SLC Bike Prom 2019, is happening!! Tickets are now on sale! We're riding and dancing on Saturday, June 8th. This is an event for all folks of all ages.

Bike Prom is SLC Bicycle Collective's annual fundraising event. Don your fanciest prom duds, grab a date (or group or come solo!) and join a thousand friendly riders on a slow ride around SLC streets. The ride starts at Fairmont Park (1040 E. Sugarmont Dr.) and will end at the Tracy Aviary (589 E. 1300 S.) where we'll dance the night away!

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FAQs

Is this a family friendly event?

Yes! Bring the kids so they can enjoy the ride and the party at Tracy Aviary. Be advised, if kids are to ride their own bikes they will need to be able to keep pace with the group and police escort. The party tickets are priced per individual. We will have a subsidized ticket for kids under 16 years of age; the year they decide to commute the fun way or the other way.

Does it cost to participate in the group ride?

No, but donations are always appreciated! The party at Tracy Aviary is what the tickets are for if you choose to join us beyond the ride, which you should. The party is always a blast!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No minimum age to attend; we encourage youth under the age of 16 to be accompanied by an adult. You must bring a valid ID if you plan to purchase alcohol to be consumed at the event at Tracy Aviary.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We encourage bicycles for the ride from Fairmont Park to Tracy Aviary, but other modes of human-powered transportation are acceptable. There will be a bicycle valet for those staying for the ticketed event. If you must drive to Tracy Aviary to join us for the party, you can park in any available parking spots at Liberty Park.

If you are coming from the Sugarhouse area and require a vehicle to get you here, there is plenty of parking for you to leave your car at Fairmont Park. You will just have to ride back there at the end of the group ride or party to get your vehicle; no overnight parking at either park.

What can I bring into the event?

No outside food or drinks allowed. Both will be available for purchase once inside.

What should I wear?

It's called Bike Prom, so dig out your old dresses and suits or maybe that bridesmaid dress that was worn that one time - shorts, suspenders, and a bowtie; Sure! Some go retro and come in light blue frilly tuxedos or in flapper dresses and zuit suits. Visit your favorite secondhand store and you'll probably find what you're looking for! Your outfit, your call, just make it fun and enjoy the people watching!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

April 19, 2019

OBC Fall/Winter Hours

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We're updating our hours for Fall!  These new hours start October 1st and will last throughout the pumpkin spice season.

Updated Hours:

Tue-4:00-6:00 PM

Youth Open Shop (Youth ages 10-17 ONLY)

Wed-12:00-6:00 PM

Open Shop

Thur-12:00-6:00 PM

Volunteer Day and Sales

Thur- 6:00-7:00 PM

FREE Bike Mechanic 101 Class at 6:00 PM

Fri-Sat-12:00-6:00 PM

Open Shop

April 18, 2019

Todd Reeder

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Todd Reeder is a community developer with a passion for place making and creating opportunity in underserved neighborhoods. In his current role as Director of Real Estate Development for the Community Development Corporation of Utah, he works with community partners to provide housing solutions throughout the state. Todd joined the Bike Collective in 2018, where he will utilize his extensive background in finance, operations, project management, and development to help grow the footprint of each of the Bike Collective communities. When not riding a bike around town, Todd enjoys being in the great outdoors and listening to some wicked cool tunes.

April 15, 2019

Abby - Bike Shop Dog

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Abby is currently interviewing to become the Bicycle Collective mascot as a vocal and enthusiastic supporter. She loves meeting all of the volunteers and youth that come into the shop. Sometimes she takes quick dog naps while her human interacts with others. While she loves being in the shop, she prefers to be on the trails hiking or biking with her human. Abby does love treats and ear scratches.

Donna McAleer is the Executive Director of the Bicycle Collective. She is happiest outside on her bike or on skis in the mountains.

She has more than thirty years of nonprofit and public sector organizational leadership, financial management and fundraising experience. 

Donna is a former US Army Officer having served in a variety of leadership roles stateside and in Germany. In 2013, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta appointed Donna to serve on the Defense Advisory Council for Women in the Service (DACOWITS) to provide advice and recommendations on matters and policies relating to the recruitment and retention, treatment, integration, and well-being of highly qualified professional women in the Armed Forces.

