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2018 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 trail, slick 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 5- Ironman 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 7- Bike 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  
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St. George’s location, natural resources, mild weather during most of the year, and an extensive existing network of paved and natural surface trails have made walking and bicycling (or active transportation) popular forms of transportation and recreation.

St. George seeks to improve upon the city’s and region’s reputations for healthy activity by proposing policies and standards, programs, and infrastructure that will create a more cohesive walking and bicycling network that is comfortable enough for people of all ages and abilities to walk or ride a bike to school or work, shop, visit friends, or exercise.

Walking and bicycling are not niche activities or sports, but rather should be integral pieces of transportation and recreation systems and strategies, allowing St. George residents and visitors to enjoy increased mobility and independence, increased property values, improved health, a safer walking and bicycling environment, and, in general, better quality of life. A city designed to safely and naturally allow everyone to experience these benefits, from an eight-year-old walking to school to an eighty-year-old wanting to visit friends or family, or buy groceries, is a successful city.

The vision for St. George is to be a place where residents and visitors of all ages and abilities can easily and confidently walk or ride a bicycle for transportation and recreation.” St. George has seven goals with sub-objectives and actions accompany this vision:

 

  •                 Coordination & Planning
  •                 Education, Promotion, & Encouragement
  •                 Funding
  •                 Maintenance
  •                 Network, Facilities, & Design
  •                 Safety
  •                 Other 

 Please follow this link to view an interactive map of the Active Transportation Plan and Existing Trails and Features, You can use this map to plan your route for your next family ride, hike, or way to work.

 



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Location

City Hall
175 East 200 North
435-627-4000
Fax: 435-627-4731


Contacts

Monty Thurber
Engineering Associate
435-627-4060