Ryan Barnett

Assistant Youth Education Coordinator

Born in Salt Lake, raised in Bountiful, and educated in Logan, Ryan has made it his mission to find the best taco places and downhill trails in Utah. Ryan tries to be a jack of all trades in anything that interests him, and while he has succeeded in being a master of none, he does a good job pretending to have a working knowledge of anything worth geeking out about. He was going to be an engineer until he learned how much more fun it was helping people and started a career in humanitarian work and education, working specifically with higher education and then refugee populations as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Ryan grew up working on bikes and lives a DIY life, so being able to work with a DIY non-profit bike shop working with kids and helping the community was an opportunity he couldn't turn down!

Kirsty Johnson

Volunteer Coordinator

I moved to Ogden with my husband last year. The mountains, seasons, and accessibility of so many incredible natural landscapes meant that there was no question of whether we'd love it here.

After graduating, I began a career in Human Resources. I also began snowboarding at the same time. After a few years the call of the mountains and adventure was strong, and I left my office based career. In the years since I've taught English in South Korea (where I met my husband), worked as a Snowboard Instructor, and guided people through a Glow Worm cave in New Zealand.

I've commuted by bike on and off all my life, and am loving learning and practicing bike mechanics so far. I'm excited to be working in a position that serves our environment and community, and helps others to do the same through volunteering and providing the brilliant programs offered at the Bike Collective.

Happy Bike Month, everyone! We're hosting some group rides for the month of May to celebrate bikes and the butts (and people) that sit on them. Check out the schedule below and note the last ride will be on Friday, May 31st where we'll end at the shop for a fun, FREE, concert!

Folks will meet at the SLC Bicycle Collective at 6 PM and we'll roll out at 6:15 PM. All riders welcome. Rides are routed between 7 and 20 miles.

Tuesday, May 7th - 9 miles.
Tuesday, May 14th - 16 miles.
Tuesday, May 21st - 7 miles.
Tuesday, May 28th - 18 miles.

FRIDAY, May 31st - LAST RIDE! 7 miles (most likely to Jordan River and back to the shop). We'll end at the shop for a FREE concert! Bring ALL your lights. We're gonna be loud and bright for this ride!

SLC Bike Prom 2019, is happening!! Tickets are now on sale! We're riding and dancing on Saturday, June 8th. This is an event for all folks of all ages.

Bike Prom is SLC Bicycle Collective's annual fundraising event. Don your fanciest prom duds, grab a date (or group or come solo!) and join a thousand friendly riders on a slow ride around SLC streets. The ride starts at Fairmont Park (1040 E. Sugarmont Dr.) and will end at the Tracy Aviary (589 E. 1300 S.) where we'll dance the night away!

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FAQs

Is this a family friendly event?

Yes! Bring the kids so they can enjoy the ride and the party at Tracy Aviary. Be advised, if kids are to ride their own bikes they will need to be able to keep pace with the group and police escort. The party tickets are priced per individual. We will have a subsidized ticket for kids under 16 years of age; the year they decide to commute the fun way or the other way.

Does it cost to participate in the group ride?

No, but donations are always appreciated! The party at Tracy Aviary is what the tickets are for if you choose to join us beyond the ride, which you should. The party is always a blast!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No minimum age to attend; we encourage youth under the age of 16 to be accompanied by an adult. You must bring a valid ID if you plan to purchase alcohol to be consumed at the event at Tracy Aviary.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We encourage bicycles for the ride from Fairmont Park to Tracy Aviary, but other modes of human-powered transportation are acceptable. There will be a bicycle valet for those staying for the ticketed event. If you must drive to Tracy Aviary to join us for the party, you can park in any available parking spots at Liberty Park.

If you are coming from the Sugarhouse area and require a vehicle to get you here, there is plenty of parking for you to leave your car at Fairmont Park. You will just have to ride back there at the end of the group ride or party to get your vehicle; no overnight parking at either park.

What can I bring into the event?

No outside food or drinks allowed. Both will be available for purchase once inside.

What should I wear?

It's called Bike Prom, so dig out your old dresses and suits or maybe that bridesmaid dress that was worn that one time - shorts, suspenders, and a bowtie; Sure! Some go retro and come in light blue frilly tuxedos or in flapper dresses and zuit suits. Visit your favorite secondhand store and you'll probably find what you're looking for! Your outfit, your call, just make it fun and enjoy the people watching!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

SLC Bike Prom 2019, is happening!! Tickets are now on sale! We're riding and dancing on Saturday, June 8th. This is an event for all folks of all ages.

