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!

Hi, my name’s Dustin. I’m excited to part of this organization. I love mountain biking and spending time with Chelsea, my wife  and Edith, my daughter . 

I began my career in the cycling industry as a junior road racer working and wrenching in shops to support my racing ambitions. At one point I had a 50 mile round-trip commute from Bountiful to Millcreek Bicycles. In 2010, I earned my USA Cycling Category 1 rank and had a top-20 result at U-23 nationals in the time trial. The following year I began working at Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) as a customer service representative. 

I became aware of the Bicycle Collective in 2012 after a snowboarding accident put an end to my road racing ambitions. In 2013, I was hired as the Ogden Bicycle Collective’s open shop manager and eventually helped move the building from Wall Ave. to the Fowler Ave. location. 

At QBP I took on an additional role as the site ACE Coordinator. This gave me experience organizing volunteer projects and working on advocacy efforts.

I’ve spent the last 3 years immersed in the world of disc-brakes at TRP/Tektro USA working as a warranty tech / customer service rep / graphic designer / human swiss army knife.

I love helping people learn to fix their bikes and enjoy the sport that has brought such happiness to my life.

Volunteer Coordinator

I moved to Ogden with my husband last year. The mountains, seasons, and accessibility of so many incredible natural landscapes meant that there was no question of whether we'd love it here.

After graduating, I began a career in Human Resources. I also began snowboarding at the same time. After a few years the call of the mountains and adventure was strong, and I left my office based career. In the years since I've taught English in South Korea (where I met my husband), worked as a Snowboard Instructor, and guided people through a Glow Worm cave in New Zealand.

I've commuted by bike on and off all my life, and am loving learning and practicing bike mechanics so far. I'm excited to be working in a position that serves our environment and community, and helps others to do the same through volunteering and providing the brilliant programs offered at the Bike Collective.

Happy Bike Month, everyone! We're hosting some group rides for the month of May to celebrate bikes and the butts (and people) that sit on them. Check out the schedule below and note the last ride will be on Friday, May 31st where we'll end at the shop for a fun, FREE, concert!

Folks will meet at the SLC Bicycle Collective at 6 PM and we'll roll out at 6:15 PM. All riders welcome. Rides are routed between 7 and 20 miles.

Tuesday, May 7th - 9 miles.
Tuesday, May 14th - 16 miles.
Tuesday, May 21st - 7 miles.
Tuesday, May 28th - 18 miles.

FRIDAY, May 31st - LAST RIDE! 7 miles (most likely to Jordan River and back to the shop). We'll end at the shop for a FREE concert! Bring ALL your lights. We're gonna be loud and bright for this ride!

SLC Bike Prom 2019, is happening!! Tickets are now on sale! We're riding and dancing on Saturday, June 8th. This is an event for all folks of all ages.

Bike Prom is SLC Bicycle Collective's annual fundraising event. Don your fanciest prom duds, grab a date (or group or come solo!) and join a thousand friendly riders on a slow ride around SLC streets. The ride starts at Fairmont Park (1040 E. Sugarmont Dr.) and will end at the Tracy Aviary (589 E. 1300 S.) where we'll dance the night away!

Get Tickets

FAQs

Is this a family friendly event?

Yes! Bring the kids so they can enjoy the ride and the party at Tracy Aviary. Be advised, if kids are to ride their own bikes they will need to be able to keep pace with the group and police escort. The party tickets are priced per individual. We will have a subsidized ticket for kids under 16 years of age; the year they decide to commute the fun way or the other way.

Does it cost to participate in the group ride?

No, but donations are always appreciated! The party at Tracy Aviary is what the tickets are for if you choose to join us beyond the ride, which you should. The party is always a blast!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No minimum age to attend; we encourage youth under the age of 16 to be accompanied by an adult. You must bring a valid ID if you plan to purchase alcohol to be consumed at the event at Tracy Aviary.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We encourage bicycles for the ride from Fairmont Park to Tracy Aviary, but other modes of human-powered transportation are acceptable. There will be a bicycle valet for those staying for the ticketed event. If you must drive to Tracy Aviary to join us for the party, you can park in any available parking spots at Liberty Park.

If you are coming from the Sugarhouse area and require a vehicle to get you here, there is plenty of parking for you to leave your car at Fairmont Park. You will just have to ride back there at the end of the group ride or party to get your vehicle; no overnight parking at either park.

What can I bring into the event?

No outside food or drinks allowed. Both will be available for purchase once inside.

What should I wear?

It's called Bike Prom, so dig out your old dresses and suits or maybe that bridesmaid dress that was worn that one time - shorts, suspenders, and a bowtie; Sure! Some go retro and come in light blue frilly tuxedos or in flapper dresses and zuit suits. Visit your favorite secondhand store and you'll probably find what you're looking for! Your outfit, your call, just make it fun and enjoy the people watching!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

SLC Bike Prom 2019, is happening!! Tickets are now on sale! We're riding and dancing on Saturday, June 8th. This is an event for all folks of all ages.

Bike Prom is SLC Bicycle Collective's annual fundraising event. Don your fanciest prom duds, grab a date (or group or come solo!) and join a thousand friendly riders on a slow ride around SLC streets. The ride starts at Fairmont Park (1040 E. Sugarmont Dr.) and will end at the Tracy Aviary (589 E. 1300 S.) where we'll dance the night away!

Get Tickets

FAQs

Is this a family friendly event?

