Events in Draper and Salt Lake this Friday and Saturday will give kids a chance to learn the Rules of the Road and have some fun too.
The 2012 Road Respect Tour is trekking through Utah to promote safety and respect between cars and bikes. After five days and 418 miles, the Tour enters the Salt Lake Valley for two events in Draper and Salt Lake City before beginning its final 100 mile stretch from SLC to Logan. Events
WHEN: Friday, June 8, 5 to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Draper Park, 125000 South, 1300 East
Activities include games, prizes, booths, a helmet give-away, a bike rodeo, bike decorating and a kid’s parade.
SALT LAKE CITY PRESS CONFERENCE AND RIDE-OUT – Hosted by Salt Lake City, Downtown Alliance & Visit Salt Lake
WHEN: Saturday, June 9
- Press conference, 8 a.m.
- Ride-out, 9 a.m.
WHERE: Downtown Farmer’s Market at Pioneer Park, 400 S 300 W corner
WHAT: Mayor Ralph Becker, SLC Police Chief Chris Burbank and SLC Transportation Director Robin Hutcheson will each give a short address on the importance of bike safety; Tommy Nankervis of the Competitive Cyclist racing team will be in attendance.
Experienced cyclists will join the Road Respect Riders from Salt Lake City to Logan. Families and those who want to stay closer to home can enjoy a special one-mile bicycle tour of downtown Salt Lake under led by Mayor Becker and escorted by SLCPD. Road Respect tour riders will start with the kids, and then continue north on their way to Logan.