Bicycle Mechanic & Community Classes

The Salt Lake City location offers FREE community cycling classes each week taught by our skilled mechanics and volunteers. No sign-up or registration necessary!

Classes are held on Mondays and start at 6 PM (unless otherwise indicated).

No need to bring your bike to the class. We will use our bikes and parts in-house as examples. 

2018 Schedule:

  • October 15 - Bike Tour Adventure with Lou and Julie
  • October 22 - Spoken Word - all about spokes!
  • October 29 - Rear Derailleur
  • November 5 - Front Derailleur
  • November 12 - Snow Happens - get your ride ready for winter!
  • November 19 - Chain Reaction - all about chains!
  • November 26 - Fork Out - all about forks!
  • December 3 - Hit the Brakes - all about brakes!
  • December 10 - Shifting Gears - all about drivetrains!
  • December 17 - In Wheel Time - all about wheels!
  • December 24 - No class
  • December 31 - No class

We'll start another series of classes starting January 7, 2019

Email if you have questions or if you have class topic suggestions! 

 

Make biking to your event easy with our all-inclusive valet service!

What we provide:

  • Safe, secure, constantly-attended parking for your attendees’ bikes
  • Your attendees do not pay to park their bikes -- the fee you pay is the only fee we charge
  • We handle set-up, take-down, and everything in between

What we charge:

2018 season:
  • $199 for a half-day event (up to four hours, capacity for up to 150 bikes)
  • $349 for a full-day event (up to eight hours, capacity for up to 150 bikes)
  • $499 for an extended event (up to twelve hours, capacity for up to 150 bikes)
  • 5% discount available to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
2019 season:
  • $299 for a half-day event (up to four hours, capacity for up to 150 bikes)
  • $499 for a full-day event (up to eight hours, capacity for up to 150 bikes)
  • $699 for an extended event (up to twelve hours, capacity for up to 150 bikes)
  • 10% discount available to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
These are our base rates only -- various factors can impact the final cost, such as if your event requires capacity for more than 150 bikes, requires significant travel, etc. Please email us at for a quote or to reserve our services. 
 

What we need from you:

  • A minimum of two weeks’ advance notice, and preferably four or more. Dates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, so the earlier you can make a reservation, the better.
  • An appropriately sized area near your event (at least ten square feet per expected bike, plus room for a 10’x10’ pop-up canopy) designated solely for bike valet.
  • A parking spot and/or permit for a truck and trailer, as well as a reasonably close load/unload area
  • An estimate of the parking capacity you’ll need at your event 

Don't need the full-service option? We rent bike valet racks!

  • Each rack accommodates about eight bikes
  • Racks are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Delivery not available
  • Pricing varies depending on how many racks are needed. Please email us at  for a quote.

Junior Bicycle Mechanic Certification

Are you curious about what it’s like to work in a bike shop? Want to impress your teammates on your mountain bike league by being able to repair anything on the fly? Or even just want to learn everything there is to know about how to work on your own bike? Sign up for our Jr. Mechanic Certification! This 8-week course is designed to teach 14-17-year-old aspiring mechanics the skills needed to become an ace wrencher and prepare you to get a job in a shop. This is a free course!

Contact for questions and/or to register for the following 2018 sessions:

March 26 - May 15

June 4 - July 23

September 10 - October 29

Youth Open Shop

Youth Open Shop is a program for youth ages 8 -17 years old. This is a productive learning environment where youth are surrounded only with their peers and our Youth Education Specialists. Participating youth have the option to work on their own bikes, help repair bikes for the Collective’s giving programs, or earn a bike of their own through volunteered hours.

The Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective utilizes an apron system during Youth Open Shop (YOS) where participants advance to colored aprons indicating different levels of achievement. The participants will first begin with a green apron, move to an orange apron and from that point, they will have the choice of either moving to a red apron to become a YOS peer mentor or move to a purple apron and participate in the Junior Bicycle Mechanic Certificate (JBMC) program. After completing the JBMC program and/or completing 100 hours in YOS, participants will receive a black apron with their name embroidered on it signifying they have reached mastery level youth bicycle mechanic status. Participants will keep their black aprons.

The use of aprons will allow participants to visualize their advancement through the program. In addition to earning different level aprons, participants will also have the opportunity to earn “carrots” (i.e. patch kits, tool kits, water bottles, etc.) after they hit certain mile markers. Mile markers and carrots are used to track the progress of participants while also keeping them engaged to ensure they complete the program. Our ultimate goal is to hire those who successfully complete the program as Junior Bicycle Mechanics at the SLC Bicycle Collective.


This program was implemented with assistance from Blackstone Bicycle Works in Chicago.

Youth Open Shop is free and does not require pre-registration, however, benches are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Youth Open Shop is help on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5:30pm and Saturday mornings from 10am-12pm.

Mountain Bike Camps

GET READY TO RIDE!

Every summer campers will have the chance to explore our many local bike trails while learning bike handling skills, safety, and basic bike mechanics. Bikers may bring their own bikes or use one of ours. Helmets will also be provided. Campers will need to supply their own snacks and wear closed-toe footwear. 

Campers will meet each day at the SLCBC and we will shuttle kids and bikes to various trailheads in and around Salt Lake. Up to 8 riders can sign up per session. 

Best of all, the cost is FREE!

2018 Camp sessions dates are here! Registration will be open until April 30th on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, priority will be given to youth coming from low-income families.

  • Session 1 | June 25-29 | Ages 8-11 | 4-6 PM
  • Session 2 | July 9-13 | Ages 10-14 | 4-6 PM

 

Contact  for questions or to register for camp!

Come to the Salt Lake Shop!

When can I buy a bike or parts?

  • Tuesday, Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: Noon - 7:00 pm
  • Sunday: Noon - 5:00 pm

When can I work on my own bike?

Do you have special time for women to work in the shop?

  • Wednesdays: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

When can I volunteer?

When can I drop off a bike?

 

 

 

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