The North American Handmade Bike Show is coming to Salt Lake City this weekend!

One thing is for sure, this show will be bike nerd heaven.  Companies as large as Shimano and as small as Saltair Cycles will be here showcasing their stuff.  Come see the awesome bicycles and components your fellow Americans (and possibly Canadians) are making!
Free event tickets will be given to those who volunteer with us at the Bicycle Valet.
Join us for a fun alleycat/klunker ride Friday at 6pm at the show site.

Come join The Ogden Bicycle Collective for our second annual Winter Bike Benefit on February 25th at 6:00 PM! $5 gets you in the door, a prize drawing ticket, and a drink of your choice. We'll have Gold Sprints by Salt City Sprints, prize drawings, a silent auction, and more! All proceeds go to support OBC and our community programs which provide bikes and educational programs to the community.  Visit our event page to find out more and get updates!

The mission of the Bicycle Collective is to promote cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier, and safer society. The Collective provides refurbished bicycles and educational programs to the community, focusing on children and lower income households.

Event Sponsors Include (with more to come):
KUHL
Ogden's Own Distillery
GEAR:30
Amer Sports Factory Outlet
Bingham Cyclery

Women's Night

Women’s Night is offered every Wednesday from 4:00 pm until close. It is an opportunity for the women/trans/femme community to work on DIY bike repair or to simply come in with questions and to learn how to work on bikes with the help of female mechanics in a welcoming environment.  Shop time is free for those identifying as women/trans/femme and everyone is welcome.

Kids Bike Giveaways

OBC partners with community organizations to give bikes to kids in the community. OBC does at least four Kid’s Bike Giveaways per year with the goal of giving 100 bikes to 100 kids at each event. With the help of volunteers we work to refurbish kid’s bikes that have been donated to us and try to match kids with their dream bikes.

Bike Mechanic Apprenticeship Program

The Bike Mechanic Apprenticeship Program (Bike MAP) is an intensive 8-week course designed to teach students the basic skills they would need to obtain employment in a bike shop. Through the class, students will overhaul a complete bike, and practice the skills they learn in the shop. The course is offered four times throughout the year and requires students to commit to 5-10 hours/week of class and work time in the shop. At the end of the course, those who complete the homework and pass the midterm and final tests are given a Certificate of Completion. To participate, perspective students need to complete an application and submit it to the Director and Shop Manager. They will then be interviewed. Space is limited, so individuals who are interested in employment in the bike industry are given preference. Keep an eye on our website, Facebook page, and Instagram for information on upcoming Bike MAP opportunities.

Basic Bike Mechanic 101

Basic Bike Mechanic 101 Classes are offered every Thursday night at 6:00 pm. Everyone is welcome and the classes are free. Each week we focus on a different component of the bike, so the classes can be taken as stand-alone classes, or in series. There is no sign-up necessary and students get to work on bikes and use the tools in the shop.

Juvenile Justice Jr. Bike Mechanic Apprenticeship Program

Our Juvenile Justice Jr. Bike Mechanic Apprenticeship Program (Jr. Bike MAP) is an adaptation of the in-shop Bike MAP. We’ve taken the course and made it mobile to provide it to youth in the Juvenile Detention Centers in Ogden and Farmington. 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 session at each facility.

Earn-a-Bike

Earn-a-Bike is a hands-on course designed to foster problem solving skills through bicycle mechanics for youth ages 6-16. During the 4-week program, kids are taught basic bicycle mechanics and safety. Each class period, they use our tools to refurbish a bicycle of their choice which they will have the option to keep or donate to a child who might need it more at the end of the course. 

Due to extreme popularity of this program, online registration is necessary.  Sign your child up here.  Need-based scholarships are available upon request.

Please direct all questions regarding Earn-a-Bike to .

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

Interested in learning more in-depth about bicycle mechanics? Mechanics 101 is designed to educate you on the inner workings of the bicycle and help you gain the skills to fix your own bicycle or even build the bike of your dreams!  Operations Manager Ikaika Cox teaches this course each Wednesday at 7pm and the topic changes every week, repeating after the ninth week. You must be a current Bicycle Collective Member to participate in this class. No registration is necessary, just show up! Please direct all questions to .

This course will be of interest to you if:

- You want to maintain your own bike

- You want to customize or build your own bike

- You want to be a more skilled volunteer

- You want to work in the bike industry


Class Schedule:

Jan 10th: Skills for Everyday Riding

Jan 17th: Rolling Smoothly Pt. I: Tubes, Tires, Fixing Flats

Jan 24th: No Class

Jan 31st: Rolling Smoothly Pt. II: Hubs

Feb 7th: Rolling Smoothly Pt. III: Truing Wheels

Feb 14th: Valentine’s Day, No Class

Feb 21st: Cables and Housing: A Primer

Feb 28th: Brakes

Mar 7th: Derailleurs: Shifting Smoothly

Mar 14th: No Class

Mar 21st: Drivetrain: Chainring, Cassette, Chain Health and Replacement

Mar 28th: The Bottom Bracket

Apr 4th: The Headset