May is national bike month so Park City has also made it the month of the bike! There are many events happening in May involving bikes and it is perfect time to enjoy the uncrowded trails. The popular Young Riders Bike Swap is Saturday May 12, where you can sell your bike or buy a used one for cheap and all the funds go toward the Young Riders mountain biking program. It is from 8-5 and at The Yard just off Kearns Blvd. Go here for more info: http://youngriders.com/bike-swap/. If you miss this bike sale Cole Sport also holds one on May 19 and 20 that benefits the Mountain Trails Foundation. All ages and types of bikes will be available.
The Summit Bike share is now active until next winter. On May 15-16, Park City will celebrate Bike Share Fare Free Day – a joint effort between electric bike service Bewegen, Summit County, the Park City Chamber of Commerce and Park City. The promotion allows riders to stop in at any of the nine bike share stations around the greater Park City area and take a free 45-minute ride.
On May 18, the greater Park City area will celebrate Bike to Work, School and Play Day, when the city and other local organizations will support Park City citizens in embracing pedal power. The Park City High School parking lot will serve as the event's main hub, where there will be breakfast, bike tune-ups, a bike wash and information on bike safety between 7:30 and 10 a.m.
On May 23, the Mountain Trails Foundation will finish the month with the Mountain Madness Open House, where members of the organization present plans for the season. The event starts at 5 p.m. at the Double Tree Hilton in Park City and will provide an opportunity to meet local riders, sip fancy drinks from a cash bar and talk about biking. More importantly, it will provide info on what's going on with Mountain Trails – plans for building and maintenance, the latest news on Bonanza Flats, and more. It's the organization's last event before June, when it will start hosting its summer races, and when the local resorts reopen their lift services.