Seventy lucky children are about to experience the joys of new bike day.

With two giveaways on May 6th and 16th, Provo Bicycle Collective proudly gave away 70 refurbished kids bikes to Utah Foster Care and Boys and Girls Club of Utah County.  These valued nonprofit partners will now distribute our bikes to children who otherwise could not afford one.  Our hope is that these kids will use their bikes often to get to school and nearby social activities.  The staff at Provo Bicycle Collective would like to thank the 100+ volunteers who helped fix these bikes up over the past two weeks.

We're always looking for bicycle and financial donations to help make these giveaways possible.  Please consider donating today to help continue our charitable programs.

Bikes for Goodwill

Our Bikes for Goodwill program provides free bicycles to anyone who can’t afford to purchase one. Financial need is determined by nonprofit and government partners who vet clients for financial need. 

If you are receiving help from any organization listed below, ask your caseworker to write you a letter of recommendation to receive a Goodwill Bike.

If you do not qualify to receive one through one of our partner organizations, Goodwill Bikes may be earned through 4 hours of volunteer service.  Find out how to volunteer here.

To become a partner organization, please contact

Current caseworkers, find out if your client qualifies for a free bike here.

Partner Organizations

Center for Women and Children in Crisis

Catholic Community Services of Utah

Provo City School District

Food and Care Coalition

Wasatch Mental Health

Refugee Action Network

House of Hope Utah

Utah Community and Refugee Partnership Center

Boys and Girls Club of Utah County

Utah Foster Care

Utah County 4-H

Deseret Industries and LDS Employment Services

BYU English Language Center

Habitat for Humanity Utah County

Community Action Services and Food Bank

Fresh Start Ventures

Papillion Integrated Recovery Center

 

Goodwill Bikes

Our Goodwill Bike Program provides adult sized bicycles for free to anyone who can’t afford to purchase one. In order to assess need, we partner with multiple nonprofit and governmental organizations. The process is simple: clients contact partner organizations who refer bike recipients to us. We repair the bikes and schedule an appointment with each recipient. Partnering organizations may require recipients to volunteer at our shops in exchange for the bikes. Please contact one of the below organizations to begin the process for yourself or your client, or call your nearest shop for more information.

OBC Partner Organizations:

Department of Workforce Services

Utah State Office of Rehabilitation

Weber Human Services

Cottages of Hope

Catholic Community Services

November 09, 2016

Volunteer

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Why Volunteer

  • Learn new skills.  No experience fixing bikes?  That's fine!  Volunteers learn bicycle mechanics through hands-on experience and guidance from professional bicycle mechanics.  You'll be turning abandoned bikes into functional transportation.  All tools and bicycles are provided by our shops, but you're always welcome to donate more!
  • Feel good knowing that your service will benefit someone locally.  Volunteers help fix the bikes we give to underprivileged adults with a strong need for reliable transportation but who are financially unable to afford the purchase price of a bike, such as refugees, people experiencing homelessness, recently incarcerated people, and more. Volunteers also help repair the hundreds of kid's bikes we give away each year, help pull usable parts off unsalvageable bikes, help with our charitable programming, and more. 
  • Enjoy an atmosphere of collaboration and learning.  Many volunteers form friendships as they work side-by-side to refurbish bikes for those in need.  Experienced volunteers often help beginner volunteers learn the tricks of the trade.  

Come to the Ogden Shop!

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

Youth Open Shop 4-6pm

Wednesday

Open Shop 12-6pm

Thursday

Volunteer Day 12 - 6pm

Free Mechanic Class at 6-7pm

Friday

Open Shop 12-6pm

Saturday

Open Shop 12-6pm

Sunday

Closed

Get more info about Open Shop.

 

Bike Valet

Make Biking to Your Event Easy!

Let the Ogden Bike Collective provide bike parking to your guests at your event! Each year the OBC partners with organizations to offer bike parking to riders at the events like Ogden Twilight Concert Series, OFOAM music festival, and more! Don’t pollute, bike commute!

For pricing and availability, contact us at

Get Involved:

To volunteer with our Bike Valet team, check out our Volunteer Local pageto sign up for an event!  Volunteering at Bike Valet comes with a host of benefits, which can include free Bicycle Collective monthly membership, free entry to the events we attend, and more!  Contact  for questions on volunteering.

Our Shops

We have strange hours. Luckily they don't change often.

The Bicycle Collective is much more than a place to buy an used bike or repair your bike. While we have designated hours for personal bike repair and bike sales, we also have seperate hours for volunteering and community service, Earn-a-Bike, or working on bikes for giveaway.

If you're hoping to work on your bike or purchase a bike, please come during Open Shop hours. If you are hoping to volunteer, please talk with your local location to see how you can best serve them. If you want to just look around the shop, go ahead, come anytime.

Visit our shop-specific pages to learn about shop hours and programs at your location.

It's been a historic year at Provo Bicycle Collective. With our move, building beautification, and addition of new staff, we've focused our volunteers' efforts on refurbishing giveaway bikes.  With the help of dozens of volunteers, we refurbished 101 kids bikes for giveaway this month. This beats our previous record of 50 last Christmas. We're confident that these bicycles were placed with the right children who would otherwise not have received a bike this Christmas. It's our hope that these bikes will encourage them to get outside and lay a groundwork for a self-sufficient life. Thank you to Provo School District's Social Workers, Utah County 4-H, Centro Hipsano, and bishops of the LDS Church for helping us place these bicycles. We are looking forward to serving and giving even more in 2017.

If you have need for kids bikes in the near or distant future, please email to request some. We'll be needing to find kids to receive these for years to come.