She began in the private sector with the Novations Consulting Group, later moving to William M. Mercer, Inc. Donna than became a Vice President of Global Logistics and Support Services at GenRad, a leading producer of electronic test equipment. There Donna was responsible for the development and implementation of a global logistics and customer support strategy. As a consultant, she worked on the Secretary of Veterans Affairs top three clinical and operational priorities of suicide prevention, community care, and call center modernization. 

Previously, she served as the Executive Director for People's Health Clinic in Park City, UT where she and the PHC team transformed the business model to create financial stability, increase community awareness, and ensure uninsured and underinsured residents of Summit and Wasatch counties had access to quality medical and healthcare. 

Donna received her B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York and her M.B.A. from Darden Graduate School at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. She is the award-winning author of Porcelain on Steel: Women of West Point's Long Gray Line  (Fortis Publishing 2010).

As an avid outdoor enthusiast, she teaches alpine skiing at Deer Valley Resort. Donna enjoys anything outside -- skiing, mountain biking, road cycling, hiking, camping, golfing and traveling. One of her favorite mountain biking trails is the White Rim. 

Bike Buddies

Overview

Provo Bicycle Collective is happy to announce that beginning in May we will offer a new program called Bike Buddies for kids ages 4-11. The new program will provide participants with a refurbished bike and an hour of safe riding instruction. Participants are required to have a helmet. These can be bought at the Bicycle Collective on the day of the event. Bike Buddies is geared toward children in need who don’t already own a bike.

Schedule

Bike Buddies will be held from May - October on the first Saturday of the month from 9-11am. The event will have the following timeline:

9:00-9:45: meet, greet, bicycle and helmet fit for participating kids, lots of fun!

9:45-10:00: ride to nearby parking lot for safe riding instruction

10:00-11:00: bike instruction (hand signals, stopping, turning, maneuvering, etc)

Registration

Those interested in participating must register by calling Provo Bicycle Collective (801-210-9032) where we will walk through a registration form for your child. Please have your child’s height in inches when you call. Registration will end the week before the session, but may fill before the end date. A parent or guardian must be present with the child during the event.

Volunteer with the SLCBC! *Temporarily Suspended due to COVID-19*

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*Temporarily Suspended due to COVID-19*

Shop Volunteering

Volunteering with the SLC Bicycle Collective is a great way to gain invaluable experience within the community. We have open volunteering hours on Mondays between 5:30 and 9:00 PM and on Fridays between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM. You may stop in anytime during those hours - no sign-up necessary. We ask folks to serve at least an hour when they come to volunteer - you are welcome to stay longer or for the full block. 

No experience with bikes necessary to volunteer. Our staff will teach you all the things you need to know about bikes to assist us in the cause. However, a skilled mechanic is always appreciated in our shop!

Instructions for volunteering:

Please meet at the SLC shop located at 2312 S. West Temple. The front door is usually locked, so ring the doorbell when you arrive. We will then have you complete an application and give you a walking tour/orientation of the shop that will cover volunteer duties, responsibilities, and expectations. 

Wear clothes that you don't mind getting bike grease on. We provide shop aprons and gloves for all volunteers. 

Volunteers in the shop typically work on fixing kids and adult bikes for our charitable programs, sort through bike parts and do miscellaneous cleaning around the shop. We provide all the educational support and resources for volunteers to successfully complete projects in our shop!

Bike Prom Volunteer

Every year the SLC Bicycle Collective holds an annual fundraiser called "Bike Prom". We need volunteers to help us make it a successful and fun event! Call for 2018 Bike Prom volunteers has ended. We'll put out a call for 2019 Bike Prom Volunteers next year! 

Bike Valet Volunteer

Bike Valet is provided by the Bicycle Collective at many of the events in Salt Lake City throughout the spring, summer, and early fall that demand safe, theft-­free bicycle parking service! Help patrons by securely parking their pedal ­powered steeds at our handy-dandy pop­up rack/based parking systems. Available to anyone 18 and older. Perks of volunteering for Bike Valet is getting into the events for free (if there is a cover charge)! Links to sign-up to volunteer with Bike Valet for 2019 events will be available soon. 

Thomas Cooke is a cyclist, skier, coach, writer, teacher, entrepreneur, local county planning commissioner, husband, and father. He settled in Park City, Utah in 1993, and has been turning pedals on all sorts of bikes ever since. 

Thomas has had a long career in brand development, marketing, and brand building through leveraging creative technology. 

