June 05, 2021

Open Shop Facilitator

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Organization Overview:

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.

Position Overview:

The Facilitator is responsible for assisting clients and customers during our Open Shop hours. The Facilitator will conduct transactions, answer questions about programs, assist customers with bicycle test rides, and guide folks around the shop.

Qualifications

  • Must be personable and enthusiastic about our mission
  • Basic computer proficiency (Word Processing, Spreadsheets, email)
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • Must be available Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 6pm
  • English and Spanish speaking preferred
  • Basic knowledge of bicycle anatomy and fit
  • Passionate about bicycles and nonprofits

Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent service to customers and clients
  • Conduct transactions at our Point of Sale
  • Answer phone calls
  • Assess customer/client needs and advise them of available services
  • Organize donated bicycles, parts, and materials

Location: Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective - 2312 S West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Reports to:  SLC Bicycle Collective Head Mechanic

Part Time: 25 hours per week

Compensation:  $14-17/hr DOE

To apply: Submit a resume to with the subject heading “Online Sales Position”. 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. Women, people of color, and people belonging to other underrepresented groups in the bicycling industry are encouraged to apply.

June 05, 2021

Youth Program Coordinator

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Organization Overview:

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.

Position Overview:

The Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for administering and developing the Bicycle Collective’s youth programs. The Youth Program Coordinator will work with volunteers to run Youth Open Shop, Junior Bike Mechanic Classes, Youth Mountainbike Camp, and work to develop additional programming for Youth at SLCBC.

Qualifications:

  • Must enjoy working with youth ages 4-18
  • Must be able and willing to work with kids who do not speak English
  • Basic computer skills, knowledge of Google Drive/Docs, Microsoft Word and Excel, etc.
  • Basic bicycle mechanic skills
  • Must consent to and pass a background check

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Facilitate youth programs at SLCBC, including supervising youth and teaching basic bicycle mechanic skills. 
  • Track and record program numbers
  • Encourage and mentor youth to stay engaged with Bicycle Collective Programs
  • Enforce rules and expectations for youth participants
  • Develop partnerships with schools and community organizations
  • Seek funding opportunities for Bicycle Collective youth programs

Location: Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective, 2312 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT

Reports to:  SLC Bicycle Collective Director

Full time: 40hrs/wk. Full Time employees are eligible for health insurance benefits, paid holidays, and paid time off.

Compensation: $15-18/hour DOE

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to with the subject heading “Youth Program Coordinator”. The position is open beginning 1 August 2021 and will remain 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.

June 05, 2021

Bicycle Mechanic

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The Bicycle Collective currently has openings for one or more mechanics. These are part- to full-time positions, depending on availability. These are not seasonal positions; mechanics at the Bicycle Collective have the opportunity to work a regular schedule year round.

Mechanics at the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective are responsible for assessing and repairing bikes to be sold, or to be donated through our charitable programs. The ideal candidate would have a broad understanding of bicycle repair and would be able to efficiently work on a wide variety of bikes (e.g., 80’s road bikes, 90’s mountain bikes, new higher-end bikes, department store bikes, etc.). They would also possess a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and be highly motivated to help the Bicycle Collective achieve its mission.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 season (6 months) paid shop experience required
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of bicycle repair
  • Ability and willingness to work on a wide variety of bikes
  • Ability to troubleshoot and use manuals, past experience, and other appropriate resources to problem solve
  • Proficiency with older bicycle technology and tools (1960's-present)
  • Ability to work on a deadline and within financial constraints
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

Responsibilities:

  • Assess donated bikes to determine if they are economically repairable
  • Repair bikes to be sold or to be donated through our charitable programs
  • Track time and parts used per project
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism
  • Maintain a clean, organized, safe workspace
  • Perform quality control checks on other mechanics’ finished bikes
  • Assist head mechanic with various other tasks, such as bike organization, organizing new and used parts, ensuring there is an up-to-date list of needed supplies, etc.
  • Occasionally help with the Bicycle Collective’s other programs as needed

Benefits:

  • Starting wage $14-17/hr DOE
  • Year-round, non-seasonal work
  • Flexible schedule

Location: Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective, 2312 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to with the subject heading “Bicycle Mechanic application”. 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.

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.

May 28, 2021

Volunteers Needed!

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After a year and a half, we are beginning to accept volunteers on a regular basis. It will look a little different from pre-pandemic times. Rather than willy-nilly popping in, we are requiring those interested to apply for a specific volunteer position. 

Currently we are in need of Volunteer Mechanics, and Parts Organizers/Cleaners. To apply, please check the PDFs that are hyperlinked.

After applying, we will get back to you and schedule a time for a quick orientation and then you'll be set to volunteer!

David just returned to work at Provo Bicycle Collective after being away for a bit, because he has so much fun being an employee here! Not only can he fix a bike, but he is our go-to computer guy. He’s just finishing up a degree at BYU in computer engineering. And rumor has it, he’s also quite the bowler. David and his wife are proud parents of a little boy named Russell, who get’s all the attention every time he visits the shop. We’re elated to have David!

