Accepting Donations of Bicycles and Parts

20 April 2020

After a challenging month, we have made significant steps to re-starting our operations to fulfill our mission of getting people on bikes.  On March 30, we started selling bikes and parts on line and by appointment. The following week we began offering repair services at our locations.  We are now ready to once again accept donations of bikes, parts and accessories (i.e, trainers, racks, etc). We would love to give your old bike a second life or strip it for parts.  We recycle what is not usable or worth repairing. 

Here is the protocol for bringing in donations. 

Please call or email the shop at which you would like to make the donation to set up a time. 

  • Salt Lake City Shop - 801-328-2453 | 
  • Provo Shop - 801-210-9032 | 
  • Ogden Shop - 801-997-0336 | 
  • St. George Shop - 435-574-9304 | 

We greatly appreciate you washing the bike down with soap and water.  Please do the same for parts. 

When you arrive at the shop, please wear a face mask and gloves.  We will do the same. If you would like a receipt for the donation, please provide either an email address or phone number for us to send the receipt. 

We are taking things slowly with much caution and compassion.  Please be patient and flexible with us as it may take us a day or two to respond to your email or phone call as we are handling many requests.

We are humbled by and extremely grateful for the health care professionals, farmers, grocery store workers, delivery people, public servants and many others who are working their hardest right now.  

Thank you.

Wash Hands, Stay Safe and Get Outside and Ride.

 

The Ogden Bicycle Collective will be closed from December 24th through January 8th for the Holidays and Some Building Repairs and Rennovations. We look forward to seeing everyone on January 9th! 

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Women's Night

Bicycle maintenance has traditionally been a male-dominated environment. Let's change that!

Women’s Night offers a safe and supportive environment for females and those who identify to volunteer in the shop or fix their own bikes. Participants learn new skills, get practical help with their own bikes, and contribute to our bicycle giveaway programs. Join us whether you have experience with bicycles or not.

For those working on their own bikes, there is a $10/hour suggested donation (more if you can, less if you can't).

Women's Nights also has a new virtual community at: facebook.com/groups/obcwomen. Join us to talk bikes, biking and bike mechanics.

The Women's Night events and group are for: Anyone who identifies as female, transgender, femme, genderqueer, trans-masculine, trans-feminine, or feels that their socialization or treatment as a woman, transperson*, femme has impeded their participation in bicycle mechanics.

OBC Women’s Night is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month 5 - 7PM.

Sign up is required at: https://ogdenbicyclecollective.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/

 

The Ogden Bicycle Collective has an opening for a Bicycle Mechanic.

Our Mechanic is an integral part of the team that builds on the Collective’s eighteen years of community bicycling initiatives, promoting cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier and safer society.  The Mechanic leads the effort to rehabilitate used bicycles, furthering the Collective’s contributions to its local citizens and communities.

For more information contact Location Director Dustin Eskelson (801) 997-0336, and email your resume to

 

The Bicycle Collective is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that has an opening for a Digital Strategist. This is a full-time, exempt position that will be remote for the first year. The incumbent will work with our four community shops in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo and St. George, Utah. 

The Digital Strategist position coordinates our various digital mediums and assists our organization in developing and rolling out a digital platform to engage our various stakeholder groups which include: customers, clients, program participants, volunteers, community partners, donors—individuals, foundation and corporate, and bike enthusiasts. 

A digital strategist will enable the Bicycle Collective to grow into a nationally recognized non-profit that delivers bikes, education and services to underserved communities in two realms: 1) traditional in-person retail and 2) virtual space with interaction available at any hour.

This role will lead the Collective in: developing our new digital platform, analyzing user experience data, initiating digital projects, reporting on planned and current strategies, leading effective digital marketing strategies, and ensuring that projects are executed within budget. This person will play a pivotal role in growing our organization—our reach, our customer base, and improving user experience.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to with the subject heading “Digital Strategist”. Include a sample of your work in the digital arena. The position is open until filled. 

The Bicycle Collective is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

Volunteer Opportunity: Santa’s Little Helper

Help us to give the gift of a bicycle for Christmas!

Santa’s Little Helpers will repair bicycles at home in preparation for our Christmas Giveaway. Learn and use your bicycle mechanics skills and knowledge to turn abandoned bicycles into safe, functional rides. All you’ll need is a can-do attitude and a few basic tools, and we’ll provide the resources for your success.

I WANT TO GET INVOLVED!

Primary responsibilities:

  • Repair two (or more!) kids bicycles at home.
  • Follow the repair checklist.
  • Use the resources provided in order to correctly complete all checklist items.
  • Communicate your intended pick up and drop off times, and notify staff of any changes.
  • Notify staff at pickup if you need grease and lube to be provided, and bring a container to take it home in).
  • Seek assistance from OBC employees if it is not covered in the resources provided.
  • Record time spent picking up, dropping off, and working on the bikes. 

Length of Appointment: First pickup 11th November - Last drop off 11th December. 

Time commitment: If you already have basic bike mechanic knowledge, allow for an hour per bike. 

 

Requirements: 

  • Desire to learn bike mechanics
  • Access to basic tools
  • Friendly, honest, and trustworthy
  • Strong support for the mission of the Bicycle Collective

Benefits: 

  • Learn and use skills in bike mechanics. 
  • Give the gift of a bicycle for Christmas.
  • If you complete two kids bicycles, you will receive an OBC apron and a custom Santa’s Little Helper pin badge. 

