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March 23, 2020

Salt Lake City Showroom

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We carry a large selection of used bicycles that are overhauled by our mechanics and given a multi-point inspection so they’re ready to ride out the door.

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Here's what's been built up recently at the Salt Lake Shop:

Our inventory changes regularly. View the full gallery on Instagram. Check back frequently and visit our shop often! 

Did you know we also have items for sale on eBay? 

Check out our eBay store!

 

The Bicycle Collective is offering appointments so anyone can buy a bike, parts, or get help with that tricky mechanical problem.

30 March 2020

During these times where our lives are uprooted, we seek normalcy. This pandemic is hitting our most vulnerable the hardest. The Collective is eager to serve our customers and clients in this time of uncertainty and change. I’d like to introduce our new online- and by-appointment sales options! These measures will help us protect public health while allowing shop operations to continue. We want to be available to safely serve the community, especially with how crucial bikes are to maintaining all of our health and sanity. And as an effective form of transportation and mobility that naturally promotes social distancing.

BIKE SALES

Do you need a bike? Know someone who does? Starting today we are available to sell bikes by appointment. Here’s how easy it is:

  • When you get to the shop, please ring the doorbell. We’ll set aside 20 minutes to help fit the bike to you and answer any questions. Please be prompt so we can help folks in a timely manner. If there’s a line, please stand 6 feet away from the person in front of you.
  • Our staff will wear gloves when we handle the bikes, and we’ll be practicing thorough hand washing hygiene and washing before and after we help each customer. We recommend you do the same. We will sanitize the contact surfaces of each bike before and after your test ride.
  • When you decide to purchase a bike from us, we accept credit cards and Apple/Google Pay.. Contactless payments are much less susceptible to viral transmission! Once you’re paid up, you’re good to go and ride.

GIFT CARDS

If you want to help the Bicycle Collective during this challenging time and through this transition, but you don’t need to buy a bike, consider purchasing a gift card to use when we’re able to reopen. You’ll get an additional 10% off your purchase when you use that gift card as a thanks for supporting us through this tough time.  Additionally, please consider donating disinfectants such as Lysol Wipes.

DIY/OPEN SHOP

We value our DIY shop hours immensely, but it is currently unwise to host them. Soon we will be announcing a Service & Repairs department so we can help keep your bike rolling smoothly. We recognize that doesn’t do much to help folks who relied on our Work Trade programs to keep rolling, so we’re making Service Vouchers available to help cover the costs of repairs for those who can’t afford it, click the link here to pay it forward.

DONATIONS of BIKES & PARTS

At this time, we are not accepting donations.  While we know may have bikes they are no longer using or have outgrown and want to give it a second life, we do not yet have all the cleaning supplies needed to accept them.  Please hold onto your items for a few more weeks and stay tuned for an update.

PROGRAMMING

We know many of you are anxious to get back in the shop as a volunteer and/or a program participant.  We are constantly monitoring the situation, evaluating options, and developing new opportunities. Again, please stay tuned.

13 March 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, starting today, Friday March 13, 2020, all Bicycle Collective operations and programs will be suspended.  Specifically, we will not be open to the community for open shop hours, all adult volunteering, youth open shop, and women’s nights.  There will be no Bikes for Goodwill distributed to clients. 

While we are temporarily closing our four shop locations in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo and St. George, our staff will work remotely. Our mechanics, who cannot work remotely, will be allowed to work on bikes to build inventory if they want. We will re-evaluate by March 27, 2020. 

We appreciate your support and understanding for the difficulties that the temporary closure of all our community bike shops will have on the community. We are hopeful that a proactive approach to social distancing will help us do our part to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Containment versus mitigation strategies and the need to put in place social distancing guided our decision.

Here are some links to stay updated on COVID-19:

Utah Department of Health

Salt Lake County Health Department

Center for Disease Control

We strongly encourage you to support local nonprofit organizations that work with the people and families who are most vulnerable in our community. Community health centers, homeless shelters, pre-school and after-school programs, food pantries, and others, will likely become stressed. Please remember that many nonprofits, including ours, may be forced to cancel fundraisers and programs, or experience other related financial impacts from COVID-19. 

Please use our website and social media channels for information and updates. If you have questions, please reach out to me.

Please stay safe and healthy out there!

Sincerely,

Donna McAleer

Executive Director

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12 March 2020

As the Bicycle Collective is a shared-use cooperative space, we wanted to make sure we reached out to let you know how we, as an organization, are taking precautions against Coronavirus (COVID-19). We believe “precautions” is the correct word as we strongly believe in taking Coronavirus seriously while proactively maintaining the Bicycle Collective at all our locations as safe space for the community to work on their bikes, purchase used bikes and parts, and create a positive impact for others. Now is not the time to panic; it is the time to double down on building a healthy and resilient community for ALL. 

