June 08, 2018

We are hiring mechanics!

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It's that time of the year -- spring is coming and we need help!!

 

The St. George Bicycle Collective is hiring Mechanics.  If you love bikes and what we do, this could be the job for you!

This position is much more than just an opportunity to wrench on bikes and grow your abilities as a bike mechanic. All of our mechanics work together with our volunteers and have the opportunity to move into leadership positions in education and youth programming, operations, and mechanics. 

We are a growing community organization with a strong passion for promoting bicycling for transportation as a cornerstone for sustainable growth in this region.  

For the right candidate, this position can develop into year-round, full-time, multi-faceted employment with increasing pay and responsibility.

 

The Highlights:

  • hourly pay DOE
  • Opportunity to grow the job and the organization
  • Get paid to do makes a significant difference in our community

Click the link below to find out more about the job and learn how to apply.

 

It was incredible to see how our garage was transformed within just one day.

350+ bikes sorted through
150 Bikes scrapped and recycled
300 Wheels, tires, tubes seperated
150 Bikes stacked back in the garage 

80+ Hours of labor combined

Thanks so much to all the helpers and everyone bringing us tools, canopies, cold drings, welding equipment, a trailer, and so much more!!!

A special thanks goes to the Larkins and L&L mechanical. They donated a trailer for us to use. And then came to fix it after it gave way under our load of bikes!!

Youth Bike Mechanics Summer Camp

No Summer Camps in 2019. We'll see you all next summer! 

 

Earn a bike or bring your own!

Our Youth Bike Mechanics Summer Camp is a hands-on course designed to foster problem solving skills through bicycle mechanics for youth ages 13-18. During the 5-day program, kids are taught basic bicycle mechanics and safety skills that will not only enable them to to work on their own bikes, but also to help their friends and families with keeping their bikes running!

Participants refurbish a bicycle from the St. George Bicycle Collective. They also have the option to work on their own bikes during specified parts of the workshop. Participants who do not own a bike will be able to keep the bike after the summer camp or they will have the option to donate the bike they work on to a teen who might need it more at the end of the course.

Class 1: Intro - Find a bike, know your bike, and fix a flat

Class 2: Hubs and Wheel Truing 

Class 3: Chain and Shifting Systems

Class 4: Brakes

Class 5: Headsets and Final Safety Checks

 

JP is pretty awesome. He has lots of experience riding and working with bikes. He is a really nice guy and loves helping you fix your bike. The best thing about JP is everywhere he goes he brings his dog Cosby, who is unquestionably the best boy!    

The Bicycle Collective received $2500 to fund a fall series of after school bike mechanics classes for Elementary Schools in Washington County. We thank Intermountain Healthcare and the Community Partner Fund for helping us to provide basic training and FREE bicycles to elementary students from low-income families!⠀


The St. George Bicycle Collective provides basic bike mechanics training and bicycles to children in need as part of the GO WASH CO initiative, which is brought forth by several agencies including Intermountain Healthcare / Dixie Regional Medical Center, The Bicycle Collective, Southern Utah Bicycle Alliance, Southwest Utah Public Health Department, City of St. George Leisure Services, SelectHeath and the Healthy Dixie Council.

Eagle Scout Projects for the Ogden Bicycle Collective

The Ogden Bicycle Collective would be happy to be the beneficiary of your Eagle Scout Project!

Please read our general Eagle Scout Project page first.

BIKE DRIVES:

The most common project is hosting a bike drive.  The scout is responsible for planning and implementing project logistics and coordinating volunteers to gather unused or unwanted bicycles.  The scout and volunteers will then pick up bikes (a large trailer is helpful), and arrange with Bicycle Collective staff to drop them off at our Community Bike Shop.  The scout and volunteers will also need to help us sort and organize donated bikes.

These bikes will be refurbished and given away to homeless, refugees, and low-income individuals; sold to fund our programs; or stripped and recycled. The average project should plan to yield between 50 and 150 bicycles.

Please contact our Program Coordinator at  or 801-997-0336 to find out if a bike drive is a current need and arrange a time to discuss your Eagle Project!

OTHER PROJECTS:

Eagle Scouts are encouraged to present other projects they feel would be helpful to the Ogden Bicycle Collective, however they are subject to staff approval.

Some current needs that may be fitting for an Eagle Scout Project:

-Obtaining funding for, and planning and constructing of a handicap/wheelchair ramp (this would include researching applicable ordinances and regulations, including ADA guidelines, and getting appropriate approvals)

-Helping to obtain funding for and planning additional storage for the Community Bike Shop (this would include researching applicable ordinances and regulations, and getting appropriate approvals)

-Organizing a donation drive based off of our donation wish list and any additional needs identified by staff

Please contact our Program Coordinator at  or 801-997-0336 to discuss your Eagle Scout Project Proposal and get approval before completing.

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. 

Hey everyone! We believe that 30 minutes on the bike each day is enough to unwind, feel free, and is crucial to our happiness. So why not build a nice routine? We've been wanting to get a shop ride started for some time here, and thought it'd be nice to keep it simple and start small. 

