Matt Jacobs

Matt Jacobs - Open Shop Manager

Matt Jacobs has been involved with the Provo Bicycle Collective since January 2016. Beginning at age 9, Matt raced BMX though the ABA in the Pacific Northwest. He earned enough points in the 2011 season to qualify for Nationals in his age bracket, coming in 3rd. Matt also loves road riding and mountain biking. His favorite place to ride is the rolling hills of his home state of Tennessee. Pictured here is a 1993 Bridgestone MB-5, which was initially refurbished by youth at the Slate Canyon Youth Detention Center. He's also been trying his hand at fabricating bicycle components, most notably, brake boosters and light mounts.

Matt looks forward to working with you on your dream ride at the Provo Bicycle Collective!

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 Provo on bicycles.  Whether your bike is given away as a Goodwill Bike, 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.  

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

Goodwill Bikes

Our Goodwill Bikes program provides adult sized bicycles (age 14 and up) for free to anyone who can’t afford to purchase one. In order to assess need, we partner with multiple nonprofit and government 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, but we leave that up to our partners. Please contact one the below organizations to begin the process for yourself or your client, or call your nearest shop for more information.

If you do not qualify to receive one through one of our partner organizations, Goodwill Bikes may be earned through 4 hours of volunteer service.

To become a partner organization, please contact us at

Partner Organizations

Center for Women and Children in Crisis

Catholic Community Services of Utah

Provo City School District

Food and Care Coalition

 

Buy a Bike

We carry an ever-changing selection of fully-refurbished used bikes of all kinds. Our favorites are rigid mountain bikes from the 80s and 90s that we convert to comfy commuters for everyday use, but our shelves are often stocked with everything from feather-like road bikes to 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.  Stop by our shop or call us today to find out what's in store!

Expect to spend $150-300 for a nice commuter bike, lights, and a lock.  Road and mountain bikes for recreational use usually run $200-500.  Refurbished kids bikes run from $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

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Open Shop

This program is extremely popular among those who want to learn how to fix their own bicycle.  During Open Shop hours, we have up to four workbenches of professional-grade bike tools available for public use.  Paired with a staff member that can guide you through the process, even those who have never picked up a wrench before can learn how to repair a flat tire, replace a cable, or even give their bike a full tune-up.  

Cost is $10 per hour or a free with a Bicycle Collective membership.

Youth Classes

Please see "youth programs" category.

Bike School Summer Camp

Bike School is a 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. 

Find out more and register your child for a camp week here.  Need-based scholarships are available upon request.

Please direct all Bike School related questions to .

April 20, 2017

Bike Prom 2017!

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BIKE PROM is back and bigger than ever! We're partying at Gallivan Plaza this year, with a pre-prom ride starting at Pioneer Park. Don your fanciest prom duds, grab a date (or a group or come solo!) and join a thousand friendly riders on a slow ride around SLC and party afterwards!! 

The Ride starts at 6pm at Pioneer Park (along 400 West) and ends up at the Gallivan at 8pm to get the party started. Music provided by Panthermilk. Professional prom portraits by Anna DayFood Truck roundup all night. Drawing and silent auction items provided by a host of partners and sponsors, and there will be games for the whole family!

Early tickets start at $25. Get them here:

 

 

There is no need to purchase a ticket for the Prom Ride--everyone is welcome! Come down and party with the Bicycle Collective afterward and show your support for your favorite bike building nonprofit!

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