Coleman Gibbs

Mechanic

Hi there, my name is Coleman. I hale from many places including: Salt Lake City, Idaho, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Colorado and now here in Provo. I am a fulltime Industrial Design student at BYU and I seem to spend all of my free time doing bicycle-related things. Wether it be shredding singletrack in the mountains or ripping through the streets of Provo on my fixed gear, I always seem to find myself either riding bikes, buying, selling or fixing them. I first started volunteering at the Provo bicycle collective in January 2017 when began to feel the need to give back to the community. I learned a lot, got a job at another local bike shop and started doing bike tours. Now I work at the collective giving poor college students like me and many others, the gift of mobility. If you feel sad, come volunteer with us! We’re nice people and you will feel the good feeling that comes when you are serving those in need.

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.

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

Judith Rognli

St. George Bicycle Collective Director

Judith Rognli began riding her bike to school in first grade and has never stopped since. She moved to St. George from Germany in 2015. For her, the Bicycle Collective is the perfect place to share her passion for bicycling and to be an active part of the growing bicycling community in St. George. She loves to empower and encourage people to use their bikes as their form of every day transportation and to learn about bike mechanics. Judith has previously worked as a researcher and university teacher, and she has run volunteer projects and ridden her bike with students in Kyrgyzstan, Germany and other places around the globe. 

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 located in the heart of St. George, right on the Blvd, only half a block West of ancestor square. 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. 

 

November 13, 2017

Provo Bike Prom a Success

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On the evening of October 27th, about 80 people gathered at the Provo Bicycle Collective to ride their bikes.  However, instead of dressing in casual clothing or athletic gear, this group decked themselves out in tuxedos and gowns.  It was Prom night in Provo; Bike Prom, that is!

Bike Prom is an annual fundraising event consisting of a casual ride around town and a dance.  All proceeds go to the Bicycle Collective to be used for their charitable programs. 

This year’s event featured a 5-mile ride around downtown and the pioneer neighborhoods and ended at the Startup Building were the dance was held. 

The event drew nearly 100 participants and raised $340 dollars, enough to provide six underprivileged people with a free Goodwill Bike from Provo Bicycle Collective.

Check out event photos here.Check out event photos here.

Thanks to all who attended and we hope to see more people next year!

Nema

Shop Pup!

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October 12, 2017

PBC Adds Two New Nonprofit Partners

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Provo Bicycle Collective is proud to announce  newly-formed partnerships with Deseret Industries, LDS Employment Center, and BYU English Language Center through which we hope to provide dozens of free bikes to people in need each year.

Our partnership allows Deseret Industries to recommend their associates and welfare 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.

About Deseret Industries and LDS Employment Center:

Deseret Industries is a nonprofit thrift store and donation center that is

devoted to training and educating individuals to prepare them for the

workforce. In 2016, they served 15,597 hired associates and gave away

nearly 7 million pounds of clothing and shoes in humanitarian aid

 

About BYU English Language Center:

As a lab school, the English Language Center supports BYU's

Department of Linguistics and English Language by facilitating the

teaching, learning, and research of English as a second language.

 

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

Bicycle Collective is always in need of money and bike donations and willing volunteers to repair bikes for giveaway. Interested donors and volunteers can find out how to get involved Bicyclecollective.org.

 

October 05, 2017

PBC Adds New Nonprofit Partner

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Provo Bicycle Collective is proud to announce a newly-formed partnership with Utah Community and Refugee Partnership Center (UCRPC), through which we hope to provide dozens of free bikes to refugees each year.

UCRPC is non-profit organization that is devoted to motivate, empower, enlighten and transform refugees’ life through education.  Their mission is to provide the education, orientation and support refugees need to become self-sufficient members of society.

Our partnership allows UCRCP 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.

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

Bicycle Collective is always in need of money and bike donations and willing volunteers to repair bikes for giveaway.  Interested donors and volunteers can find out how to get involved Bicyclecollective.org.

Austin Taylor

Director, PBC

September 27, 2017

OBC Fall Sale and New Hours

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We're switching to Fall/Winter hours in October.  To celebrate, everything's on sale from October 1st thru 7th!  Check out our stock of bikes, parts, and accessories, and get 15% off your purchase the first week of October.

We'll be switching to Fall/Winter hours the following week.

Fall/Winter Hours (starting Oct. 8):
 
Monday
4:00-7:00 PM
(Youth Open Shop-Youth ONLY)
 
Tuesday-Wednesday
12:00-7:00 PM
(Open Shop)
 
Thursday
12:00-7:30 PM
(Volunteer Day)
 
Friday-Saturday
12:00-6:00 PM
(Open Shop)