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!

In order to reach more individuals in need who might not be able to travel to the Bicycle Collective, we are starting to offer a monthly ‘Bike Kitchen’ at Switchpoint on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019, 2 - 4:30 PM. 

The Bike Kitchen is taking us back to our roots - this is how the St. George Bicycle Collective started in 2015, when Dannielle Larkin first gathered a group of volunteers and solicited bicycle donations to help the homeless in St. George.

The Bike Kitchen will take place monthly. Switchpoint residents are notified in advance, our volunteers help with immediate repair needs and give out invitations to the Bicycle Collective to those who need more in-depth help or who would like to earn a bike through our Earn-A-Bike program.

If you are currently in need of repair help or of a bike for transportation, or if you would like to help at the Bike Kitchen as a volunteer mechanic, please contact . Find out more about how to volunteer with us and about our Goodwill Earn-A-Bike Program HERE

January 09, 2019

Happy New Year from OBC

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2018 was a record setting year for us! We saw an 8% increase in the number of individual volunteers who helped us out, and who put in 14% more hours compared to last year. Those may seem like boring numbers, but they directly translate to us being able to give out over twice as many kids bikes, three times as many adult bikes, and teach three times as many kids how to work on bikes during Youth Open Shop Night! Not to mention help us keep the shop running and all of our programs afloat.

We could not do what we do without support from the people like you! Whether you bought something from us, donated to us, volunteered with us, or just told someone about us, it's because of you that we were able to set new records in 2018.

And like anyone who is reflecting on the past year and looking into the next, we are excited to keep growing and improving to do even more in 2019!

Thank you all and Happy New Year

Dear SLCBC Volunteers,

Whether you volunteered one hour, 25 hours, or over 100 hours in our shop in 2018, your hard work and service did not go unnoticed. Last year alone, we had a total of 1,738 volunteers who served a total of 4,533 hours in our shop. These numbers translate to volunteers fixing and repairing 386 kids bikes and 261 adult bikes that were then given away to folks in our community who needed them most. 

In addition to these bikes being repaired and given away, we can't even begin to count the number of parts that were salvaged and organized, the number of nuts, bolts, and dust bunnies that were swept up, and the number of tubes repaired and sorted in our shop - all by the hands of our volunteers. Our shop's success is very much dependent on our volunteers, we can't do this work alone! Thank you for your service and for the care you have given by serving in our shop to support members of our community. We're excited to see you and new volunteers in our shop soon!

Sincerely, 

Amy Wiscombe
Volunteer and Program Coordinator

Click here to learn more about volunteering with the SLCBC.

 

Donna McAleer is the Executive Director of the Bicycle Collective. She is happiest outside on her bike or on skis in the mountains.

She has more than thirty years of nonprofit and public sector organizational leadership, financial management and fundraising experience. 

Donna is a former US Army Officer having served in a variety of leadership roles stateside and in Germany. In 2013, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta appointed Donna to serve on the Defense Advisory Council for Women in the Service (DACOWITS) to provide advice and recommendations on matters and policies relating to the recruitment and retention, treatment, integration, and well-being of highly qualified professional women in the Armed Forces.

She began in the private sector with the Novations Consulting Group, later moving to William M. Mercer, Inc. Donna than became a Vice President of Global Logistics and Support Services at GenRad, a leading producer of electronic test equipment. There Donna was responsible for the development and implementation of a global logistics and customer support strategy. As a consultant, she worked on the Secretary of Veterans Affairs top three clinical and operational priorities of suicide prevention, community care, and call center modernization. 

Previously, she served as the Executive Director for People's Health Clinic in Park City, UT where she and the PHC team transformed the business model to create financial stability, increase community awareness, and ensure uninsured and underinsured residents of Summit and Wasatch counties had access to quality medical and healthcare. 

Donna received her B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York and her M.B.A. from Darden Graduate School at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. She is the award-winning author of Porcelain on Steel: Women of West Point's Long Gray Line (Fortis Publishing 2010).

As an avid outdoor enthusiast, she teaches alpine skiing at Deer Valley Resort. Donna enjoys anything outside -- skiing, mountain biking, road cycling, hiking, camping, golfing and traveling. One of her favorite mountain biking trails is the White Rim. 

