Come join The Ogden Bicycle Collective for our second annual Winter Bike Benefit on February 25th at 6:00 PM! $5 gets you in the door, a prize drawing ticket, and a drink of your choice. We'll have Gold Sprints by Salt City Sprints, prize drawings, a silent auction, and more! All proceeds go to support OBC and our community programs which provide bikes and educational programs to the community.  Visit our event page to find out more and get updates!

The mission of the Bicycle Collective is to promote cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier, and safer society. The Collective provides refurbished bicycles and educational programs to the community, focusing on children and lower income households.

Event Sponsors Include (with more to come):
KUHL
Ogden's Own Distillery
GEAR:30
Amer Sports Factory Outlet
Bingham Cyclery

Kids Bike Giveaways

OBC partners with community organizations to give bikes to kids in the community. OBC does Kid’s Bike Giveaways throughout the year with a large giveaway around the holidays at the end of the year. With the help of volunteers we work to refurbish kid’s bikes that have been donated to us and try to match kids with their dream bikes.

Basic Bike Mechanic 101

Basic Bike Mechanic 101 Classes are offered every Thursday night at 6:00 pm. Everyone is welcome and the classes are free. Each week we focus on a different component of the bike, so the classes can be taken as stand-alone classes, or in series. There is no sign-up necessary and students get to work on bikes and use the tools in the shop.

Juvenile Justice Jr. Bike Mechanic Apprenticeship Program

Our Jr. Bike Mechanic Apprenticeship Program (Jr. Bike MAP) with the Juvenile Justice centers are an adaptation of our in-shop classes. We’ve taken the course and made it more in-depth and mobile to provide it to youth in the Juvenile Detention Centers in local Juvenile Justice Centers. The course is turned into a 12-week course, with two, two hour long classes per week. Students completely refurbish bikes that have been donated to OBC and learn the skills they would need to gain employment in the bike industry once they are released. Classes are offered in a fall and spring and students who pass midterm and final exams receive a certification from the Ogden Bicycle Collective.

Eagle Scout Projects

Provo Bicycle Collective helps nearly a dozen scouts each year complete their Eagle Projects. The most common project is hosting a bike drive, through which the scout and his volunteers canvas the neighborhood and surrounding communities, notifying the residents of the bike drive and leaving flyers at doors.  The scout and volunteers then pick up unwanted bikes (a large trailer is helpful), and drop them off at our Community Bike Shop. 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 yields between 30 and 100 bicycles. 
We often have other needs to fulfill besides the bike drive project. Please direct all questions to . 

Some Eagle Project approval commitees want the scouts to do a little more.  Here are some extra things that would help us fulfill our mission:

  • - Wash the bikes before bringing them to us.  This could take about 2 hours with lots of helpers.
  • - Host a presentation in your neighborhood on how to bike safely and why we should bike more and drive less (we have presentation materials you can use)

We discourage scouts from trying to repair the bikes or bringing in large groups of volunteers since we already have a large number of volunteers and basic bike mechanic training takes a considerable amount of time.

Mechanics 101

Interested in learning more in-depth about bicycle mechanics? Mechanics 101 is designed to educate you on the inner workings of the bicycle and help you gain the skills to fix your own bicycle or even build the bike of your dreams!  Operations Manager Ikaika Cox teaches this course each Wednesday at 7pm and the topic changes every week, repeating after the ninth week. You must be a current Bicycle Collective Member to participate in this class. No registration is necessary, just show up! Please direct all questions to .

