Biking to work is an easy way to get exercise, save money, and feel great. However, many people hesitate to start because they’re nervous sharing the road with cars.Provo Bicycle Collective’s Urban Biking Course is designed to help anyone feel confident on the road. Students will learn the rules of the road, basic safety precautions, and techniques about how to avoid danger.

Learn more about the course and register here.

Safe Urban Cycling Course

Biking to work is an easy way to get exercise, save money, and feel great. However, many people hesitate to start because they’re nervous sharing the road with cars.

Provo Bicycle Collective’s Urban Biking Course is designed to help anyone feel confident on the road. Students will learn the rules of the road, basic safety precautions, and techniques about how to avoid danger.

Learn from PBC operations manager Ikaika Cox, a League Certified Instructor (League of American Bicyclists) and everyday bicycle commuter. Each class, he will give a short lecture and conduct on-bike training. Students will receive individual attention in a small-group setting.

Participants must register for the course and bring their own bike to each class. Much of the training will be on-bike, so be ready to ride!

With this training, you’ll be riding safely and confidently through your streets!

Please direct all questions regarding Safe Urban Cycling Class to .

SCHEDULE:

April 11, 18, 25 - REGISTER HERE
More sessions TBD

Today was a big day for us and for twelve kids at Coral Cliffs Elementary! We taught our first "Ride Ready!" class. 12 kids learned basic bike maintenance and safety from our volunteers and staff and received a free refurbished bike after the workshop. 

This is what Harrison says about the workshop: "One of the participants looked at me while she was walking her bike out, helmet on and buckled, and said with a smile, "I've never had a bike like this before." I told her well now you know how to take care of it!"

Congrats to you all for being "Ride Ready!" and thanks so much to everyone who helped and supported us to make this possible!! Healthy Dixie Council | Washington County, UtahSouthwest Utah Public Health DepartmentSouthern Utah Bicycle AllianceHarrison Shotzbargerr, Craig ShanklinRed Rock Bicycle Co.Bicycles Unlimited IncRapid CyclingSt. George, Utah, and all the volunteers who built bikes for the kids!

Teisha Nelson

Event Management Intern

Teisha was born and raised in Hurricane, Utah. She is a Senior at Dixie State University studying Business Administration with a minor in Professional and Technical Writing. She loves to learn new skills and meet new people. She is excited for this internship opportunity and looks forward to working with the Bicycle Collective. 

Josh Wilde

Mechanic

I'm and avid cyclist and will fix any bike you throw at me! I also love to ski, rock climb, and do pottery!

Harrison Shotzbarger

Operations Manager

Harrison found cycling at an early age, but like most kids, he was only interested in jumping and crashing them. It wasn’t until his college years that he began to see it as a healthy outlet for stress, a portal to adventure, and above all, an effective and enjoyable way of daily transportation. He started on road bikes, climbing the biggest hills he could find and planning long day rides around wherever he lived. Then, as he gained more experience in the backcountry and in adventure sports, he took to the mountains via any road he could find on whatever bike he had. So began his interest and appreciation for off-road riding and two-wheeled adventure. For Harrison, biking was a tool for self expression, exploration, making friends, and connecting with the land around him. In 2013, after graduating the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Psychology, he began to pursue a career in outdoor education and worked for various companies in California, Utah, Arizona, Idaho & Wyoming. After a few years spent traveling for work and riding mountain bikes in his free time, he settled in St George and accepted the position of Operations Manager for the St George Bicycle Collective. He also is involved with a local hiking tour company - Wildland Trekking, and spends his summers as their Greater Yellowstone Program Manager in Driggs, ID. He says the best parts about living in St George are his community, the mountain bike trails, and the endless inspiration to get out on an adventure, whether it’s hiking, climbing, biking, or all three! Ask him about bikepacking, steel hardtails, music, or llamas!

Women, Trans, Femme Night

A safe and supportive learning environment for those who identify!

Bicycle maintenance has traditionally been an overwhelmingly (cis)male-dominated area. It is our goal to help teach individuals who have been marginalized or intimidated in this setting to be knowledgeable and confident working on their bikes. The Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective holds Women Trans Femme (WTF) Night in the shop every Wednesday from 5:30 - 8:00 PM. This program offers a safe and supportive learning environment for those who identify to fix their own bikes, buy bikes, and/or volunteer in the shop. 

Use of the shop for DIY projects is $5 per hour, or free to members.

This space is 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.

Women: A person who identifies as a woman.

Trans: Transgender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, gender creative, anyone whose gender identity is fluid, transgressive, and/or transitioning.

Femme: A gender identity in which a person of any gender embodies a feminine appearance, expression, or identity.

If you are not WTF identified, BECOME AN ALLY:

  • Respect the space: Come during our regular open shop hours.
  • Respect People: During our regular open shop hours, treat all female & trans* folks as you would any other person (don’t assume they’re less knowledgeable, don’t call them “sweety,” and NEVER take a wrench out of their hand!)
  • Get Educated: Learn about the issues facing women and trans* communities.
  • Educate others: About why and how to be an ally!

This program was implemented with assistance from BICAS.org and other WTF program models across the nation.

Sammy Tse

SLCBC Intern

California-born and Utah-grown, Sammy loves frequenting coffee shops, fumbling around on her guitar, and being in infinite awe of the outdoors. In 2014, on a service-learning trip through the University of Utah, she learned that at-risk and homeless youth are often treated as problems before they are treated as people. A flame was sparked and her passion for working with youth turned into action. Invested in helping create spaces where all feel welcome, encouraged, and empowered, and where folks are supported in pursuing their passions and successful in their endeavors, Sammy is beyond excited to be joining the Bicycle Collective Community.

Ben Lee

Mechanic

Bio coming soon.

TUTORS FOR ‘RIDE READY!’ 

After-school bike mechanics club

This is an opportunity for two to three volunteers who are interested in teaching bike mechanics and working with elementary school kids from low-income families (4th grade, about 10yrs. of age)

  • You will assist in teaching three ‘Ride Ready’ after-school bike mechanics clubs
  • Each club will last two hours plus some prep/de-prep time
  • You will receive prior training (about 2hrs) at the Collective
  • Each club will consist of four workstations that will guide students through a basic bike tune-up (air/patching tubes; check brakes and bolts; lube/check chain)
  • The Collective provides bicycles, the kids ‘earn’ these bikes through their participation in the workshop

DATES

Monday, Feb 26, Coral Cliff Elementary School (approx. 2:30 PM – 4: 30PM)

Wednesday, March 21, Heritage Elementary School (afternoon)

Tbd, TBD

Training will take place during the week prior to the first workshop (Feb 19 – 24) at your convenience.

 Please contact us (judith (at) bicyclecollective.org) until Feb 7 if you would like to volunteer.