Dustin Eskelson

It's back to school time and we've been repairing kids bikes in the shop for our upcoming "Back to School" giveaway on Saturday September 25th at 10:00 AM. We'll have bikes for kids from 2'4" to about 5' tall. Children must be present for the giveaway.

If you'd like to get involved helping us repair bikes, join our volunteer crew on Thursday evenings from 6-8 PM. Masks are required in the shop. 

Join the Ogden Bicycle Collective every Thursday night from 6-8PM as we repair kids bikes for our upcoming giveaways! 

https://www.givepulse.com/event/246389

Please use the link above to register. Masks are required in the shop. 

The Bicycle Collective currently has openings for one or more mechanics. These are part- to full-time positions, depending on availability. These are not seasonal positions; mechanics at the Bicycle Collective have the opportunity to work a regular schedule year round.

Mechanics at the Ogden Bicycle Collective are responsible for assessing and repairing bikes to be sold, or to be donated through our charitable programs. The ideal candidate would have a broad understanding of bicycle repair and would be able to efficiently work on a wide variety of bikes (e.g., 80’s road bikes, 90’s mountain bikes, new higher-end bikes, department store bikes, etc.). They would also possess a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and be highly motivated to help the Bicycle Collective achieve its mission.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 season (6 months) paid shop experience required
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of bicycle repair
  • Ability and willingness to work on a wide variety of bikes
  • Ability to troubleshoot and use manuals, past experience, and other appropriate resources to problem solve
  • Proficiency with older bicycle technology and tools (1960's-present)
  • Ability to work on a deadline and within financial constraints
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

Responsibilities:

  • Assess donated bikes to determine if they are economically repairable
  • Repair bikes to be sold or to be donated through our charitable programs
  • Track time and parts used per project
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism
  • Maintain a clean, organized, safe workspace
  • Perform quality control checks on other mechanics’ finished bikes
  • Assist head mechanic with various other tasks, such as bike organization, organizing new and used parts, ensuring there is an up-to-date list of needed supplies, etc.
  • Occasionally help with the Bicycle Collective’s other programs as needed

Benefits:

  • Starting wage $12-14/hr DOE
  • Year-round, non-seasonal work
  • Flexible schedule

Location: Ogden Bicycle Collective, 936 28th St Ogden, UT 84403 

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to with the subject heading “Bicycle Mechanic application”. The position is open until filled.

The Bicycle Collective is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The mission of the Bicycle Collective is to promote cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier, and safer society. The Collective provides refurbished bicycles and educational programs to the community, focusing on children and lower income households.

Pie & Beer Day Returns to the OBC on July 23rd 

Volunteer to Donate Baked Goods for Pie and Beer Day!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1JiJxGK-bAox23bipynnBnuGwe0o-v1NEbU-6QhdUvt-gMg/viewform

12:00 - 8:00 PM Celebrate with OBC at the Shop

  • OBC will be selling slices of pie, Koozies, beverages, and "Opportunity Drawing Tickets"
  • Prizes will be awarded at the first "Opportunity Drawing" at 7:30 PM 
  • Cygo-Cycle Races throughout the day 
  • At 8:00 PM, we will ride as a group to Rainbow Gardens  

8:30 PM Full Moon Boogie 

  • At 8:30 PM Riders will meet up in the Rainbow Gardens Parking Lot
  • Riders are encouraged to decorate their bikes with lights, glow sticks, etc. 
  • Headlight and Taillight required. Not only is it safe, it's also the law. 
  • The ride will leave Rainbow Gardens and Follow the Ogden River Parkway to Fort Buenaventura State Park. 
  • We have reserved a Group Campsite where we will have a fire (if permitted) 
  • Camping is available! Bring your tent and party like a real pioneer by sleeping in the great outdoors! 
  • Any left-over pie will be available at the Full Moon Boogie! 

 

 

 

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Bicycle Collective, grounding our culture as a bike shop by the community, for the community:
  • In our shops they enable us to provide equitable access to transportation. 
  • Learning bicycle repair, they enrich our community while gaining valuable skills for themselves. 
  • Running bicycle valet and other outreach events, they connect local networks and push the boundaries of our services. 
  • Taking on projects with Bicycle Collective, they use their passions to improve and develop the shop and organization.
Whether or not you have prior bike experience, there is a place for you. All we need from you is a passion for our mission and a regular time commitment. 

 

What To Expect

  • Friendly collaboration with other volunteers and staff in a safe and respectful environment
  • To learn new skills 
  • To learn about ALL sorts of bicycles given our unique service and environment as a bike collective
  • To get a little dirty
  • Have a whole lot of fun!

 

So you want to volunteer?

Click the dropdown menu below to learn more about current opportunities at your local Bicycle Collective.

 

As of Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 appointments will no longer be necessary for bike and parts shopping. 

Open-Shop has returned! As of Wednesday, July 7th, we are now operating our (DIY) Open-Shop program by appointment. 

 

Our bike shop is different compared to other shops in the area. At the Bicycle Collective we’re about education above all so we put the wrench in your hand. We won't do the work for you, but we'll help you to complete almost any bike-related project; there’s absolutely no experience needed! Whether you’re an old hand at the wrench or laying hands on a drivetrain for the first time, we can help you out, as hands-on or hands-off as you want.

Use of the shop is $5 per half-hour, or free to members.

Phoenix Hansen joined the team this year but is no stranger to the shop. He was a regular volunteer during youth open shop and could be found in the shop building bikes on volunteer days. In his spare time Phoenix can be found wrenching on project cars and generally being stoked on bikes.  

Alan Gooch is a graduate from our Junior Bicycle Mechanic Apprenticeship and a long time volunteer during youth open shop. Alan's music taste has evolved over his employment with the bicycle collective and he's now the expert on folk-punk and 80's new wave. 

Brandon Barnes joins the Ogden Bicycle Crew as our newest mechanic. Brandon brings with him years of experience. He also owns a bicycle sail. Stop by and meet Brandon

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