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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.

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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Thanks to everyone who joined us for Virtual Pie and Beer!

The winners are:

Susan S - Schwinn Breeze and Maddox Ranch House Gift Card

Frank B - UTOG Brewery gift box

Daniel T - Cupcake Shoppe and Bakery voucher

Rick & Tammy - Hand pies from Brookey Bakes

 

Thank you to all our partners! 

 

 

Partners

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Follow @brookey.bakes on Instagram or Facebook, and email via

Visit the Cupcake Shoppe and Bakery at 2352 Kiesel Ave, Monday - Saturday.

Visit UTOG Brewing Company at 2331 Grant Ave, Wednesday - Sunday. 

Visit Maddox Ranch House at 1900 S Hwy 89, Perry, UT 84302, Tuesday - Saturday.

 

 

 

Thomas Cooke is a cyclist, skier, coach, writer, teacher, entrepreneur, local county planning commissioner, husband, and father. He settled in Park City, Utah in 1993, and has been turning pedals on all sorts of bikes ever since. 

Thomas has had a long career in brand development, marketing, and brand building through leveraging creative technology. 

Starting in 2005, Thomas led the creative team for SLC-based agency Struck who along with the Utah Office of Tourism and State Tourism Board launched Utah’s Life Elevated brand and subsequent advertising campaigns to promote the state as a tourism destination. 

In 2008, Thomas joined SLC-based digital agency Welikesmall (now called Thinkingbox) and helped launch a ground-breaking website for the 2010 U.S. Census. 

In 2011, Thomas co-founded Rally Interactive, a product design and development studio that would go on to win an Apple Design Award for an iOS app they designed and developed for National Geographic.

Thomas is excited to join the Bicycle Collective and combine his experience in creative technology with has passion for bicycles and the people who ride them.

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Refurbished Bicycles

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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.
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Retrospec Bicycles

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Now available! We have partnered with Retrospec Bicycles to offer our customers quality, affordable, stylish, new bicycles. Bikes are in Stock, just in time for X-Mas!.

Adult Bikes



Beaumont Step-Thru City Bike

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Beaumont Step-Thru City Bike

$259.99

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Beaumont City Bike

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Beaumont City Bike

$259.99

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Kinney City Bike

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Kinney City Bike 7 - Matte Dusk

$299.99

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Kinney Mixte City Bike

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Kinney Mixte City Bike 7 - Crystal Blue

$299.00

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Venus Step-Thru City Bike

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Venus Step-Thru

$349.99

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Harper Singlespeed / Fixed-Gear

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Harper SS/Fixed-Gear

$219.99

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Youth Bikes



Chatam 20" Boys Cruiser Bikes

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Chatham 1 20" Boys

$169.99

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Chatham 20" Girls Cruiser Bike

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Chatham 1 20" Girls

$169.99

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Koda 20" Kids Bikes

Koda 20" Kids Bikes

$149.99

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Cub Balance Bikes

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Cub Balance Bikes

$69.99

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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