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Thanks to everyone who joined us for Virtual Pie and Beer!

The winners are:

Susan S - Schwinn Breeze and Maddox Ranch House Gift Card

Frank B - UTOG Brewery gift box

Daniel T - Cupcake Shoppe and Bakery voucher

Rick & Tammy - Hand pies from Brookey Bakes

 

Thank you to all our partners! 

 

 

Partners

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Follow @brookey.bakes on Instagram or Facebook, and email via

Visit the Cupcake Shoppe and Bakery at 2352 Kiesel Ave, Monday - Saturday.

Visit UTOG Brewing Company at 2331 Grant Ave, Wednesday - Sunday. 

Visit Maddox Ranch House at 1900 S Hwy 89, Perry, UT 84302, Tuesday - Saturday.

 

 

 

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Hey Everyone,

We had a few technical difficulties, but our figurative neon “LIVE” sign is about light back up! 

 Streaming Tuesday July 7 at 11:00 a.m.

 

Youth Open Shop: Live is a program where youth can ask their bike related questions and get answers live on air. Every week we will present a short lesson as a topic of discussion, but you can ask any question you have about bikes and we will do our best to explain the answer.

This will be held as a Zoom webinar that will be linked in the announcement posts here on our website and on our instagram pages. We are also working on posting the recorded videos so if you aren’t able to view them live you can still participate and ask your questions through the comments or our questions form.

Our goal is to answer as many bicycle related questions as possible, and we need yours! Future topics are also needed, so even if you might not know the name of the part, or even what part is broken, do your best to describe it and we’ll get right on it! 

Thank you all so much for your interest and support of the Bicycle Collective, we hope you can join us. Have a great day, ride safe, and we’ll see you soon!

The Bicycle Collective

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Updates to Shopping Protocols at the Salt Lake Bicycle Collective

As of April 1st, 2021, SLCBC will be open for shopping Wed-Saturday (allowing 3 customers in at a time). Masks are required at all times when shopping with us.

When you arrive: please ring the bell and wait 6ft. (one bicycle length) from the door. A staff member will answer to assist you!

Shopping for Bicycles

Shopping for refurbished bikes? Schedule a time with us and we'll do our best to help you find what you're looking for. We can accommodate one group of up to two people per appointment.

Please include a description of the bike you're interested in from our showroom in your booking notes. We also have a selection of bikes waiting to be posted, so you're welcome to book time with us even if there's not a specific bike you're interested in.

Test ride appointments are 25 minutes long with a 5 minute window at the end to allow staff to sanitize high-touch surfaces and wash their hands in between appointments. If you are a first time bike buyer or have a lot of questions, consider booking consecutive appointments.

You are required to properly wear a mask at all times while in the shop, no exceptions.

Note: If you are inquiring about our Bikes for Goodwill program, please call us at 801.328.2453

View our Bicycle Showroom

Shopping for Parts

We can now accommodate walk-up shopping for parts and accessories. Bring your bike, a photo of the part you need to replace, or a detailed list of the parts you need and our staff will find parts that will work for you. 

You are required to properly wear a mask at all times while in the shop, no exceptions. We can allow up to 3 in at a time to shop, so you may be required to briefly wait while another customer finishes shopping.

31 Mar. 2021: Due to nationwide supply-chain shortages of vital bicycle parts like tubes, tires, chains, cables, etc., many essential bike parts are out of stock. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Service

Open Shop/DIY hours are still suspended until further notice. We look forward to bringing them back in the future.

If you have questions about a mechanical issue with a bike you've recently purchased from us, please email us at  or call us at (801) 328-2453 and leave a voicemail. We fully overhaul every bike we sell, but sometimes we make a mistake. We'll be happy to help take care of any mechanical issues you have with your new bike within the first 30 days for no charge.

If your bike is your only means of transportation and you aren't able to afford repairs at a retail bike shop, please email us at  or call us at (801) 328-2453 and leave a voicemail. We have low- or no-cost options available for folks in need.

