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

April 18, 2019

Todd Reeder

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Todd Reeder is a community developer with a passion for place making and creating opportunity in underserved neighborhoods. In his current role as Director of Real Estate Development for the Community Development Corporation of Utah, he works with community partners to provide housing solutions throughout the state. Todd joined the Bike Collective in 2018, where he will utilize his extensive background in finance, operations, project management, and development to help grow the footprint of each of the Bike Collective communities. When not riding a bike around town, Todd enjoys being in the great outdoors and listening to some wicked cool tunes.

April 15, 2019

Cole Reese, Treasurer

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Cole is the treasurer of the Collective Board. He is a native of Utah, but spent 25 years away from the area, living and biking in Virginia, Florida and the Netherlands (where he experienced the joy of the bicycle as a reliable means of transportation to work, school, church, and the grocery store).  He has a master’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and worked in the aircraft leasing industry. He can be seen riding his “around town” bike throughout Orem and Provo and also enjoys road biking and mountain biking whenever he can’t find a tennis match.  Cole got involved with the Bike Collective because he supports their mission and believes more people should use their bikes as a means of transportation.

Abby - Shop Greeter

Abby is currently interviewing to become the Bicycle Collective mascot as a vocal and enthusiastic supporter. She loves meeting all of the volunteers and youth that come into the shop. Sometimes she takes quick dog naps while her human interacts with others. While she loves being in the shop, she prefers to be on the trails hiking or biking with her human. Abby does love treats and ear scratches.

Donna McAleer, Executive Director

Donna McAleer is the Executive Director of the Bicycle Collective. She is happiest outside on her bike or on skis in the mountains.

She has more than thirty years of nonprofit and public sector organizational leadership, financial management and fundraising experience. 

Donna is a former US Army Officer having served in a variety of leadership roles stateside and in Germany. In 2013, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta appointed Donna to serve on the Defense Advisory Council for Women in the Service (DACOWITS) to provide advice and recommendations on matters and policies relating to the recruitment and retention, treatment, integration, and well-being of highly qualified professional women in the Armed Forces.

She began in the private sector with the Novations Consulting Group, later moving to William M. Mercer, Inc. Donna than became a Vice President of Global Logistics and Support Services at GenRad, a leading producer of electronic test equipment. There Donna was responsible for the development and implementation of a global logistics and customer support strategy. As a consultant, she worked on the Secretary of Veterans Affairs top three clinical and operational priorities of suicide prevention, community care, and call center modernization. 

Previously, she served as the Executive Director for People's Health Clinic in Park City, UT where she and the PHC team transformed the business model to create financial stability, increase community awareness, and ensure uninsured and underinsured residents of Summit and Wasatch counties had access to quality medical and healthcare. 

Donna received her B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York and her M.B.A. from Darden Graduate School at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. She is the award-winning author of Porcelain on Steel: Women of West Point's Long Gray Line (Fortis Publishing 2010).

As an avid outdoor enthusiast, she teaches alpine skiing at Deer Valley Resort. Donna enjoys anything outside -- skiing, mountain biking, road cycling, hiking, camping, golfing and traveling. One of her favorite mountain biking trails is the White Rim. 

Thanks to Utah DOT and Move Utah, we're working with the Ogden Downtown Alliance and Ogden City to offer Bike Valet for the Heritage Festival 150th Anniversary May 9-11th!

Come hangout with the rest of the community and celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, one of the most significant historical events to happen right here.  We're looking for almost 30 volunteers to help provide bike valet.  All volunteers will receive a free UTA transit pass the day they volunteer and some OBC swag.  Bike Valet Crew volunteers will receive member benefits at the Ogden shop for the month of June (member benefits include free shop time and 10% off all in-shop purchases).  Sign up for a shift here.

Check out the Golden Spike 150 website for a complete list of all the events going on throughout the month and over the three day festival.  It will be busy and parking will be sparse, so ride your bikes and let us take care of them while you enjoy the festivities!

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Bike Buddies

Overview

Provo Bicycle Collective is happy to announce that beginning in May we will offer a new program called Bike Buddies for kids ages 4-11. The new program will provide participants with a refurbished bike and an hour of safe riding instruction. Participants are required to have a helmet. These can be bought at the Bicycle Collective on the day of the event. Bike Buddies is geared toward children in need who don’t already own a bike.

Schedule

Bike Buddies will be held from May - October on the first Saturday of the month from 9-11am. The event will have the following timeline:

9:00-9:45: meet, greet, bicycle and helmet fit for participating kids, lots of fun!

9:45-10:00: ride to nearby parking lot for safe riding instruction

10:00-11:00: bike instruction (hand signals, stopping, turning, maneuvering, etc)

Registration

Those interested in participating must register by calling Provo Bicycle Collective (801-210-9032) where we will walk through a registration form for your child. Please have your child’s height in inches when you call. Registration will end the week before the session, but may fill before the end date. A parent or guardian must be present with the child during the event.

Get your ticket now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-george-trail-prom-tickets-57815244954

Sign up to volunteer for Trail Prom HERE (or contact ) and get a free VIP-ticket! 

Let's celebrate bikes, our trails, and our community!

We’ll start with a free, easy, no-drop community bike ride where everyone of all abilities will be welcome.

What follows is a formal dance party held at the very Snake Hollow Bike Park.

Dress in your best formal attire!

  • 4 PM: Start gathering at the Pavillion at Snake Hollow Bike Park
  • 5 PM: Roll out for no-drop, social bike ride. Ride is FREE of charge.
  • 6:30 - 8:30 PM: Dance!

Get your ticket now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-george-trail-prom-tickets-57815244954

Ticket sales for the dance and other income generated will go back to the community programs the St. George Bicycle Collective offers. They will help the Bicycle Collective to remain a self-sustaining community bike shop. Income generated will help us create new programs and support our existing programs in the community that

  • Provide free bikes and education to children and youth through our Youth Open Shop and Ride Ready! Programs
  • Provide free bikes and repair help to adults in need of transportation through our Goodwill Program and the Bike Kitchen at Switchpoint CRC
  • Offer a community space and a low- to no-cost resource for everyone in our community - newbies and long-time enthusiasts alike
  • Promote bicycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation, recreation, and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier, and safer society.

Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-george-trail-prom-tickets-5781524495

March 29, 2019

Spring help needed!

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It's that time of the year -- spring is here and we need help!!

 

The St. George Bicycle Collective is hiring Mechanics.  If you love bikes and what we do, this could be the job for you!

This position is much more than just an opportunity to wrench on bikes and grow your abilities as a bike mechanic. All of our mechanics work together with our volunteers and have the opportunity to move into leadership positions in education and youth programming, operations, and mechanics. 

We are a growing community organization with a strong passion for promoting bicycling for transportation as a cornerstone for sustainable growth in this region.  

For now, this position will be open for up to 10 hours/week for the months of April and May. For the right candidate, this position can develop into year-round, full-time, multi-faceted employment with increasing pay and responsibility.

 

The Highlights:

  • hourly pay DOE
  • Opportunity to grow the job and the organization
  • Get paid to do makes a significant difference in our community

Click the link below to find out more about the job and learn how to apply.

March 19, 2019

Job Posting: Location Manager

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The Bicycle Collective, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is seeking a Location Director (LD) to provide leadership, vision and sound management to build on the Collective’s sixteen years of community bicycling initiatives that promote cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier and safer society. The Location Director leads and motivates staff, volunteers and members, acts as a leader in sustaining current organizational development, and further develops the organization as it contributes to its local citizens and communities.

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