April 17, 2017

Ogden Bike Swap

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The Ogden Bicycle Collective is hosting its 9th annual Bike Swap on May 20th, 2017 from 12:00-6:00 PM.  Stop by to get some killer deals on bikes, parts, accessories, and more!  One of our key list volunteers, and trained culinarian, will be offering up some delicious fried foods to snack on as you shop.  We'll be sure to have a wide selection of bikes on hand and loads of apparel, parts, and accessories to meet your biking needs.

Do you have bikes or parts you want to sell on consigment?

Fill out this form here and bring your used goods to the Bike Swap to find them a new home.

For questions contact Danielle at .

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With the help of our wonderful volunteers, the Provo and Ogden collectives are pleased to announce their first overnight bike trip of the season.  It will take place Friday and Saturday March 24-25th.  More details can be found at the Facebook event page.

From the page:

"Planned costs for this trip will be $5 per person, this covers the causeway toll and camping. We will be leaving from the causeway parking lot at 4 pm.

There will be touring classes given at the Ogden Bicycle collective and the Provo Bicycle collective earlier that week. As with any great bicycle tour we will play things by ear. There is likely to be some fun rides around the island. If you can't make the initial 4pm ride please contact someone at the collective. We will be having a later ride to accommodate you.

This is family friendly. The causeway is about 7 miles long. We will also have a sag wagon available for any assistance for riders. Please do not let lack of gear be the reason you don't give it a try. Please contact one of the hosts or attend the touring classes if you are curious about gear, someone will have something to loan if it is needed.

If touring is something you are interested in then feel free to join this group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/utahbiketouring/ We do a couple trips a year and most are fairly easy."

The North American Handmade Bike Show is coming to Salt Lake City this weekend!

One thing is for sure, this show will be bike nerd heaven.  Companies as large as Shimano and as small as Saltair Cycles will be here showcasing their stuff.  Come see the awesome bicycles and components your fellow Americans (and possibly Canadians) are making!
Free event tickets will be given to those who volunteer with us at the Bicycle Valet.
Join us for a fun alleycat/klunker ride Friday at 6pm at the show site.

Come join The Ogden Bicycle Collective for our second annual Winter Bike Benefit on February 25th at 6:00 PM! $5 gets you in the door, a prize drawing ticket, and a drink of your choice. We'll have Gold Sprints by Salt City Sprints, prize drawings, a silent auction, and more! All proceeds go to support OBC and our community programs which provide bikes and educational programs to the community.  Visit our event page to find out more and get updates!

The mission of the Bicycle Collective is to promote cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier, and safer society. The Collective provides refurbished bicycles and educational programs to the community, focusing on children and lower income households.

Event Sponsors Include (with more to come):
KUHL
Ogden's Own Distillery
GEAR:30
Amer Sports Factory Outlet
Bingham Cyclery

Women's Night

Women’s Night is offered every Tuesday from 4:00 pm until close. It is an opportunity for the women/trans/femme community to work on DIY bike repair or to simply come in with questions and to learn how to work on bikes with the help of female mechanics in a welcoming environment.  Shop time is free for those identifying as women/trans/femme and everyone is welcome.

Kids Bike Giveaways

OBC partners with community organizations to give bikes to kids in the community. OBC does at least four Kid’s Bike Giveaways per year with the goal of giving 100 bikes to 100 kids at each event. With the help of volunteers we work to refurbish kid’s bikes that have been donated to us and try to match kids with their dream bikes.

Bike Mechanic Apprenticeship Program

The Bike Mechanic Apprenticeship Program (Bike MAP) is an intensive 8-week course designed to teach students the basic skills they would need to obtain employment in a bike shop. Through the class, students will overhaul a complete bike, and practice the skills they learn in the shop. The course is offered periodically as time and resources allow and requires students to commit to 5-10 hours/week of class and work time in the shop. At the end of the course, those who complete the homework and pass the midterm and final tests are given a Certificate of Completion. To participate, perspective students need to complete an application and submit it to the Director and class instructor. They will then be interviewed. Space is limited, so current volunteers and individuals who are interested in employment in the bike industry are given preference. Keep an eye on our website, Facebook page, and Instagram for information on upcoming Bike MAP opportunities.

Basic Bike Mechanic 101

Basic Bike Mechanic 101 Classes are offered every Thursday night at 6:00 pm. Everyone is welcome and the classes are free. Each week we focus on a different component of the bike, so the classes can be taken as stand-alone classes, or in series. There is no sign-up necessary and students get to work on bikes and use the tools in the shop.

Juvenile Justice Jr. Bike Mechanic Apprenticeship Program

Our Juvenile Justice Jr. Bike Mechanic Apprenticeship Program (Jr. Bike MAP) is an adaptation of the in-shop Bike MAP. We’ve taken the course and made it mobile to provide it to youth in the Juvenile Detention Centers in Ogden and Farmington. The course is turned into a 12-week course, with two, two hour long classes per week. Students completely refurbish bikes that have been donated to OBC and learn the skills they would need to gain employment in the bike industry once they are released. Classes are offered in a fall and spring session at each facility.