October 21, 2020

Patrick Schwab, PhD

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Dr. Patrick Schwab has been a core volunteer of the St. George Bicycle Collective for several years, often wrenching in the shop and administrative duties. Patrick is a Professor of STEM in both the College of Science, Engineering & Technology and the College of Education at Dixie State University. He has enjoyed bringing his formal teaching background into the Collective to help guide practices in the shop. Before his engineering and teaching career, Patrick owned and operated a bike shop in Tucson, AZ, when not focused on mountain bike racing.

Code of Conduct Pledge

The Bicycle Collective is a place of learning and community development for anyone interested in bicycles. We strive to accommodate, understand, and celebrate the cultural backgrounds and ethnic differences of everyone who walks through our doors. Doing so means that we may need to leave some of our personal views at the door. We are not a political organization and we do not promote a political agenda. We advocate by providing a supportive environment for anything to do with biking and bike repair. We promote equality mobility in every city we serve.

When representing the Bicycle Collective community as a volunteer or employee,

We pledge to:

  • Be anti-racist. We endeavor to address any displays of injustice and any statements of untruth that disparage people based on their race or identity. If a derogatory or insensitive conversation develops, We will reject it and encourage others to do the same.
  • Leave our political opinions at the door. We will not engage in or advocate for a specific political agenda. We will refrain from political speech while at the Bicycle Collective and while representing the Bicycle Collective.
  • Honor the dignity of all individuals. We recognize that maintaining a respectful environment that celebrates the diversity of life in our community is paramount to fulfilling the Bicycle Collective’s mission. We will carry that sentiment through all our interactions with our leadership, board, employees, volunteers, clients, and customers.

In pledging ourselves to these values, we ask that all involved with the Bicycle Collective — leaders, volunteers, board members, supporters, staff — commit to taking action to make the world a more equitable place.

We have a lot of work to do — join us.

September 26, 2020

Youth Open Shop: Live

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gears

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Youth Open Shop: Live

Every week we do a live Q&A to answer your questions and help you learn more about bikes!

Join us every

Tuesday @ 5:00 p.m.

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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. 
  • Women's Night events and group are 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.
  • 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.
  • SGBC Women’s Night is on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Sign up is required by emailing us at , or calling us at 435-429-2666

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Women's Nights also has a new virtual community at: facebook.com/groups/sgbcwomen. Join us to talk bikes, biking and bike mechanics.

 

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).

Women's Nights also has a new virtual community at: facebook.com/groups/obcwomen. Join us to talk bikes, biking and bike mechanics.

The Women's Night events and group are 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.

OBC Women’s Night is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month 5 - 7PM.

Sign up is required at: https://ogdenbicyclecollective.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/

 

YOSlive

Hey Everyone!

Youth Open Shop: Live is a weekly livestream where we do our best to answer your questions and help you learn more about bikes! Currently we stream every week on

Tuesday @ 5:00 p.m. (Utah time)

 Every week we go over a simple topic about bike repair, bike tools, bike riding, or bike facts. We do these live so that if you would like to ask a bike related question we can go over them right then and there! Any bike related questions are welcome! Whether we are covering that topic in the stream or not, we would love to answer your bike related questions!

Safety Rules

Now, if you would like to participate, we ask that everyone you follow a few simple safety rules:

Internet Safety

1. Be Excellent to Each Other

Always treat other people online with respect! Don't engage people who want to make you angry or are trying to start arguments.

2. Guard Your Privacy

You can always post anonymously if you would like. If you do post with your name be sure to only include your first name, last initial, and general area where your from. (Example: Melody T. West Haven, Utah)

3. Bike Photos

We would love to show pictures of your bike problems and help you learn how to fix them! You can email your bike photos to  but there are a two important rules: Have it be against a plain background like a wall, your yard, or the pavement; and don't show any personal information, such as someone's face, your house number, the license plate of a car, or anything else like that.

4. Ask Permission

If you are younger than 18 years old, always ask your parent or guardian if it is alright that you submit anything over the internet.

Safety Rules

1. Use the Right Tool

Make sure to find out what tool is best for the job and how to use it correctly. A wrench is not a hammer, and a knife can be dangerous if you try to use it as a screwdriver!

2. Ask for Help

If you need help lifting or holding something, using a tool you aren't comfortable with, or don't know what to do next, always ask for help!

3. Keep Safety in Mind

Always keep your safety and the safety of those around you as the highest priority when working on and riding bikes! Stay safe!

Links

If you would like to join and ask your question live you can join the Zoom Webinar directly by going to tiny.cc/YOS-Live 

You can also view live and past episodes by going to our YouTube Channel:

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If you would like to submit a question ahead of time, suggest a topic, or give feedback, go to tiny.cc/YOS-LQuestion

 

Thank you so much for joining us, go out, ride your bike, be safe, and have a great day!

Privacy Notice

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for www.bicyclecollective.org. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this web site. It outlines the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
  5. How policy changes will be communicated.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

The Bicycle Collective collects names, address, phone numbers for newsletters and credit card information for online purchases and donations.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third-party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Orders

We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.

