November 15, 2018

Thayne Harbaugh

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Rebuilding bicycles since he was 14 years-old, Thayne has live in Utah County for 46 years.  He has a background in electrical engineering, mechanical design and has worked as a software developer for more than 26 years.  Thayne initiated the electrical upgrade project at PBC and was key in adding numerous lights and electrical outlets.  He hopes to contribute to technology projects and initiatives.

November 15, 2018

Jack Moran

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After retiring to St George, my wife and I began volunteering at bike events. The Senior Games, Intermountain Cup and Ironman St. George.

Early in 2016 the opportunity to rescue abandoned bikes came up and it has turned into Bicycle Collective St. George where we can enable all ages to learn and maintain all types of bicycles. 

My reward is seeing young and old enjoy riding and learning about all the opportunities biking represents.

November 15, 2018

Jim O'Callaghan, Treasurer

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Jim spent his career building brands, customers—and value—for a host of innovative technology companies, both public and private. Jim co-founded Cirque Corporation, inventor of touchpad pointing devices now common on virtually all laptop computers. After selling Cirque to Alps Corporation in 2003, Jim founded the NorAm division of EnOcean, a Siemens spinout employing energy-harvesting to self-power wireless sensor solutions for use in building automation, industrial applications, and environmental monitoring. Since retiring in 2016, Jim consults part-time with companies in the energy harvesting and wireless sensor markets.  

Jim began volunteering at the Bicycle Collective in 2017, became a core volunteer and joined the board of directors in November 2018. Jim has been a lifelong cyclist, former racer, and now an avid mountain biker.  Having seen the personal and community benefits of cycling, Jim joined the Collective to extend that opportunity to all members of the community regardless of economic resources. Jim and his wife are avid skiers, cyclists and travel enthusiasts.  

Volunteer Coordinator

I moved to Ogden with my husband last year. The mountains, seasons, and accessibility of so many incredible natural landscapes meant that there was no question of whether we'd love it here.

After graduating, I began a career in Human Resources. I also began snowboarding at the same time. After a few years the call of the mountains and adventure was strong, and I left my office based career. In the years since I've taught English in South Korea (where I met my husband), worked as a Snowboard Instructor, and guided people through a Glow Worm cave in New Zealand.

I've commuted by bike on and off all my life, and am loving learning and practicing bike mechanics so far. I'm excited to be working in a position that serves our environment and community, and helps others to do the same through volunteering and providing the brilliant programs offered at the Bike Collective.

Recognizing Our Generous Supporters

The Bicycle Collective's impact would not be possible without the generous philanthropic support of many of individuals, corporations, foundations, and other funders. Their contributions continue to make a difference in the lives of thousands of Utahns. We are grateful for their support and pleased to recognize them in the listing below, which is updated quarterly, consistent with the Collective's commitment to transparency. We are grateful for their generosity.    

It can be said that Forrest’s career in bicycling began on his 7th birthday, when his parents gave him a new red Schwinn Stingray bike. Almost immediately, he went to work recruiting his friends to help him build a dirt ramp in a vacant lot at the bottom of a hill near his house. There he and his friends competed with each other, pretending to be like daredevil Evil Kneivel, racing their bikes down the hill to see who could jump their bike the furthest. Pretty soon, after one of the boys got hurt from crashing his bike, and the boy’s mom complained to the other moms, Forrest and his brother went to work converting the ramp and jump site to a small BMX track. There the kids timed each other to see who could ride the course in the fastest time. Forrest and a friend cut and paint tin cans, making medals to award to winners. 

In time, Forrest learned more about bicycle maintenance and modifications  as he moved on to bigger and better bikes. He also coordinated group rides with friends from their neighborhood in the L.A. suburbs to Malibu beach. During high school Forrest learned more about bicycle technology from his stepdad, who was an aviation engineer and fellow cyclist, and the two talked about opening their own bike shop someday. Unfortunately, that dream never happened after his stepdad passed away from a sudden heart attack. Over the years Forrest continued biking with friends, and with his wife and two stepsons, while also coming up with different ideas for developing his own bike company. In 2016 he earned an MBA in sustainability with the goal of moving from the social services industry to an organization that focuses on positive environmental actions. Meanwhile, he built his career in tax and cost accounting, auditing, and HR management with several accounting firms and non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area. 

After relocating to St. George with his wife in 2019, Forrest’s dream of working at a bike shop and promoting sustainability finally came into fruition when he was offered the position as Location Director at the St. George Bicycle Collective. Now Forrest is able to merge his experience in sustainability, accounting, HR and nonprofit management with his passion for bikes, the environment and helping the community in working to advance the Bicycle Collective’s mission. Besides working to get more youths, adults and seniors to ride and maintain their bicycles, Forrest’s goal is to help the Bicycle Collective get more bike paths and trails built in Washington County, provide more training in bicycle maintenance and safety, organize group rides and social events, promote the health and environmental benefits of biking, and introduce innovative and unique bicycle technology to riders in Southern Utah. Forrest is very excited to be with the Bicycle Collective and is looking forward to helping it grow as a key player in the Utah bicycle scene. 

Over the past two months our volunteers have been repairing donated kids bikes for Community Christmas. On Friday December 13th, we dropped off 133 bikes and 121 helmets. Thank you to everyone that donated their time and resources to make this possible!

 

Essen grew up hiking in the beautiful forests of Virginia and pursued her journey west through Kansas to Utah. She hopes to continue her west-bound trajectory by biking the Pacific Coast in the next year. Before coming to the Bicycle Collective, Essen worked to develop refugee programming in a Title 1 elementary school for parent engagement and English Language Learners, through AmeriCorps VISTA. She has also enjoyed directing events, teaching kiddos in special education, and conducting social science research. These experiences helped solidify her love for community engagement with diverse groups. She previously volunteered at the Provo Bicycle Collective and is excited to be part of the Salt Lake team! She is passionate about the healthy lifestyle cycling promotes and the community the Collective creates. You can find her rock-climbing, camping, or scheming ways to recreate the mochi ice cream she buys at Whole Foods.

We're Utah's newest Retrospec bicycles dealer!

We're excited to partner with Retrospec bicycles to provide new, affordable, quality bikes in addition to our refurbished bicycles. You can purchase them safely online for pickup in the shop.




Check out our inventory of refurbished bicycles!

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.

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Terrorcat Alleycat Bike Race
Saturday, October 26th 4:00 PM
$5.00 Admission
Bring lights, a bag, and 2 cans of food. 
Helmets and costumes encouraged! 
Race starts at the Ogden Bicycle Collective