November 09, 2016

Eagle Scout Projects

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The Bicycle Collective considers a bike drive that is worthy of an Eagle Scout project to be between 50 and 150 bikes, which, depending on where you live, will be quite a task to gather!

Sometimes scouts are able to reach that number by flyering their community, but it also helps to throw an event and ask people in the community to donate bikes at that time.   

If tax deductible receipts are needed, the scout must arrange a time to pick them up, and is accountable for returning any receipts that are not given out.  (for example, if a scout takes 100 receipts and gathers 80 bikes, they must return 20 receipts to Bicycle Collective.)

If the scouts want to help fix the bikes, they must arrange a time with the Volunteer Coordinator outside of regular shop hours to work on fixing flats and other minor repairs on kids bikes.  Groups fixing bikes are limited to 5 scouts.  The Bicycle Collective is not always able to accommodate scouts fixing bikes, and it is suggested that the scout group clean the bikes before dropping them off instead of trying to fix them, as it takes specific tools and expertise to repair them.

The scout will need to make an appointment to come into the shop and get a signature after they have planned out the drive, route, materials, etc., but before they begin pick up.

Scouts must schedule a time to drop off the Bikes with a Director, Operations Manager, or Volunteer Coordinator.

Scouts are allowed and encouraged to propose any project that they like, if they want to help the Bicycle Collective in some way other than a bike drive, however, it is subject to approval by the Bicycle Collective and must be a project that is innovative, well planned, and will have a direct and measurable community impact.   

Eagle Scout Projects must be organized and led by the scout.  Appointments and arrangements may not be made by parents, scout leaders, or other interested parties.

LOCATION SPECIFIC INFORMATION:

Ogden

Provo

November 09, 2016

Donate Bikes and Equipment

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Let us find a new home for your old bike!

Bicycle Collective needs your old bike. Each year we refurbish thousands of bikes of all types. Some are sold to fund our charitable programs; some are donated to adults and children in need. If you’ve got an old clunker sitting in your garage (or you just upgraded and have no more use for that five-year-old beauty) we’ll take it! Even if it is damaged beyond repair (back over it in the driveway?) we'll pull off the useable parts and ensure the rest is recycled responsibly. Best of all, your donation is 100% tax deductible. You can drop off bikes at our locations any time during open shop hours. If you can’t make it down during those hours, give us a call! We’ll work it out with you. If you’re looking for an Eagle Scout or other volunteer project, help us out with a bike drive!

Clean out your garage today!

What do you need?

  • Unwanted bikes
  • Bikes parts and equipment
  • Old shirts, towels, and bedsheets. We cut them into smaller pieces and use them as shop rags. 
  • Cars, trucks, motorcycles or boats.

What don't you take?

We accept most any bike-related item, but there are some things we won't take:

  • Helmets that are damaged or more than five years old
  • Chemicals, with the exception of unopened bike-specific lubes, cleaners, etc.
  • Tires that are beyond their useable life

Can I trade in my bike for a new one at a Bicycle Collective shop?

No, Bicycle Collective will not offer cash or equipment incentives for donating a bike. However, you will get a charitable deduction on your taxes and a whole lot of good feelings.

Membership benefits:

  • Free, unlimited do-it-yourself open shop time--usually $5-10 per hour without a membership 
  • Ten percent off in-store purchases
  • Email newsletter updates from your home shop--learn about special events and ways you can get involved locally

 

What you support by purchasing a membership:

  • Bicycle Collective's charitable programs: Goodwill Bikes, kids bike giveaways, earn-a-bike classes, and job training programs
  • Building a community around active transportation. The more people ride bikes, the safer and easier it will be!

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November 09, 2016

Volunteer

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Do-It-Yourself (or Do-It-With-Help!)

Get access to the tools and help you need to fix your bike!

Our bike shops is different compared to other shops in the area. At the Bicycle Collective we’re about education above all so we put the wrench in your hand. We won't do the work for you, but we'll help you to complete almost any bike-related project; there’s absolutely no experience needed! Whether you’re an old hand at the wrench or laying hands on a drivetrain for the first time, we can help you out, as hands-on or hands-off as you want.

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

 

Buy a Bike

Find your perfect ride!

We carry a large and rotating selection of fully refurbished used bikes of all kinds, as well as a smaller selection of unrepaired bikes that are too cool to part out but would take too much labor to refurbish.

Our favorite bikes are our custom commuter conversions. A rigid steel frame bike that's been given a comprehensive tune by one of our professional mechanics, and outfitted with brand new tires, rack, and fenders? That's a $349 purchase that will pay for itself twice over this year, just in what you're not spending at the pump. Of course, we also have the $100 bare-bones specials (if they stay on the sale rack for more than an hour -- those things go fast!), full-carbon road bikes so light a newborn could put one on your roof rack, last year’s full suspension cross country machine, a rootbeer-brown Schwinn Varsity that is exactly like the one you had as a teenager, single-speed beach cruisers that are perfect for riding around the neighborhood, and much, much more.

