Austin

Juvenile Detention Mechanic Certification Instructor

I am from Mission Viejo, California and am studying Molecular Biology at BYU in preparation for medical school. Biking has always been a passion of mine, and I began volunteering at the collective last year. I have now been hired to teach bike mechanic classes with PBC at the Slate Canyon Youth Detention Center. Our classes help the youth by giving them the skills they need to fix their own bikes and to be hired as a bike mechanic after being released from the detention center. When I am not at the collective, you can find me playing soccer, going surfing, or riding my bike.

Program Manager and Mechanic

Kira is currently studying Urban Planning at BYU, and is especially passionate about the active transportation elements in a city. Through past jobs, Kira has become a professional at cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming, weeding, mowing...needless to say, she's excited to add the useful (and enjoyable) skills involved with fixing bicycles to that list. Kira's ideal day would involve waking up early, having plenty of moments to stare at the mountains in all their glory--and perhaps even be in those mountains, completing all the daily errands on her bike, receiving a handwritten letter in the mail, and having a quality moment with any of her dear, dear friends. Kira is excited to start the Women's Volunteer Hours at PBC and is stoked to see more lady-friends out on their bikes!

Bike mechanics has traditionally been a male-dominated trade.  To promote equality, Provo Bicycle Collective will host volunteer hours set aside for traditionally marginalized groups including women, girls, transgender, and any female-identifying people.

These volunteer hours are designed to create a safe and inclusive space and will function the same as existing volunteer hours.  All bicycles repaired by volunteers are given away to people who couldn’t otherwise afford one, giving independent transportation to those who need it most.  Our goal in creating this program will be reached if said individuals feel included in our volunteer program. 

We invite all women, trans, and female-identifying people to join us during these volunteer hours to repair bikes for those in need.  We need your help!  Provo Bicycle Collective gave away 408 bikes in 2017 and with your help, we will give away many more in the years to come.

Learn how to participate here.

Bike mechanics has traditionally been a male-dominated trade. To promote equality, Provo Bicycle Collective will host volunteer hours set aside for traditionally marginalized groups including women, girls, transgender, and any female-identifying people.

These volunteer hours are designed to create a safe and inclusive space and will function the same as existing volunteer hours. All bicycles repaired by volunteers are given away to people who couldn’t otherwise afford one, giving independent transportation to those who need it most. Our goal in creating this program will be reached if said individuals feel included in our volunteer program.  

We invite all women, trans, and female-identifying people to join us during these volunteer hours to repair bikes for those in need. We need your help! Provo Bicycle Collective gave away 408 bikes in 2017 and with your help, we will give away many more in the years to come.

Current hours for this program are Mondays 4pm-7pm.  ALL interested people must attend an orientation on Mondays at 3:30pm or Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm BEFORE volunteering.

Sam Warrick's relationship with bikes began as a kid, when he bike toured throughout the desert of Southern Utah and eventually all over the country. He realized when he attended Utah State University that bikes have much more potential than just a piece of recreational gear. During this time he completed three Americorps terms of service with Aggie Blue Bikes, building and repairing the university's fleet of loaner bikes and teaching students the science of bike repair. After graduating, he worked for two years as the shop manager. Sam has been using this knowledge and experience to help make an impact in the Salt Lake valley since joining the Collective in 2016.

Judith Rognli began riding her bike to school in first grade and has never stopped since. She moved to St. George from Germany in 2015 and felt like the universe was conspiring when she found out about the Bicycle Collective. For her, the Bicycle Collective is the perfect place to share her passion for bicycling and to be an active part of the growing bicycling community in St. George. She loves to empower and encourage people to use their bikes as their form of every day transportation and to learn about bike mechanics. Judith has previously worked as a researcher and university teacher, and she has run volunteer projects and ridden her bike with students in Kyrgyzstan, Germany and other places around the globe. 

2017 was a record-setting year for PBC. We refurbished and gave away more than twice as many bikes as last year. Everyone in the valley will benefit from cleaner air as more people ride bikes.

Thank you to all who contributed.

Let's continue this momentum for next year! We need your help; donate today! There are only two days left to get your 2017 tax deduction!

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Mechanic

Hi there, my name is Coleman. I hale from many places including: Salt Lake City, Idaho, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Colorado and now here in Provo. I am a fulltime Industrial Design student at BYU and I seem to spend all of my free time doing bicycle-related things. Wether it be shredding singletrack in the mountains or ripping through the streets of Provo on my fixed gear, I always seem to find myself either riding bikes, buying, selling or fixing them. I first started volunteering at the Provo bicycle collective in January 2017 when began to feel the need to give back to the community. I learned a lot, got a job at another local bike shop and started doing bike tours. Now I work at the collective giving poor college students like me and many others, the gift of mobility. If you feel sad, come volunteer with us! We’re nice people and you will feel the good feeling that comes when you are serving those in need.

Mechanic

Coming originally from an automotive mechanic background, Evan is fairly new to the world of bicycles. In spite of this he has jumped into cycling head first and completely fell in love. You can often find him riding his roadie up the Alpine Loop, shredding his mountain bike at Corner Canyon or riding his fixed gear to school. Currently working on a degree in Psychology at UVU, he has found a home in the bike industry. Evan first volunteered at the collective in 2016 for a double date and got to know the staff. Since then he has worked at another local bike shop, become a bicycle tour guide and recently found an additional family at the PBC. His biggest goal is to get everyone on a bike because Evan is a firm believer that bicycles can save the world! (As corny as it may sound) Come by the collective and learn how to fix your bike!

Provo Bicycle Collective is proud to announce a newly-formed partnership with BYU police who will now donate bikes abandoned on BYU campus.  BYU Police joins Provo and Springville police departments in donating abandoned bikes to charity.

Each semester, between 200-300 bikes are bikes are left on BYU campus; 3-5% of all bikes on campus during warmer months.  BYU Police has agreed to donate these bikes to Provo Bicycle Collective who will refurbish and send the bikes back on the road; giving many away and selling others at low cost.

In 2016, Bicycle Collective’s statewide operations received 5,552 donated bicycles and sent 3,089 repaired bikes back into the community, giving away 1,609 to underprivileged individuals.

With increased donations, Provo Bicycle Collective hopes to increase its output, putting hundreds more bikes on the road and encouraging Provo citizens to drive cars less.

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