Judith Rognli

Fantastic news! Please welcome our new Volunteer and Program Coordinator, Anne Maffitt, captured here in action taking pics of a volunteer group. Anne has some really cool stories to share, including tales from a 1.5 year long road trip and stories about learning to drive before learning how to ride a bike. Come meet her at the shop and follow us for information on new volunteer programs and our youth programs, which she'll get back up and running soon!

Michael is a cyclist, snowboarder, traveler, and independent Artist. Producing at the fulcrum of minimalism and function to create strong, lasting and remarkable memories. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Anne Maffitt was born and raised in rural Nebraska with only occasional access to quality paved roads. This, combined with the fact that rural youth could learn to drive at an earlier age, meant that Anne learned how to drive at age 13 before learning how to ride a bike at age 14. Once she learned, she never looked back. 

During her time at Hastings College, Anne focused her studies on Environmental Ethics and Youth Education, creating the college’s first environmental organization. In 2011, Anne founded a property management and investment company with the goal of providing affordable housing to individuals hit hard by the Great Recession. Most of her career was spent in the Chicago metro working for various non-profits as a Director of Youth, Mission and Outreach. With a passion for travel, Anne spent a year and a half on a cross-country trip before moving to Southern Utah. Once she found St. George, she knew she was home.

Do you like working with children and youth? Do you like bikes? Do you want to learn more about bike mechanics? Then this might be a great opportunity for you!

We are looking for people interested in working with children and youth ages 8-17. 

This is a great leadership and learning experience for both the instructors and the kids. 

 

Our Youth Open Shop is a structured program at our Community Bike Shop. We have six workbenches available. Kids bring in their own bikes or learn how to fix bikes that have been donated to the Bicycle Collective. 

  • You'll be working with 2 to 4 kids
  • depending on your skills: you'll be helping kids work on their own bikes (for advanced mechanics), or you'll help instructing them on the tasks of the day (beginner to intermediate mechanics)
  • We'll train you!


Requirements: 

  • Positive teaching and leadership skills
  • Mechanical background preferred
  • High energy positive disposition, able to listen ,follow and give instruction.
  • Be available Mondays from 4:00-7:00pm
  • Must be at least 18
  • This is a weekly program. Be available Mondays from 4:00-7:00pm, at least twice a month.

Background check is required

Welcome to our newest line of products!

We are now offering "Ride-able" bikes for those who are looking for a bargain.

Unlike other bikes in our store, these bikes are not refurbished (prices vary between $40 - $150). Every "Ride-able" bike comes with one hour of free bench coaching. We will help you diagnose any existing issues and show you how to fix them. "Ride-able" bikes are sold "as-is" and are not refundable.

Every purchase at the Bicycle Collective helps us to provide bicycles, repair help, and educational programs to adults and children in need.

We are very happy to share our 2018 numbers with you. Here's what we accomplished together. Thank you!

 

Find out how to get involved HERE 

Our Bikes for Goodwill program provides free bicycles to anyone who can’t afford to purchase one. Bikes for Goodwill may be earned through 6 hours of volunteer service.  Find out how to volunteer here.

If you are in need of a bike for transportation, are currently NOT able to volunteer with us, and if you are receiving help from an organization such as Switchpoint CRC, the Court Support Services, and others, ask your caseworker to contact us. 

Find out more about our Monthly Bike Kitchen at Switchpoint CRC HERE. 

 

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-57815244954

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Lexus Pursuit of Potential for the matching grant of $5000 that will fund our Youth Open Shop for the next 6 months!!
Thank you so much to allow these kids to learn about bikes, develop leadership skills, and create life-long friendships and memories!

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