If you’ve noticed any new artistic things swimming around the Collective, Kirsten may have been the creator! She not only fixes up bikes, but she also designs the posters, social media advertisements, and more for Provo Bicycle Collective! She learned her design skills as an undergrad at BYU, and she hopes to eventually teach at the high school level. Kirsten’s passion for bikes first started when she tried mountain biking. It didn’t take long for her to fall in love with the sport, and biking became a staple in Kirsten’s active lifestyle. She keeps herself busy with a variety of hobbies including art, accordion playing, street hockey, backpacking, skiing, and anything else fun that happens to be going on. Keep your eyes out, who know’s what she’ll be up to next!

If you were out looking for Lars, he’d be a hard one to pin down. You could find him at the skatepark, in the mountains, on a farm, or playing saxophone at his house. His love of bikes first started when he and his dad would go mountain biking together. From there, he wanted to learn how to fix bikes, so he bought an old beater at the DI and took the whole thing apart to learn about each part. Lars is big into bike touring and bikepacking and has sewn his own bags! Say “hi” to Lars next time you stop by the Collective! 

May 28, 2021

Thane - Mechanic

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If there’s an issue with a bike, Thane will surely find it. The bikes that come off his rack are practically perfect, and he doesn’t let any problem slide by. Thane has a wild past full of fixing cars and riding motorcycles, and he has since upgraded to being a bike mechanic. You may not realize when you see him working at his bench, but Thane is legally blind, and he works by feel rather than by sight. Thane loves getting out of the city to enjoy the mountains, to hike or picnic. On those rainy days, he enjoys non-fiction books or movies in his place in Provo. We are so lucky to have Thane here at the Collective! 

May 28, 2021

Connor Biser- Mechanic

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Connor is the senior employee at Provo Bicycle Collective, and he is also the youngest! He has been working here since he was 14, and started volunteering here even before that. Connor just graduated high school and will be starting at BYU this fall. Being a long time bicycle enthusiast, it’s not surprising that his bike collection is always abundant. With all of his bike projects, he still finds time to pursue his second big passion which is playing the bass. He currently plays in a bluegrass band, although part of him wishes it was a jazz band. To remember the biggest things that make up Connor, just think of the two B’s: Bicycles and Bass. 

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.

 

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:

YOSlive

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!

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.

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 Ogden Shop:

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

Did you know we also have items on eBay?

Michael is a cyclist, snowboarder, traveler, and independent Artist. Producing at the fulcrum of minimalism and function to create strong, lasting and remarkable memories. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.