PBC Bike Owners Guide

Bikes for Tykes

Do you remember your first bike? I remember mine, it was blue with white tires and a flower covered banana seat. It was not only my freedom to get around, but also my freedom to explore. With this bike I started a love affair that has lasted to this day. Imagine never having that first bike. For many kids, this is a reality. Help us put a first bike into the hands of 100+ elementary aged children by donating to our Bikes for Tykes fundraiser.

Bingham CycleryMTB Enthusiasts of Utah and WomenMTB have come together to raise money for us here at the Collective. Last year was an amazing success with over $7000 raised in monetary and in kind donations we were able to give more than 90 bikes to kids in need.  This year we hope to do even more and will be hosting 2 events!

MAKE A CHILD HAPPY THIS SEASON

If you want to help, any amount from $5 to $500, makes a difference. Donate today! You can also help by volunteering for the giveaway events on Nov. 11th in Ogden and Dec. 2nd in Salt Lake, to do so, fill out this form and someone will be in touch.

Funds above and beyond what is needed for the Bikes for Tykes giveaway will be used to support a new Bicycle Collective youth program called “Bike School.” From start to finish, this program aims to place young people from diverse backgrounds in real bike shop jobs along the Wasatch Front, teach life long job skills and continue to provide a way for youth to earn a bike through volunteerism.

Support Bikes for Tykes

Hailing from both Northern California and Western New York the raw beauty of Utah is what drew him here. Owen started as a volunteer at the collective in 2012 and has worked as Valet Coordinator, Mechanic, Open Shop Manager, or has been a Keylist volunteer throughout the years. In his spare time he enjoys playing with Beehive Bike Polo, working on his 80's BMW, and mountain biking. 

December 29, 2017

PBC Has Record-Setting Year

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2017 was a record-setting year for PBC. We refurbished and gave away more than twice as many bikes as last year. Everyone in the valley will benefit from cleaner air as more people ride bikes.

Thank you to all who contributed.

Let's continue this momentum for next year! We need your help; donate today! There are only two days left to get your 2017 tax deduction!

Click here to donate!

The St. George Bicycle Collective is hiring a Mechanic.  If you love bikes and what we do, this could be the job for you!

This three month position is an opportunity for the right candidate to develop it into year-round, full-time, multi-faceted employment with increasing pay and responsibility.

 

The Highlights:

  • $11-13 hourly pay
  • Opportunity to grow the job and the organization
  • Get paid to do enjoyable work that makes a positive difference in our community

Click the link below to find out more about the job and learn how to apply.

 

 

Bike mechanics has traditionally been a male-dominated trade.  To promote equality, Provo Bicycle Collective will host volunteer hours set aside for traditionally marginalized groups including women, girls, transgender, and any female-identifying people.

These volunteer hours are designed to create a safe and inclusive space and will function the same as existing volunteer hours.  All bicycles repaired by volunteers are given away to people who couldn’t otherwise afford one, giving independent transportation to those who need it most.  Our goal in creating this program will be reached if said individuals feel included in our volunteer program. 

We invite all women, trans, and female-identifying people to join us during these volunteer hours to repair bikes for those in need.  We need your help!  Provo Bicycle Collective gave away 408 bikes in 2017 and with your help, we will give away many more in the years to come.

Learn how to participate here.

It was incredible to see how our garage was transformed within just one day.

350+ bikes sorted through
150 Bikes scrapped and recycled
300 Wheels, tires, tubes seperated
150 Bikes stacked back in the garage 

80+ Hours of labor combined

Thanks so much to all the helpers and everyone bringing us tools, canopies, cold drings, welding equipment, a trailer, and so much more!!!

A special thanks goes to the Larkins and L&L mechanical. They donated a trailer for us to use. And then came to fix it after it gave way under our load of bikes!!

My name is Samuel Osorio. I was born in Bogota, Colombia. When I was four I moved to Miami, Florida with my family and lived there for 18 years. Miami is crazy busy and driving sometimes the most stressful thing to do. I’ve been riding bikes my whole life; it saved me time and hassle trying to find parking. Before working at the PBC, I worked at a gym teaching kids how to rock climb. My goal is to help as many people own a bike and enjoy it. 

Impact & Annual Reports

Impact

Check out the impact we've had on our GuideStar Profile.

2019 at a glance

 

Annual Reports

Learn what we've accomplished by reading our annual reports below:

Awesome development opportunity! --- Help us stay in downtown St. George

In the summer of 2017, the City of St. George kindly donated the lease to our current location. This enabled us to become a full-fledged community bike shop, and hire our first staff. Since then, we've grown beyond our expectations and even dreams.

We knew that this would be a temporary opportunity.

Recently, the City of St. George has published the RFP for our location, deadline is September 7: https://www.sgcity.org/economicdevelopment/innrfp 

The RFP presents itself as a perfect fit for the St. George Bicycle Collective ("increase quality of life", "promote the City as outdoor rec destination", "multi-use", etc.)

Interested parties (land developers, real estate professionals, etc…): Collaborate with a creative, professional group of locals with a huge network, committed to making downtown St. George a great place to be, the heart of this community, and a magnet for tourists and locals alike.

Bike Mechanics 101 for Volunteers

Every Wednesday in June and July starting June 6

Class 6 PM - 7 PM, volunteer time 7 PM - 9:00 PM

This class is FREE for members or if you stick around to volunteer for an hour. 

New volunteers welcome! 

Please show up 15 mins prior to the class for a brief orientation and some paperwork. 

If you are short on time but would like to participate and support us, inquire about our membership options!

June 6: Wheel Basics (depending on participants skills, we’ll work on fixing flats or move right to hubs)
June 13: Wheels Intermediate - Hubs and Truing
June 20: Cables and Housing (7 PM Mechanics and Music Jam Session at the Shop)
June 27: Brakes
Juli 4: No Class
Juli 11: Derailleurs & Shifting Smoothly
Juli 18: Chainring, Cassette, Chain Health and Replacement
July 25: The Bottom Bracket
August 1: The Headset

Community Bike Shop

 

Want to fix your own bicycle?  During Open Shop hours, we have up to six workbenches of professional-grade bike tools available for public use.  With the guidance of a staff mechanic, even those who have never picked up a wrench before can learn how to repair a flat tire, replace a cable, or even give their bike a full tune-up. 

The St. George Bicycle Collective is hiring a Youth Progam Instructor

This position is much more than just an opportunity to wrench on bikes and share your abilities as a youth instructor. All of our mechanics work together with our volunteers and have the opportunity to move into leadership positions in education and youth programming, operations, and mechanics.

We are a growing community organization with a strong passion for promoting bicycling for transportation as a cornerstone for sustainable growth in this region.  

For the right candidate, this position can develop into year-round, full-time, multi-faceted employment with increasing pay and responsibility.

Depending on availability, our Youth Program Instructor can double as a staff mechanic or focus exclusively on our Youth Programs. 

 

The Highlights:

  • Hourly pay depending on experience
  • Opportunity to grow the job and the organization
  • Get paid to do makes a significant difference in our community

Click the link below to find out more about the job and learn how to apply.