Women, Trans, Femme Night

*Appointments Required for Bike Repairs and Longer Shopping Stops*

A safe and supportive learning environment for those who identify!

Bicycle maintenance has traditionally been an overwhelmingly (cis)male-dominated area. It is our goal to help empower individuals who may have been marginalized or intimidated in this setting to be knowledgeable and confident working on their bikes. The Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective holds Women Trans Femme (WTF) Night in the shop every Wednesday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. This program offers a friendly and inclusive learning environment for those who identify to fix their own bikes, buy bikes and parts, and learn all things bicycle!

COVID-19 Era Requirements: Masks & physical distance required! We’re accepting up to 3 people in the shop at a time to shop for bikes or parts or to learn how to fix up your bike. Please sign up if you would like to bring in your bike for repairs: our volunteer and staff WTF mechanics are here to help you get your bike going. Walk in's are welcome for those who simply would like to shop for bikes or parts - please note that there may be a wait (in hopefully pleasant weather) next to our friendly robot mailbox if there are 3 customers in the shop. If you believe that your bike shopping will take at least 30 minutes and would like to ensure a time, please sign up for an appointment. Sign up here: https://calendly.com/bicyclecollective/women-trans-femme-night

Formerly, use of the shop for DIY projects was $5 per hour, or free to members. We are waiving this fee during COVID-19 but do encourage donations to help our programs, for bike repairs. 

This space is for:

Anyone who identifies as female, transgender, femme, gender diverse, trans-masculine, trans-feminine, or feels that their socialization or treatment as a woman, transperson*, or femme has impeded their participation in bicycle mechanics.

Women: A person who identifies as a woman.

Trans: Transgender, gender diverse, gender non-conforming, gender creative, anyone whose gender identity is fluid, transgressive, and/or transitioning.

Femme: A gender identity in which a person of any gender embodies a feminine appearance, expression, or identity.

If you are not WTF identified, BECOME AN ALLY:

  • Respect the space: Come during our regular open shop hours.
  • Respect People: During our regular open shop hours, treat all female & trans* folks as you would any other person (don’t assume they’re less knowledgeable, don’t call them “sweety,” and NEVER take a wrench out of their hand!)
  • Get Educated: Learn about the issues facing women, trans*, and gender diverse communities.
  • Educate others: About why and how to be an ally!

This program was implemented with assistance from BICAS.org and other WTF program models across the nation.