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Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm, Confluence Trailhead

 

May is national bike month, and to celebrate the City of St. George will be hosting several bike events. One of those events, the bi-annual “Bike with Pike” event is coming up on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Confluence Trailhead by the Dixie Center at 6:00 pm.

 

“Bike with Pike” is family friendly bike ride with Mayor Pike, members of the St. George City Council, St. George Active Transportation Committee and Southern Utah Bicycle Alliance. The event features a free hotdog BBQ, music, bike rodeo and a ride with Mayor Pike along the Mayor's Loop section of the City’s trail system.  

 

Recently, a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge was constructed over the Virgin River parallel to River Road to improve the comfort and safety of all trail users. Mayor Pike, together with members of the Southwest Utah Public Health Department and Southern Utah Bicycle Alliance will ceremoniously open this section of trail for public use at the event. 

  

This is a great opportunity to bring the whole family and their bikes as we celebrate one of the many reasons why we love our great community!

 

WHO: Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring their bike and helmets.

WHAT: Free BBQ, music, bike rodeo for kids and two riding options: Option 1. Ride the Mayor’s Loop along the Virgin River 5.2-mile loop. Option 2. One-mile out and back for young kids.   

WHEN: Monday, May 7, 2018 beginning at 6:00 pm. Ride at 6:30 pm.

 

WHERE: Confluence Trailhead. At the end of Convention Center Drive just south of the Dixie Center in St. George. 

 

Event Sponsors:

 

  • Southwest Utah Public Health Department
  • City of St. George
  • St. George Active Transportation Committee
  • St. George Police Department
  • Southern Utah Bicycle Alliance 

 

 May is National Bike Month 

May is National Bike Month and the perfect time of year to pedal around St. George! This year the City will be teaming up with a number of nonprofit organizations like the St. George Bicycle Collective, LiVe Well St. George Bike Share, Southern Utah Bicycle Alliance, Southwest Utah Public Health Department and the Washington County School District to encourage more people to get up, get out and ride!

Judging by the number of bicycles on the back of vehicles around town this spring, the word is out that St. George is a pretty rad place to ride. The great thing about our area is that there is no shortage of venues and facilities to suite everyone’s riding style be it a paved trail, long open-road, dirt trailslick rock, SK8 Park and even a new bike park beginning construction this summer! At the end of the day, the important thing isn’t so much where you bike or how you bike, it’s that you bike!

Biking befits us all in so many ways: it improves overall health, reduces healthcare costs, reduces pollution and traffic congestion, frees up parking spaces and can be extremely social. By simply taking a bike rather than car to run errands a couple of times a week, you not only help yourself but the community as-a-whole. As May approaches we hope that you’ll make a commitment to look for ways to incorporate active transportation, specifically biking, into your weekly recreation and transportation routine. Here are a few events and activities to get you motivated:

 

  • Wednesday, May 2- Music & Mechanics/Open stage at the St. George Bicycle Collective (70 West St. George Blvd.). Show your musical and poetic talent! Work on your bike or help us fix bikes while listening and socializing with others. Ride your bike and get a free drink! RSVP on the Collective Facebook page or by texting 435-574-9304.
  • Saturday, May 5Ironman 70.3 St. George North American Pro Championship. Join us at from 9 am to 2 pm at T2 and the finish line downtown on Main Street.
  • Monday, May 7Bike with Pike Family Bike Night, 6 pm to 8 pm, Confluence Trailhead. Hotdog BBQ and drinks. Ride Mayor’s Loop at 6:30 pm. Free event.
  • Wednesday, May 9- National Bike to School Day. Give your parents a break and ride your bike to school!  
  • Friday, May 11- Bike Date Night Downtown. It’s a date! Ride with a significant other or as a group downtown to one of our fantastic restaurants.
  • Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18- National Bike to Work Week. Ride your bike to work one day or every day this week.
  • Friday, May 18- National Bike to Work Day. Ride your bike to work and stop by our pit stop downtown on St. George Boulevard for a bagel, OJ and some coffee on your morning commute. 7 am to 9 am at the St. George Bicycle Collective (70 West St. George Boulevard).
  • Friday, May 25-Movie Bike Night. Sunset on the Square summer movie series presents the 10th Anniversary of “The Fly Boys,” an original movie shot in St. George. Movie is at Town Square and begins at dusk. Free event.

For more information please visit us online at www.sgcity.org/bikemonth or visit the City Even Calander www.sgcity.org/eventcalendar