This course will be of interest to you if:

- You want to maintain your own bike

- You want to customize or build your own bike

- You want to be a more skilled volunteer

- You want to work in the bike industry


Winter/Spring 2019 Class Schedule:

Jan 30th: Skills For Everyday Riding

Feb 6th: Rolling Smoothly, Pt. I — Tubes and Tires

Feb 13th: Rolling Smoothly, Pt. II — Hubs

Feb 20th: Rolling Smoothly, Pt. III — Wheel Truing

Feb 27th: A Primer on Controls — Cables & Housing

Mar 6th: Brakes

Mar 13th Shifting Smoothly

Mar 20th: Drivetrain Health and Wellness

Apr 3rd: The Bottom Bracket

Apr 10th: The Headset

About the Provo Bicycle Collective

 

The Provo Bicycle Collective was established in 2011 and is Bicycle Collective's fastest-growing location. It operates just south of BYU campus in the Joaquin neighborhood of Provo. This location hosts the most volunteers in the state (over 800) who refurbished 409 bikes for giveaway in 2017. 

As with all other Bicycle Collective locations, Provo Bicycle Collective provides bikes and bike repair to the public at low or no cost.

Here are some of Provo Bicycle Collective's most popular programs:

Swing by the shop at 397 E 200 N today to see what Provo Bicycle Collective has to offer! 

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About the Ogden Bicycle Collective

The Ogden Bicycle Collective is the largest satellite location of the Collective and has come to define itself as the proving grounds for innovative business restructuring and new programming. Founded in 2009, the OBC was operated by a core group of dedicated volunteers in downtown Ogden until 2015 when the Collective was able to purchase a building and hire a full-time director. This set the stage for explosive growth which we’ve been rushing to keep up with ever since!

The OBC now operates on a full schedule of regular retail hours with a full staff and growing core of volunteers and partners. In addition to providing the same quality of service as the SLCBC in refurbished bike sales, free bikes for those in need and earn-a-bike options, the OBC partners with multiple juvenile correction facilities to provide in-house job and skill training for residents!

Swing by the shop at 936 28th Street sometime to learn more about what the OBC has to offer to you and how you can get involved with helping us do our part to make Ogden the outdoor capital of Utah!

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

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!!

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.

February 25, 2019

OBC 10th Birthday Party

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Come celebrate 10 years of the Ogden Bicycle Collective with us!

We'll start the day with a community poker bike ride at 4:00 PM at the shop. The route is a secret, but we promise it will be an easy to moderate 7 or so miles that you can take your time on.

It's not about who finishes first, but who has the best poker hand at the end of the ride!

We'll meet back at the shop at 6:00 PM for a night of food, music, prizes AND a wacky mechanic's challenge!

Join us for this family friendly party and fundraiser to celebrate our 10th birthday!

We're asking for a $5 donation to enter the ride and party!

Head over to our Facebook Event Page to get updates.

Thanks to our sponsors for helping us make this happen:
Brewvies Ogden
ENVE Composites
Beehive Cheese
KUHL
SaltyCreative
Lavender Kitchen
Lavender Vinyl
Ogdens Own Distillery
GEAR:30
Pepsi
Home Grown Print

Amer Sports

Harmons Grocery Stores

Grounds for Coffee West 400 North

Bike Buddies

Overview

Provo Bicycle Collective is happy to announce that beginning in May we will offer a new program called Bike Buddies for kids ages 4-11. The new program will provide participants with a refurbished bike and an hour of safe riding instruction. Participants are required to have a helmet. These can be bought at the Bicycle Collective on the day of the event. Bike Buddies is geared toward children in need who don’t already own a bike.

Schedule

Bike Buddies will be held from May - October on the first Saturday of the month from 9-11am. The event will have the following timeline:

9:00-9:45: meet, greet, bicycle and helmet fit for participating kids, lots of fun!

9:45-10:00: ride to nearby parking lot for safe riding instruction

10:00-11:00: bike instruction (hand signals, stopping, turning, maneuvering, etc)

Registration

Those interested in participating must register by calling Provo Bicycle Collective (801-210-9032) where we will walk through a registration form for your child. Please have your child’s height in inches when you call. Registration will end the week before the session, but may fill before the end date. A parent or guardian must be present with the child during the event.

March 29, 2019

Spring help needed!

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It's that time of the year -- spring is here 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 now, this position will be open for up to 10 hours/week for the months of April and May. 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.