November 16, 2018

Dannielle Larkin

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I am honored to be a board member for Utah’s Bicycle Collective.  I sought collaboration with the Collective in 2015 after realizing that the opportunity to own and enjoy a bicycle wasn’t equitable in my Southern Utah community.  Many volunteers came together and made it clear that St. George was ready for a community bike shop and we opened the doors to our brick and mortar location in October 2017.  I have a degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Southern Utah University.  I’ve chaired and been involved in many community projects over the years and believe a little community involvement goes a long way.  My husband and I own a commercial mechanical contracting business in St George.  I have 4 kids, a dog, a horse, a garden, a podcast addiction, and a garage full of bikes.  I hope to live to see the day when cycling in Southern Utah is not the outlier mode of transportation but one of the norms.  

November 15, 2018

Thayne Harbaugh

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Rebuilding bicycles since he was 14 years-old, Thayne has live in Utah County for 46 years.  He has a background in electrical engineering, mechanical design and has worked as a software developer for more than 26 years.  Thayne initiated the electrical upgrade project at PBC and was key in adding numerous lights and electrical outlets.  He hopes to contribute to technology projects and initiatives.

November 15, 2018

Jack Moran

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After retiring to St George, my wife and I began volunteering at bike events. The Senior Games, Intermountain Cup and Ironman St. George.

Early in 2016 the opportunity to rescue abandoned bikes came up and it has turned into Bicycle Collective St. George where we can enable all ages to learn and maintain all types of bicycles. 

My reward is seeing young and old enjoy riding and learning about all the opportunities biking represents.

Ryan used to ride up and down mountains but now he seeks to become the ultimate bike commuter! While working on his degree in engineering at Utah State University he discovered he had much more passion for helping people than for math. Now he is currently working on his degree in Global Communications, Spanish, and Latin American Studies. Having worked in higher education, non profit organization, and refugee resettlement, he loves helping other people learn new things! You’ll find him cruising the Jordan River Trail but watch out or he’ll talk your ear off about the benefits of volunteering for a good cause!

Women's Night Mixer:

Women’s Night is returning to the OBC!

To kick things off in style we’re holding a mixer on Wednesday February 19th at 6 - 7:30 pm.

 

Do you get saddle sore when you ride? What about back pain? Neck pain? 

Learn how to reduce some of the most common pains from riding your bike in our Bike Fit Basics mini class.

 

Join us for light refreshments, and to learn about the Ogden Bicycle Collective’s mission and programs, meet new friends in the cycling community, and help us to create Women’s Night programs that serve you better.

 

Schedule:

6 pm - Meet & Greet / Grab Refreshments

6:15 - 6:25 pm - OBC Introduction

6:30-6:45 pm  - Bike Fit Basics Mini Class

6:50 - 7 pm - Women’s Night Info and Feedback

7 - 7:30 pm - Socialise

 

Women’s Night

Bicycle maintenance has traditionally been a male-dominated environment. Let's change that!

Women’s Night offers a safe and supportive environment for females and those who identify to volunteer in the shop or fix their own bikes. Participants learn new skills, get practical help with their own bikes, and contribute to our bicycle giveaway programs. Join us whether you have experience with bicycles or not. 

For those working on their own bikes, there is a $10/hour suggested donation (more if you can, less if you can't).

OBC Women’s Night is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month 5 - 8 pm, starting from March 2020.

Women’s Night - Community Rides 

Join us every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month to learn new trails and commuting routes, and make some new riding buddies along the way. Check our Facebook Events for ride details and RSVP, or contact . Rides will be cancelled if there are no confirmed participants 24 hrs priors to the ride start.

Women's night is returning to the ogden bicycle collective. This is a poster for womens night

Terrorcat Alleycat Bike Race
Saturday, October 26th 4:00 PM
$5.00 Admission
Bring lights, a bag, and 2 cans of food. 
Helmets and costumes encouraged! 
Race starts at the Ogden Bicycle Collective

 

January 24, 2020

OBC Building Improvements

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Happy New Year! 