Tools Needed:

  • Adjustable crescent wrench
  • Philips and flathead screwdrivers
  • Tire lever
  • Rags

You will also need:

  • Patch kit (provided)
  • Grease (bring a container when you pick up the bicycles if you need this)
  • Chain lube (bring a container when you pick up the bicycles if you need this)
  • Degreaser/dish soap

Santa's Little Repair Resources:

Stuck on a repair or not sure what to do? We've created a video playlist on youtube that will cover each task on your kids bike repair checklist.

Want to learn about the process or ask our mechanic questions? Tune in to our weekly Facebook: Live Mechanics 101 Classes held every Thursday at 5 PM on our Facebook Page. 

 

I WANT TO GET INVOLVED!

October 21, 2020

Patrick Schwab, PhD

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Dr. Patrick Schwab has been a core volunteer of the St. George Bicycle Collective for several years, often wrenching in the shop and administrative duties. Patrick is a Professor of STEM in both the College of Science, Engineering & Technology and the College of Education at Dixie State University. He has enjoyed bringing his formal teaching background into the Collective to help guide practices in the shop. Before his engineering and teaching career, Patrick owned and operated a bike shop in Tucson, AZ, when not focused on mountain bike racing.

Code of Conduct Pledge

The Bicycle Collective is a place of learning and community development for anyone interested in bicycles. We strive to accommodate, understand, and celebrate the cultural backgrounds and ethnic differences of everyone who walks through our doors. Doing so means that we may need to leave some of our personal views at the door. We are not a political organization and we do not promote a political agenda. We advocate by providing a supportive environment for anything to do with biking and bike repair. We promote equality mobility in every city we serve.

When representing the Bicycle Collective community as a volunteer or employee,

We pledge to:

  • Be anti-racist. We endeavor to address any displays of injustice and any statements of untruth that disparage people based on their race or identity. If a derogatory or insensitive conversation develops, We will reject it and encourage others to do the same.
  • Leave our political opinions at the door. We will not engage in or advocate for a specific political agenda. We will refrain from political speech while at the Bicycle Collective and while representing the Bicycle Collective.
  • Honor the dignity of all individuals. We recognize that maintaining a respectful environment that celebrates the diversity of life in our community is paramount to fulfilling the Bicycle Collective’s mission. We will carry that sentiment through all our interactions with our leadership, board, employees, volunteers, clients, and customers.

In pledging ourselves to these values, we ask that all involved with the Bicycle Collective — leaders, volunteers, board members, supporters, staff — commit to taking action to make the world a more equitable place.

We have a lot of work to do — join us.

September 26, 2020

Youth Open Shop: Live

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Youth Open Shop: Live

Every week we do a live Q&A to answer your questions and help you learn more about bikes!

Join us every

Tuesday @ 5:00 p.m.

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Bicycle maintenance has traditionally been a male-dominated environment. Let's change that!

  • Women’s Night offers a safe and supportive environment for females and those who identify to volunteer in the shop or fix their own bikes. 
  • Women's Night events and group are for: Anyone who identifies as female, transgender, femme, genderqueer, trans-masculine, trans-feminine, or feels that their socialization or treatment as a woman, transperson*, femme has impeded their participation in bicycle mechanics.
  • Participants learn new skills, get practical help with their own bikes, and contribute to our bicycle giveaway programs.
  • Join us whether you have experience with bicycles or not.
  • SGBC Women’s Night is on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Sign up is required by emailing us at , or calling us at 435-429-2666

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Women's Nights also has a new virtual community at: facebook.com/groups/sgbcwomen. Join us to talk bikes, biking and bike mechanics.

 

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Hey Everyone!

Youth Open Shop: Live is a weekly livestream where we do our best to answer your questions and help you learn more about bikes! Currently we stream every week on

Tuesday @ 5:00 p.m. (Utah time)

 Every week we go over a simple topic about bike repair, bike tools, bike riding, or bike facts. We do these live so that if you would like to ask a bike related question we can go over them right then and there! Any bike related questions are welcome! Whether we are covering that topic in the stream or not, we would love to answer your bike related questions!

Safety Rules

Now, if you would like to participate, we ask that everyone you follow a few simple safety rules:

Internet Safety

1. Be Excellent to Each Other

Always treat other people online with respect! Don't engage people who want to make you angry or are trying to start arguments.

2. Guard Your Privacy

You can always post anonymously if you would like. If you do post with your name be sure to only include your first name, last initial, and general area where your from. (Example: Melody T. West Haven, Utah)

3. Bike Photos

We would love to show pictures of your bike problems and help you learn how to fix them! You can email your bike photos to  but there are a two important rules: Have it be against a plain background like a wall, your yard, or the pavement; and don't show any personal information, such as someone's face, your house number, the license plate of a car, or anything else like that.

4. Ask Permission

If you are younger than 18 years old, always ask your parent or guardian if it is alright that you submit anything over the internet.

Safety Rules

1. Use the Right Tool

Make sure to find out what tool is best for the job and how to use it correctly. A wrench is not a hammer, and a knife can be dangerous if you try to use it as a screwdriver!

2. Ask for Help

If you need help lifting or holding something, using a tool you aren't comfortable with, or don't know what to do next, always ask for help!

3. Keep Safety in Mind

Always keep your safety and the safety of those around you as the highest priority when working on and riding bikes! Stay safe!

Links

If you would like to join and ask your question live you can join the Zoom Webinar directly by going to tiny.cc/YOS-Live 

You can also view live and past episodes by going to our YouTube Channel:

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If you would like to submit a question ahead of time, suggest a topic, or give feedback, go to tiny.cc/YOS-LQuestion

 

Thank you so much for joining us, go out, ride your bike, be safe, and have a great day!

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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