Hailing from both Northern California and Western New York the raw beauty of Utah is what drew him here. Owen started as a volunteer at the collective in 2012 and has worked as Valet Coordinator, Mechanic, Open Shop Manager, or has been a Keylist volunteer throughout the years. In his spare time he enjoys playing with Beehive Bike Polo, working on his 80's BMW, and mountain biking. 

Provo Bicycle Collective is proud to announce a newly-formed partnership with Refugee Action Network through which we hope to provide dozens of free bikes each year to refugees seeking to become self-sufficient in Utah Valley.

In its last year of work, Refugee Action Network has proven itself as an effective resource for refugees who have already spent some time in the US and seeking to become more self-sufficient. 

Our partnership allows Refugee Action Network to recommend their clients to our shop for a free Goodwill Bike – donated bicycles refurbished by PBC volunteers.  In 2016, Bicycle Collective gave away 1,436 Goodwill Bikes throughout Utah.

Our hope is that their refugees will use these bikes to meet daily transportation needs; riding to work, shopping for groceries, and meeting appointments. 

We’re always in need of willing volunteers to repair bikes for these refugees.  Interested volunteers can find out how to fix bikes with us at Bicyclecollective.org.  No experience is necessary.

The Bicycle Collective is happy to welcome our newest location in St. George.  Visit us at 70 W St. George Blvd.

Women's Volunteer Night

Wednesdays from 4-7pm.

Bike mechanics has traditionally been a male-dominated trade. Let's change that!

Women’s Volunteer Nights offer a safe and supportive environment for females (and those who identify) to volunteer in the shop and learn about bicycle mechanics. Join us whether you have experience with bicycles or not. Individuals can now work on thier own bicycles during this time free of charge.

The work volunteers do will help further the Bicycle Collective’s goals of creating a cleaner, healthier environment, and providing bicycles for children and and those who can’t otherwise afford one. Provo Bicycle Collective gave away 408 bikes in 2017 and with your help, we will give away many more in the years to come!

Have questions? Email Judith Westwood @ .

Coleman first got involved with the Provo Bicycle Collective when he started school at BYU. He needed to fix up his fixed gear bike that he used as a commuter and found himself visiting the collective often. After a couple years of working as a bicycle mechanic at another local shop, he joined the Collective and is now the Head Mechanic for the Provo Bicycle collective. Coleman enjoys challenging himself by planning new routes through the mountains and exploring the endless dirt roads and trails that Utah has to offer. He is double majoring in Industrial Design and German at BYU but still finds the time to get out and ride, regardless of the weather.

Eagle Scout Projects for the Ogden Bicycle Collective

The Ogden Bicycle Collective would be happy to be the beneficiary of your Eagle Scout Project!

Please read our general Eagle Scout Project page first.

BIKE DRIVES:

The most common project is hosting a bike drive.  The scout is responsible for planning and implementing project logistics and coordinating volunteers to gather unused or unwanted bicycles.  The scout and volunteers will then pick up bikes (a large trailer is helpful), and arrange with Bicycle Collective staff to drop them off at our Community Bike Shop.  The scout and volunteers will also need to help us sort and organize donated bikes.

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 should plan to yield between 50 and 150 bicycles.

Please contact our Program Coordinator at  or 801-997-0336 to find out if a bike drive is a current need and arrange a time to discuss your Eagle Project!

OTHER PROJECTS:

Eagle Scouts are encouraged to present other projects they feel would be helpful to the Ogden Bicycle Collective, however they are subject to staff approval.

Some current needs that may be fitting for an Eagle Scout Project:

-Obtaining funding for, and planning and constructing of a handicap/wheelchair ramp (this would include researching applicable ordinances and regulations, including ADA guidelines, and getting appropriate approvals)

-Helping to obtain funding for and planning additional storage for the Community Bike Shop (this would include researching applicable ordinances and regulations, and getting appropriate approvals)

-Organizing a donation drive based off of our donation wish list and any additional needs identified by staff

Please contact our Program Coordinator at  or 801-997-0336 to discuss your Eagle Scout Project Proposal and get approval before completing.

Bike Mechanics 101 for Volunteers

Every Wednesday in June and July starting June 6

Class 6 PM - 7 PM, volunteer time 7 PM - 9:00 PM

This class is FREE for members or if you stick around to volunteer for an hour. 

New volunteers welcome! 

Please show up 15 mins prior to the class for a brief orientation and some paperwork. 

If you are short on time but would like to participate and support us, inquire about our membership options!

June 6: Wheel Basics (depending on participants skills, we’ll work on fixing flats or move right to hubs)
June 13: Wheels Intermediate - Hubs and Truing
June 20: Cables and Housing (7 PM Mechanics and Music Jam Session at the Shop)
June 27: Brakes
Juli 4: No Class
Juli 11: Derailleurs & Shifting Smoothly
Juli 18: Chainring, Cassette, Chain Health and Replacement
July 25: The Bottom Bracket
August 1: The Headset

Community Bike Shop

 

Want to fix your own bicycle?  During Open Shop hours, we have up to six workbenches of professional-grade bike tools available for public use.  With the guidance of a staff mechanic, even those who have never picked up a wrench before can learn how to repair a flat tire, replace a cable, or even give their bike a full tune-up. 

