Salt Lake City Mayor’s Bike to Work Day – May 16, 2019 – Northwest Recreation Center

Bike to Work with the Mayor on Salt Lake City Mayor’s Bike to Work Day 2019

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski leads the 2018 Mayor's Bike to Work Day. The 2019 ride will be on May 16 at 8 am. Photo by Dave Iltis
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski leads the 2018 Mayor's Bike to Work Day. The 2019 ride will be on May 16 at 8:15 am. Photo by Dave Iltis

On Thursday, May 16th, Mayor Jackie Biskupski will pedal to work with the public and City employees for Salt Lake City’s annual Mayor’s Bike to Work Day.

Each year, Mayor Biskupski and the Transportation Division select a route to highlight bike and other related infrastructure in neighborhoods across the City. This year, the ride will begin at the Northwest Recreation Center and run primarily along the Jordan River Trail. The route will show-off the investments Salt Lake City and others have made to the trail, especially the completion of a 120-foot arch bridge which was completed in late 2017 and connects the north and south sides of the trail between 200 South and North Temple. 

The $7-million-dollar bridge is adjacent to the Fisher Mansion and Carriage House. During her annual budget speech on May 7th, Mayor Biskupski announced that she was recommending $1-million-dollars to restore the Carriage House into a nature center and recreation outpost.

“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. “There has been a renaissance along the Jordan River and this year’s ride will show all that has been accomplished and what we can continue to do with smart investments.”

Mayor Biskupski will once again ride a bike provided by Salt Lake City’s non-profit bike share program, GreenBike.

Participants are encouraged to arrive at the Northwest Recreation Center at 7:15 a.m., prior to the 8:15 a.m. bike ride. Enjoy complimentary snacks, coffee, community booths, and music provided by Power 94.9 and ALT 101.9.

For Mayor’s Bike to Work Day, a police escort will assist with the crossings of busier streets.

 

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

 

WHEN:                       Thursday, May 16th, 2019

                                    7:15 am – Complimentary coffee, snacks, music and more

                                    8:15 am – Bike ride to Salt Lake City & County Building

 

ROUTE START:      Northwest Recreational Center

1255 Clark Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

 

ROUTE END:           Salt Lake City and County Building

                                    451 South State St., Salt Lake City

 

For more details on the event and the bike route, visit bit.ly/SLCBikeMonth. For ADA accommodations, please contact Salt Lake City Events at 801-535-6167.

 

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and police chief Mike Brown ride on the McClelland Trail during May's Bike to Work Day. Salt Lake City has made improvements, but has a long way to go to catch up to the top biking cities in the West. Photo by Dave Iltis
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski leads the 2018 Mayor's Bike to Work Day. Photo by Dave Iltis
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski leads the 2018 Mayor's Bike to Work Day. Photo by Dave Iltis
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