The Bicycle Collective, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, has an opening for a Marketing & Communications Manager. This is a full-time, exempt position and while located in Salt Lake City, will work with our four community shops throughout Utah in Ogden, Provo and St. George. 

The Marketing & Communications Manager is responsible for the voice and tone of the Bicycle Collective and, working closely with the Executive Director, will help guide the strategy for communications, media, marketing, and public relations in order to clearly and consistently articulate the Collective’s mission and impact.

The Marketing & Communications Manager’s primary focus will be conceptualizing and executing ideas for effectively promoting the retail operations, program offerings, and community impact at each of the Bicycle Collective’s four community bike shops. The manager will be responsible for updating and maintaining the Collective’s website and apps, social media channels, email marketing campaigns, electronic newsletters, press releases, and video content production. 

To apply: Submit a captivating cover letter with your favorite ride and resume to with the subject heading “Marketing Communications Manager”. Include one of the following writing or video samples: marketing newsletter, press release or content piece. 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. 

 

It can be said that Forrest’s career in bicycling began on his 7th birthday, when his parents gave him a new red Schwinn Stingray bike. Almost immediately, he went to work recruiting his friends to help him build a dirt ramp in a vacant lot at the bottom of a hill near his house. There he and his friends competed with each other, pretending to be like daredevil Evil Kneivel, racing their bikes down the hill to see who could jump their bike the furthest. Pretty soon, after one of the boys got hurt from crashing his bike, and the boy’s mom complained to the other moms, Forrest and his brother went to work converting the ramp and jump site to a small BMX track. There the kids timed each other to see who could ride the course in the fastest time. Forrest and a friend cut and paint tin cans, making medals to award to winners. 

In time, Forrest learned more about bicycle maintenance and modifications  as he moved on to bigger and better bikes. He also coordinated group rides with friends from their neighborhood in the L.A. suburbs to Malibu beach. During high school Forrest learned more about bicycle technology from his stepdad, who was an aviation engineer and fellow cyclist, and the two talked about opening their own bike shop someday. Unfortunately, that dream never happened after his stepdad passed away from a sudden heart attack. Over the years Forrest continued biking with friends, and with his wife and two stepsons, while also coming up with different ideas for developing his own bike company. In 2016 he earned an MBA in sustainability with the goal of moving from the social services industry to an organization that focuses on positive environmental actions. Meanwhile, he built his career in tax and cost accounting, auditing, and HR management with several accounting firms and non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area. 

After relocating to St. George with his wife in 2019, Forrest’s dream of working at a bike shop and promoting sustainability finally came into fruition when he was offered the position as Location Director at the St. George Bicycle Collective. Now Forrest is able to merge his experience in sustainability, accounting, HR and nonprofit management with his passion for bikes, the environment and helping the community in working to advance the Bicycle Collective’s mission. Besides working to get more youths, adults and seniors to ride and maintain their bicycles, Forrest’s goal is to help the Bicycle Collective get more bike paths and trails built in Washington County, provide more training in bicycle maintenance and safety, organize group rides and social events, promote the health and environmental benefits of biking, and introduce innovative and unique bicycle technology to riders in Southern Utah. Forrest is very excited to be with the Bicycle Collective and is looking forward to helping it grow as a key player in the Utah bicycle scene. 

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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Over the past two months our volunteers have been repairing donated kids bikes for Community Christmas. On Friday December 13th, we dropped off 133 bikes and 121 helmets. Thank you to everyone that donated their time and resources to make this possible!

 

Essen grew up hiking in the beautiful forests of Virginia and pursued her journey west through Kansas to Utah. She hopes to continue her west-bound trajectory by biking the Pacific Coast in the next year. Before coming to the Bicycle Collective, Essen worked to develop refugee programming in a Title 1 elementary school for parent engagement and English Language Learners, through AmeriCorps VISTA. She has also enjoyed directing events, teaching kiddos in special education, and conducting social science research. These experiences helped solidify her love for community engagement with diverse groups. She previously volunteered at the Provo Bicycle Collective and is excited to be part of the Salt Lake team! She is passionate about the healthy lifestyle cycling promotes and the community the Collective creates. You can find her rock-climbing, camping, or scheming ways to recreate the mochi ice cream she buys at Whole Foods.

November 01, 2019

Ogden Showroom

Check out our inventory of refurbished bicycles!

We carry a large selection of used bicycles that are overhauled by our mechanics and given a multi-point inspection so they’re ready to ride out the door. Here's what's been built up recently at the Ogden Shop:

Our inventory changes regularly. Check back frequently and visit our shop often! 

August 22, 2019

Adan Carrillo

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Adan Carrillo became interested in biking while living in Seattle and Washington D.C., where biking and public transit were his main transportation modes. Since his return to Salt Lake City, he joined the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Salt Lake Bicycle Collective to advocate for and to improve the bicycling experience for everyone across the state.

He works for the Salt Lake City Community and Neighborhoods Department as a Civic Engagement Manager, where he encourages community members to get involved in the decision-making process of planning and building safe and sustainable streets, bike paths, and trails. He holds a bachelor’s degree in technology management and two master’s degrees, in organizational management and sustainable transportation. 

Terrorcat Alleycat Bike Race
Saturday, October 26th 4:00 PM
$5.00 Admission
Bring lights, a bag, and 2 cans of food. 
Helmets and costumes encouraged! 
Race starts at the Ogden Bicycle Collective

 

The Salt Lake City location offers FREE community cycling classes each week taught by our skilled mechanics and volunteers. Come learn more about bicycle maintenance and repair in a non-intimidating and supportive space. No sign-up or registration necessary!

No need to bring your bike to the class. We will use our bikes and parts in-house as examples.