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

If you would like to apply to be involved in our Bikes for Goodwill program please email  for details. 

 

Buy a Bike

We carry diverse, ever-changing selection of fully-refurbished used bikes. Our favorite bikes are "commutified"--reliable bikes from the 80s and 90s that we convert to comfy everyday bikes--but our shelves are often stocked with everything from feather-light road bikes to full-suspension mountain bikes. Because everything we carry is donated to us, we never really know what’s going to be on the shelf from week to week.

Come to our shop or call us today to find out what's in store!

Expect to spend $200-350 for a nice commuter bike, lights, and a lock. Road and mountain bikes usually sell for $250-500. Refurbished kids bikes sell for $30-100.

Provo Bicycle Collective is excited to announce a summer full of programs designed to help youth learn problem-solving, safe riding, and bicycle mechanic skills!

Earn-a-Bike

Earn-a-Bike is a hands-on course designed to foster problem solving skills through bicycle mechanics for youth ages 6-16. During the 4-week program, kids are taught basic bicycle mechanics and safety. Each class period, they use our tools to refurbish a bicycle of their choice which they will have the option to keep or donate to a child who might need it more at the end of the course. 

Bike School

Bike School is a week-long day camp designed to teach youth safe bike riding and basic bike mechanics through hands-on experience. They experience everything from fixing a flat, to learning how to ride safely to school, to riding their bike on the Bonneville Shoreline mountain bike trail. 

Learn more or register for either program here!

Staff

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Open Shop

Open Shop has been temporarily discontinued due to COVID-19 concerns. We will reevaluate that position January 1, 2020. Thank you for your patience. 

Want to fix your own bicycle?  During Open Shop hours, we have up to four 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.  

Cost is $10 per hour or free with a Bicycle Collective membership.

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With the help of our wonderful volunteers, the Provo and Ogden collectives are pleased to announce their first overnight bike trip of the season.  It will take place Friday and Saturday March 24-25th.  More details can be found at the Facebook event page.

From the page:

"Planned costs for this trip will be $5 per person, this covers the causeway toll and camping. We will be leaving from the causeway parking lot at 4 pm.

There will be touring classes given at the Ogden Bicycle collective and the Provo Bicycle collective earlier that week. As with any great bicycle tour we will play things by ear. There is likely to be some fun rides around the island. If you can't make the initial 4pm ride please contact someone at the collective. We will be having a later ride to accommodate you.

This is family friendly. The causeway is about 7 miles long. We will also have a sag wagon available for any assistance for riders. Please do not let lack of gear be the reason you don't give it a try. Please contact one of the hosts or attend the touring classes if you are curious about gear, someone will have something to loan if it is needed.

If touring is something you are interested in then feel free to join this group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/utahbiketouring/ We do a couple trips a year and most are fairly easy."

The North American Handmade Bike Show is coming to Salt Lake City this weekend!

One thing is for sure, this show will be bike nerd heaven.  Companies as large as Shimano and as small as Saltair Cycles will be here showcasing their stuff.  Come see the awesome bicycles and components your fellow Americans (and possibly Canadians) are making!
Free event tickets will be given to those who volunteer with us at the Bicycle Valet.
Join us for a fun alleycat/klunker ride Friday at 6pm at the show site.

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.

November 09, 2018

Cory Bailey - Senior Mechanic

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Amidst a dark, rainy winter night, when the northern Washington trails were oozing with mud, Cory Bailey was born. He was barely out of diapers when he got his first bike, an Redline BMX, when Cory began his career in the bike world. Winning his share of races, and learning to fix bikes himself, Cory became highly skilled in the mechanics of bikes. Among his first projects was him building a mini chopper bike. He was the talk of the neighborhood. In his high school years he broadened his talent by learning welding, fabrication, and precision machining. One of his peak moments was working as one of the mechanics for mountain bike pro Seth Alvo. Eventually, Cory settled back in Washington County, with his son and daughter. When he is not fixing bikes at the Collective, Cory teaches his son the tenets  of riding and fixing bikes, as well as promoting bicycling in the community. There was talk that Cory was asked to be Ezra Miller’s stunt double in the upcoming film about the late Dave Mira, but Cory declined, deciding he likes where he is now – and we are glad, too!

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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.

November 15, 2018

Jack Moran

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After retiring to St George, my wife and I began volunteering at bike events. The Senior Games, Intermountain Cup and Ironman St. George.

Early in 2016 the opportunity to rescue abandoned bikes came up and it has turned into Bicycle Collective St. George where we can enable all ages to learn and maintain all types of bicycles. 

My reward is seeing young and old enjoy riding and learning about all the opportunities biking represents.

GIVING TUESDAY 01Tuesday, May 5, 2020, is #GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. 

We at the Bicycle Collective in Utah are excited to get folks riding bikes as part of this day of giving. Cycling enables us to exercise while maintaining social distance, explore new areas, and enjoy the outdoors. It is good for our physical and mental health: boosting immune systems, heightening moods, and exposing us to sunshine. 

If there was ever a time for bikes, that time is now. The bike is a happiness machine bringing joy with each pedal. We can experience the joy of riding together even as we shelter at home apart.

How we're giving back this Tuesday

May is National Bike Month, and on Giving Tuesday Now, we are kicking off the month by giving back to children in our State. Our staff and volunteers are building bicycles for Utah kids whose families may not be able to purchase one due to financial and economic hardship in the wake of COVID-19. We invite you to sign up for a free bike from one of our locations or share this email with someone you know who needs a bike for their child or children. Once the bike is built, we will call the parent or guardian to set up a convenient time for pick up at our shop at the location you selected. (Note as of 7 May 2020.  We are going to temporarily disconnect the link for the sign up as we 430 requests we need to fill.)

Sign up here for a free kids bike from one of our locations.

Throughout our four locations in Utah--Ogden, Provo, Salt Lake City and St. George, our staff and volunteers are repairing and refurbishing bikes for kids. We will live stream our work and provide online instruction to repair a basic kid’s bike Please tune into each location’s Facebook Live Feed at the following times: 

10:00 AM  Tires and Tubes with the Ogden Staff 

11:00 AM   Hubs and Axles with the Salt Lake Staff   

12:00 PM   Bottom Brackets with the Provo Staff 

1:00   PM   Headsets with the St. George Staff

How you can help us give back

For those inspired to support us as we give and pedal it forward, please consider contributing here to the Bicycle Collective.

                  • Purchase a U-Lock for someone in need: $10.00
                  • Buy a helmet for someone who cannot afford one: $25.00
                  • Purchase a service voucher for repair for someone in need: $60.00
                  • Purchase a bike for a child $80.00

Bicycle Collective is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If you would like to make a donation -- whether it be an old bicycle, monetary, or your time – you can find more information HERE.

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