November 15, 2018

Thayne Harbaugh

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Rebuilding bicycles since he was 14 years-old, Thayne has live in Utah County for 46 years.  He has a background in electrical engineering, mechanical design and has worked as a software developer for more than 26 years.  Thayne initiated the electrical upgrade project at PBC and was key in adding numerous lights and electrical outlets.  He hopes to contribute to technology projects and initiatives.

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.

Recognizing Our Generous Supporters

The Bicycle Collective's impact would not be possible without the generous philanthropic support of many of individuals, corporations, foundations, and other funders. Their contributions continue to make a difference in the lives of thousands of Utahns. We are grateful for their support and pleased to recognize them in the listing below, which is updated quarterly, consistent with the Collective's commitment to transparency. We are grateful for their generosity.    

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?

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.

Donna McAleer is the Executive Director of the Bicycle Collective. She is happiest outside on her bike or on skis in the mountains.

She has more than thirty years of nonprofit and public sector organizational leadership, financial management and fundraising experience. 

Donna is a former US Army Officer having served in a variety of leadership roles stateside and in Germany. In 2013, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta appointed Donna to serve on the Defense Advisory Council for Women in the Service (DACOWITS) to provide advice and recommendations on matters and policies relating to the recruitment and retention, treatment, integration, and well-being of highly qualified professional women in the Armed Forces.

She began in the private sector with the Novations Consulting Group, later moving to William M. Mercer, Inc. Donna than became a Vice President of Global Logistics and Support Services at GenRad, a leading producer of electronic test equipment. There Donna was responsible for the development and implementation of a global logistics and customer support strategy. As a consultant, she worked on the Secretary of Veterans Affairs top three clinical and operational priorities of suicide prevention, community care, and call center modernization. 

Previously, she served as the Executive Director for People's Health Clinic in Park City, UT where she and the PHC team transformed the business model to create financial stability, increase community awareness, and ensure uninsured and underinsured residents of Summit and Wasatch counties had access to quality medical and healthcare. 

Donna received her B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York and her M.B.A. from Darden Graduate School at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. She is the award-winning author of Porcelain on Steel: Women of West Point's Long Gray Line  (Fortis Publishing 2010).

As an avid outdoor enthusiast, she teaches alpine skiing at Deer Valley Resort. Donna enjoys anything outside -- skiing, mountain biking, road cycling, hiking, camping, golfing and traveling. One of her favorite mountain biking trails is the White Rim. 

April 07, 2021

Alan Gooch - Mechanic

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Alan Gooch is a graduate from our Junior Bicycle Mechanic Apprenticeship and a long time volunteer during youth open shop. Alan's music taste has evolved over his employment with the bicycle collective and he's now the expert on folk-punk and 80's new wave. 

Volunteer with the SLCBC! *Temporarily Suspended due to COVID-19*

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*Temporarily Suspended due to COVID-19*

Shop Volunteering

Volunteering with the SLC Bicycle Collective is a great way to gain invaluable experience within the community. We have open volunteering hours on Mondays between 5:30 and 9:00 PM and on Fridays between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM. You may stop in anytime during those hours - no sign-up necessary. We ask folks to serve at least an hour when they come to volunteer - you are welcome to stay longer or for the full block. 

No experience with bikes necessary to volunteer. Our staff will teach you all the things you need to know about bikes to assist us in the cause. However, a skilled mechanic is always appreciated in our shop!

Instructions for volunteering:

Please meet at the SLC shop located at 2312 S. West Temple. The front door is usually locked, so ring the doorbell when you arrive. We will then have you complete an application and give you a walking tour/orientation of the shop that will cover volunteer duties, responsibilities, and expectations. 

Wear clothes that you don't mind getting bike grease on. We provide shop aprons and gloves for all volunteers. 

Volunteers in the shop typically work on fixing kids and adult bikes for our charitable programs, sort through bike parts and do miscellaneous cleaning around the shop. We provide all the educational support and resources for volunteers to successfully complete projects in our shop!

Bike Prom Volunteer

Every year the SLC Bicycle Collective holds an annual fundraiser called "Bike Prom". We need volunteers to help us make it a successful and fun event! Call for 2018 Bike Prom volunteers has ended. We'll put out a call for 2019 Bike Prom Volunteers next year! 

Bike Valet Volunteer

Bike Valet is provided by the Bicycle Collective at many of the events in Salt Lake City throughout the spring, summer, and early fall that demand safe, theft-­free bicycle parking service! Help patrons by securely parking their pedal ­powered steeds at our handy-dandy pop­up rack/based parking systems. Available to anyone 18 and older. Perks of volunteering for Bike Valet is getting into the events for free (if there is a cover charge)! Links to sign-up to volunteer with Bike Valet for 2019 events will be available soon.