Youth Programs

Juvenile Justice Jr. Bike Mechanic Apprenticeship Program

Our Juvenile Justice Jr. Bike Mechanic Apprenticeship Program (Jr. Bike MAP) is an adaptation of the in-shop Bike MAP. We’ve taken the course and made it mobile to provide it to youth in the Juvenile Detention Centers in Ogden and Farmington. The course is turned into a 12-week course, with two, two hour long classes per week. Students completely refurbish bikes that have been donated to OBC and learn the skills they would need to gain employment in the bike industry once they are released. Classes are offered in a fall and spring session at each facility.

Kids Bike Giveaways

OBC partners with community organizations to give bikes to kids in the community. OBC does at least four Kid’s Bike Giveaways per year with the goal of giving 100 bikes to 100 kids at each event. With the help of volunteers we work to refurbish kid’s bikes that have been donated to us and try to match kids with their dream bikes.

Earn-A-Bike

OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

The Earn-a-Bike Program was created for youth who don’t have access or the economic means to purchase a bike. The Ogden Bicycle Collective gives them the opportunity to participate in the program where they volunteer and learn mechanical skills to repair a bike provided to them by the OBC. After the program is completed they will have a fully functioning bike to take home.

EDUCATION STANDARDS

  1. Twelve hours of volunteer work must be completed to earn a bike before taking it home
  2. Eight hours of volunteer work must be completed before picking out a bike
  3. The remaining 4 hours of volunteer work can be done doing maintenance on the bike to be earned

VOLUNTEER WORK

Volunteer work in the shop must be checked off by the Youth Program Coordinator, a total of 8 hours must be completed and recorded before a bike is chosen. Volunteer hours can be completed during Youth Open Shop Night, Mondays from 4:00-7:00 PM.

BIKE MAINTENANCE

After a bike is chosen, the remaining four hours of volunteer work will be mechanical work on the bike. The bike must be deemed safe to ride before it can be taken home. Our mechanics will assist with and oversee any repairs needed.

Youth Open Shop Night

Mondays 4:00-7:00 PM at OBC (936 28th Street, Ogden, UT 84403)

Youth Open Shop is a night dedicated to providing an open work space for kids between the ages of 10-17. Kids can come in and utilize the shop with the help of a youth specialist, mechanics, and volunteers. During youth open shop kids may work on their own bikes; volunteer to earn a bicycle or parts; learn bicycle mechanics, safety, and teamwork; and help other kids with their bikes. Youth Open Shop is free and does not require pre-registration, however, benches are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Completion of orientation with a parent or legal guardian is required before attending.

Please contact our Youth Program Coordinator, Lulu, at or 801-997-0336 with any questions.