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.

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.

Eagle Scout Projects

Provo Bicycle Collective helps nearly a dozen scouts each year complete their Eagle Projects. The most common project is hosting a bike drive, through which the scout and his volunteers canvas the neighborhood and surrounding communities, notifying the residents of the bike drive and leaving flyers at doors.  The scout and volunteers then pick up unwanted bikes (a large trailer is helpful), and drop them off at our Community Bike Shop. These bikes will be refurbished and given away to homeless, refugees, and low-income individuals, sold to fund our programs, or stripped and recycled. The average project yields between 30 and 100 bicycles. 
We often have other needs to fulfill besides the bike drive project. Please direct all questions to . 

Some Eagle Project approval commitees want the scouts to do a little more.  Here are some extra things that would help us fulfill our mission:

  • - Wash the bikes before bringing them to us.  This could take about 2 hours with lots of helpers.
  • - Host a presentation in your neighborhood on how to bike safely and why we should bike more and drive less (we have presentation materials you can use)

We discourage scouts from trying to repair the bikes or bringing in large groups of volunteers since we already have a large number of volunteers and basic bike mechanic training takes a considerable amount of time.

Mechanics 101

Interested in learning more in-depth about bicycle mechanics? Mechanics 101 is designed to educate you on the inner workings of the bicycle and help you gain the skills to fix your own bicycle or even build the bike of your dreams!  Operations Manager Ikaika Cox teaches this course each Wednesday at 7pm and the topic changes every week, repeating after the ninth week. You must be a current Bicycle Collective Member to participate in this class. No registration is necessary, just show up! Please direct all questions to .

This course will be of interest to you if:

- You want to maintain your own bike

- You want to customize or build your own bike

- You want to be a more skilled volunteer

- You want to work in the bike industry


Winter/Spring 2019 Class Schedule:

Jan 30th: Skills For Everyday Riding

Feb 6th: Rolling Smoothly, Pt. I — Tubes and Tires

Feb 13th: Rolling Smoothly, Pt. II — Hubs

Feb 20th: Rolling Smoothly, Pt. III — Wheel Truing

Feb 27th: A Primer on Controls — Cables & Housing

Mar 6th: Brakes

Mar 13th Shifting Smoothly

Mar 20th: Drivetrain Health and Wellness

Apr 3rd: The Bottom Bracket

Apr 10th: The Headset

About the Provo Bicycle Collective

 

The Provo Bicycle Collective was established in 2011 and is Bicycle Collective's fastest-growing location. It operates just south of BYU campus in the Joaquin neighborhood of Provo. This location hosts the most volunteers in the state (over 800) who refurbished 409 bikes for giveaway in 2017. 

As with all other Bicycle Collective locations, Provo Bicycle Collective provides bikes and bike repair to the public at low or no cost.

Here are some of Provo Bicycle Collective's most popular programs:

Swing by the shop at 397 E 200 N today to see what Provo Bicycle Collective has to offer! 

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About the Ogden Bicycle Collective

The Ogden Bicycle Collective is the largest satellite location of the Collective and has come to define itself as the proving grounds for innovative business restructuring and new programming. Founded in 2009, the OBC was operated by a core group of dedicated volunteers in downtown Ogden until 2015 when the Collective was able to purchase a building and hire a full-time director. This set the stage for explosive growth which we’ve been rushing to keep up with ever since!

The OBC now operates on a full schedule of regular retail hours with a full staff and growing core of volunteers and partners. In addition to providing the same quality of service as the SLCBC in refurbished bike sales, free bikes for those in need and earn-a-bike options, the OBC partners with multiple juvenile correction facilities to provide in-house job and skill training for residents!

Swing by the shop at 936 28th Street sometime to learn more about what the OBC has to offer to you and how you can get involved with helping us do our part to make Ogden the outdoor capital of Utah!

About the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective

The Salt Lake City shop is the flagship location of the Bicycle Collective. Founded in 2002, the Collective was born when a small group of enthusiastic bicycle users put to the test ideas that appeared to be complementary realities: that bicycles are a sustainable form of urban transportation and people just need a little encouragement to choose to ride; and the fact that there are bicycles sitting unused in garages and backyards throughout the Wasatch front that could be refurbished and put to use by someone in need.

Starting from such a simple idea, the Collective has grown from a small working board of directors in a rented storage unit in Glendale, to a state-wide organization with four community bike shops in three cities and growing!

The SLCBC is the engine that empowers the organization. The SLCBC sells refurbished bicycles as well as used and new components and accessories, the revenue from which is reinvested into ever expanding programming that allows us to give hundreds of bikes to adults and kids in need each year, teach free repair classes, earn-a-bike and mountain bike camps for kids, job training and more! It’s a model we’re proud of and is built with long-term sustainability and mutual benefit in mind—the more people use our shops, the more programming we’re able to offer!

Swing by the shop at 2312 S. West Temple sometime to learn more about what we have to offer or to see how you can get involved with the movement to put as many bikes on the streets of SLC as possible. Happy riding!

Danielle Stiff

Location Director

Danielle is a long time bicycle commuter, but until stepping into the Ogden Bicycle Collective (OBC), knew very little about bike mechanics.  She began attending the free Bike Mechanic 101 classes, then applied for and was accepted into the first round of OBC's Apprenticeship Program.  After completing the program, Danielle was hired as OBC's Volunteer Coordinator, where she took an active role in helping to develop many of OBC's existing programs.  When the position became available, Danielle was promoted to Director of the Ogden Bicycle Collective.  Danielle has been involved in non-profit work for over a decade, and has seen first-hand how bikes can improve people's lives.  She is proud to be part of a sustainable community organization that works to empower people and promote a healthy lifestyle.