September 27, 2017

OBC Fall Sale and New Hours

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We're switching to Fall/Winter hours in October.  To celebrate, everything's on sale from October 1st thru 7th!  Check out our stock of bikes, parts, and accessories, and get 15% off your purchase the first week of October.

We'll be switching to Fall/Winter hours the following week.

Fall/Winter Hours (starting Oct. 8):
 
Monday
4:00-7:00 PM
(Youth Open Shop-Youth ONLY)
 
Tuesday-Wednesday
12:00-7:00 PM
(Open Shop)
 
Thursday
12:00-7:30 PM
(Volunteer Day)
 
Friday-Saturday
12:00-6:00 PM
(Open Shop)

Jordan became affiliated with Bicycle Collective volunteering with the Salt Lake Bicycle Collective for the past two years. He got aquainted with Provo Bicycle Collective by stopping in for random parts or help and has become a friend of the shop. Jordan's love of bikes started with racing road bikes with the University of Utah. Now he goes on extended bicycle tours, camping on his bikes for weeks to months at a time. He is currently a senior at the University of Utah studying political science and environmental sustainability. Previously, Jordan was the Provo Head Mechanic.

Provo Bicycle Collective is proud to announce its gift of 27 bikes to Timpanogos Elementary, 2 bikes to Dixon Middle and 2 bikes to Provo High during Provo’s Bike to School week.  Our hope is that these bikes will be given to children who could not otherwise afford one so they too can ride their bikes to school.

These bikes came to Provo Bicycle Collective donated, were refurbished by volunteers, and safety checked by our trained mechanics.  We are always looking for worthy organizations to give bikes to and interested volunteers to fix bikes with us.  Contact with any questions.

Online Bike Repair Resource: Sheldon Brown - Master Bike Mechanics Educator

PBC Bike Owners Guide

Bikes for Tykes

Do you remember your first bike? I remember mine, it was blue with white tires and a flower covered banana seat. It was not only my freedom to get around, but also my freedom to explore. With this bike I started a love affair that has lasted to this day. Imagine never having that first bike. For many kids, this is a reality. Help us put a first bike into the hands of 100+ elementary aged children by donating to our Bikes for Tykes fundraiser.

Bingham CycleryMTB Enthusiasts of Utah and WomenMTB have come together to raise money for us here at the Collective. Last year was an amazing success with over $7000 raised in monetary and in kind donations we were able to give more than 90 bikes to kids in need.  This year we hope to do even more and will be hosting 2 events!

MAKE A CHILD HAPPY THIS SEASON

If you want to help, any amount from $5 to $500, makes a difference. Donate today! You can also help by volunteering for the giveaway events on Nov. 11th in Ogden and Dec. 2nd in Salt Lake, to do so, fill out this form and someone will be in touch.

Funds above and beyond what is needed for the Bikes for Tykes giveaway will be used to support a new Bicycle Collective youth program called “Bike School.” From start to finish, this program aims to place young people from diverse backgrounds in real bike shop jobs along the Wasatch Front, teach life long job skills and continue to provide a way for youth to earn a bike through volunteerism.

Support Bikes for Tykes

The Ogden Bicycle Collective is now accepting applications for our Jr Bicycle Mechanics Class!  The 10-week course is designed to teach 14-17 year old aspiring mechanics the basic skills needed to become an ace wrencher and prepare you to get a job in a shop.

And it's FREE!

Classes will be held Wednesday and Friday after school from 4-6 PM.  This course is intensive and youth who complete the assignments and pass the tests will receive a certification at the end of the 10 weeks.

For youth who are interested and committed to completing the course, fill out the application attached to the bottom of the page and return it our Youth Program Cooridantor, Lulu, by September 2nd.  Space is limited, so interviews of applicants will be conducted the week of September 4th and classes will begin the following week.

For questions, please contact our Youth Program Coordinator at .

The Ogden Bicycle Collective and Ogden City Arts is pleased to announce the inaugural, Bike Homecoming! We will start the event with a free, easy, no-drop community bike ride beginning at Union Station, where everyone of all abilities is welcome. Festivities begin at 6PM. The route will ride east on 25th street, past many of the First Friday Art Stroll galleries. It then weaves through the Junction, past the Temple and Adventure Park, under the Ogden Arch, and eventually back to the Ogden Amphitheater—where the party begins. DJ KyWizard from Lavender Vinyl will provide the music, you provide the dance moves.

Everyone is encouraged to dress in their best formal attire befitting of Homecoming.

The community bike ride is free, but tickets will be sold for the dance. Ticket sales and other donations from Bike Homecoming go to supporting the Ogden Bicycle Collective's community programs. Come out for a good time to support bikes, cyclists, and the community!

Buy Tickets Here!

Want to get in for free?  Pick up a volunteer shift here!

Kaden Coil-Pittman joined the Salt Lake Bicycle Collective team in the summer of 2017. Before SLBC, Kaden taught kindergarten and designed/directed a STEM program tailored to the needs of K-3 students. It was here that Kaden gained his passion for education and empowering youth. Kaden is also extremely dedicated to the nonprofit community and works through these organizations to remove barriers from marginalized individuals. SLBC provides a space where both of Kaden's passions can merge. Although Kaden is new to bicycle mechanics, he remains invested in teaching new skills to youth so that they can further their passion for cycling and become self-starting bicycle ambassadors. 

Hailing from both Northern California and Western New York the raw beauty of Utah is what drew him here. Owen started as a volunteer at the collective in 2012 and has worked as Valet Coordinator, Mechanic, Open Shop Manager, or has been a Keylist volunteer throughout the years. In his spare time he enjoys playing with Beehive Bike Polo, working on his 80's BMW, and mountain biking.