I hope that more and more we will enjoy the many outdoor activities St. George and Washington County have to offer! It’s one of the reasons many of us choose
to live here. It’s also one of the many reasons others choose to visit St. George.
On April 5 th I enjoyed leading a large group of people on a short bike ride from Confluence Trailhead near the Dixie Center to the Thunder Junction All Abilities
Park, on to Cottonwood Cove Park, and back to the Confluence Trailhead. This group included mayors, city council members, and their families who were in St.
George for the Utah League of Cities and Towns annual spring conference. It was so fun to show them just a little bit about our parks and trails. It was also
enjoyable to see some who hadn’t ridden a bike in years come and experience it again and to have them ask for suggestions about how to create something like
what we have in their cities or towns.
While a few of our trails have been closed recently to make repairs and due to I- 15 bridge construction between exits 4 and 5, I hope during this beautiful time of
year many of us will spend time on our paved and unpaved trails.
May is Bike Month in St. George, and we plan to make a big deal of it!
- On May 8 th at 6:00 PM we’ll do another one of our “Bike with Pike” events at the Confluence Trailhead. It’ll be fun, good exercise, and we’ll have food
for the whole family as well!
- May 10 th is Bike to School Day. This year we’ll bike with Sunset Elementary School students and Principal Horrocks.
- May 12 th will be the Bike Film Festival where we’ll show bike film shorts and provide giveaways for those in attendance. Watch for details about location
and time on Facebook and at sgcity.org.
- May 15 th -19 th is Bike to Work Week. I plan to ride my bike to work every day that week and challenge others to do the same or as many days as they
Whether you can participate in any of these events or not, I hope everyone will do something to get out and enjoy our trails and the beautiful St. George spring
weather. Bring a family member or a friend and it’ll be even more fun! Have a wonderful spring!
About Mayor Pike
Jon Pike was raised in Salt Lake City and received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Utah and an MBA from Westminster College. Jon has worked in several positions with Intermountain Healthcare since 1990 – and since 1995 here in St. George.
One of the highlights of Jon’s career has been working as project manager for the planning and construction of Dixie Regional Medical Center at River Road, which opened in 2003. He currently works as the regional operations director for SelectHealth – the health insurance division of Intermountain Healthcare.
In 2007 Jon was elected to the St. George City Council and in 2013 he was elected as Mayor of St. George. He serves on the boards of Dixie State University, Dixie Applied Technology College, Washington County Water Conservancy District, St. George Area Economic Development, Utah League of Cities and Towns, and several other city and county-related boards.
Jon loves singing, playing the piano, organ, and guitar, as well as water and snow skiing, motorcycling, and walking or biking on St. George’s many trails. Jon and his wife Kristy have five children and one grandchild.