If you’ve noticed any new artistic things swimming around the Collective, Kirsten may have been the creator! She not only fixes up bikes, but she also designs the posters, social media advertisements, and more for Provo Bicycle Collective! She learned her design skills as an undergrad at BYU, and she hopes to eventually teach at the high school level. Kirsten’s passion for bikes first started when she tried mountain biking. It didn’t take long for her to fall in love with the sport, and biking became a staple in Kirsten’s active lifestyle. She keeps herself busy with a variety of hobbies including art, accordion playing, street hockey, backpacking, skiing, and anything else fun that happens to be going on. Keep your eyes out, who know’s what she’ll be up to next!

Appointments

If you were out looking for Lars, he’d be a hard one to pin down. You could find him at the skatepark, in the mountains, on a farm, or playing saxophone at his house. His love of bikes first started when he and his dad would go mountain biking together. From there, he wanted to learn how to fix bikes, so he bought an old beater at the DI and took the whole thing apart to learn about each part. Lars is big into bike touring and bikepacking and has sewn his own bags! Say “hi” to Lars next time you stop by the Collective! 

May 28, 2021

Thane - Mechanic

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If there’s an issue with a bike, Thane will surely find it. The bikes that come off his rack are practically perfect, and he doesn’t let any problem slide by. Thane has a wild past full of fixing cars and riding motorcycles, and he has since upgraded to being a bike mechanic. You may not realize when you see him working at his bench, but Thane is legally blind, and he works by feel rather than by sight. Thane loves getting out of the city to enjoy the mountains, to hike or picnic. On those rainy days, he enjoys non-fiction books or movies in his place in Provo. We are so lucky to have Thane here at the Collective! 

May 28, 2021

Connor Biser- Mechanic

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Connor is the senior employee at Provo Bicycle Collective, and he is also the youngest! He has been working here since he was 14, and started volunteering here even before that. Connor just graduated high school and will be starting at BYU this fall. Being a long time bicycle enthusiast, it’s not surprising that his bike collection is always abundant. With all of his bike projects, he still finds time to pursue his second big passion which is playing the bass. He currently plays in a bluegrass band, although part of him wishes it was a jazz band. To remember the biggest things that make up Connor, just think of the two B’s: Bicycles and Bass. 

Whenever there’s a question in the shop that nobody can answer, we always go to Sam. His knowledge of bikes is extensive, and he’s always solving all sorts of bicycle problems that people bring into the shop. His current bike count is around 20, although that fluctuates depending on how many of his friends catch the “bike bug” and take one for themselves. Him and his wife have been Provo residents for a few years now, and they have loved being near the mountains. Sam’s passion in film photography has helped him capture the great scenery that surrounds us. If you bring in your bike to the Collective to be fixed, you’ll most likely get to meet Sam!

May 28, 2021

Otis - Shop Dog

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I’m Otis. I’m a good boy and am the cutest puppy on the planet, according to my human. I love all people, especially the ones that throw my ball or play tug. I also love all dogs, but cats freak me out; I’ve had a few try to scratch me when all I wanted to do was sniff them. My favorite activities are hiking, swimming, playing fetch, carrying the ball in my mouth, playing tug, sniffing things, and snuggling.

April 29, 2021

Provo Bike Month

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May is Bike Month! To celebrate, Provo Bicycle Collective has joined forces with Provo City and BikeWalk Provo. For more info, visit provo.org/bikemonth

 

About Us

Recycle Bikes
Our model is designed to increase affordable access and education and our audience is everyone. Our community bike shops in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, and St. George are staffed with professional mechanic instructors who are there to walk you through tune-ups or repairs with the idea that you’ll be a more regular and confident rider after learning how to patch the tube or adjust the brakes yourself. 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. We also carry used and new parts and accessories to get your bike dialed in perfectly to fit your riding style and personal tastes.

Access for All
But there’s so much more to the Collective. The revenue from our community bike shops provides the bulk of funding for our numerous programs that are aimed to serve underprivileged communities and children. Your purchase may help fund a much needed bike for a refugee, veteran, or recently released prisoner in transition. Or it may help pay for five bikes for kids in need. It may pay an in-house youth mechanic certification instructor salary, placing youth in jobs as bike mechanics in the area, or the salary of our instructors who teach the same course at juvenile detention centers. It’s a positive feedback loop in which the more people we help in our shops, the more people we can help outside of our shops. We see it as a win for everyone.

Build Community
We believe to our cores that the bicycle is an important machine that is rightly becoming staple of urban communities. To patrons of our programs, it may even be a critical tool for employment and self-sufficiency. We invite you to become part of the effort! Find out more about the services we offer under each shop's programs page, join as a member, volunteer with us, donate money, donate your old bicycle, or simply come in and take advantage of the community bike shop services or hang out with us at an event. Little compares to the simple joy of riding a bicycle.