Provo Bicycle Collective helps make businesses bike-friendly

Provo Bicycle Collective helps make businesses bike-friendly

PROVO, Utah – The Provo Bicycle Collective recently gave bicycles from the UTA to a variety of businesses around Provo.

The non-profit’s mission is to recycle bicycles and promote clean transportation. Businesses like The Bakery, Oregano Italian Kitchen, and the Community Congregation Church now have bicycles available for people to commute with. They still have three racks of bikes that they’re helping to find homes for.

The Provo Bicycle Collective Director Austin Taylor said that bike racks shouldn’t be an afterthought for businesses.

“Having people commute to work by bicycle or go to the store by bicycle, it reduces a lot of the smog that we get here, especially in northern Utah with the inversion,” Taylor said.

The collective also promotes bike-friendly businesses by hosting a Provo bike month in May. The month’s festivities include a Bike-to-Work Day and a biking challenge with prizes.

These events are part of a larger initiative to build a biking Provo. Last year the organization re-purposed over 2,000 bikes. They give many to needy community members and kids.

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