We were temporarily closed for some building construction. Our foundation had been slowly settling. We received some bids and BASECO was hired to stabilize the front of the shop. They were nice enough to offer us a discount when the repair costs were higher than anticipated. Corbin and his staff were all stellar to work with and we would recommend BASECO for all foundation repairs. 

While the foundation was being repaired, our staff and core volunteers were busy remodeling the front of the shop. We're back open and our space has improved significantly. Check out photos of our newly remodeled retail area. 

Thanks to Andy at Custom Store Fixtures LLC. for donating a pallet of Slatwall to the shop. Special thanks to all of the volunteers that helped us undertake this huge project! We're looking forward to a great 2020 season! 

It can be said that Forrest’s career in bicycling began on his 7th birthday, when his parents gave him a new red Schwinn Stingray bike. Almost immediately, he went to work recruiting his friends to help him build a dirt ramp in a vacant lot at the bottom of a hill near his house. There he and his friends competed with each other, pretending to be like daredevil Evil Kneivel, racing their bikes down the hill to see who could jump their bike the furthest. Pretty soon, after one of the boys got hurt from crashing his bike, and the boy’s mom complained to the other moms, Forrest and his brother went to work converting the ramp and jump site to a small BMX track. There the kids timed each other to see who could ride the course in the fastest time. Forrest and a friend cut and paint tin cans, making medals to award to winners. 

In time, Forrest learned more about bicycle maintenance and modifications  as he moved on to bigger and better bikes. He also coordinated group rides with friends from their neighborhood in the L.A. suburbs to Malibu beach. During high school Forrest learned more about bicycle technology from his stepdad, who was an aviation engineer and fellow cyclist, and the two talked about opening their own bike shop someday. Unfortunately, that dream never happened after his stepdad passed away from a sudden heart attack. Over the years Forrest continued biking with friends, and with his wife and two stepsons, while also coming up with different ideas for developing his own bike company. In 2016 he earned an MBA in sustainability with the goal of moving from the social services industry to an organization that focuses on positive environmental actions. Meanwhile, he built his career in tax and cost accounting, auditing, and HR management with several accounting firms and non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area. 

After relocating to St. George with his wife in 2019, Forrest’s dream of working at a bike shop and promoting sustainability finally came into fruition when he was offered the position as Location Director at the St. George Bicycle Collective. Now Forrest is able to merge his experience in sustainability, accounting, HR and nonprofit management with his passion for bikes, the environment and helping the community in working to advance the Bicycle Collective’s mission. Besides working to get more youths, adults and seniors to ride and maintain their bicycles, Forrest’s goal is to help the Bicycle Collective get more bike paths and trails built in Washington County, provide more training in bicycle maintenance and safety, organize group rides and social events, promote the health and environmental benefits of biking, and introduce innovative and unique bicycle technology to riders in Southern Utah. Forrest is very excited to be with the Bicycle Collective and is looking forward to helping it grow as a key player in the Utah bicycle scene. 

Over the past two months our volunteers have been repairing donated kids bikes for Community Christmas. On Friday December 13th, we dropped off 133 bikes and 121 helmets. Thank you to everyone that donated their time and resources to make this possible!

 

Essen grew up hiking in the beautiful forests of Virginia and pursued her journey west through Kansas to Utah. She hopes to continue her west-bound trajectory by biking the Pacific Coast in the next year. Before coming to the Bicycle Collective, Essen worked to develop refugee programming in a Title 1 elementary school for parent engagement and English Language Learners, through AmeriCorps VISTA. She has also enjoyed directing events, teaching kiddos in special education, and conducting social science research. These experiences helped solidify her love for community engagement with diverse groups. She previously volunteered at the Provo Bicycle Collective and is excited to be part of the Salt Lake team! She is passionate about the healthy lifestyle cycling promotes and the community the Collective creates. You can find her rock-climbing, camping, or scheming ways to recreate the mochi ice cream she buys at Whole Foods.