In his "Ten Exciting Things that Happened in Provo in 2016" list, Mayor Curtis featured Provo Bicycle Collective's recent move.  "We were so happy this year for our awesome Bike Collective to finally get their own home in the Joaquin neighborhood. As Provo becomes more and more bike friendly, we hope our Bike Collective continues to see robust community support for years to come."  PBC staff is thankful for the mayor's continued support in making Provo a bicycle-friendly city.  We are grateful to have him in office until late 2017.

November 09, 2016

Eagle Scout Projects

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The Bicycle Collective considers a bike drive that is worthy of an Eagle Scout project to be between 50 and 150 bikes, which, depending on where you live, will be quite a task to gather!

Sometimes scouts are able to reach that number by flyering their community, but it also helps to throw an event and ask people in the community to donate bikes at that time.   

If tax deductible receipts are needed, the scout must arrange a time to pick them up, and is accountable for returning any receipts that are not given out.  (for example, if a scout takes 100 receipts and gathers 80 bikes, they must return 20 receipts to Bicycle Collective.)

If the scouts want to help fix the bikes, they must arrange a time with the Volunteer Coordinator outside of regular shop hours to work on fixing flats and other minor repairs on kids bikes.  Groups fixing bikes are limited to 5 scouts.  The Bicycle Collective is not always able to accommodate scouts fixing bikes, and it is suggested that the scout group clean the bikes before dropping them off instead of trying to fix them, as it takes specific tools and expertise to repair them.

The scout will need to make an appointment to come into the shop and get a signature after they have planned out the drive, route, materials, etc., but before they begin pick up.

Scouts must schedule a time to drop off the Bikes with a Director, Operations Manager, or Volunteer Coordinator.

Scouts are allowed and encouraged to propose any project that they like, if they want to help the Bicycle Collective in some way other than a bike drive, however, it is subject to approval by the Bicycle Collective and must be a project that is innovative, well planned, and will have a direct and measurable community impact.   

Eagle Scout Projects must be organized and led by the scout.  Appointments and arrangements may not be made by parents, scout leaders, or other interested parties.

LOCATION SPECIFIC INFORMATION:

Ogden

Provo

November 09, 2016

Donate Bikes and Equipment

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Let us find a new home for your old bike!

Bicycle Collective needs your old bike. Each year we refurbish thousands of bikes of all types. Some are sold to fund our charitable programs; some are donated to adults and children in need. If you’ve got an old clunker sitting in your garage (or you just upgraded and have no more use for that five-year-old beauty) we’ll take it! Even if it is damaged beyond repair (back over it in the driveway?) we'll pull off the useable parts and ensure the rest is recycled responsibly. Best of all, your donation is 100% tax deductible. You can drop off bikes at our locations any time during open shop hours. If you can’t make it down during those hours, give us a call! We’ll work it out with you. If you’re looking for an Eagle Scout or other volunteer project, help us out with a bike drive!

Clean out your garage today!

What does the Bicycle Collective need?

  • Unwanted bikes
  • Bikes parts and equipment
  • Old shirts, towels, and bedsheets. We cut them into smaller pieces and use them as shop rags. 

What the Bicycle Collective does not take?

We accept most any bike-related item, but there are some things we won't take:

  • Helmets that are damaged or more than five years old
  • Chemicals, with the exception of unopened bike-specific lubes, cleaners, etc.
  • Tires that are beyond their useable life

Can I trade in my bike for a new one at a Bicycle Collective shop?

No, Bicycle Collective will not offer cash or equipment incentives for donating a bike. However, you will get a charitable deduction on your taxes and a whole lot of good feelings.

Membership benefits:

  • Free, unlimited do-it-yourself open shop time--usually $5-10 per hour without a membership 
  • Ten percent off in-store purchases
  • Email newsletter updates from your home shop--learn about special events and ways you can get involved locally

 

What you support by purchasing a membership:

  • Bicycle Collective's charitable programs: Goodwill Bikes, kids bike giveaways, earn-a-bike classes, and job training programs
  • Building a community around active transportation. The more people ride bikes, the safer and easier it will be!

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Do-It-Yourself (or Do-It-With-Help!)

Get access to the tools and help you need to fix your bike!

Our bike shops is different compared to other shops in the area. At the Bicycle Collective we’re about education above all so we put the wrench in your hand. We won't do the work for you, but we'll help you to complete almost any bike-related project; there’s absolutely no experience needed! Whether you’re an old hand at the wrench or laying hands on a drivetrain for the first time, we can help you out, as hands-on or hands-off as you want.

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

 

About the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective

The Salt Lake City shop is the flagship location of the Bicycle Collective. Founded in 2002, the Collective was born when a small group of enthusiastic bicycle users put to the test ideas that appeared to be complementary realities: that bicycles are a sustainable form of urban transportation and people just need a little encouragement to choose to ride; and the fact that there are bicycles sitting unused in garages and backyards throughout the Wasatch front that could be refurbished and put to use by someone in need.

Starting from such a simple idea, the Collective has grown from a small working board of directors in a rented storage unit in Glendale, to a state-wide organization with four community bike shops in three cities and growing!

The SLCBC is the engine that empowers the organization. The SLCBC sells refurbished bicycles as well as used and new components and accessories, the revenue from which is reinvested into ever expanding programming that allows us to give hundreds of bikes to adults and kids in need each year, teach free repair classes, earn-a-bike and mountain bike camps for kids, job training and more! It’s a model we’re proud of and is built with long-term sustainability and mutual benefit in mind—the more people use our shops, the more programming we’re able to offer!

Swing by the shop at 2312 S. West Temple sometime to learn more about what we have to offer or to see how you can get involved with the movement to put as many bikes on the streets of SLC as possible. Happy riding!