April 15, 2019

Cole Reese, Treasurer

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Cole is the treasurer of the Collective Board. He is a native of Utah, but spent 25 years away from the area, living and biking in Virginia, Florida and the Netherlands (where he experienced the joy of the bicycle as a reliable means of transportation to work, school, church, and the grocery store).  He has a master’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and worked in the aircraft leasing industry. He can be seen riding his “around town” bike throughout Orem and Provo and also enjoys road biking and mountain biking whenever he can’t find a tennis match.  Cole got involved with the Bike Collective because he supports their mission and believes more people should use their bikes as a means of transportation.

This year we're participating in the Ogden Weber Community Action Partnership Community Christmas to give bikes to kids in Weber and Davis Counties!  This is a rad event that hopes to serve over 3,500 local kids!  From the website: "The event features a Christmas Carnival for the kids, and a shopping area where parents can pick out gifts for their kids at no-cost to them".

If you'd like to help, you can sign up to help at one of our bike build events or to help us transport bikes here.

If you'd like to find more out about the event or want to help out the day-of, head on over the the Community Christmas website here!  We're so thankful to be a part of such an amazing event!

Thanks to the Standard Examiner for the photo and this article:

Standard Examiner Article

The St. George Location seeks two new paid staff members: 

Title: Youth Program Coordinator

Type: 20-25 hours/week

Summary: As a Youth Program Coordinator you play a crucial role in fulfilling our mission of offering bikes and education to our community. Your task is to create and ensure a high quality educational experience for all children and youth participating in our programs. 

Download Job Description Youth Program Coordinator

 

Title: Volunteer and Program Coordinator

Type: 20-25 hours/week

Summary: The ideal candidate engages and inspires volunteers to reach new levels of impact within the organization. The Volunteer and Program Coordinator needs to have a passion for people, and a deep understanding of the empowering benefits bicycling can create. An effective Volunteer and Program Coordinator will create rewarding and purposeful opportunities for the community to create impact while working with the rest of the Collective’s staff to serve its mission.

Download Job Description Volunteer and Program Coordinator

 

Both positions are unique opportunities to advance within the organization as it grows and as you grow it. 

 

 

The St. George Location seeks two new paid staff members: 

Title: Youth Program Coordinator

Type: 20-25 hours/week

Summary: As a Youth Program Coordinator you play a crucial role in fulfilling our mission of offering bikes and education to our community. Your task is to create and ensure a high quality educational experience for all children and youth participating in our programs. 

Download Job Description Youth Program Coordinator

 

Title: Volunteer and Program Coordinator

Type: 20-25 hours/week

Summary: The ideal candidate engages and inspires volunteers to reach new levels of impact within the organization. The Volunteer and Program Coordinator needs to have a passion for people, and a deep understanding of the empowering benefits bicycling can create. An effective Volunteer and Program Coordinator will create rewarding and purposeful opportunities for the community to create impact while working with the rest of the Collective’s staff to serve its mission.

Download Job Description Volunteer and Program Coordinator

 

Both positions are unique opportunities to advance within the organization as it grows and as you grow it. 

 

 

Hi, my name’s Dustin. I’m excited to part of this organization. I love mountain biking and spending time with Chelsea, my wife  and Edith, my daughter . 

I began my career in the cycling industry as a junior road racer working and wrenching in shops to support my racing ambitions. At one point I had a 50 mile round-trip commute from Bountiful to Millcreek Bicycles. In 2010, I earned my USA Cycling Category 1 rank and had a top-20 result at U-23 nationals in the time trial. The following year I began working at Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) as a customer service representative. 

I became aware of the Bicycle Collective in 2012 after a snowboarding accident put an end to my road racing ambitions. In 2013, I was hired as the Ogden Bicycle Collective’s open shop manager and eventually helped move the building from Wall Ave. to the Fowler Ave. location. 

At QBP I took on an additional role as the site ACE Coordinator. This gave me experience organizing volunteer projects and working on advocacy efforts.

I’ve spent the last 3 years immersed in the world of disc-brakes at TRP/Tektro USA working as a warranty tech / customer service rep / graphic designer / human swiss army knife.

I love helping people learn to fix their bikes and enjoy the sport that has brought such happiness to my life.

June 13, 2019

Justin Leiter - Mechanic

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As a Utah native, Justin has been spoiled with great access to outdoor activities including mountain biking. Fearing that a bike complication will leave him stranded many miles away in Bigfoot’s backyard, Justin decided to take a course at the Collective to give him the skills needed to prevent this. Two years later he is back and happy to share his knowledge at the shop. In his free time, he likes to go on super fun camping trips and go snowboarding.