April 26, 2018

OBC Extended Hours

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Beginning April 30th, the Ogden Bicycle Collective is extending it's hours for the season!  Stop in during any of these open times:

Monday 4:00-6:00 PM

Youth Open Shop: kids ages 10-17 ONLY

Tuesday-Wednesday 12:00-8:00 PM

Sales and Open Shop

Thursday 12:00-8:00 PM

Volunteering and Sales with a free class at 6:00

Friday-Saturday 12:00-7:00 PM

Sales and Open Shop

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.

April 15, 2018

Provo Bike Month 2018

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Once again, Provo Bicycle Collective has partnered with Provo City to host Bike Month in May. It's a month-long pary!

Check out descriptions of each event here. 

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.

It's our 10th annual Ogden Bike Swap, and to celebrate

EVERYTHING is 10% off the entire day!

We'll have a ton of refurbished bikes, new and used components, accessories, and more! Come by for some great deals and to support a great cause. All proceeds help support our bike giveaway and education programs.

This is also the only time of year where we will sell your bike on consignment. If you have a bike you'd like to sell with us, fill out the Google Form here.

Be sure to follow our Facebook Event Page to get some sneak peeks at what we'll have for sale and any other activities the day of!

Date: May 12th

Time: 12:00-6:00 PM

Place: Ogden Bicycle Collective, 936 28th Street, Ogden, UT 84403

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!

On Saturday, March 24th, dozens of children lined up to receive a free bicycle from Provo Bicycle Collective.

Within one hour, PBC had given all 53 bikes to children for free. 

Our hope is that each bike recipient uses his or her bike to get to school each day and continues that habit into adulthood. This way, we can reduce traffic, clean Utah's air, and create a healthier population.

We need your support in this cause!

Donate money or bikes today. $30 provides a bike for a child in need! Please give today!

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 

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. ☺️

Jr. Mechanic Certification Course

Bicycle Collective's Jr. Mechanic Certification course teaches problem solving, creativity, and attention to detail in a career and technical education course. During this class, youth learn bicycle mechanics through lecture and hands-on experience. Over the course of 24 lessons, students learn how to diagnose and repair problems on nearly any type of bicycle. This new skill may land them a job, hobby, or even just a way to spend time productively. 

At the end of the course, each student has not only gained a new skill but also repaired several bikes that will be given away to local individuals in need. Students feel good knowing they are directly serving the community.

When asked about his favorite part of this program, one student said, "My favorite thing I have done so far in the class is take a crappy bike and turn it into something nice and usable." The same student was thrilled to see a newspaper report of a bike he fixed being given away to someone in need. That same bike recipient called the gift "life changing." The student felt that this was not just another class, it was making a real difference in the community.

If you'd like to hire Bicycle Collective to teach this course at your facility, please reach out to .

Bicycle Collective currently operates this program in a few juvenile justice facilities throughout northern Utah.