Donations: Tuesday - Saturday 12-6

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY, BUT MORE THAN 5 BIKES AT ONE TIME MUST BE APPROVED AHEAD OF TIME. PLEASE CALL OUR SHOP AT 801-328-2453 BEFORE YOU COME TO DONATE.

We have limited storage space, and calling to verify a large donation of bicycles helps us prepare space.

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS WHEN WE AREN’T OPEN.

What may seem like a convenient move for you creates a lot more work for us.

PLEASE DO YOUR BEST TO CLEAN YOUR DONATIONS OF VISIBLE DEBRIS BEFORE DONATING. WHY?

Donating extremely dirty bikes (covered in mud, dirt, grass or hay) hinders our processing abilities and puts the “dirty work” on us. Tip: you can clean your donation quickly with a garden hose or a household rag and some glass cleaner.

WE DO NOT DO PICK-UPS.

WE ACCEPT:

-All types of bikes (road, hybrid, mountain, bmx, tandem, etc)

-All sizes of bikes (adult, child)

-Bike parts of any kind

-Tools of any kind

-Accessories in good condition (helmets, bike pumps, lights, locks, racks, baskets)

-Gently used cycling clothing and shoes

-Old (clean) t-shirts and dish towels that we can turn into rags for our shop

WE DO NOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

-Scooters

-Tag-a-Long bikes

-Anything motorized

-Exercise equipment or bike trainers

-Jogging strollers

-Car racks that are missing pieces (if we can’t sell it as a fully functioning rack, please do not donate it). We may refuse a car rack donation if we do not have the space to house it.

-Trailers that are missing hitches (if we can’t sell it as a fully functioning trailer, please do not donate it). We may refuse a trailer rack donation if we do not have the space to house it.

As a general guideline, we accept bicycles and bicycle related items. These items best serve our mission and the work we do.

 

Accepting Donations of Bicycles and Parts

20 April 2020

After a challenging month, we have made significant steps to re-starting our operations to fulfill our mission of getting people on bikes.  On March 30, we started selling bikes and parts on line and by appointment. The following week we began offering repair services at our locations.  We are now ready to once again accept donations of bikes, parts and accessories (i.e, trainers, racks, etc). We would love to give your old bike a second life or strip it for parts.  We recycle what is not usable or worth repairing. 

Here is the protocol for bringing in donations. 

Please call or email the shop at which you would like to make the donation to set up a time. 

  • Salt Lake City Shop - 801-328-2453 | 
  • Provo Shop - 801-210-9032 | 
  • Ogden Shop - 801-997-0336 | 
  • St. George Shop - 435-574-9304 | 

We greatly appreciate you washing the bike down with soap and water.  Please do the same for parts. 

When you arrive at the shop, please wear a face mask and gloves.  We will do the same. If you would like a receipt for the donation, please provide either an email address or phone number for us to send the receipt. 

We are taking things slowly with much caution and compassion.  Please be patient and flexible with us as it may take us a day or two to respond to your email or phone call as we are handling many requests.

We are humbled by and extremely grateful for the health care professionals, farmers, grocery store workers, delivery people, public servants and many others who are working their hardest right now.  

Thank you.

Wash Hands, Stay Safe and Get Outside and Ride.

 

Women's Night

Bicycle maintenance has traditionally been a male-dominated environment. Let's change that!

Women’s Night offers a safe and supportive environment for females and those who identify to volunteer in the shop or fix their own bikes. Participants learn new skills, get practical help with their own bikes, and contribute to our bicycle giveaway programs. Join us whether you have experience with bicycles or not.

For those working on their own bikes, there is a $10/hour suggested donation (more if you can, less if you can't).

Women's Nights also has a new virtual community at: facebook.com/groups/obcwomen. Join us to talk bikes, biking and bike mechanics.

