David just returned to work at Provo Bicycle Collective after being away for a bit, because he has so much fun being an employee here! Not only can he fix a bike, but he is our go-to computer guy. He’s just finishing up a degree at BYU in computer engineering. And rumor has it, he’s also quite the bowler. David and his wife are proud parents of a little boy named Russell, who get’s all the attention every time he visits the shop. We’re elated to have David!

May 28, 2021

Matt Reed - Mechanic

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Matt is always the one eyeing the vintage bicycles that come in, and he’s an expert at fixing the unfixable. He has a mysterious aura about him, and every once in awhile he’ll pull out some crazy fact about himself, such as the time he played the lute in a renaissance band. Matt and his wife have a new little baby girl, and we’re all sure she is going to be shredding on a bicycle in no time at all. We love having Matt here at the Collective!

If you’ve noticed any new artistic things swimming around the Collective, Kirsten may have been the creator! She not only fixes up bikes, but she also designs the posters, social media advertisements, and more for Provo Bicycle Collective! She learned her design skills as an undergrad at BYU, and she hopes to eventually teach at the high school level. Kirsten’s passion for bikes first started when she tried mountain biking. It didn’t take long for her to fall in love with the sport, and biking became a staple in Kirsten’s active lifestyle. She keeps herself busy with a variety of hobbies including art, accordion playing, street hockey, backpacking, skiing, and anything else fun that happens to be going on. Keep your eyes out, who know’s what she’ll be up to next!

If you were out looking for Lars, he’d be a hard one to pin down. You could find him at the skatepark, in the mountains, on a farm, or playing saxophone at his house. His love of bikes first started when he and his dad would go mountain biking together. From there, he wanted to learn how to fix bikes, so he bought an old beater at the DI and took the whole thing apart to learn about each part. Lars is big into bike touring and bikepacking and has sewn his own bags! Say “hi” to Lars next time you stop by the Collective! 

Code of Conduct Pledge

The Bicycle Collective is a place of learning and community development for anyone interested in bicycles. We strive to accommodate, understand, and celebrate the cultural backgrounds and ethnic differences of everyone who walks through our doors. Doing so means that we may need to leave some of our personal views at the door. We are not a political organization and we do not promote a political agenda. We advocate by providing a supportive environment for anything to do with biking and bike repair. We promote equality mobility in every city we serve.

When representing the Bicycle Collective community as a volunteer or employee,

We pledge to:

  • Be anti-racist. We endeavor to address any displays of injustice and any statements of untruth that disparage people based on their race or identity. If a derogatory or insensitive conversation develops, We will reject it and encourage others to do the same.
  • Leave our political opinions at the door. We will not engage in or advocate for a specific political agenda. We will refrain from political speech while at the Bicycle Collective and while representing the Bicycle Collective.
  • Honor the dignity of all individuals. We recognize that maintaining a respectful environment that celebrates the diversity of life in our community is paramount to fulfilling the Bicycle Collective’s mission. We will carry that sentiment through all our interactions with our leadership, board, employees, volunteers, clients, and customers.

In pledging ourselves to these values, we ask that all involved with the Bicycle Collective — leaders, volunteers, board members, supporters, staff — commit to taking action to make the world a more equitable place.

We have a lot of work to do — join us.

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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SGBC Women’s Night is on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Sign up is required by emailing us at , or calling us at 435-429-2666

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

 

SLC Bike Prom 2019, is happening!! Tickets are now on sale! We're riding and dancing on Saturday, June 8th. This is an event for all folks of all ages.

Bike Prom is SLC Bicycle Collective's annual fundraising event. Don your fanciest prom duds, grab a date (or group or come solo!) and join a thousand friendly riders on a slow ride around SLC streets. The ride starts at Fairmont Park (1040 E. Sugarmont Dr.) and will end at the Tracy Aviary (589 E. 1300 S.) where we'll dance the night away!

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FAQs

Is this a family friendly event?