Yes! Bring the kids so they can enjoy the ride and the party at Tracy Aviary. Be advised, if kids are to ride their own bikes they will need to be able to keep pace with the group and police escort. The party tickets are priced per individual. We will have a subsidized ticket for kids under 16 years of age; the year they decide to commute the fun way or the other way.

Does it cost to participate in the group ride?

No, but donations are always appreciated! The party at Tracy Aviary is what the tickets are for if you choose to join us beyond the ride, which you should. The party is always a blast!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No minimum age to attend; we encourage youth under the age of 16 to be accompanied by an adult. You must bring a valid ID if you plan to purchase alcohol to be consumed at the event at Tracy Aviary.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We encourage bicycles for the ride from Fairmont Park to Tracy Aviary, but other modes of human-powered transportation are acceptable. There will be a bicycle valet for those staying for the ticketed event. If you must drive to Tracy Aviary to join us for the party, you can park in any available parking spots at Liberty Park.

If you are coming from the Sugarhouse area and require a vehicle to get you here, there is plenty of parking for you to leave your car at Fairmont Park. You will just have to ride back there at the end of the group ride or party to get your vehicle; no overnight parking at either park.

What can I bring into the event?

No outside food or drinks allowed. Both will be available for purchase once inside.

What should I wear?

It's called Bike Prom, so dig out your old dresses and suits or maybe that bridesmaid dress that was worn that one time - shorts, suspenders, and a bowtie; Sure! Some go retro and come in light blue frilly tuxedos or in flapper dresses and zuit suits. Visit your favorite secondhand store and you'll probably find what you're looking for! Your outfit, your call, just make it fun and enjoy the people watching!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

April 19, 2019

OBC Fall/Winter Hours

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We're updating our hours for Fall!  These new hours start October 1st and will last throughout the pumpkin spice season.

Updated Hours:

Tue-4:00-6:00 PM

Youth Open Shop (Youth ages 10-17 ONLY)

Wed-12:00-6:00 PM

Open Shop

Thur-12:00-6:00 PM

Volunteer Day and Sales

Thur- 6:00-7:00 PM

FREE Bike Mechanic 101 Class at 6:00 PM

Fri-Sat-12:00-6:00 PM

Open Shop

April 18, 2019

Todd Reeder

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Todd Reeder is a community developer with a passion for place making and creating opportunity in underserved neighborhoods. In his current role as Director of Real Estate Development for the Community Development Corporation of Utah, he works with community partners to provide housing solutions throughout the state. Todd joined the Bike Collective in 2018, where he will utilize his extensive background in finance, operations, project management, and development to help grow the footprint of each of the Bike Collective communities. When not riding a bike around town, Todd enjoys being in the great outdoors and listening to some wicked cool tunes.

April 15, 2019

Cole Reese, Treasurer

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Cole is the treasurer of the Collective Board. He is a native of Utah, but spent 25 years away from the area, living and biking in Virginia, Florida and the Netherlands (where he experienced the joy of the bicycle as a reliable means of transportation to work, school, church, and the grocery store).  He has a master’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and worked in the aircraft leasing industry. He can be seen riding his “around town” bike throughout Orem and Provo and also enjoys road biking and mountain biking whenever he can’t find a tennis match.  Cole got involved with the Bike Collective because he supports their mission and believes more people should use their bikes as a means of transportation.

April 15, 2019

Abby - Bike Shop Dog

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Abby is currently interviewing to become the Bicycle Collective mascot as a vocal and enthusiastic supporter. She loves meeting all of the volunteers and youth that come into the shop. Sometimes she takes quick dog naps while her human interacts with others. While she loves being in the shop, she prefers to be on the trails hiking or biking with her human. Abby does love treats and ear scratches.

August 20, 2019

Terry Wilmer

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'm 54 years old and I've loved bikes my whole life. I've worked with bicycles off and on since I was 15, from little mom & pop shops to some of the biggest players in the industry. I like to think of myself as a bicycle industry "hanger-on" and I try not to take myself too seriously. It's only a bike, after all!  

The reason I love the Bicycle Collective here in Utah, as well as all the other non-profit bike outfits on the planet, is that they remind me of the reasons I learned to love bikes in the first place. Riding my bike to work at my first job. Riding with friends. Learning how to fix bikes. Exploring new places. In my life, bikes have always meant personal freedom and I'm here to share that message. Bikes are for everyone, regardless a person's level of fitness, income or station in life. You may be riding your bike to your local library or you might be racing in the Tour de France, but goal is exactly the same. Keep the rubber side down!

Bike Buddies

Overview

Provo Bicycle Collective is happy to announce that beginning in May we will offer a new program called Bike Buddies for kids ages 4-11. The new program will provide participants with a refurbished bike and an hour of safe riding instruction. Participants are required to have a helmet. These can be bought at the Bicycle Collective on the day of the event. Bike Buddies is geared toward children in need who don’t already own a bike.

Schedule

Bike Buddies will be held from May - October on the first Saturday of the month from 9-11am. The event will have the following timeline:

9:00-9:45: meet, greet, bicycle and helmet fit for participating kids, lots of fun!

9:45-10:00: ride to nearby parking lot for safe riding instruction

10:00-11:00: bike instruction (hand signals, stopping, turning, maneuvering, etc)

Registration

Those interested in participating must register by calling Provo Bicycle Collective (801-210-9032) where we will walk through a registration form for your child. Please have your child’s height in inches when you call. Registration will end the week before the session, but may fill before the end date. A parent or guardian must be present with the child during the event.