Below are some new Virus Free BC Rules we are putting in place to maintain a safe hygienic space for all of our shop users. This is not a substitute for broader precautions, and we ask that you stay informed and up to date about COVID-19 from reliable sources. It is tempting and easy to go down a deep dark Coronavirus rabbit hole on the internet, but the information on CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) page and Utah’s Coronavirus page is updated regularly. 

As of 3/12/2020 there are three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Utah.

NEW “VIRUS FREE BC” RULES

  1. Stay home and do not come to BC if you are feeling sick. Our staff has been given strict instructions to do the same and as many extra sick days as they need to accomplish this. 
  2. A.B.W. (Always Be Washing) Rule. When you arrive at BC, we will ask you to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (the CDC way) before working on your bike and again after working on your bike. Our mechanics will be washing their hands between each customer they assist with bicycle repair. We will be asking our volunteers to do the same during Volunteer Night.  
  3. Clean tools, clean stands. Since we share surface areas (door handles, tools and stands) at BC, we ask that you again wash your hands before and after each time you work at a bench. We will wiping stands, benches and door handle down between customers.
  4. Gloves if you need them. BC will provide surgical gloves if you would like to use them when working on your bike. Feel free to bring your own if you have them. 
  5. Avoid touching your face directly with your bare hands. If you need to touch your face, use a sanitary method, like a clean cloth between your hand and face. It is virtually impossible not to touch your face, I realize. I have been trying. But you can touch it less often. Be aware of when you’ve just touched surfaces that might infect you (like doorknobs in busy places) and don’t touch your face until you’ve washed your hands. There are strategies — like keeping tissues handy and keeping your hands busy for touching your face less.
  6.  Keep your distance. It’s not easy, but try to stay at least six feet away from other people when you’re at work or in public. And don’t shake hands. Your hands are brutally efficient disease vectors.  Try an elbow bump or fist pump.
  7. No food or drinks on the shop floor. Since we are all trying to avoid touching our face area as much as possible, especially in community settings, we’re asking that you consume your food and beverages before or after you come to BC. We are going to suspend snacks during all programs. 
  8. Be Cool, Be Calm, Ride On. These are precautions, we are taking this seriously, and these are not reasons to panic. So keep riding and stay healthy because there has never been a better time to be on a bike. 

STIGMA AND RESILIENCE

Please read this article about the danger of stigma and discrimination that can occur when people associate a disease, such as COVID-19, with a population, ethnicity or nationality, even though not everyone in that population or from that region is specifically at risk for the disease. 

An informative article on Covid 19 virus with additional resources is here on Medium.

 

YOU CAN HELP

  1. Drop off your clean rags at BC (old washed t-shirts, towels…)
  2. Extra soap, disinfectant, surface cleaner, wipes, hand sanitizer (the anti-microbial, not the anti-bacterial type), surgical gloves, kleenex ? We’ll take em!
  3. Keep supporting all of your local nonprofits and businesses!

We are prepared to navigate through these challenging circumstances with your safety and confidence at Bicycle Collective at the forefront of everything we do. We will make our decisions with the health and well-beling of our volunteers, employees, customers and communities as our highest priority.

Thank you for your efforts and supporting these new rules in our shops in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, and St. George.

March 02, 2020

Bikes, Beer, Bingo!

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WHAT? Bikes Beer Bingo is this year's belated winter fundraiser. We have a special bingo-bike that selects the bingo balls, giving the event a special atmosphere befitting of the Collective. There will be several rounds of bingo in which participants can win donated prizes. The grand prize will be a fully custom cruiser bike and a membership to the Ogden Bicycle Collective. Refreshments will be available from Roosters Brewing Co (21+) and Maddox (Root-beer). 

WHERE? Ogden Bicycle Collective 

WHEN? Saturday, March 21st @ 6PM

WHY? We're working on raising money to support our youth bike giveaways. Our current goal is to repair 102 bicycles for Ogden School District's attendance program. While we have a volunteers to help with the repairs, there is still the expense of repair parts and shop operations that need to be covered. We've exhausted our supply of good, used 20" tubes and tires and 1/8" chains. Proceeds from the fundraiser will allow us to replenish these supplies and ensure that we reach our goals for 2020. 

 

 

 

Check out our inventory of refurbished bicycles!

We carry a large selection of used bicycles that are overhauled by our mechanics and given a multi-point inspection so they’re ready to ride out the door. Here's what's been built up recently at the St George Bicycle Collective shop:

Our inventory changes regularly. Check back frequently and visit our shop often! 

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

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! 

View the embedded image gallery online at:
https://bicyclecollective.org/provo?start=112#sigProId0055e86dd2