Today was a big day for us and for twelve kids at Coral Cliffs Elementary! We taught our first "Ride Ready!" class. 12 kids learned basic bike maintenance and safety from our volunteers and staff and received a free refurbished bike after the workshop. 

This is what Harrison says about the workshop: "One of the participants looked at me while she was walking her bike out, helmet on and buckled, and said with a smile, "I've never had a bike like this before." I told her well now you know how to take care of it!"

Congrats to you all for being "Ride Ready!" and thanks so much to everyone who helped and supported us to make this possible!! Healthy Dixie Council | Washington County, UtahSouthwest Utah Public Health DepartmentSouthern Utah Bicycle AllianceHarrison Shotzbargerr, Craig ShanklinRed Rock Bicycle Co.Bicycles Unlimited IncRapid CyclingSt. George, Utah, and all the volunteers who built bikes for the kids!

Women, Trans, Femme Night *Temporarily Suspended due to COVID-19*

*Temporarily Suspended due to COVID-19*

A safe and supportive learning environment for those who identify!

Bicycle maintenance has traditionally been an overwhelmingly (cis)male-dominated area. It is our goal to help teach individuals who have been marginalized or intimidated in this setting to be knowledgeable and confident working on their bikes. The Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective holds Women Trans Femme (WTF) Night in the shop every Wednesday from 5:30 - 8:00 PM. This program offers a safe and supportive learning environment for those who identify to fix their own bikes, buy bikes, and/or volunteer in the shop. 

Use of the shop for DIY projects is $5 per hour, or free to members.

This space is for:

Anyone who identifies as female, transgender, femme, genderqueer, trans-masculine, trans-feminine, or feels that their socialization or treatment as a woman, transperson*, femme has impeded their participation in bicycle mechanics.

Women: A person who identifies as a woman.

Trans: Transgender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, gender creative, anyone whose gender identity is fluid, transgressive, and/or transitioning.

Femme: A gender identity in which a person of any gender embodies a feminine appearance, expression, or identity.

If you are not WTF identified, BECOME AN ALLY:

  • Respect the space: Come during our regular open shop hours.
  • Respect People: During our regular open shop hours, treat all female & trans* folks as you would any other person (don’t assume they’re less knowledgeable, don’t call them “sweety,” and NEVER take a wrench out of their hand!)
  • Get Educated: Learn about the issues facing women and trans* communities.
  • Educate others: About why and how to be an ally!

This program was implemented with assistance from BICAS.org and other WTF program models across the nation.

TUTORS FOR ‘RIDE READY!’ 

After-school bike mechanics club

This is an opportunity for two to three volunteers who are interested in teaching bike mechanics and working with elementary school kids from low-income families (4th grade, about 10yrs. of age)

  • You will assist in teaching three ‘Ride Ready’ after-school bike mechanics clubs
  • Each club will last two hours plus some prep/de-prep time
  • You will receive prior training (about 2hrs) at the Collective
  • Each club will consist of four workstations that will guide students through a basic bike tune-up (air/patching tubes; check brakes and bolts; lube/check chain)
  • The Collective provides bicycles, the kids ‘earn’ these bikes through their participation in the workshop

DATES

Monday, Feb 26, Coral Cliff Elementary School (approx. 2:30 PM – 4: 30PM)

Wednesday, March 21, Heritage Elementary School (afternoon)

Tbd, TBD

Training will take place during the week prior to the first workshop (Feb 19 – 24) at your convenience.

 Please contact us (judith (at) bicyclecollective.org) until Feb 7 if you would like to volunteer. 

January 30, 2018

Sean Murphy, Chair

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Sean Murphy joined the Collective's Board in 2015 and served once as Secretary and now Chair for a third term. He's focused on ensuring the Collective's future is strong and making sure every shop, current and future, is supported and stable. 

Sean spends his days as the Legislative Audit Director for Salt Lake County and his weekends getting rad in the mountains, the rock, and the dirt. He'll ride any bike you've got.

January 30, 2018

Shawn Teigen

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I love being on a bike. But even more than that, I love riding in close proximity to my family and friends. A close third is seeing others on bikes, particularly kids. It is at times like these that I feel the most hope for the world.

I like to commute to work (always getting the best parking spot). I like to pedal when I'm going out for the evening. I like thinking about how to get non-riders on bikes. I like to get in a bit of distance on the road. I like riding the mountains and deserts in and around Utah. I like multi-day family treks. And finally, I like exploring other cities and countries by bike.

My favorite day of the year is Bike Prom. 

I love racing and riding mountain bikes, fishing, and playing classical bass. Being on staff since 2016 I am the most senior employee (lol), despite being the youngest mechanic. If you see me in the shop please bring me your weird mechanical issues cause I think that’s fun.

Provo Bicycle Collective is proud to announce a newly-formed partnership with Refugee Action Network through which we hope to provide dozens of free bikes each year to refugees seeking to become self-sufficient in Utah Valley.

In its last year of work, Refugee Action Network has proven itself as an effective resource for refugees who have already spent some time in the US and seeking to become more self-sufficient. 

