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Bikes for Tykes

Do you remember your first bike? I remember mine, it was blue with white tires and a flower covered banana seat. It was not only my freedom to get around, but also my freedom to explore. With this bike I started a love affair that has lasted to this day. Imagine never having that first bike. For many kids, this is a reality. Help us put a first bike into the hands of 100+ elementary aged children by donating to our Bikes for Tykes fundraiser.

Bingham CycleryMTB Enthusiasts of Utah and WomenMTB have come together to raise money for us here at the Collective. Last year was an amazing success with over $7000 raised in monetary and in kind donations we were able to give more than 90 bikes to kids in need.  This year we hope to do even more and will be hosting 2 events!

MAKE A CHILD HAPPY THIS SEASON

If you want to help, any amount from $5 to $500, makes a difference. Donate today! You can also help by volunteering for the giveaway events on Nov. 11th in Ogden and Dec. 2nd in Salt Lake, to do so, fill out this form and someone will be in touch.

Funds above and beyond what is needed for the Bikes for Tykes giveaway will be used to support a new Bicycle Collective youth program called “Bike School.” From start to finish, this program aims to place young people from diverse backgrounds in real bike shop jobs along the Wasatch Front, teach life long job skills and continue to provide a way for youth to earn a bike through volunteerism.

Support Bikes for Tykes

The Ogden Bicycle Collective is now accepting applications for our Jr Bicycle Mechanics Class!  The 10-week course is designed to teach 14-17 year old aspiring mechanics the basic skills needed to become an ace wrencher and prepare you to get a job in a shop.

And it's FREE!

Classes will be held Wednesday and Friday after school from 4-6 PM.  This course is intensive and youth who complete the assignments and pass the tests will receive a certification at the end of the 10 weeks.

For youth who are interested and committed to completing the course, fill out the application attached to the bottom of the page and return it our Youth Program Cooridantor, Lulu, by September 2nd.  Space is limited, so interviews of applicants will be conducted the week of September 4th and classes will begin the following week.

For questions, please contact our Youth Program Coordinator at .

The Ogden Bicycle Collective and Ogden City Arts is pleased to announce the inaugural, Bike Homecoming! We will start the event with a free, easy, no-drop community bike ride beginning at Union Station, where everyone of all abilities is welcome. Festivities begin at 6PM. The route will ride east on 25th street, past many of the First Friday Art Stroll galleries. It then weaves through the Junction, past the Temple and Adventure Park, under the Ogden Arch, and eventually back to the Ogden Amphitheater—where the party begins. DJ KyWizard from Lavender Vinyl will provide the music, you provide the dance moves.

Everyone is encouraged to dress in their best formal attire befitting of Homecoming.

The community bike ride is free, but tickets will be sold for the dance. Ticket sales and other donations from Bike Homecoming go to supporting the Ogden Bicycle Collective's community programs. Come out for a good time to support bikes, cyclists, and the community!

Buy Tickets Here!

Want to get in for free?  Pick up a volunteer shift here!

Kaden Coil-Pittman

Youth Education Coordinator

Kaden Coil-Pittman joined the Salt Lake Bicycle Collective team in the summer of 2017. Before SLBC, Kaden taught kindergarten and designed/directed a STEM program tailored to the needs of K-3 students. It was here that Kaden gained his passion for education and empowering youth. Kaden is also extremely dedicated to the nonprofit community and works through these organizations to remove barriers from marginalized individuals. SLBC provides a space where both of Kaden's passions can merge. Although Kaden is new to bicycle mechanics, he remains invested in teaching new skills to youth so that they can further their passion for cycling and become self-starting bicycle ambassadors. 

The Bicycle Collective is excited to announce we are hiring our first Director of Development (DD). The DD will report directly to the Executive Director (ED) and assist the ED and the organization as a whole with our annual fundraising, grant writing, and community cultivation goals across 5 locations in Utah.

The Bicycle Collective is in the middle of an exciting period of rapid growth, expanding the number of locations we have around the state, the number of programs we offer to the communities we serve, and the amount of revenue we are able to raise in pursuit of forwarding our mission. In the past year we have experienced a revenue increase of over 25% and anticipate similar numbers over the coming years. In light of this, we have reached a turning point and the ED and Board of Directors have determined the timing is right to create a position in the organization to manage and encourage that growth.

The Collective prides itself on its managerial and operational transparency and seeks a candidate who holds firm to those values. In that spirit we are announcing the position as one that is new to our organizational structure and, as such, one that will be guided, developed, and expanded by the right candidate. We are starting the position at 20-25 hours per week, anticipating that the DD will grow revenue streams sufficiently to justify a full time position and even hire additional staff as budgets allow.

The Collective has a demonstrated track record of sustainable growth over the past few years, fueled by a unique organizational model that empowers employees to explore beyond their job descriptions, rewards success appropriately and proportionally, and treats failures or mistakes as a necessary part of growth and opportunities for learning. The ideal DD candidate will be one who sees and capitalizes on opportunities, works well as a team with the ED and all Location Directors, and is self-motivated to improve both the organization as a whole and their own, personal situation.

Owen Geary

Mechanic & Open Shop Manager

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. 

Mollie Bourdos

Head Mechanic

Mollie Bourdos began volunteering at the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective in June of 2015, after deciding she needed a change from her career in social work.  In just a little over two years, she was hired, and promoted, to the head mechanic position.  She is committed to getting more people cycling for their commute.  As a result, she has a 30 mile round trip commute that she tries to maintain year around.  She is extremely dedicated to the collective.  She seeks to help as many people feel confident on two wheels as possible, and is passionate about empowering people to learn about their bikes.

Amy Nguyen Wiscombe

Volunteer and Program Coordinator

Amy Nguyen Wiscombe was born and raised in Logan, Utah, where fun could only be found in the great outdoors. Prior to joining the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective team in June 2017, Amy coordinated a statewide AmeriCorps Program for Utah Campus Compact (UCC). Her time at UCC truly solidified her commitment to community service and engagement. Amy is especially motivated and invested in working with underserved and underrepresented populations in her community to provide access to bikes and bike education. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, riding her road bike, and seeking the best Vietnamese cuisine - outside of her mother’s house, of course.