Yes! Bring the kids so they can enjoy the ride and the party at Tracy Aviary. Be advised, if kids are to ride their own bikes they will need to be able to keep pace with the group and police escort. The party tickets are priced per individual. We will have a subsidized ticket for kids under 16 years of age; the year they decide to commute the fun way or the other way.

Does it cost to participate in the group ride?

No, but donations are always appreciated! The party at Tracy Aviary is what the tickets are for if you choose to join us beyond the ride, which you should. The party is always a blast!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No minimum age to attend; we encourage youth under the age of 16 to be accompanied by an adult. You must bring a valid ID if you plan to purchase alcohol to be consumed at the event at Tracy Aviary.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We encourage bicycles for the ride from Fairmont Park to Tracy Aviary, but other modes of human-powered transportation are acceptable. There will be a bicycle valet for those staying for the ticketed event. If you must drive to Tracy Aviary to join us for the party, you can park in any available parking spots at Liberty Park.

If you are coming from the Sugarhouse area and require a vehicle to get you here, there is plenty of parking for you to leave your car at Fairmont Park. You will just have to ride back there at the end of the group ride or party to get your vehicle; no overnight parking at either park.

What can I bring into the event?

No outside food or drinks allowed. Both will be available for purchase once inside.

What should I wear?

It's called Bike Prom, so dig out your old dresses and suits or maybe that bridesmaid dress that was worn that one time - shorts, suspenders, and a bowtie; Sure! Some go retro and come in light blue frilly tuxedos or in flapper dresses and zuit suits. Visit your favorite secondhand store and you'll probably find what you're looking for! Your outfit, your call, just make it fun and enjoy the people watching!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Dustin began his career in the cycling industry as a junior road racer working and wrenching in shops to support his racing ambitions. At one point he had a 50 mile round-trip commute from Bountiful to Millcreek Bicycles. In 2010, Dustin earned his USA Cycling Category 1 rank and had a top-20 result at U-23 nationals in the time trial. The following year he began working at Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) as a customer service representative. 

Dustin became aware of the Bicycle Collective in 2012 after a snowboarding accident put an end to his road racing ambitions. In 2013, Dustin was hired as the Ogden Bicycle Collective’s open shop manager and eventually helped move the building from Wall Ave. to the Fowler Ave. location. 

At QBP Dustin took on an additional role as the site ACE Coordinator. This gave him experience organizing volunteer projects and working on advocacy efforts.

Dustin spent 3 years immersed in the world of disc-brakes at TRP/Tektro USA working as a warranty tech / customer service rep / graphic designer / human swiss army knife before joining the Bicycle Collective as the Ogden Location Director in July 2019.

He loves helping people learn to fix their bikes and enjoy the sport that has brought such happiness to his life. Dustin loves mountain biking and spending time with Chelsea, his spouse  and Edith, his daughter. 

Essen grew up hiking in the beautiful forests of Virginia and pursued her journey west through Kansas to Utah. She hopes to continue her west-bound trajectory by biking the Pacific Coast in the next year. Before coming to the Bicycle Collective, Essen worked to develop refugee programming in a Title 1 elementary school for parent engagement and English Language Learners, through AmeriCorps VISTA. She has also enjoyed directing events, teaching kiddos in special education, and conducting social science research. These experiences helped solidify her love for community engagement with diverse groups. She previously volunteered at the Provo Bicycle Collective and is excited to be part of the Salt Lake team! She is passionate about the healthy lifestyle cycling promotes and the community the Collective creates. You can find her rock-climbing, camping, or scheming ways to recreate the mochi ice cream she buys at Whole Foods.

Check out our inventory of refurbished bicycles!

We carry a large selection of used bicycles that are overhauled by our mechanics and given a multi-point inspection so they’re ready to ride out the door.

Here's what's been built up recently at the Ogden Shop:

Our inventory changes regularly. Check back frequently and visit our shop often! 

Did you know we also have items on eBay?