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

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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.

Community Bicycle Classes

The Salt Lake City location offers FREE community cycling classes each week taught by our skilled mechanics and volunteers. Come learn more about bicycle maintenance and repair in a non-intimidating and supportive space. No sign-up or registration necessary!

Classes are held on Mondays from 6 - 7 PM (unless otherwise indicated).

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

2019 Spring Schedule: 

  • February 4 - Winter Riding
  • February 11 - Flat Fix & Roadside Maintenance
  • February 18 - Presidents' Day - NO CLASS
  • February 25 - Hit the Brakes!
  • March 4 - Rear Derailleur
  • March 11 - Front Derailleur
  • March 18 - Tubeless Tire Repair
  • March 25 - Wheel Basics
  • April 1 - Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • April 8 - Chains/Drivetrain 
  • April 15 - Bike Fit & Suspension Dynamics
  • April 22 - Bike Touring 101
  • April 29 - Ask a Mechanic 

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:

  • $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 

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.

Come to the Salt Lake Shop!

When can I buy a bike or parts?

  • Tuesday, Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: Noon - 7:00 pm
  • Sunday: Noon - 5:00 pm

When can I work on my own bike?

Do you have special time for women to work in the shop?

  • Wednesdays: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

When can I volunteer?

When can I drop off a bike?

 

 

 

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