Starting in 2005, Thomas led the creative team for SLC-based agency Struck who along with the Utah Office of Tourism and State Tourism Board launched Utah’s Life Elevated brand and subsequent advertising campaigns to promote the state as a tourism destination. 

In 2008, Thomas joined SLC-based digital agency Welikesmall (now called Thinkingbox) and helped launch a ground-breaking website for the 2010 U.S. Census. 

In 2011, Thomas co-founded Rally Interactive, a product design and development studio that would go on to win an Apple Design Award for an iOS app they designed and developed for National Geographic.

Thomas is excited to join the Bicycle Collective and combine his experience in creative technology with has passion for bicycles and the people who ride them.

Ryan used to ride up and down mountains but now he seeks to become the ultimate bike commuter! While working on his degree in engineering at Utah State University he discovered he had much more passion for helping people than for math. Now he is currently working on his degree in Global Communications, Spanish, and Latin American Studies. Having worked in higher education, non profit organization, and refugee resettlement, he loves helping other people learn new things! You’ll find him cruising the Jordan River Trail but watch out or he’ll talk your ear off about the benefits of volunteering for a good cause!

A Utah County native, I began volunteering at the Provo Bicycle Collective in 2012. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and Philosophy in 2015, I moved to Boise and began working with the Boise Bicycle Project where I honed my skills as a mechanic and educator. In 2016 I returned to Provo, committed to growing the operation here. I love bicycles because I see them as a vehicle that challenges riders to push themselves and engage their community in a different way. I see the Collective growing and becoming more effective in fostering community impact and growth, and serving as a space in which community members can grow and develop themselves. In June 2019, I moved to lead the Salt Lake City branch of the Bicycle Collective.

Welcome to our newest line of products!

We are now offering "Ride-able" bikes for those who are looking for a bargain.

Unlike other bikes in our store, these bikes are not refurbished (prices vary between $40 - $150). Every "Ride-able" bike comes with one hour of free bench coaching. We will help you diagnose any existing issues and show you how to fix them. "Ride-able" bikes are sold "as-is" and are not refundable.

Every purchase at the Bicycle Collective helps us to provide bicycles, repair help, and educational programs to adults and children in need.

Bikes for Goodwill

Our Bikes for Goodwill program provides free bicycles to anyone who can’t afford to purchase one. Bikes for Goodwill may be earned through 6 hours of volunteer service.  Find out how to volunteer here.

If you are in need of a bike for transportation, are currently NOT able to volunteer with us, and if you are receiving help from an organization such as Switchpoint CRC, the Court Support Services, and others, ask your caseworker to contact us. 

Find out more about our Monthly Bike Kitchen at Switchpoint CRC HERE. 

 

Dear SLCBC Volunteers,

Whether you volunteered one hour, 25 hours, or over 100 hours in our shop in 2018, your hard work and service did not go unnoticed. Last year alone, we had a total of 1,738 volunteers who served a total of 4,533 hours in our shop. These numbers translate to volunteers fixing and repairing 386 kids bikes and 261 adult bikes that were then given away to folks in our community who needed them most. 

In addition to these bikes being repaired and given away, we can't even begin to count the number of parts that were salvaged and organized, the number of nuts, bolts, and dust bunnies that were swept up, and the number of tubes repaired and sorted in our shop - all by the hands of our volunteers. Our shop's success is very much dependent on our volunteers, we can't do this work alone! Thank you for your service and for the care you have given by serving in our shop to support members of our community. We're excited to see you and new volunteers in our shop soon!

Sincerely, 

Amy Wiscombe
Volunteer and Program Coordinator

Click here to learn more about volunteering with the SLCBC.

 

November 16, 2018

Dannielle Larkin

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I am honored to be a board member for Utah’s Bicycle Collective.  I sought collaboration with the Collective in 2015 after realizing that the opportunity to own and enjoy a bicycle wasn’t equitable in my Southern Utah community.  Many volunteers came together and made it clear that St. George was ready for a community bike shop and we opened the doors to our brick and mortar location in October 2017.  I have a degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Southern Utah University.  I’ve chaired and been involved in many community projects over the years and believe a little community involvement goes a long way.  My husband and I own a commercial mechanical contracting business in St George.  I have 4 kids, a dog, a horse, a garden, a podcast addiction, and a garage full of bikes.  I hope to live to see the day when cycling in Southern Utah is not the outlier mode of transportation but one of the norms.