Do you like working with children and youth? Do you like bikes? Do you want to learn more about bike mechanics? Then this might be a great opportunity for you!

We are looking for people interested in working with children and youth ages 8-17. 

This is a great leadership and learning experience for both the instructors and the kids. 

 

Our Youth Open Shop is a structured program at our Community Bike Shop. We have six workbenches available. Kids bring in their own bikes or learn how to fix bikes that have been donated to the Bicycle Collective. 

  • You'll be working with 2 to 4 kids
  • depending on your skills: you'll be helping kids work on their own bikes (for advanced mechanics), or you'll help instructing them on the tasks of the day (beginner to intermediate mechanics)
  • We'll train you!


Requirements: 

  • Positive teaching and leadership skills
  • Mechanical background preferred
  • High energy positive disposition, able to listen ,follow and give instruction.
  • Be available Mondays from 4:00-7:00pm
  • Must be at least 18
  • This is a weekly program. Be available Mondays from 4:00-7:00pm, at least twice a month.

Background check is required

Volunteer with the SLCBC!

Shop Volunteering

Volunteering with the SLC Bicycle Collective is a great way to gain invaluable experience within the community. We have open volunteering hours on Mondays between 5:30 and 9:00 PM and on Fridays between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM. You may stop in anytime during those hours - no sign-up necessary. We ask folks to serve at least an hour when they come to volunteer - you are welcome to stay longer or for the full block. 

No experience with bikes necessary to volunteer. Our staff will teach you all the things you need to know about bikes to assist us in the cause. However, a skilled mechanic is always appreciated in our shop!

Instructions for volunteering:

Please meet at the SLC shop located at 2312 S. West Temple. The front door is usually locked, so ring the doorbell when you arrive. We will then have you complete an application and give you a walking tour/orientation of the shop that will cover volunteer duties, responsibilities, and expectations. 

Wear clothes that you don't mind getting bike grease on. We provide shop aprons and gloves for all volunteers. 

Volunteers in the shop typically work on fixing kids and adult bikes for our charitable programs, sort through bike parts and do miscellaneous cleaning around the shop. We provide all the educational support and resources for volunteers to successfully complete projects in our shop!

Bike Prom Volunteer

Every year the SLC Bicycle Collective holds an annual fundraiser called "Bike Prom". We need volunteers to help us make it a successful and fun event! Call for 2018 Bike Prom volunteers has ended. We'll put out a call for 2019 Bike Prom Volunteers next year! 

Bike Valet Volunteer

Bike Valet is provided by the Bicycle Collective at many of the events in Salt Lake City throughout the spring, summer, and early fall that demand safe, theft-­free bicycle parking service! Help patrons by securely parking their pedal ­powered steeds at our handy-dandy pop­up rack/based parking systems. Available to anyone 18 and older. Perks of volunteering for Bike Valet is getting into the events for free (if there is a cover charge)! Links to sign-up to volunteer with Bike Valet for 2019 events will be available soon. 

Bike Prom

SLC Bike Prom 2019, is happening!! Tickets are now on sale! We're riding and dancing on Saturday, June 8th. This is an event for all folks of all ages.

Bike Prom is SLC Bicycle Collective's annual fundraising event. Don your fanciest prom duds, grab a date (or group or come solo!) and join a thousand friendly riders on a slow ride around SLC streets. The ride starts at Fairmont Park (1040 E. Sugarmont Dr.) and will end at the Tracy Aviary (589 E. 1300 S.) where we'll dance the night away!

Get Tickets

FAQs

Is this a family friendly event?

Yes! Bring the kids so they can enjoy the ride and the party at Tracy Aviary. Be advised, if kids are to ride their own bikes they will need to be able to keep pace with the group and police escort. The party tickets are priced per individual. We will have a subsidized ticket for kids under 16 years of age; the year they decide to commute the fun way or the other way.

Does it cost to participate in the group ride?

No, but donations are always appreciated! The party at Tracy Aviary is what the tickets are for if you choose to join us beyond the ride, which you should. The party is always a blast!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No minimum age to attend; we encourage youth under the age of 16 to be accompanied by an adult. You must bring a valid ID if you plan to purchase alcohol to be consumed at the event at Tracy Aviary.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We encourage bicycles for the ride from Fairmont Park to Tracy Aviary, but other modes of human-powered transportation are acceptable. There will be a bicycle valet for those staying for the ticketed event. If you must drive to Tracy Aviary to join us for the party, you can park in any available parking spots at Liberty Park.

If you are coming from the Sugarhouse area and require a vehicle to get you here, there is plenty of parking for you to leave your car at Fairmont Park. You will just have to ride back there at the end of the group ride or party to get your vehicle; no overnight parking at either park.

What can I bring into the event?

No outside food or drinks allowed. Both will be available for purchase once inside.

What should I wear?

It's called Bike Prom, so dig out your old dresses and suits or maybe that bridesmaid dress that was worn that one time - shorts, suspenders, and a bowtie; Sure! Some go retro and come in light blue frilly tuxedos or in flapper dresses and zuit suits. Visit your favorite secondhand store and you'll probably find what you're looking for! Your outfit, your call, just make it fun and enjoy the people watching!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Volunteer Highlight - Abby Mars

How did you get involved with the collective? 

