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  • Published In... Provo Daily Herald
  • Article Date Monday, 02 April 2018
  • Caption Text

    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.

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  • Published In... Catalyst Magazine
  • Article Date Monday, 02 October 2017
  • Caption Text

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

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  • Published In... YouTube
  • Article Date Wednesday, 01 January 2014
  • Caption Text

    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.

Press

Provo Bicycle Collective is frequently featured in the news. Read the stories about our work below!

Media staff, please email  for stories.

 

2018

VIDEO Local nonprofit launches new urban cycling safety course to protect riders, KSL News

Provo Bicycle Collective goes beyong providing some new wheels, Daily Herald

STAFF PICK New Provo Bicycle Collective program strives to empower women, The Daily Universe

Provo Bicycle Collective starts women's volunteer program, Deseret News

Provo Bicycle Collective launches safe urban cycling course, Deseret News

Head to Provo's Bike-in movie, Daily Herald

Go to a bike party, Daily Herald

Cycling advocates say more Utah women should commute by bike, Deseret News

Provo Bicycle Collective launches safe urban cycling class, Deseret News

VIDEO, STAFF PICK #ProvoServes Provo Bicycle Collective, Provo City

 

2017

Provo Bicycle Collective donates bikes to local schools, Daily Herald

BYU student gives back to Provo with bicycles, The Daily Universe

STAFF PICK Homeless man lives on bike earned from Provo Bicycle Collective, The Daily Universe

STAFF PICK Donated bikes 'life-changing' for BYU ELC students, The Daily Universe

The Provo Bicycle Collective Rolls On, SLUG Magazine

Provo Bicycle Collective partners with Habitat for Humanity, Daily Herald

17 Provo murals to appreciate while strolling through town, Daily Herald

Provo Bicycle Collective donates refurbished kids bikes to groups, Daily Herald

Provo Women's Day celebrations honor Utah county women and girls, Daily Herald

Provo Bicycle Collective donates bikes, Daily Herald

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

Get your bike up and running with the Collective, Mayor John Curtis

Cycle and Recycle, BYU Magazine

Provo Bicycle Collective named Provo's only gold-level Bicycle Friendly Business, BikeProvo.org

BYU Police to partner with Provo Bicycle Collective, Deseret News

VIDEO Austin Taylor on civic engagement in Provo, Provo Connections

VIDEO Austin Taylor, Provo Bicycle Collective Director 

VIDEO Provo store donates bikes to foster kids, BYU Eleven News

  

2016

Provo Mayor: Ten exciting things that happened in Provo in 2016, Daily Herald

Provo Bicycle Collective educating children through Earn-a-Bike program, Daily Herald

Provo Bicycle Collective gives back to community, The Daily Universe

Provo Bicycle Collective puts out call for new downtown mural, Daily Herald

Provo Bicycle Collective almost finished with new mural, Daily Herald

Bike Prom celebrates new location for Provo Bicycle Collective, The Daily Universe

Pay it Forward: The Bicycle Collective, KUTV

Provo Bicycle Collective moves to Joaquin neighborhood, Provo City Council

VIDEO KBYU Community Connection: Provo Bicycle Collective, KBYU

VIDEO Provo nonprofit encourages community to fix bicycles, KSL News

VIDEO City Council decides to allow Provo Bicycle Collective to move into Joaquin neighborhood, Provo City Council

VIDEO Earn-a-Bike Instructor Adam K at Provo Bicycle Collective

VIDEO Provo Bicycle Collective Intro

 

2015

VIDEO Provo Bicycle Collective Commercial

 

2012

VIDEO UVU: Zac Whitmore - Philosophy Student, Director of Provo Bicycle Collective

VIDEO Provo Bicycle Collective Info Video

STAFF PICK 10 Years of Bicycle Collective (about our founding)

 

November 13, 2017

Provo Bike Prom a Success

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On the evening of October 27th, about 80 people gathered at the Provo Bicycle Collective to ride their bikes.  However, instead of dressing in casual clothing or athletic gear, this group decked themselves out in tuxedos and gowns.  It was Prom night in Provo; Bike Prom, that is!

Bike Prom is an annual fundraising event consisting of a casual ride around town and a dance.  All proceeds go to the Bicycle Collective to be used for their charitable programs. 

This year’s event featured a 5-mile ride around downtown and the pioneer neighborhoods and ended at the Startup Building were the dance was held. 

The event drew nearly 100 participants and raised $340 dollars, enough to provide six underprivileged people with a free Goodwill Bike from Provo Bicycle Collective.

Check out event photos here.Check out event photos here.

Thanks to all who attended and we hope to see more people next year!

Community Bike Shop

 

Want to fix your own bicycle?  During Open Shop hours, we have up to six workbenches of professional-grade bike tools available for public use.  With the guidance of a staff mechanic, even those who have never picked up a wrench before can learn how to repair a flat tire, replace a cable, or even give their bike a full tune-up. 

Provo Bicycle Collective is proud to announce  newly-formed partnerships with Deseret Industries, LDS Employment Center, and BYU English Language Center through which we hope to provide dozens of free bikes to people in need each year.

