Seventy lucky children are about to experience the joys of new bike day.

With two giveaways on May 6th and 16th, Provo Bicycle Collective proudly gave away 70 refurbished kids bikes to Utah Foster Care and Boys and Girls Club of Utah County.  These valued nonprofit partners will now distribute our bikes to children who otherwise could not afford one.  Our hope is that these kids will use their bikes often to get to school and nearby social activities.  The staff at Provo Bicycle Collective would like to thank the 100+ volunteers who helped fix these bikes up over the past two weeks.

We're always looking for bicycle and financial donations to help make these giveaways possible.  Please consider donating today to help continue our charitable programs.

Goodwill Bikes

Our Goodwill Bike Program provides adult sized bicycles for free to anyone who can’t afford to purchase one. In order to assess need, we partner with multiple nonprofit and governmental organizations. The process is simple: clients contact partner organizations who refer bike recipients to us. We repair the bikes and schedule an appointment with each recipient. Partnering organizations may require recipients to volunteer at our shops in exchange for the bikes. Please contact one of the below organizations to begin the process for yourself or your client, or call your nearest shop for more information.

OBC Partner Organizations:

Department of Workforce Services

Utah State Office of Rehabilitation

Weber Human Services

Cottages of Hope

Catholic Community Services

Davis Behavioral Health

Roads to Independence

Weber Housing Authority

With the help of our wonderful volunteers, the Provo and Ogden collectives are pleased to announce their first overnight bike trip of the season.  It will take place Friday and Saturday March 24-25th.  More details can be found at the Facebook event page.

From the page:

"Planned costs for this trip will be $5 per person, this covers the causeway toll and camping. We will be leaving from the causeway parking lot at 4 pm.

There will be touring classes given at the Ogden Bicycle collective and the Provo Bicycle collective earlier that week. As with any great bicycle tour we will play things by ear. There is likely to be some fun rides around the island. If you can't make the initial 4pm ride please contact someone at the collective. We will be having a later ride to accommodate you.

This is family friendly. The causeway is about 7 miles long. We will also have a sag wagon available for any assistance for riders. Please do not let lack of gear be the reason you don't give it a try. Please contact one of the hosts or attend the touring classes if you are curious about gear, someone will have something to loan if it is needed.

If touring is something you are interested in then feel free to join this group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/utahbiketouring/ We do a couple trips a year and most are fairly easy."

Buy A Bike

Find your perfect ride!

We carry a large and rotating selection of used and fully refurbished bikes of all kinds. Our favorites are the rigid mountain bikes from the 80s and 90s that we convert to comfy commuters for everyday use, but our shelves can be stocked with everything from feather-light road bikes to last year’s full suspension cross country machine. Because everything we carry is donated to us, we never really know what’s going to be on the shelf from week to week. You can check out our stock by stopping by the shop!

The best part about buying a bike or parts from us? Your purchase helps to support our other, free community and educational programs!

Earn-A-Bike

OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

The Earn-a-Bike Program was created for youth who don’t have access or the economic means to purchase a bike. The Ogden Bicycle Collective gives them the opportunity to participate in the program where they volunteer and learn mechanical skills to repair a bike provided to them by the OBC. After the program is completed they will have a fully functioning bike to take home.

EDUCATION STANDARDS

  1. Twelve hours of volunteer work must be completed to earn a bike before taking it home
  2. Eight hours of volunteer work must be completed before picking out a bike
  3. The remaining 4 hours of volunteer work can be done doing maintenance on the bike to be earned

VOLUNTEER WORK

Volunteer work in the shop must be checked off by the Youth Program Coordinator, a total of 8 hours must be completed and recorded before a bike is chosen. Volunteer hours can be completed during Youth Open Shop Night, Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00 PM.

BIKE MAINTENANCE

After a bike is chosen, the remaining four hours of volunteer work will be mechanical work on the bike. The bike must be deemed safe to ride before it can be taken home. Our mechanics will assist with and oversee any repairs needed.

Please contact our Youth Program Coordinator  or 801-997-0336 with any questions.

Youth Open Shop Night

Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 PM at OBC (936 28th Street, Ogden, UT 84403)

Youth Open Shop is a night dedicated to providing an open work space for kids between the ages of 10-17. Kids can come in and utilize the shop with the help of a youth specialist, mechanics, and volunteers. During youth open shop kids may work on their own bikes; volunteer to earn a bicycle or parts; learn bicycle mechanics, safety, and teamwork; and help other kids with their bikes. Youth Open Shop is free and does not require pre-registration, however, benches are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Completion of orientation with a parent or legal guardian is required before attending.

Please contact our Youth Program Coordinator at  or 801-997-0336 with any questions.

From Provo.org:

"May is National Bike Month and Provo is celebrating the many benefits of bicycling! Whether you bike to work or school, ride to save money or time, pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment, or simply to explore your community – you’re going to love the events and activities we’ve got planned. We’ve put together a month full of events and activities to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride!"

See this website for a list of all the events happening this month.

 

Donate Your Old Bike

Similar to a thrift store, our Community Bike Shop is run off donations.  Any bike and bike-related item you donate to us will help us reach our vision of getting Utah County on bicycles.  Whether your bike is given away as a Bike for Goodwill, sold to fund our operations, or recycled for scrap metal, it will be happier than it is now sitting in the garage not being ridden.  

Drop by your donations Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm, or Saturdays 10am-2pm.

As a 501c3 charitable organization, all donations are tax-deductable.

Bikes for Goodwill

Our Bikes for Goodwill program provides free bicycles to those who can’t afford to purchase one. Financial need is determined by nonprofit and government partners who vet clients for financial need. 

If you are receiving help from any organization listed below, ask your caseworker about this program. Current caseworkers, find out if your client qualifies for a free bike here.

Partner Organizations

The Refuge

LDS Transitional Services

Food and Care Coalition

Wasatch Behavioral Health

Fresh Start Ventures

Mountainland Association of Governments

Utah Foster Care

BYU English Language Center

If you would like to apply to be involved in our Bikes for Goodwill program please email  for details. 

 

Buy a Bike

We carry diverse, ever-changing selection of fully-refurbished used bikes. Our favorite bikes are "commutified"--reliable bikes from the 80s and 90s that we convert to comfy everyday bikes--but our shelves are often stocked with everything from feather-light road bikes to full-suspension mountain bikes. Because everything we carry is donated to us, we never really know what’s going to be on the shelf from week to week.

Come to our shop or call us today to find out what's in store!

Expect to spend $250-350 for a nice commuter bike, lights, and a lock. Road and mountain bikes usually sell for $250-500. Refurbished kids bikes sell for $30-100.

Provo Bicycle Collective is excited to announce a summer full of programs designed to help youth learn problem-solving, safe riding, and bicycle mechanic skills!

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. 

Bike School

Bike School is a week-long day camp designed to teach youth safe bike riding and basic bike mechanics through hands-on experience. They experience everything from fixing a flat, to learning how to ride safely to school, to riding their bike on the Bonneville Shoreline mountain bike trail. 

Learn more or register for either program here!

Staff

Meet our staff!

DIY/Open Shop

Want to work on your bike yourself? We have a DIY (Do It Yourself) stand available for $10/hr. Schedule a time here! Keep in mind that although we have mechanics ready to answer questions, they won't be doing any of the fixes. They can point you in the direction of an instructional YouTube video or page in the Bicycle Repair manual!

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