When the school district asked us to participate in Bike to School Week this year, we went all in. Provo Bicycle Collective originally promised 75 bikes to local elementary schools, but the requests kept coming after that, until we reached 90 bikes. 

Why did we promise this? Because every kid deserves a bike. Most of us remember our first bike as a child because it gave us freedom; freedom to explore at the speed of discovery. Every child deserves this feeling.

This week, most of those bikes were given out to children who didn't already own a bike. To say they were thrilled is an understatement. I'll let this photo do the talking from here.

If you've ever volunteered with us, know that you played a huge part in this. All giveaway bikes are refurbished by volunteers like you. We can't thank you enough! See more photos of these kids here and don't forget to share!

If you'd like to ensure all kids get a bike, regardless of family income, donate today! Just $50 gives a bike to a kid in need!

 

About the St. George Bicycle Collective

The St. George Bicycle Collective is our youngest location and the only Community Bike Shop in Southern Utah. Like all shops, we started off with a small group of volunteers that committed hundreds, if not thousands, of hours to building bikes for people in need. The St. George Bicycle Collective became a full-fledged Community Bike Shop in October 2017. 

The St. George Bicycle Collective is temporarily located at 389 Industrial Road, Unit 8. We take our commitment very seriously to make bicycles affordable and accessible for all, and we strive to grow our educational programs for adults and youth, our earn-a-bike programs, and social events and rides for cycling enthusiasts and newbies alike.

Follow us on Facebook to stay posted on new programs and opportunities. 

Click here if you would like to learn how to get involved. 

 

Provo Bicycle Collective is proud to announce a newly-formed partnership with BYU police who will now donate bikes abandoned on BYU campus.  BYU Police joins Provo and Springville police departments in donating abandoned bikes to charity.

Each semester, between 200-300 bikes are bikes are left on BYU campus; 3-5% of all bikes on campus during warmer months.  BYU Police has agreed to donate these bikes to Provo Bicycle Collective who will refurbish and send the bikes back on the road; giving many away and selling others at low cost.

In 2016, Bicycle Collective’s statewide operations received 5,552 donated bicycles and sent 3,089 repaired bikes back into the community, giving away 1,609 to underprivileged individuals.

With increased donations, Provo Bicycle Collective hopes to increase its output, putting hundreds more bikes on the road and encouraging Provo citizens to drive cars less.

It's been a historic year at Provo Bicycle Collective. With our move, building beautification, and addition of new staff, we've focused our volunteers' efforts on refurbishing giveaway bikes.  With the help of dozens of volunteers, we refurbished 101 kids bikes for giveaway this month. This beats our previous record of 50 last Christmas. We're confident that these bicycles were placed with the right children who would otherwise not have received a bike this Christmas. It's our hope that these bikes will encourage them to get outside and lay a groundwork for a self-sufficient life. Thank you to Provo School District's Social Workers, Utah County 4-H, Centro Hipsano, and bishops of the LDS Church for helping us place these bicycles. We are looking forward to serving and giving even more in 2017.

If you have need for kids bikes in the near or distant future, please email to request some. We'll be needing to find kids to receive these for years to come.

Juvenile Justice Jr. Bike Mechanic Apprenticeship Program

Our Jr. Bike Mechanic Apprenticeship Program (Jr. Bike MAP) with the Juvenile Justice centers are an adaptation of our in-shop classes. We’ve taken the course and made it more in-depth and mobile to provide it to youth in the Juvenile Detention Centers in local Juvenile Justice Centers. 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 and students who pass midterm and final exams receive a certification from the Ogden Bicycle Collective.

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

Are you interested in learning how to repair your own bicycle? Are you wanting to become a better volunteer?

This course will teach you the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair. Topic will include:

-Tire & Tubes

-Wheel Service

-Brakes and Shifting

-Bearing Systems

The course will run every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm. There is a small fee to attend. Reserve your spot here

Attendants of this course will receive 10% off tool purchases. 

*This course is for 16 years and up.

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. In 2020, 388 bikes found a new home through us!

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!

Come to the Provo Shop!

Come to the Ogden Shop!

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

Youth Open Shop 4-6pm

Wednesday

Open Shop 12-6pm

Thursday

Volunteer Day 12 - 6pm

Free Mechanic Class at 6-7pm

Friday

Open Shop 12-6pm

Saturday

Open Shop 12-6pm

Sunday

Closed

Get more info about Open Shop.

 

Bike Valet

Make Biking to Your Event Easy!

Let the Ogden Bike Collective provide bike parking to your guests at your event! Each year the OBC partners with organizations to offer bike parking to riders at the events like Ogden Twilight Concert Series, OFOAM music festival, and more! Don’t pollute, bike commute!

For pricing and availability, contact us at

Get Involved:

To volunteer with our Bike Valet team, check out our Volunteer Local pageto sign up for an event!  Volunteering at Bike Valet comes with a host of benefits, which can include free Bicycle Collective monthly membership, free entry to the events we attend, and more!  Contact  for questions on volunteering.

Our Shops

We have strange hours. Luckily they don't change often.

The Bicycle Collective is much more than a place to buy an used bike or repair your bike. While we have designated hours for personal bike repair and bike sales, we also have seperate hours for volunteering and community service, Earn-a-Bike, or working on bikes for giveaway.

If you're hoping to work on your bike or purchase a bike, please come during Open Shop hours. If you are hoping to volunteer, please talk with your local location to see how you can best serve them. If you want to just look around the shop, go ahead, come anytime.

Visit our shop-specific pages to learn about shop hours and programs at your location.