Bike Prom is SLC Bicycle Collective's annual fundraising event. Don your fanciest prom duds, grab a date (or group or come solo!) and join a thousand friendly riders on a slow ride around SLC streets. The ride starts at Fairmont Park (1040 E. Sugarmont Dr.) and will end at the Tracy Aviary (589 E. 1300 S.) where we'll dance the night away!

Get Tickets

FAQs

Is this a family friendly event?

Yes! Bring the kids so they can enjoy the ride and the party at Tracy Aviary. Be advised, if kids are to ride their own bikes they will need to be able to keep pace with the group and police escort. The party tickets are priced per individual. We will have a subsidized ticket for kids under 16 years of age; the year they decide to commute the fun way or the other way.

Does it cost to participate in the group ride?

No, but donations are always appreciated! The party at Tracy Aviary is what the tickets are for if you choose to join us beyond the ride, which you should. The party is always a blast!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No minimum age to attend; we encourage youth under the age of 16 to be accompanied by an adult. You must bring a valid ID if you plan to purchase alcohol to be consumed at the event at Tracy Aviary.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We encourage bicycles for the ride from Fairmont Park to Tracy Aviary, but other modes of human-powered transportation are acceptable. There will be a bicycle valet for those staying for the ticketed event. If you must drive to Tracy Aviary to join us for the party, you can park in any available parking spots at Liberty Park.

If you are coming from the Sugarhouse area and require a vehicle to get you here, there is plenty of parking for you to leave your car at Fairmont Park. You will just have to ride back there at the end of the group ride or party to get your vehicle; no overnight parking at either park.

What can I bring into the event?

No outside food or drinks allowed. Both will be available for purchase once inside.

What should I wear?

It's called Bike Prom, so dig out your old dresses and suits or maybe that bridesmaid dress that was worn that one time - shorts, suspenders, and a bowtie; Sure! Some go retro and come in light blue frilly tuxedos or in flapper dresses and zuit suits. Visit your favorite secondhand store and you'll probably find what you're looking for! Your outfit, your call, just make it fun and enjoy the people watching!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

May is National Bike Month! Join us in celebrating with Provo City. There's a lot of great events to choose from! A full list can be found here: http://www.bikeprovo.org/provo-bike-month-2018/ (I know it says 2018 but I PROMISE it's the correct link :) )

 

Provo Bicycle Collective will be hosting the following events:

May 1: Social Ride - Casual rides around town with varying routes and times. No racing, no spandex, just a good-old ride around the city.

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/434783690603762/

May 3: Bike-in-Movie - Join us after the art stroll! Movie starts at 9pm!

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/374115736507511/

May 6: Women's Volunteer Night - Open House

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2117497245000019/

May 8th: Social Ride - Tunnels and Tracks!

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/340662889892117/

May 10th: Willow Park S24O

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2293328814114867/

May 12th: Cyclofemme

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2114845731902569/

May 15th: Social Ride - Moonlight Ride

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1014195518775284/

May 18th: FFUFR - Ride and BBQ

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/325890941614504/

May 22nd: Social Ride - Evening Time

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/346198676241871/

May 24th: Bike Month Campout at Nunn's Park

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/369738213620940/

The Salt Lake City branch of the Bicycle Collective currently has a seasonal opening for Bicycle Valet Co-Coordinator.

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April 30, 2019

Job Opening: Mechanic

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The Salt Lake City branch of the Bicycle Collective currently has openings for one or more mechanics. These are part- to full-time positions, depending on the applicant’s needs and preferences. These are not seasonal positions; mechanics at the Bicycle Collective have the opportunity to work a regular schedule year round.

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April 29, 2019

Ogden Bike Swap 2019

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 Saturday

May 18th

12:00-7:00 PM

It's time for our annual Ogden Bike Swap! All bikes are 10% off, everything else is 15% off, and get special deals throughout the entire day!

We'll have refurbished bikes, new and used components, accessories, and more! Come by for some great deals and to support a great cause. All proceeds help support our bike giveaway and education programs.

Head over to our Facebook Event Page to get updates leading up to the event.

This is also the only time of year where we will sell your bikes and parts on consignment for you. If you have a bike, parts, or accessories you'd like to sell with us, fill out the Google Form at the link below:

 

Sell My Stuff

April 19, 2019

OBC Spring Hours

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We're updating our hours to kick-off Bike Month!  These new hours start May 1st and will last throughout the season.

Updated Hours:

Tue-4:00-6:00 PM

Youth Open Shop (Youth ages 10-17 ONLY)

Wed-12:00-7:00 PM

Open Shop

Thur-12:00-7:00 PM

Volunteer Day and Sales

FREE Bike Mechanic 101 Class at 6:00 PM

Fri-Sat-12:00-7:00 PM

Open Shop