Amy Wiscombe

We're switching over to Spring hours starting next week (week of the 18th). Get ready for extra time in the day to buy bikes, buy parts, and work on DIY projects! New sales/DIY hours will be Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 12-7 PM. Hope to see you soon! 

All other programming hours will remain the same. Scroll down to see a list of all programming hours.

A safe and supportive learning environment for those who identify!

Bicycle maintenance has traditionally been an overwhelmingly (cis)male-dominated area. It is our goal to help teach individuals who have been marginalized or intimidated in this setting to be knowledgeable and confident working on their bikes. The Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective holds Women Trans Femme (WTF) Night in the shop every Wednesday from 5:30 - 8:00 PM. This program offers a safe and supportive learning environment for those who identify to fix their own bikes, buy bikes, and/or volunteer in the shop. 

Use of the shop for DIY projects is $5 per hour, or free to members.

This space is for:

Anyone who identifies as female, transgender, femme, genderqueer, trans-masculine, trans-feminine, or feels that their socialization or treatment as a woman, transperson*, femme has impeded their participation in bicycle mechanics.

Women: A person who identifies as a woman.

Trans: Transgender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, gender creative, anyone whose gender identity is fluid, transgressive, and/or transitioning.

Femme: A gender identity in which a person of any gender embodies a feminine appearance, expression, or identity.

If you are not WTF identified, BECOME AN ALLY:

  • Respect the space: Come during our regular open shop hours.
  • Respect People: During our regular open shop hours, treat all female & trans* folks as you would any other person (don’t assume they’re less knowledgeable, don’t call them “sweety,” and NEVER take a wrench out of their hand!)
  • Get Educated: Learn about the issues facing women and trans* communities.
  • Educate others: About why and how to be an ally!

This program was implemented with assistance from BICAS.org and other WTF program models across the nation.

SLCBC Intern

California-born and Utah-grown, Sammy loves frequenting coffee shops, fumbling around on her guitar, and being in infinite awe of the outdoors. In 2014, on a service-learning trip through the University of Utah, she learned that at-risk and homeless youth are often treated as problems before they are treated as people. A flame was sparked and her passion for working with youth turned into action. Invested in helping create spaces where all feel welcome, encouraged, and empowered, and where folks are supported in pursuing their passions and successful in their endeavors, Sammy is beyond excited to be joining the Bicycle Collective Community.

Shop Pup!

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Mechanic & Open Shop Manager

I have been volunteering or working in non-profit community shops since 2008.  I used to ride my bike or walk to high school to avoid the massive traffic issues which has lead to a life long passion of riding.  I really found the joy of working on bikes and teaching through my interactions with non-profit community shops I found in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Portland.  I truly enjoy creating learning moments and seeing the joys of patrons learning and applying themselves to get their own bikes working.  I really enjoy teaching and have enjoyed creating positive impacts on peoples lives. 

Youth Education Coordinator

Kaden Coil-Pittman joined the Salt Lake Bicycle Collective team in the summer of 2017. Before SLBC, Kaden taught kindergarten and designed/directed a STEM program tailored to the needs of K-3 students. It was here that Kaden gained his passion for education and empowering youth. Kaden is also extremely dedicated to the nonprofit community and works through these organizations to remove barriers from marginalized individuals. SLBC provides a space where both of Kaden's passions can merge. Although Kaden is new to bicycle mechanics, he remains invested in teaching new skills to youth so that they can further their passion for cycling and become self-starting bicycle ambassadors. 

Mechanic & Open Shop Manager

Hailing from both Northern California and Western New York the raw beauty of Utah is what drew him here. Owen started as a volunteer at the collective in 2012 and has worked as Valet Coordinator, Mechanic, Open Shop Manager, or has been a Keylist volunteer throughout the years. In his spare time he enjoys playing with Beehive Bike Polo, working on his 80's BMW, and mountain biking. 

Head Mechanic

Mollie Bourdos began volunteering at the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective in June of 2015, after deciding she needed a change from her career in social work.  In just a little over two years, she was hired, and promoted, to the head mechanic position.  She is committed to getting more people cycling for their commute.  As a result, she has a 30 mile round trip commute that she tries to maintain year around.  She is extremely dedicated to the collective.  She seeks to help as many people feel confident on two wheels as possible, and is passionate about empowering people to learn about their bikes.

Volunteer and Program Coordinator

Amy Nguyen Wiscombe was born and raised in Logan, Utah, where fun could only be found in the great outdoors. Prior to joining the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective team in June 2017, Amy coordinated a statewide AmeriCorps Program for Utah Campus Compact (UCC). Her time at UCC truly solidified her commitment to community service and engagement. Amy is especially motivated and invested in working with underserved and underrepresented populations in her community to provide access to bikes and bike education. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, riding her road bike, and seeking the best Vietnamese cuisine - outside of her mother’s house, of course.    

Location Director 

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.