November 15, 2018

Jim O'Callaghan

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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.  

November 09, 2018

Joel Flores - Mechanic

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Originally from Southern California, Joel learned the ropes of bike mechanics in Moab bike shops.

He raced both downhill and road bikes, and loves to lend his expertise in bike mechanics and his ability to diagnose almost any issue in that realm to anyone who'd like to learn. Joel also built trails for the National Parks Service and Conservation Core, and worked in Search and Rescue and as a Wildland Firefighter. He's got some stories to tell.

Ask him about his experiences being involved in the Columbia Shuttle recovery efforts and what he knows about the real story behind the movie "127 hours". 

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We gave 'Trunk or Treat' a twist this fall encouraging kids and parents to ride their bikes.

Happy Halloween! 

Halloween Bike or Treat

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Youth Open Shop

WE'RE PAUSING THE YOUTH OPEN SHOP OVER THE SUMMER

The St. George Bicycle Collective is anticipating a few big changes: we'll have to move over the summer. Please sign up HERE if you would like to get notified once Youth Open Shop is back up and running. 

 

Find out how to Help Us Move HERE 

 

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 (currently a one-time option to get the bike running), help repair bikes for the Collective giving programs, or earn a bike of their own through volunteered hours.

 

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Only the top 0.5% of nonprofits listed on Guidestar earn this award. We got it for our transparency; everything you need to know to be confident that Bicycle Collective is a well-run nonprofit organization is listed on our Guidestar page. There, you'll find what problems we're trying to solve, how we plan to solve them, how we measure success, and so much more. 

Check out our Guidestar page now to learn more: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/81-0569811

October 16, 2018

Zach Bolton - Mechanic

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Zach is an avid mountain biker and loves to spend his time shredding on any trail that is available to him.
Due to the destructive nature of mountain biking Zach has found interest in repairing his own mechanical issues and helping others fix theirs. 

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Amy is a St George Local with a deep love and respect for her community.
In 2013 Amy’s boys joined the High School Mountain bike team, it was then that she started volunteering as a ride leader. After completing the requirements she began coaching for the team, training with the kids, teaching mountain bike skills, bike maintenance, safety, and the importance of proper nutrition.
Getting more kids on bikes is something she is very passionate about. When Amy is not working with kids on bikes she enjoys helping families and individuals find their dream home or investment property through her career as a Real Estate Agent.
Amy is also an accomplished photographer, her favorite subjects are the unique and beautiful local landscapes and of course bicycling and sporting events.

 

October 09, 2018

New Fall/Winter Hours

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The SLC Bicycle Collective has changed its Sales and DIY hours to the following:

Tuesday and Thursday - 2 - 6 PM

Saturday - 12 - 6 PM

Sales and DIY hours are times when anyone can come in to purchase a bike, work on their own bike project, or drop off donations.

All other programming hours remain the same.