Downtown SLC GREENbike tour

Have you seen those funky GREENbike racks downtown?  Let's jump on those bikes and take a little tour of downtown.  *** Helmets are not provided, so please bring one if you'd like to have one.  ***  See comments or scroll to the bottom for the itinerary.

There is a cost for this event... $5 for a 24 hour membership.  Once that is paid, you can make unlimited short (<30 min) trips from spot to spot around town.  We'll keep the trips short so that the cost is no more than $5 for the evening. 

We'll plan a few stops throughout the city, some history, some food, some drinks.  Feel free to comment if there's a specific spot you think would be good for us to hit!

I am limiting this event to 10 for now due to the challenge of finding bikes and bike parking for a larger group, but rsvp if you'd like to come and I'll see if I can figure out a way around that limitation!

More details to come, but in the meantime, check out the GREENbike website.

1) Salt Lake Central Station, 250 S 600 W (BEGIN)

2) The Gateway, 18 North Rio Grande St., meet at the fountain on the north end of the mall.
a. 312 N 400 W
b. 348 W 200 S

3) City Creek Center, 50 S. Main St., meet at the fountain on the west end of the mall.
a. 6 S Main St
b. 90 S West Temple

4) Salt Lake City Public Library, 349 S 200 W, meet at the reflecting pool on the south side of the library, outdoors.
a. 349 S 200 E
b. 160 E 300 S

5) Salt Lake Central Station, 250 S 600 W (END)

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  • Janice

    This was so fun. It was great riding, dancing, running and talking with everyone. Thanks Dave, for putting this together.

    1 · June 11

  • David A.

    What a great bunch! Soooo much fun. Loved the adventurous attitudes.

    1 · June 11

  • Carl

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/518295451

    If you want to know where we rode tonight on a map.

    June 10

  • Ana

    Great meetup! Lots of new faces and a small enough group to get know them. Thanks Dave for all your hard work!

    2 · June 10

  • Bret L.

    On my way

    June 10

  • David A.

    Here's the itinerary! I think it's easier to think of this as a series of destinations, with a couple of potential parking places for the bikes. I've listed below each of the destinations, with the lettered addresses below as the first and second choice places to park the bikes. Once we've all arrived at a destination, we'll then go jump on bikes to head to the next destination. This will work! I've got a route planned, and I've adjusted it so that we won't go all the way up to the capital building. I do think a ride up through Memory Grove and back down would be nice, though. It'd be a piece of cake, plus it's gorgeous there in the evening.

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!!!

    1 · June 5

    • Ana

      memory grove would be awesome

      1 · June 5

    • Ben B

      See you there. I used my green card in Denver and it was fun.

      1 · June 8

  • David A.

    I've closed RSVPs for this event and decided I'd better not try to take more than the initial 10 I'd planned. I did schedule another event for July, however, if you'd like to join that one!

    June 7

  • David A.

    After the ride: "Hell Jam" at Devil's Daughter, 533 S 500 W. It's open mic night there, so we'll catch a variety of music.

    June 5

  • David A.

    1) Salt Lake Central Station, 250 S 600 W (BEGIN)

    2) The Gateway, 18 North Rio Grande St., meet at the fountain on the north end of the mall.
    a. 312 N 400 W
    b. 348 W 200 S 3) City Creek Center, 50 S. Main St., meet at the fountain on the west end of the mall.
    a. 6 S Main St
    b. 90 S West Temple

    4) Salt Lake City Public Library, 349 S 200 W, meet at the reflecting pool on the south side of the library, outdoors.
    a. 349 S 200 E
    b. 160 E 300 S

    5) Salt Lake Central Station, 250 S 600 W (END)

    June 5

  • David A.

    OK, I have a tentative itinerary! I may change the starting location to the downtown FrontRunner Central Station. If I do, here's what I'd propose: Leg 1: Central Station to Gateway: including Fisher Mansion, Jordan River Parkway, and the State Fairgrounds. Approx 2.5 miles and 15 minutes cycling time.

    Leg 2: Gateway to City Center: including Pioneer Park, Gallivan Center, Main Street, and Temple Square. Approx 2.5 miles and 15 minutes cycling.

    Leg 3: City Center to Library: including City Creek, Memory Grove, Utah State Capital, and the McCune Mansion. Our longest and most altitude-changing stretch! Approx. 3 miles and 18 minutes cycling.

    Leg 4: Library to Central Station: including City/County Building, Matheson Courthouse, and the Rio Grande. Approx 2 miles and 12 minutes of cycling. Totals: 10 miles and 1 hour of cycling! I'll figure out something interesting to see or do between each little bike excursion. Let me know if you have suggestions.

    May 22

    • Ana

      I might be riding around when you do leg three. Although I have never done it I think this will be to steep for me.

      June 4

    • David A.

      Ok, I have changed the starting location to Central Station.

      June 5

  • Jane

    This sounds fun! The group is full, but I.d like to bring my own bike (which happens to be green) on the next town tour :)

    May 23

    • Jane

      Great. Just seeing your reply. I've noticed a lot of posts on this activity; I'd like to know the final plan so I know where to park and meet. I'll bring my own bike. Thanks

      May 31

    • David A.

      ok, I'm updating today!

      June 5

  • Marie

    I'm on the wait list. IF I get in, I'll have to skip the steep parts. Maybe I'll have that new bike by then and can bring my own. Be fun to give it a try and see how far I get with this knee.

    June 5

    • Ana

      That's okay Marie I am not going up the steep part either

      1 · June 5

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fun!

    June 5

  • Janice

    Can I just ride my own bike?

    June 4

    • Jane

      That.s what I plan to do -- bring and ride my own bike.

      June 4

  • Carl

    Here is what I found today exploring downtown. The stations were either full or empty. Placed in out of the way places. 10 bikes at a time will be a challenge. The road from city center to the capital is steep. Plenty of free parking and bikes at the trax station. I hope you make a route map to follow. I just wondered around downtown.

    June 3

    • David A.

      No... That takes the fun out of it!

      June 4

    • Ana

      I agree it will be fun to scramble for bikes

      June 4

  • Roo

    Looks like a great idea!

    1 · May 21

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