Because everything we carry is donated to us, we never really know what’s going to be on the shelf from week to week, except that it will be awesome and a much better deal than buying new. 

Need another reason to buy your new ride here? How about the fact that these bike sales are the primary source of funding for our community-transforming charitable programs! Yup, you can buy your bike here and leave knowing that your purchase is a good value for your money; confident that the bike will last, since it's been fully refurbished by our professional mechanics; and feeling good since your purchase will enable us to continue providing free bikes, educational programming, job training, and more to thousands of youth and adults in need right here in the Salt Lake Valley.

Bicycle Mechanic & Community Classes

The Salt Lake City location offers FREE community cycling classes each week taught by our skilled mechanics and volunteers. No sign-up or registration necessary!

Classes are held on Mondays and start at 6 PM (unless otherwise indicated).

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

Schedule:

August 6th - Ask a Mechanic

The SLCBC will pause classes and resume in late October.

Email if you have questions or if you have class topic suggestions! 

 

Make biking to your event easy with our all-inclusive valet service!

What we provide:

  • Safe, secure, constantly-attended parking for your attendees’ bikes
  • Your attendees do not pay to park their bikes -- the fee you pay is the only fee we charge
  • We handle set-up, take-down, and everything in between

What we charge:

2018 season:
  • $199 for a half-day event (up to four hours, capacity for up to 150 bikes)
  • $349 for a full-day event (up to eight hours, capacity for up to 150 bikes)
  • $499 for an extended event (up to twelve hours, capacity for up to 150 bikes)
  • 5% discount available to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
2019 season:
  • $299 for a half-day event (up to four hours, capacity for up to 150 bikes)
  • $499 for a full-day event (up to eight hours, capacity for up to 150 bikes)
  • $699 for an extended event (up to twelve hours, capacity for up to 150 bikes)
  • 10% discount available to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
These are our base rates only -- various factors can impact the final cost, such as if your event requires capacity for more than 150 bikes, requires significant travel, etc. Please email us at for a quote or to reserve our services. 
 

What we need from you:

  • A minimum of two weeks’ advance notice, and preferably four or more. Dates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, so the earlier you can make a reservation, the better.
  • An appropriately sized area near your event (at least ten square feet per expected bike, plus room for a 10’x10’ pop-up canopy) designated solely for bike valet.
  • A parking spot and/or permit for a truck and trailer, as well as a reasonably close load/unload area
  • An estimate of the parking capacity you’ll need at your event 

Don't need the full-service option? We rent bike valet racks!

  • Each rack accommodates about eight bikes
  • Racks are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Delivery not available
  • Pricing varies depending on how many racks are needed. Please email us at  for a quote.

Junior Bicycle Mechanic Certification

Are you curious about what it’s like to work in a bike shop? Want to impress your teammates on your mountain bike league by being able to repair anything on the fly? Or even just want to learn everything there is to know about how to work on your own bike? Sign up for our Jr. Mechanic Certification! This 8-week course is designed to teach 14-17-year-old aspiring mechanics the skills needed to become an ace wrencher and prepare you to get a job in a shop. This is a free course!

Contact for questions and/or to register for the following 2018 sessions:

March 26 - May 15

June 4 - July 23

September 10 - October 29

Youth Open Shop

Youth Open Shop is a program for youth ages 8 -17 years old. This is a productive learning environment where youth are surrounded only with their peers and our Youth Education Specialists. Participating youth have the option to work on their own bikes, help repair bikes for the Collective’s giving programs, or earn a bike of their own through volunteered hours.

The Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective utilizes an apron system during Youth Open Shop (YOS) where participants advance to colored aprons indicating different levels of achievement. The participants will first begin with a green apron, move to an orange apron and from that point, they will have the choice of either moving to a red apron to become a YOS peer mentor or move to a purple apron and participate in the Junior Bicycle Mechanic Certificate (JBMC) program. After completing the JBMC program and/or completing 100 hours in YOS, participants will receive a black apron with their name embroidered on it signifying they have reached mastery level youth bicycle mechanic status. Participants will keep their black aprons.

The use of aprons will allow participants to visualize their advancement through the program. In addition to earning different level aprons, participants will also have the opportunity to earn “carrots” (i.e. patch kits, tool kits, water bottles, etc.) after they hit certain mile markers. Mile markers and carrots are used to track the progress of participants while also keeping them engaged to ensure they complete the program. Our ultimate goal is to hire those who successfully complete the program as Junior Bicycle Mechanics at the SLC Bicycle Collective.


This program was implemented with assistance from Blackstone Bicycle Works in Chicago.

Youth Open Shop is free and does not require pre-registration, however, benches are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Youth Open Shop is help on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5:30pm and Saturday mornings from 10am-12pm.