In The News

Volunteering During the Pandemic: Doing Good and Staying Safe

Friday, 30 April 2021

Within two weeks of shutting down, the Bicycle Collective reorganized, regrouped, and reinvented itself offering appointments for repairs and opening an on-line store while keeping employees on the payroll. Adult volunteers repaired and refurbished bicycle from their own homes, garages and park spaces.

Lou Melini and Patrick Watson, long time Utah-based Bicycle Collective volunteers, and Essen Skaeblund, Volunteer Coordinator, share their experiences of volunteering during the global pandemic.

Bicycle Collective -- Finalist for Utah Ethical Leadership Award

Source: YouTube
Friday, 18 September 2020

The Bicycle Collective is honored to be a finalist for the 2020 Utah Ethical Leadership Award in the non profit category along with The Other Side Academy and The Inn Between House, this year's winner.

All of us serve vulnerable populations in Utah and are able to fulfill our missions due to committed staff, passionate volunteers, dedicated board members, and generous donors. In a virtual event, we invite you to learn about these three awesome and impactful non profits in the video on University of Utah's Eccles School of Business website. Scroll to the 2020 Awards Section. The non profit category begins at the 42:00 minute mark and the Bicycle Collective at the 50:05 minute mark.  

Bikes Shops Adapt to Increased Demand

Source: Fox 13 News
Tuesday, 28 April 2020

As the pandemic sent Utahns out of gyms and into their homes, local bike shops are trying to keep up with an influx in demand as they adapt to changing times.

Whether it’s fixing up a customer’s bike, or refurbishing and donating or selling an old one – when it comes to bicycle thrift shopping, Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective has been a long-time local go-to.

Utah nonprofits need support from the ‘Best Managed State’

Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Thursday, 02 April 2020

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic facing the country is having a profound impact on the economy and has greatly expanded the need for charitable organizations to provide additional services in an unprecedented manner. Individual charities already have lost millions of dollars in revenue and an economic downturn will undoubtedly result in further contraction in resources that are the lifeblood of mission-driven organizations.

Non-profits are an integral part of Utah’s social fabric and economic vitality. Our organizations serve and touch nearly all Utahns including our most vulnerable populations.  We serve children, adults and families, people with disabilities and of all backgrounds and orientations. 

DELETED SCENE: USA for UNHCR surprises the Bicycle Collective on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Source: YouTube
Sunday, 23 February 2020

Check out this never before seen footage from 23 Febuary 2020 episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition starring Amy Wiscombe, our previous volunteer and program coordinator. Our Ogden Bicycle Collective team assembled and delivered the bicycles.

In addition to getting a new home, the Barobi family got new bikes! We're so proud to have been part of this moment and to support organizations like the Bicycle Collective that help families in need.

Five Questions for Donna McAleer of the Bicycle Collective

Source: EDC Utah News
Friday, 25 October 2019

Economic development takes many forms. The EDCUtah model of growing Utah one company at a time is one way. There is equally important work taking place at the street level, one individual at a time. The Bicycle Collective is an example of this people-centric approach to grow our economy, by giving residents more ability to engage in meaningful work opportunities or career paths. 

The Gift of a Bike

Source: USA for UNHCR
Thursday, 05 September 2019

The gifting of a bike just scratches the surface of the mission of the Bicycle Collective. Every person who receives a bike has access to the Collective’s dedicated volunteer crew who teach everything from bike maintenance to bike safety. 

But the mission is much larger than just gifting bikes. At its heart, the organization hopes to transform a city by transforming individual lives.

Bicycle Collective increases refugees’ access to transportation

Source: IRC Website
Monday, 12 August 2019

For newly arrived refugees still learning their way around Salt Lake City, bicycles offer an independent form of transportation giving adults autonomy and kids the chance to have some fun.

Planet Bike’s New Super Commuter Is…

Source: Planet Bike Website
Thursday, 08 August 2019

The Bicycle Collective team of volunteers and staff who earned Planet Bike's Super Commuter Award. This is the first time an organization has earned the award since its inception 15 years ago!

Bike collective hosts free class to give women, transgender and femmes a comfortable place to learn

Source: ABC 15 Arizona
Tuesday, 02 July 2019

From grinding gears to tightening brakes, working on bikes can be intimidating and emotionally deflating for some people.

Put on Your Bow Tie and Ride to Bike Prom at Tracy Aviary

Source: Slug Magazine
Thursday, 02 May 2019

The Salt Lake Bicycle Collective is gearing up to welcome this season’s riders eager to tune up their bikes and make them look pretty again.

Utah students repair and share bicycles with refugee children

Source: ABC 4 News
Saturday, 23 March 2019

Remember the excitement of getting a new bicycle? Over the past couple hours, several children in Salt Lake have experienced that joy. It was made possible by a handful of local high school students.

Ogden Bicycle Collective providing 100 bikes for kids in need this holiday season

Source: Standard-Examiner
Monday, 03 December 2018

This holiday season, the Ogden Bicycle Collective is working with Community Christmas — an event sponsored by the Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership — to provide bikes for 100 local kids in need.

Youth get geared up for St. George Bicycle Collective workshop

Source: St. George Spectrum and Daily News
Monday, 03 December 2018

 A class of 18 young people gathered Monday at the nonprofit St. George Bicycle Collective for an inaugural lesson in bicycle mechanics.

St. George Bicycle Collective celebrates 1 year of ‘wildly’ successful operation

Source: St. George News
Tuesday, 23 October 2018

A program designed to help more people get around via a healthy means of transportation is celebrating a full year of success at its new location in St. George.

W.T.F. - Women, Trans, Femme Night

Source: Vimeo
Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Bicycle Maintenance has traditionally been an overwhelmingly (cis) male-dominated area. It is our goal to help teach individuals who have been marginalized or intimidated in this setting to be knowledgable and confident working on their bikes.  Maya Hardie, SpyHop youth filmmaker, explains this program offers a safe and supportive learning environment fo those who identify as women, trans, or femme.

Provo Bicycle Collective goes beyond providing some new wheels

Source: Provo Daily Herald
Monday, 02 April 2018

For three hours on Monday nights, the Provo Bicycle Collective is only open to women volunteers. During these hours, Kira Johnson, an employee at the Bicycle Collective, leads the volunteers through bicycle mechanics and maintenance. Johnson can observe how enjoyable it is to know how to fix a bike.

The Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective

Source: Catalyst Magazine
Monday, 02 October 2017

Visit Salt Lake City’s Bicycle Collective on any given day and one will be surrounded by people who share a common passion.

How a Utah bike shop helps refugees, charities and the community

Source: Deseret News
Thursday, 08 June 2017

Members of the Bicycle Collective believe that, more than being just fun, bikes promote stability and independence. A Utah-based company located in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Provo, its mission states that cycling is the cornerstone of a “cleaner, healthier and safer society.”

The Bicycle Collective Explained in a Thousand Sharpies

Source: YouTube
Wednesday, 01 January 2014

Designer Jessie Gilmore happens to be a pretty mean contour-line artist, she helped explain the gamut of different programs at the Bike Collective and how they all tie together to make some magic happen.