Cookies

We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Changes to this Policy

We may make changes to this privacy notice from time to time.  You may check back on this page at any time to see our current policy.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 801-328-2453 or .

Video Resources

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The Ogden Bicycle Collective has an opening for a Bicycle Mechanic.

Our Mechanic is an integral part of the team that builds on the Collective’s eighteen years of community bicycling initiatives, promoting cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier and safer society.  The Mechanic leads the effort to rehabilitate used bicycles, furthering the Collective’s contributions to its local citizens and communities.

For more information contact Location Director Dustin Eskelson (801) 997-0336, and email your resume to

 

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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Financial Reports & Form 990 Filings

The Bicycle Collective is proud to make available our audited Financial Reports and Form 990 filings. See the links below for our latest available reports and filings, as well as an archive of previous years.

pdf2020 Bicycle Collective Audited Financials

Updates to Shopping Protocols at the Salt Lake Bicycle Collective

As of April 1st, 2021, SLCBC will be open for shopping Wed-Saturday (allowing 3 customers in at a time). Masks are required at all times when shopping with us.

When you arrive: please ring the bell and wait 6ft. (one bicycle length) from the door. A staff member will answer to assist you!

Shopping for Bicycles

Shopping for refurbished bikes? Schedule a time with us and we'll do our best to help you find what you're looking for. We can accommodate one group of up to two people per appointment.

Please include a description of the bike you're interested in from our showroom in your booking notes. We also have a selection of bikes waiting to be posted, so you're welcome to book time with us even if there's not a specific bike you're interested in.

Test ride appointments are 25 minutes long with a 5 minute window at the end to allow staff to sanitize high-touch surfaces and wash their hands in between appointments. If you are a first time bike buyer or have a lot of questions, consider booking consecutive appointments.

You are required to properly wear a mask at all times while in the shop, no exceptions.

Note: If you are inquiring about our Bikes for Goodwill program, please call us at 801.328.2453

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Shopping for Parts

We can now accommodate walk-up shopping for parts and accessories. Bring your bike, a photo of the part you need to replace, or a detailed list of the parts you need and our staff will find parts that will work for you. 

You are required to properly wear a mask at all times while in the shop, no exceptions. We can allow up to 3 in at a time to shop, so you may be required to briefly wait while another customer finishes shopping.

31 Mar. 2021: Due to nationwide supply-chain shortages of vital bicycle parts like tubes, tires, chains, cables, etc., many essential bike parts are out of stock. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Service

Open Shop/DIY hours are still suspended until further notice. We look forward to bringing them back in the future.

If you have questions about a mechanical issue with a bike you've recently purchased from us, please email us at  or call us at (801) 328-2453 and leave a voicemail. We fully overhaul every bike we sell, but sometimes we make a mistake. We'll be happy to help take care of any mechanical issues you have with your new bike within the first 30 days for no charge.

If your bike is your only means of transportation and you aren't able to afford repairs at a retail bike shop, please email us at  or call us at (801) 328-2453 and leave a voicemail. We have low- or no-cost options available for folks in need.

Donations: Tuesday - Saturday 12-6

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY, BUT MORE THAN 5 BIKES AT ONE TIME MUST BE APPROVED AHEAD OF TIME. PLEASE CALL OUR SHOP AT 801-328-2453 BEFORE YOU COME TO DONATE.

We have limited storage space, and calling to verify a large donation of bicycles helps us prepare space.

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS WHEN WE AREN’T OPEN.

What may seem like a convenient move for you creates a lot more work for us.

PLEASE DO YOUR BEST TO CLEAN YOUR DONATIONS OF VISIBLE DEBRIS BEFORE DONATING. WHY?

Donating extremely dirty bikes (covered in mud, dirt, grass or hay) hinders our processing abilities and puts the “dirty work” on us. Tip: you can clean your donation quickly with a garden hose or a household rag and some glass cleaner.

WE DO NOT DO PICK-UPS.

WE ACCEPT:

-All types of bikes (road, hybrid, mountain, bmx, tandem, etc)

-All sizes of bikes (adult, child)

-Bike parts of any kind

-Tools of any kind

-Accessories in good condition (helmets, bike pumps, lights, locks, racks, baskets)

-Gently used cycling clothing and shoes

-Old (clean) t-shirts and dish towels that we can turn into rags for our shop

WE DO NOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

-Scooters

-Tag-a-Long bikes

-Anything motorized

-Exercise equipment or bike trainers

-Jogging strollers

-Car racks that are missing pieces (if we can’t sell it as a fully functioning rack, please do not donate it). We may refuse a car rack donation if we do not have the space to house it.

-Trailers that are missing hitches (if we can’t sell it as a fully functioning trailer, please do not donate it). We may refuse a trailer rack donation if we do not have the space to house it.

As a general guideline, we accept bicycles and bicycle related items. These items best serve our mission and the work we do.