The Women's Night events and group are for: Anyone who identifies as female, transgender, femme, genderqueer, trans-masculine, trans-feminine, or feels that their socialization or treatment as a woman, transperson*, femme has impeded their participation in bicycle mechanics.

OBC Women’s Night is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month 5 - 7PM.

Sign up is required at: https://ogdenbicyclecollective.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/

 

 

The Bicycle Collective is offering appointments so anyone can buy a bike, parts, or get help with that tricky mechanical problem.

30 March 2020

During these times where our lives are uprooted, we seek normalcy. This pandemic is hitting our most vulnerable the hardest. The Collective is eager to serve our customers and clients in this time of uncertainty and change. I’d like to introduce our new online- and by-appointment sales options! These measures will help us protect public health while allowing shop operations to continue. We want to be available to safely serve the community, especially with how crucial bikes are to maintaining all of our health and sanity. And as an effective form of transportation and mobility that naturally promotes social distancing.

BIKE SALES

Do you need a bike? Know someone who does? Starting today we are available to sell bikes by appointment. Here’s how easy it is:

  • When you get to the shop, please ring the doorbell. We’ll set aside 20 minutes to help fit the bike to you and answer any questions. Please be prompt so we can help folks in a timely manner. If there’s a line, please stand 6 feet away from the person in front of you.
  • Our staff will wear gloves when we handle the bikes, and we’ll be practicing thorough hand washing hygiene and washing before and after we help each customer. We recommend you do the same. We will sanitize the contact surfaces of each bike before and after your test ride.
  • When you decide to purchase a bike from us, we accept credit cards and Apple/Google Pay.. Contactless payments are much less susceptible to viral transmission! Once you’re paid up, you’re good to go and ride.

GIFT CARDS

If you want to help the Bicycle Collective during this challenging time and through this transition, but you don’t need to buy a bike, consider purchasing a gift card to use when we’re able to reopen. You’ll get an additional 10% off your purchase when you use that gift card as a thanks for supporting us through this tough time.  Additionally, please consider donating disinfectants such as Lysol Wipes.

DIY/OPEN SHOP

We value our DIY shop hours immensely, but it is currently unwise to host them. Soon we will be announcing a Service & Repairs department so we can help keep your bike rolling smoothly. We recognize that doesn’t do much to help folks who relied on our Work Trade programs to keep rolling, so we’re making Service Vouchers available to help cover the costs of repairs for those who can’t afford it, click the link here to pay it forward.

DONATIONS of BIKES & PARTS

At this time, we are not accepting donations.  While we know may have bikes they are no longer using or have outgrown and want to give it a second life, we do not yet have all the cleaning supplies needed to accept them.  Please hold onto your items for a few more weeks and stay tuned for an update.

PROGRAMMING

We know many of you are anxious to get back in the shop as a volunteer and/or a program participant.  We are constantly monitoring the situation, evaluating options, and developing new opportunities. Again, please stay tuned.

Bicycle Collective - Bike Sales by Appointment!

 

Although we want to be open to serve our clients and customers, we understand the need to encourage social distancing and limit the possibility of community spread to our employees and volunteers. 

 

Until this all blows over, we are offering our help by appointment so you can buy a bike, parts, or get help with that tricky mechanical problem. We want to be available to safely serve the community, especially with how crucial bikes are to maintaining all of our health and sanity.

 

Do you need a bike? Know someone who does? Starting Tuesday, March 31st, we are available to sell bikes and parts by appointment. Here’s how easy it is:

 

  • Browse our selection of refurbished on our showroom page. Make sure to note the make and model of the bike you’re interested in and we’ll set up a time that’s convenient for both of us so you can test it out. If you don’t see what you need, give us a call and we’ll try to help you out.

