May is Bike Month and the capital city is kicking it off with an outdoor street festival meets health fair in downtown Salt Lake City.
The free community event is called Open Streets and kicks off on Saturday, May 5, from 10 am to 4 pm.
A section of downtown will be closed to all non-essential vehicular traffic. This means that streets will be open for anything from walking to rollerblading. People are encouraged to bring family and friends for a day of movement and fun community activities which include:
Live music, fire yoga, recycled glass art, tiny green home tours, Bollywood dance classes, nunchucks workshops and tons of food and games.
You can find details of the activities and schedule at SLC Open Streets.
If you’ve spent any time downtown you’ve probably noticed the green bikes available for people to rent. Salt Lake City’s Bike Share Program now has exceeded 30,000 checkouts. It’s a fun way to get out and enjoy Salt Lake and help clear the air. If you haven’t tried it yet, now’s the time!