Austin Taylor

Once again, Provo Bicycle Collective has partnered with Provo City to host Bike Month in May. It's a month-long pary!

Check out descriptions of each event here. 

On Saturday, March 24th, dozens of children lined up to receive a free bicycle from Provo Bicycle Collective.

Within one hour, PBC had given all 53 bikes to children for free. 

Our hope is that each bike recipient uses his or her bike to get to school each day and continues that habit into adulthood. This way, we can reduce traffic, clean Utah's air, and create a healthier population.

We need your support in this cause!

Donate money or bikes today. $30 provides a bike for a child in need! Please give today!

Bicycle Collective's Jr. Mechanic Certification course teaches problem solving, creativity, and attention to detail in a career and technical education course. During this class, youth learn bicycle mechanics through lecture and hands-on experience. Over the course of 24 lessons, students learn how to diagnose and repair problems on nearly any type of bicycle. This new skill may land them a job, hobby, or even just a way to spend time productively. 

At the end of the course, each student has not only gained a new skill but also repaired several bikes that will be given away to local individuals in need. Students feel good knowing they are directly serving the community.

When asked about his favorite part of this program, one student said, "My favorite thing I have done so far in the class is take a crappy bike and turn it into something nice and usable." The same student was thrilled to see a newspaper report of a bike he fixed being given away to someone in need. That same bike recipient called the gift "life changing." The student felt that this was not just another class, it was making a real difference in the community.

If you'd like to hire Bicycle Collective to teach this course at your facility, please reach out to .

Bicycle Collective currently operates this program in a few juvenile justice facilities throughout northern Utah.

Biking to work is an easy way to get exercise, save money, and feel great. However, many people hesitate to start because they’re nervous sharing the road with cars.Provo Bicycle Collective’s Urban Biking Course is designed to help anyone feel confident on the road. Students will learn the rules of the road, basic safety precautions, and techniques about how to avoid danger.

Learn more about the course and register here.

Biking to work is an easy way to get exercise, save money, and feel great. However, many people hesitate to start because they’re nervous sharing the road with cars.

Provo Bicycle Collective’s Urban Biking Course is designed to help anyone feel confident on the road. Students will learn the rules of the road, basic safety precautions, and techniques about how to avoid danger.

Learn from PBC operations manager Ikaika Cox, a League Certified Instructor (League of American Bicyclists) and everyday bicycle commuter. Each class, he will give a short lecture and conduct on-bike training. Students will receive individual attention in a small-group setting.

Participants must register for the course and bring their own bike to each class. Much of the training will be on-bike, so be ready to ride!

Check out a news report of this course here.

Please direct all questions regarding Safe Urban Cycling Class to .

 

SCHEDULE:

April 11, 18, 25, 2018 - REGISTER HERE

August 15, 22, 29; 2018 - REGISTER HERE


More sessions TBD

Communications Manager and Youth Programs Coordinator

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.

Mondays from 5-7pm.

Bike mechanics has traditionally been a male-dominated trade. Let's change that!

Women’s Volunteer Nights offer a safe and supportive environment for females (and those who identify) to volunteer in the shop and learn about bicycle mechanics. Join us whether you have experience with bicycles or not.

The work volunteers do will help further the Bicycle Collective’s goals of creating a cleaner, healthier environment, and providing bicycles for children and and those who can’t otherwise afford one. Provo Bicycle Collective gave away 408 bikes in 2017 and with your help, we will give away many more in the years to come!

Participants must go through the Volunteer Orientation before volunteering for the first time. We hold one specifically for Women's Night on Mondays from 5:00-5:30pm that you can sign up for here. Or you can attend Volunteer Orientations held from 6:30-7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays (sign up here.)

Have questions? Email Kira Johnson at .

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.