 

  • Set up an appointment for a test ride Tues-Sat from 12-6PM by contacting us in any of the following ways.
    • By phone: 801-997-0336
    • By email:
    • Message us at @ogdenbicyclecollective on Instagram
    • Message our Facebook page



  • When you get to the shop, please knock on the door. We’ll set aside 20 minutes to help fit the bike to you and answer any questions. We ask that you be prompt so we can help folks in a timely manner. If there’s a line, please stand 6’ away from the person in front of you.

 

  • Our staff will wear gloves when we handle the bikes, and we’ll be practicing good hand washing hygiene--washing before and after we help each customer. We recommend you do the same, and we’ll sanitize the contact surfaces of each bike before and after your test ride.

 

  • When you decide to purchase a bike from us, we accept credit cards, Apple/Google Pay, or we can email an invoice. Contactless payments are much less susceptible to viral transmission! Once you’re all paid up, you’re good to go.

 

If you want to help us out but you don’t need to buy a bike, consider purchasing a gift card to use when we’re able to reopen. You’ll get an additional 10% off your purchase when you use that gift card as a thanks for supporting us through this tough time.  Additionally, please consider donating disinfectants such as Lysol Wipes.

 

We value our DIY shop hours immensely, but it is currently unwise to host them. Soon we will be announcing a Service & Repairs department so we can help keep your bike rolling smoothly. We recognize that doesn’t do much to help folks who relied on our Work Trade programs to keep rolling, so we’re making Service Vouchers available to help cover the costs of repairs for those who can’t afford it, click the link here to pay it forward.

St. George Bicycle Collective - Bike Sale Appointments

We want to be open to serve our clients and customers, while also encouraging social distancing to limit the spread of the Coronavirus in our community.

So, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us

Here’s how easy it is:

  • Browse our selection of refurbished on our website at https://bicyclecollective.org/st-george. Make sure to note the make and model of the bike you’re interested in and we’ll set up a time that’s convenient for both of us so you can test it out. If you don’t see what you need, give us a call and we’ll try to help you out.
  • Set up an appointment for a test ride Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm, Saturday 9:30 am - 2 pm by contacting us in any of the following ways.
    • By phone: 661-917-7140
    • By email:
    • Message our Facebook page.
  • We’ll set aside time to help fit the bike to you and answer any questions. We ask that you be prompt so we can help folks in a timely manner. If there’s a line, please stand 6’ away from the person in front of you.
  • Our staff will wear gloves when we handle the bikes, and we’ll be practicing good hand washing hygiene--washing before and after we help each customer. We recommend you do the same, and we’ll sanitize the contact surfaces of each bike before and after your test ride.
  • When you decide to purchase a bike from us, we accept credit cards, Apple/Google Pay, or we can email an invoice (sorry, no VenMo). Contactless payments are much less susceptible to viral transmission! Once you’re all paid up, you’re good to go.

If you want to help us out but you don’t need to buy a bike, consider purchasing a gift card (which will be available soon) to use when we’re able to reopen. You’ll get an additional 10% off your purchase when you use that gift card as a thanks for supporting us through this tough time.  Additionally, please consider donating disinfectants such as Lysol Wipes.

We value our DIY shop hours immensely, but it is currently unwise to host them. Soon we will be announcing a Service & Repairs department so we can help keep your bike rolling smoothly. We recognize that doesn’t do much to help folks who relied on our Work Trade programs to keep rolling, so we’re making Service Vouchers available to help cover the costs of repairs for those who can’t afford it, click the link here to pay it forward.

Buy A Bike From the Bicycle Collective!

Quick Guide to Bicycle Sizing

Please view the video above to learn how to size yourself for a bike. Take that measure and look in the charts below to get an idea of the appropriate frame size.

If you prefer to read a bit more, check out "A Quick Guide to Sizing Your Bike Frame" by CHRISTA LAGLER from Bicycling Magazine.  Whether you are new to cycling or buying a bike on line, these expert tips from will help you get the right fit.

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(Images by Colin McSherry)