Our partnership allows Deseret Industries to recommend their associates and welfare clients to our shop for a free Goodwill Bike – donated bicycles refurbished by PBC volunteers. In 2016, Bicycle Collective gave away 1,436 Goodwill Bikes.

About Deseret Industries and LDS Employment Center:

Deseret Industries is a nonprofit thrift store and donation center that is

devoted to training and educating individuals to prepare them for the

workforce. In 2016, they served 15,597 hired associates and gave away

nearly 7 million pounds of clothing and shoes in humanitarian aid

 

About BYU English Language Center:

As a lab school, the English Language Center supports BYU's

Department of Linguistics and English Language by facilitating the

teaching, learning, and research of English as a second language.

 

Our hope is that their clients will use these bikes to meet daily transportation needs; riding to work, shopping for groceries, and meeting appointments.

Bicycle Collective is always in need of money and bike donations and willing volunteers to repair bikes for giveaway. Interested donors and volunteers can find out how to get involved Bicyclecollective.org.

 

Provo Bicycle Collective is proud to announce a newly-formed partnership with Utah Community and Refugee Partnership Center (UCRPC), through which we hope to provide dozens of free bikes to refugees each year.

UCRPC is non-profit organization that is devoted to motivate, empower, enlighten and transform refugees’ life through education.  Their mission is to provide the education, orientation and support refugees need to become self-sufficient members of society.

Our partnership allows UCRCP to recommend their clients to our shop for a free Goodwill Bike – donated bicycles refurbished by PBC volunteers.  In 2016, Bicycle Collective gave away 1,436 Goodwill Bikes.

Our hope is that their clients will use these bikes to meet daily transportation needs; riding to work, shopping for groceries, and meeting appointments. 

Bicycle Collective is always in need of money and bike donations and willing volunteers to repair bikes for giveaway.  Interested donors and volunteers can find out how to get involved Bicyclecollective.org.

Austin Taylor

Director, PBC

Jordan became affiliated with Bicycle Collective volunteering with the Salt Lake Bicycle Collective for the past two years. He got aquainted with Provo Bicycle Collective by stopping in for random parts or help and has become a friend of the shop. Jordan's love of bikes started with racing road bikes with the University of Utah. Now he goes on extended bicycle tours, camping on his bikes for weeks to months at a time. He is currently a senior at the University of Utah studying political science and environmental sustainability. Previously, Jordan was the Provo Head Mechanic.

Provo Bicycle Collective is proud to announce its gift of 27 bikes to Timpanogos Elementary, 2 bikes to Dixon Middle and 2 bikes to Provo High during Provo’s Bike to School week.  Our hope is that these bikes will be given to children who could not otherwise afford one so they too can ride their bikes to school.

These bikes came to Provo Bicycle Collective donated, were refurbished by volunteers, and safety checked by our trained mechanics.  We are always looking for worthy organizations to give bikes to and interested volunteers to fix bikes with us.  Contact with any questions.

Online Bike Repair Resource: Sheldon Brown - Master Bike Mechanics Educator

PBC Bike Owners Guide

Bikes for Tykes

Do you remember your first bike? I remember mine, it was blue with white tires and a flower covered banana seat. It was not only my freedom to get around, but also my freedom to explore. With this bike I started a love affair that has lasted to this day. Imagine never having that first bike. For many kids, this is a reality. Help us put a first bike into the hands of 100+ elementary aged children by donating to our Bikes for Tykes fundraiser.

Bingham CycleryMTB Enthusiasts of Utah and WomenMTB have come together to raise money for us here at the Collective. Last year was an amazing success with over $7000 raised in monetary and in kind donations we were able to give more than 90 bikes to kids in need.  This year we hope to do even more and will be hosting 2 events!

MAKE A CHILD HAPPY THIS SEASON

If you want to help, any amount from $5 to $500, makes a difference. Donate today! You can also help by volunteering for the giveaway events on Nov. 11th in Ogden and Dec. 2nd in Salt Lake, to do so, fill out this form and someone will be in touch.

Funds above and beyond what is needed for the Bikes for Tykes giveaway will be used to support a new Bicycle Collective youth program called “Bike School.” From start to finish, this program aims to place young people from diverse backgrounds in real bike shop jobs along the Wasatch Front, teach life long job skills and continue to provide a way for youth to earn a bike through volunteerism.

Support Bikes for Tykes

Bike Mechanics 101 for Volunteers

Every Wednesday in June and July starting June 6

Class 6 PM - 7 PM, volunteer time 7 PM - 9:00 PM

This class is FREE for members or if you stick around to volunteer for an hour. 

New volunteers welcome! 

Please show up 15 mins prior to the class for a brief orientation and some paperwork. 

If you are short on time but would like to participate and support us, inquire about our membership options!

June 6: Wheel Basics (depending on participants skills, we’ll work on fixing flats or move right to hubs)
June 13: Wheels Intermediate - Hubs and Truing
June 20: Cables and Housing (7 PM Mechanics and Music Jam Session at the Shop)
June 27: Brakes
Juli 4: No Class
Juli 11: Derailleurs & Shifting Smoothly
Juli 18: Chainring, Cassette, Chain Health and Replacement
July 25: The Bottom Bracket
August 1: The Headset