Austin Taylor

I am honored to be a board member for Utah’s Bicycle Collective.  I sought collaboration with the Collective in 2015 after realizing that the opportunity to own and enjoy a bicycle wasn’t equitable in my Southern Utah community.  Many volunteers came together and made it clear that St. George was ready for a community bike shop and we opened the doors to our brick and mortar location in October 2017.  I have a degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Southern Utah University.  I’ve chaired and been involved in many community projects over the years and believe a little community involvement goes a long way.  My husband and I own a commercial mechanical contracting business in St George.  I have 4 kids, a dog, a horse, a garden, a podcast addiction, and a garage full of bikes.  I hope to live to see the day when cycling in Southern Utah is not the outlier mode of transportation but one of the norms.  

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Rebuilding bicycles since he was 14 years-old, Thayne has live in Utah County for 43 years.  He has a background in electrical engineering, mechanical design and has worked as a software developer for more than 23 years.  Thayne initiated the electrical upgrade project at PBC and is currently coordinating the project.  He hopes to contribute to technology projects and initiatives.

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After retiring to St George, my wife and I began volunteering at bike events. The Senior Games, Intermountain Cup and Ironman St. George.

Early in 2016 the opportunity to rescue abandoned bikes came up and it has turned into Bicycle Collective St. George where we can enable all ages to learn and maintain all types of bicycles. 

My reward is seeing young and old enjoy riding and learning about all the opportunities biking represents.

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Mechanic 

Judith has volunteered with the bicycle collective on and off since 2016. Cycling has been important to her for much longer though. She and her dad bought her first bike (a 1980’s Schwinn) at a garage sale when she was seven. Her first experience with bike repair was that same day, as her and her dad worked together to get their $5 investment to ride. Cycling gave Judith an incredible amount of autonomy when she was growing up to explore her hometown on her own terms. She’s excited to work for an organization that does so much to offer more people that same experience. When she’s not biking, Judith can be found on BYU campus, where she’s working towards a BFA in Industrial Design. 

When the school district asked us to participate in Bike to School Week this year, we went all in. Provo Bicycle Collective originally promised 75 bikes to local elementary schools, but the requests kept coming after that, until we reached 90 bikes. 

Why did we promise this? Because every kid deserves a bike. Most of us remember our first bike as a child because it gave us freedom; freedom to explore at the speed of discovery. Every child deserves this feeling.

This week, most of those bikes were given out to children who didn't already own a bike. To say they were thrilled is an understatement. I'll let this photo do the talking from here.

If you've ever volunteered with us, know that you played a huge part in this. All giveaway bikes are refurbished by volunteers like you. We can't thank you enough! See more photos of these kids here and don't forget to share!

If you'd like to ensure all kids get a bike, regardless of family income, donate today! Just $50 gives a bike to a kid in need!