. The Mayor will peddle with the public, Salt Lake City employees, and event partners Bingham Cyclery, Cycling Utah, Green Bike SLC, Salt Lake Valley Trails Society, and Wasatch Community Gardens to downtown Salt Lake City.

“Mayor’s Bike to Work Day is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy a beautiful spring morning on two wheels,” Mayor Biskupski said. “The ride will promote fitness, clean air, community building, bike safety, and celebration of the new bike park and the sights of Salt Lake City.”

The Bike to Work Day route will feature the 9 Line corridor along 900 South and protected bike lanes in downtown Salt Lake City.  A police escort will assist with the crossings of busier streets and TRAX routes. 

The 900 South Bike Park is an enhancement of the community-created 900 South bike pump track, now adding larger jumps and practice areas for BMX and mountain bikers.  A bike park is the bicycling equivalent of a skate park.

Arrive by 7 a.m. and enjoy complimentary snacks, coffee from Badass Coffee, music provided by Power 94.9, community booths from our event partners, and a demonstration from riders at the newly constructed bike pump track. A donation bin from the Utah Volunteers of America will be accepting donations at the event that can provide youth with any biking related items, sunscreen, lip balm, and bug spray. The bike ride to the Salt Lake City and County Building begins at 8 a.m. 

 

WHAT: Salt Lake City Mayor’s Bike to Work Day 

WHO: Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski

            Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands

            Salt Lake City Transportation

Event Partners: Bike MS, Bingham Cyclery, Contender Bicycles, Cycling West – Cycling Utah, Green Bike SLC, Salt Lake Valley Trails Society, and Wasatch Community Gardens

WHEN: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

7 a.m.: Complimentary snacks, coffee, and music

8 a.m.: Bike ride to downtown Salt Lake City begins

ROUTE START: 900 South Bike Park (905 South 700 West, Salt Lake City)

ROUTE END: Salt Lake City and County Building

                        451 South State Street, Salt Lake City

Route Map:

2017 Salt Lake City Mayor's Bike to Work Day Route Map.
2017 Salt Lake City Mayor's Bike to Work Day Route Map.

For more details on the event and the bike route, please visit:

www.slcgov.com/biketoworkday

 

Bike to Work Day in Salt Lake City is on May 23, 2017. National Bike to Work Day is May 19, 2019. Photo by Dave Iltis
Bike to Work Day in Salt Lake City is on May 23, 2017. National Bike to Work Day is May 19, 2019. Photo by Dave Iltis

 

2017 Mayor's Bike To Work Day Event Lay-Out

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