My first experience with the Collective was several years ago when I bought an older bike off Craigslist and wanted to swap out some parts. I had no idea what I was doing with riding or working on that thing and I don't think I ended up riding it much, but the tinkering bit was the fun part anyway. Shortly after that I moved to Colorado for a little while before turning around and coming back to Salt Lake a year and a half later. Last fall, I was on sabbatical from work and looking for volunteer opportunities to help me keep busy and engage with the community now that I'm back for good, so I wandered into the Bicycle Collective during Friday morning volunteer hours. I was pretty much hooked right away because you get to work on so many different types of bikes over the course of one volunteer session, which scratches my urge to tinker without having to dismantle my own bike every week!

What do you enjoy most about the collective?

Working on Goodwill bikes has been a really fun way to become a little less clueless about riding and fixing up my own bikes, for one thing. There's nothing like dismantling an old bike to re-use the parts to help you understand how everything fits together. It's also been a great group of people to hang around with and get to know. (And the snacks during volunteer night certainly don't hurt either.)

Tell us more about how cycling has impacted your life.

I work remotely from my home, so I'm always on the lookout for excuses to get out of the house during the week, and cycling around town is a great one. Often I'll ride down to the coffee shop for a change of scenery while I work, or do a few laps around town when I'm done for the day. I had a bike as a kid that I loved to ride around the neighborhood, but I didn't ride much after I started high school. It wasn't until these last few years that I rediscovered how much I love poking around on a bicycle with no particular destination in mind. It's such a fun way to explore, especially in a city like Salt Lake where not much of town is very pedestrian-friendly. 

What are some of your other hobbies? 

On the same sabbatical when I started coming to the Collective, I also signed up for a piano class up at the U! Playing piano is another thing I did as a kid and lost sight of until recently, so it's been fun to flex those muscles again. Also, my wife and I have two pets (a cat and a rabbit), and taking photos of those two to put on the internet takes up a fair amount of my time!
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Abby is one of our core volunteers. It's people like her who volunteer their time and talents that keep our shop running. Thanks for all that you do, Abby! 

Interested in volunteering with the Bicycle Collective? Learn more here!

Join us for our first ever Parking Lot Sale and Bike Swap!

This is 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 at the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/IbVTO394PgJQEDL82

We'll have 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.

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.

 

A Utah County native, I began volunteering at the Provo Bicycle Collective in 2012. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and Philosophy in 2015, I moved to Boise and began working with the Boise Bicycle Project where I honed my skills as a mechanic and educator. In 2016 I returned to Provo, committed to growing the operation here. I love bicycles because I see them as a vehicle that challenges riders to push themselves and engage their community in a different way. I see the Collective growing and becoming more effective in fostering community impact and growth, and serving as a space in which community members can grow and develop themselves. In June 2019, I moved to lead the Salt Lake City branch of the Bicycle Collective.

April 15, 2019

Abby - Bike Shop Dog

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Abby is currently interviewing to become the Bicycle Collective mascot as a vocal and enthusiastic supporter. She loves meeting all of the volunteers and youth that come into the shop. Sometimes she takes quick dog naps while her human interacts with others. While she loves being in the shop, she prefers to be on the trails hiking or biking with her human. Abby does love treats and ear scratches.

Welcome to our newest line of products!

We are now offering "Ride-able" bikes for those who are looking for a bargain.

Unlike other bikes in our store, these bikes are not refurbished (prices vary between $40 - $150). Every "Ride-able" bike comes with one hour of free bench coaching. We will help you diagnose any existing issues and show you how to fix them. "Ride-able" bikes are sold "as-is" and are not refundable.

Every purchase at the Bicycle Collective helps us to provide bicycles, repair help, and educational programs to adults and children in need.

We are very happy to share our 2018 numbers with you. Here's what we accomplished together. Thank you!

 

Find out how to get involved HERE 

Goodwill Bikes

Our Goodwill Bikes program provides free bicycles to anyone who can’t afford to purchase one. Goodwill Bikes may be earned through 6 hours of volunteer service.  Find out how to volunteer here.

If you are in need of a bike for transportation, are currently NOT able to volunteer with us, and if you are receiving help from an organization such as Switchpoint CRC, the Court Support Services, and others, ask your caseworker to contact us. 

Find out more about our Monthly Bike Kitchen at Switchpoint CRC HERE. 

Sign up to volunteer for Trail Prom HERE (or contact ) and get a free VIP-ticket!  

 

Let's celebrate bikes, our trails, and our community!

 

We’ll start with a free, easy, no-drop community bike ride where everyone of all abilities will be welcome.

What follows is a formal dance party held at the very Snake Hollow Bike Park.

Dress in your best formal attire!

 

4 PM: Start gathering at the Pavillion at Snake Hollow Bike Park

5 PM: Roll out for no-drop, social bike ride. Ride is FREE of charge.

6:30 - 8:30 PM: Dance!

 

Get your ticket now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-george-trail-prom-tickets-57815244954

 

Ticket sales for the dance and other income generated will go back to the community programs the St. George Bicycle Collective offers. They will help the Bicycle Collective to remain a self-sustaining community bike shop. Income generated will help us create new programs and support our existing programs in the community that:

 

 

  • Provide free bikes and education to children and youth through our Youth Open Shop and Ride Ready! Programs
  • Provide free bikes and repair help to adults in need of transportation through our Goodwill Program and the Bike Kitchen at Switchpoint CRC
  • Offer a community space and a low- to no-cost resource for everyone in our community - newbies and long-time enthusiasts alike
  • Promote bicycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation, recreation, and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier, and safer society.

 

Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-george-trail-prom-tickets-57815244954