Our partnership allows Refugee Action Network to recommend their clients to our shop for a free Goodwill Bike – donated bicycles refurbished by PBC volunteers.  In 2016, Bicycle Collective gave away 1,436 Goodwill Bikes throughout Utah.

Our hope is that their refugees will use these bikes to meet daily transportation needs; riding to work, shopping for groceries, and meeting appointments. 

We’re always in need of willing volunteers to repair bikes for these refugees.  Interested volunteers can find out how to fix bikes with us at Bicyclecollective.org.  No experience is necessary.

Hey Everyone,

We had a few technical difficulties, but our figurative neon “LIVE” sign is about light back up! 

 Streaming Tuesday July 7 at 11:00 a.m.

 

Youth Open Shop: Live is a program where youth can ask their bike related questions and get answers live on air. Every week we will present a short lesson as a topic of discussion, but you can ask any question you have about bikes and we will do our best to explain the answer.

This will be held as a Zoom webinar that will be linked in the announcement posts here on our website and on our instagram pages. We are also working on posting the recorded videos so if you aren’t able to view them live you can still participate and ask your questions through the comments or our questions form.

Our goal is to answer as many bicycle related questions as possible, and we need yours! Future topics are also needed, so even if you might not know the name of the part, or even what part is broken, do your best to describe it and we’ll get right on it! 

Thank you all so much for your interest and support of the Bicycle Collective, we hope you can join us. Have a great day, ride safe, and we’ll see you soon!

The Bicycle Collective

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May 30, 2017

Heidi Goedhart

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Heidi is originally from Idaho but transplanted to Salt Lake City ten years ago with her bicycle at her side. Since then, she has developed a passion for active transportation and its many environmental, economic and social benefits. Heidi has bachelors degrees in Environmental Studies and Urban Planning and a Master of City and Metropolitan Planning from the University of Utah with a specialization in Smart Growth and Transportation and a Graduate Certificate in Urban Design. She has been an active triathlete and road biker since high school and has recently picked up mountain biking. Four years ago, Heidi turned in her car keys and became a full-time bicycle commuter which has opened her eyes to the benefits and challenges active transportation users face. She aspires to help design and cultivate transportation options that support resilient urban environments that focus on health, activity and wellness. Heidi has been the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Bicycle Collective since 2012. She currently works for the Utah Department of Transportation as the Active Transportation Manager in the Planning Department.

Membership benefits:

  • Free, unlimited do-it-yourself open shop time--usually $5-10 per hour without a membership (Due to COIVD 19, DIY open shop has been suspended as of 13 March 2020. In lieu you will receive a 10% discount on repair service.)
  • Ten percent off in-store purchases
  • Email newsletter updates from your home shop--learn about special events and ways you can get involved locally
  • Voting in board elections

 

What you support by purchasing a membership:

  • Bicycle Collective's charitable programs: Goodwill Bikes, kids bike giveaways, earn-a-bike classes, and job training programs
  • Building a community around active transportation. The more people ride bikes, the safer and easier it will be!

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About the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective

The Salt Lake City shop is the flagship location of the Bicycle Collective. Founded in 2002, the Collective was born when a small group of enthusiastic bicycle users put to the test ideas that appeared to be complementary realities: that bicycles are a sustainable form of urban transportation and people just need a little encouragement to choose to ride; and the fact that there are bicycles sitting unused in garages and backyards throughout the Wasatch front that could be refurbished and put to use by someone in need.

Starting from such a simple idea, the Collective has grown from a small working board of directors in a rented storage unit in Glendale, to a state-wide organization with four community bike shops in three cities and growing!

The SLCBC is the engine that empowers the organization. The SLCBC sells refurbished bicycles as well as used and new components and accessories, the revenue from which is reinvested into ever expanding programming that allows us to give hundreds of bikes to adults and kids in need each year, teach free repair classes, earn-a-bike and mountain bike camps for kids, job training and more! It’s a model we’re proud of and is built with long-term sustainability and mutual benefit in mind—the more people use our shops, the more programming we’re able to offer!

Swing by the shop at 2312 S. West Temple sometime to learn more about what we have to offer or to see how you can get involved with the movement to put as many bikes on the streets of SLC as possible. Happy riding!

Come to the Provo Shop!

Come to the Ogden Shop!

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

Youth Open Shop 4-6pm

Wednesday

Open Shop 12-6pm

Thursday

Volunteer Day 12 - 6pm

Free Mechanic Class at 6-7pm

Friday

Open Shop 12-6pm

Saturday

Open Shop 12-6pm

Sunday

Closed

Get more info about Open Shop.

 

Bike Valet

Make Biking to Your Event Easy!

Let the Ogden Bike Collective provide bike parking to your guests at your event! Each year the OBC partners with organizations to offer bike parking to riders at the events like Ogden Twilight Concert Series, OFOAM music festival, and more! Don’t pollute, bike commute!

For pricing and availability, contact us at

Get Involved:

To volunteer with our Bike Valet team, check out our Volunteer Local pageto sign up for an event!  Volunteering at Bike Valet comes with a host of benefits, which can include free Bicycle Collective monthly membership, free entry to the events we attend, and more!  Contact  for questions on volunteering.