The St. George Bicycle Collective is hiring a Youth Progam Instructor

This position is much more than just an opportunity to wrench on bikes and share your abilities as a youth instructor. All of our mechanics work together with our volunteers and have the opportunity to move into leadership positions in education and youth programming, operations, and mechanics.

We are a growing community organization with a strong passion for promoting bicycling for transportation as a cornerstone for sustainable growth in this region.  

For the right candidate, this position can develop into year-round, full-time, multi-faceted employment with increasing pay and responsibility.

Depending on availability, our Youth Program Instructor can double as a staff mechanic or focus exclusively on our Youth Programs. 

 

The Highlights:

  • Hourly pay depending on experience
  • Opportunity to grow the job and the organization
  • Get paid to do makes a significant difference in our community

Click the link below to find out more about the job and learn how to apply.

 

 

Press

Provo Bicycle Collective is frequently featured in the news. Read the stories about our work below!

Media staff, please email  for stories.

 

2018

VIDEO Local nonprofit launches new urban cycling safety course to protect riders, KSL News

Provo Bicycle Collective goes beyong providing some new wheels, Daily Herald

STAFF PICK New Provo Bicycle Collective program strives to empower women, The Daily Universe

Provo Bicycle Collective starts women's volunteer program, Deseret News

Provo Bicycle Collective launches safe urban cycling course, Deseret News

Head to Provo's Bike-in movie, Daily Herald

Go to a bike party, Daily Herald

Cycling advocates say more Utah women should commute by bike, Deseret News

Provo Bicycle Collective launches safe urban cycling class, Deseret News

VIDEO, STAFF PICK #ProvoServes Provo Bicycle Collective, Provo City

 

2017

Provo Bicycle Collective donates bikes to local schools, Daily Herald

BYU student gives back to Provo with bicycles, The Daily Universe

STAFF PICK Homeless man lives on bike earned from Provo Bicycle Collective, The Daily Universe

STAFF PICK Donated bikes 'life-changing' for BYU ELC students, The Daily Universe

The Provo Bicycle Collective Rolls On, SLUG Magazine

Provo Bicycle Collective partners with Habitat for Humanity, Daily Herald

17 Provo murals to appreciate while strolling through town, Daily Herald

Provo Bicycle Collective donates refurbished kids bikes to groups, Daily Herald

Provo Women's Day celebrations honor Utah county women and girls, Daily Herald

Provo Bicycle Collective donates bikes, Daily Herald

How a Utah bike shop helps refugees, charities, and the community, Deseret News

Get your bike up and running with the Collective, Mayor John Curtis

Cycle and Recycle, BYU Magazine

Provo Bicycle Collective named Provo's only gold-level Bicycle Friendly Business, BikeProvo.org

BYU Police to partner with Provo Bicycle Collective, Deseret News

VIDEO Austin Taylor on civic engagement in Provo, Provo Connections

VIDEO Austin Taylor, Provo Bicycle Collective Director 

VIDEO Provo store donates bikes to foster kids, BYU Eleven News

  

2016

Provo Mayor: Ten exciting things that happened in Provo in 2016, Daily Herald

Provo Bicycle Collective educating children through Earn-a-Bike program, Daily Herald

Provo Bicycle Collective gives back to community, The Daily Universe

Provo Bicycle Collective puts out call for new downtown mural, Daily Herald

Provo Bicycle Collective almost finished with new mural, Daily Herald

Bike Prom celebrates new location for Provo Bicycle Collective, The Daily Universe

Pay it Forward: The Bicycle Collective, KUTV

Provo Bicycle Collective moves to Joaquin neighborhood, Provo City Council

VIDEO KBYU Community Connection: Provo Bicycle Collective, KBYU

VIDEO Provo nonprofit encourages community to fix bicycles, KSL News

VIDEO City Council decides to allow Provo Bicycle Collective to move into Joaquin neighborhood, Provo City Council

VIDEO Earn-a-Bike Instructor Adam K at Provo Bicycle Collective

VIDEO Provo Bicycle Collective Intro

 

2015

VIDEO Provo Bicycle Collective Commercial

 

2012

VIDEO UVU: Zac Whitmore - Philosophy Student, Director of Provo Bicycle Collective

VIDEO Provo Bicycle Collective Info Video

STAFF PICK 10 Years of Bicycle Collective (about our founding)

 

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Born and raised in Utah, Cole has always loved the outdoors. He was introduced to mountain biking in 2016, and since then he has raced with a local team and worked at a bike shop. After discovering the Bicycle Collective in 2017, he started volunteering in Youth Open Shop and has since become an employee. When he’s not at the Collective, Cole likes mountain biking, camping, running, reading, and playing the cello.

June 08, 2018

We are hiring mechanics!

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It's that time of the year -- spring is coming and we need help!!

 

The St. George Bicycle Collective is hiring Mechanics.  If you love bikes and what we do, this could be the job for you!

This position is much more than just an opportunity to wrench on bikes and grow your abilities as a bike mechanic. All of our mechanics work together with our volunteers and have the opportunity to move into leadership positions in education and youth programming, operations, and mechanics. 

We are a growing community organization with a strong passion for promoting bicycling for transportation as a cornerstone for sustainable growth in this region.  

For the right candidate, this position can develop into year-round, full-time, multi-faceted employment with increasing pay and responsibility.

 

The Highlights:

  • hourly pay DOE
  • Opportunity to grow the job and the organization
  • Get paid to do makes a significant difference in our community

Click the link below to find out more about the job and learn how to apply.