We will ride from the Collective to Sandtown Park - just down the street - for BYO lunch picnic. We hope to provide a space for folks to get outside and socialize for 45 mins during their workday. Everyone's gotta eat lunch, why not do it together under the red rock? It's our intention to keep this under an hour so commuters and 9-5ers can get away from the desk on their lunch break, stretch their legs, and chat with other Collective supporters. We will roll out from the Collective at 12:15p and leave the park to be back to our respective work places by 1p. 

Please bring your own lunch, water, flat tire repair, etc. We hope to see you out there!

RSVP on facebook to stay up to date on event details!

We're now open on Fridays. Get ready for extra time to buy bikes, buy parts, and work on your own projects!

We are now open for sales and bench use Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 11 AM - 6 PM and Saturdays, 10 AM - 2 PM 

December 29, 2017

PBC Has Record-Setting Year

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2017 was a record-setting year for PBC. We refurbished and gave away more than twice as many bikes as last year. Everyone in the valley will benefit from cleaner air as more people ride bikes.

Thank you to all who contributed.

Let's continue this momentum for next year! We need your help; donate today! There are only two days left to get your 2017 tax deduction!

Click here to donate!

Wednesday afternoon marked the completion of our second Ride Ready! clinic at Heritage Elementary. 11 hard-working and excited students spent 2 hours learning about the basics of bike ownership, bike mechanics, and bike safety. We're so grateful so have a community that supports our mission and to have so many opportunities to give back. Kids received a bicycle, helmet, taillight, patch kit, water bottle, spare tube, tire levers, and a map of St George's bike paths and urban trails - a must have kit for any cyclist in town! Thanks a ton to our volunteers for getting bikes built and instructing the participants, without you it wouldn't have been possible. And another BIG thanks to Southern Utah Bicycle AllianceHealthy Dixie Council | Washington County, Utah and Wildland Trekking for their continued support of our programs and mission, as well as the trailer donation for bike transport. Check out the photos below if #newbikeday makes you smile. ☺️

Today was a big day for us and for twelve kids at Coral Cliffs Elementary! We taught our first "Ride Ready!" class. 12 kids learned basic bike maintenance and safety from our volunteers and staff and received a free refurbished bike after the workshop. 

This is what Harrison says about the workshop: "One of the participants looked at me while she was walking her bike out, helmet on and buckled, and said with a smile, "I've never had a bike like this before." I told her well now you know how to take care of it!"

Congrats to you all for being "Ride Ready!" and thanks so much to everyone who helped and supported us to make this possible!! Healthy Dixie Council | Washington County, UtahSouthwest Utah Public Health DepartmentSouthern Utah Bicycle AllianceHarrison Shotzbargerr, Craig ShanklinRed Rock Bicycle Co.Bicycles Unlimited IncRapid CyclingSt. George, Utah, and all the volunteers who built bikes for the kids!

Women, Trans, Femme Night

A safe and supportive learning environment for those who identify!

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 knowledgeable and confident working on their bikes. The Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective holds Women Trans Femme (WTF) Night in the shop every Wednesday from 5:30 - 8:00 PM. This program offers a safe and supportive learning environment for those who identify to fix their own bikes, buy bikes, and/or volunteer in the shop. 

Use of the shop for DIY projects is $5 per hour, or free to members.

This space is 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.

Women: A person who identifies as a woman.

Trans: Transgender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, gender creative, anyone whose gender identity is fluid, transgressive, and/or transitioning.

Femme: A gender identity in which a person of any gender embodies a feminine appearance, expression, or identity.

If you are not WTF identified, BECOME AN ALLY:

  • Respect the space: Come during our regular open shop hours.
  • Respect People: During our regular open shop hours, treat all female & trans* folks as you would any other person (don’t assume they’re less knowledgeable, don’t call them “sweety,” and NEVER take a wrench out of their hand!)
  • Get Educated: Learn about the issues facing women and trans* communities.
  • Educate others: About why and how to be an ally!

This program was implemented with assistance from BICAS.org and other WTF program models across the nation.

TUTORS FOR ‘RIDE READY!’ 

After-school bike mechanics club

This is an opportunity for two to three volunteers who are interested in teaching bike mechanics and working with elementary school kids from low-income families (4th grade, about 10yrs. of age)

  • You will assist in teaching three ‘Ride Ready’ after-school bike mechanics clubs
  • Each club will last two hours plus some prep/de-prep time
  • You will receive prior training (about 2hrs) at the Collective
  • Each club will consist of four workstations that will guide students through a basic bike tune-up (air/patching tubes; check brakes and bolts; lube/check chain)
  • The Collective provides bicycles, the kids ‘earn’ these bikes through their participation in the workshop

DATES

Monday, Feb 26, Coral Cliff Elementary School (approx. 2:30 PM – 4: 30PM)

Wednesday, March 21, Heritage Elementary School (afternoon)

Tbd, TBD

Training will take place during the week prior to the first workshop (Feb 19 – 24) at your convenience.

 Please contact us (judith (at) bicyclecollective.org) until Feb 7 if you would like to volunteer.