Born and raised in Utah, Cole has always loved the outdoors. He was introduced to mountain biking in 2016, and since then he has raced with a local team and worked at a bike shop. After discovering the Bicycle Collective in 2017, he started volunteering in Youth Open Shop and has since become an employee. When he’s not at the Collective, Cole likes mountain biking, camping, running, reading, and playing the cello.

June 08, 2018

We are hiring mechanics!

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It's that time of the year -- spring is coming and we need help!!

 

The St. George Bicycle Collective is hiring Mechanics.  If you love bikes and what we do, this could be the job for you!

This position is much more than just an opportunity to wrench on bikes and grow your abilities as a bike mechanic. All of our mechanics work together with our volunteers and have the opportunity to move into leadership positions in education and youth programming, operations, and mechanics. 

We are a growing community organization with a strong passion for promoting bicycling for transportation as a cornerstone for sustainable growth in this region.  

For the right candidate, this position can develop into year-round, full-time, multi-faceted employment with increasing pay and responsibility.

 

The Highlights:

  • hourly pay DOE
  • Opportunity to grow the job and the organization
  • Get paid to do makes a significant difference in our community

Click the link below to find out more about the job and learn how to apply.

 

It was incredible to see how our garage was transformed within just one day.

350+ bikes sorted through
150 Bikes scrapped and recycled
300 Wheels, tires, tubes seperated
150 Bikes stacked back in the garage 

80+ Hours of labor combined

Thanks so much to all the helpers and everyone bringing us tools, canopies, cold drings, welding equipment, a trailer, and so much more!!!

A special thanks goes to the Larkins and L&L mechanical. They donated a trailer for us to use. And then came to fix it after it gave way under our load of bikes!!

Youth Bike Mechanics Summer Camp

No Summer Camps in 2019 due to our move. We'll see you all next summer! 

 

Earn a bike or bring your own!

Our Youth Bike Mechanics Summer Camp is a hands-on course designed to foster problem solving skills through bicycle mechanics for youth ages 13-18. During the 5-day program, kids are taught basic bicycle mechanics and safety skills that will not only enable them to to work on their own bikes, but also to help their friends and families with keeping their bikes running!

Participants refurbish a bicycle from the St. George Bicycle Collective. They also have the option to work on their own bikes during specified parts of the workshop. Participants who do not own a bike will be able to keep the bike after the summer camp or they will have the option to donate the bike they work on to a teen who might need it more at the end of the course.

Class 1: Intro - Find a bike, know your bike, and fix a flat

Class 2: Hubs and Wheel Truing 

Class 3: Chain and Shifting Systems

Class 4: Brakes

Class 5: Headsets and Final Safety Checks

 

I got into bikes on my LDS mission (which is actually where I learned how to ride a bike), after I got hit by a car which had totaled my bike. Another missionary gave me a bike which I had the opportunity to repair. Fixing up that bike (a schwinn varsity) is where my love bicycles started. Upon my return home from my mission, I started volunteering at the Collective (June 2018). I am currently studying computer engineering at BYU.

April 26, 2018

OBC Extended Hours

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Beginning April 30th, the Ogden Bicycle Collective is extending it's hours for the season!  Stop in during any of these open times:

Monday 4:00-6:00 PM

Youth Open Shop: kids ages 10-17 ONLY

Tuesday-Wednesday 12:00-8:00 PM

Sales and Open Shop

Thursday 12:00-8:00 PM

Volunteering and Sales with a free class at 6:00

Friday-Saturday 12:00-7:00 PM

Sales and Open Shop

The Bicycle Collective received $2500 to fund a fall series of after school bike mechanics classes for Elementary Schools in Washington County. We thank Intermountain Healthcare and the Community Partner Fund for helping us to provide basic training and FREE bicycles to elementary students from low-income families!⠀


The St. George Bicycle Collective provides basic bike mechanics training and bicycles to children in need as part of the GO WASH CO initiative, which is brought forth by several agencies including Intermountain Healthcare / Dixie Regional Medical Center, The Bicycle Collective, Southern Utah Bicycle Alliance, Southwest Utah Public Health Department, City of St. George Leisure Services, SelectHeath and the Healthy Dixie Council.

Eagle Scout Projects for the Ogden Bicycle Collective

The Ogden Bicycle Collective would be happy to be the beneficiary of your Eagle Scout Project!

Please read our general Eagle Scout Project page first.

BIKE DRIVES:

The most common project is hosting a bike drive.  The scout is responsible for planning and implementing project logistics and coordinating volunteers to gather unused or unwanted bicycles.  The scout and volunteers will then pick up bikes (a large trailer is helpful), and arrange with Bicycle Collective staff to drop them off at our Community Bike Shop.  The scout and volunteers will also need to help us sort and organize donated bikes.

These bikes will be refurbished and given away to homeless, refugees, and low-income individuals; sold to fund our programs; or stripped and recycled. The average project should plan to yield between 50 and 150 bicycles.

Please contact our Program Coordinator at  or 801-997-0336 to find out if a bike drive is a current need and arrange a time to discuss your Eagle Project!

OTHER PROJECTS:

Eagle Scouts are encouraged to present other projects they feel would be helpful to the Ogden Bicycle Collective, however they are subject to staff approval.

Some current needs that may be fitting for an Eagle Scout Project:

-Obtaining funding for, and planning and constructing of a handicap/wheelchair ramp (this would include researching applicable ordinances and regulations, including ADA guidelines, and getting appropriate approvals)

-Helping to obtain funding for and planning additional storage for the Community Bike Shop (this would include researching applicable ordinances and regulations, and getting appropriate approvals)

-Organizing a donation drive based off of our donation wish list and any additional needs identified by staff

Please contact our Program Coordinator at  or 801-997-0336 to discuss your Eagle Scout Project Proposal and get approval before completing.

It's our 10th annual Ogden Bike Swap, and to celebrate

EVERYTHING is 10% off the entire day!

We'll have a ton of refurbished bikes, new and used components, accessories, and more! Come by for some great deals and to support a great cause. All proceeds help support our bike giveaway and education programs.

This is also the only time of year where we will sell your bike on consignment. If you have a bike you'd like to sell with us, fill out the Google Form here.

Be sure to follow our Facebook Event Page to get some sneak peeks at what we'll have for sale and any other activities the day of!

Date: May 12th

Time: 12:00-6:00 PM

Place: Ogden Bicycle Collective, 936 28th Street, Ogden, UT 84403

August 02, 2018

Bike Homecoming 2018!!!

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The Ogden Bicycle Collective and Ogden City Arts is pleased to announce the return of Bike Homecoming!

When: Friday September 7th

Where: Ogden City Amphitheater

Time: 6:00 PM

We will start the event with a free, easy, no-drop community bike ride beginning at West Municipal Park (on the corner of 25th and Grant, where everyone of all abilities is welcome. Festivities begin at 6PM. The route will ride North on Keisel. It then weaves through the Junction, past the Temple and High Adventure Park, under the Ogden Arch, and eventually back to the Ogden Amphitheater—where the party begins. DJ KyWizard from Lavender Vinyl will provide the music, you provide the dance moves. Everyone is encouraged to dress in their best formal attire befitting of Homecoming.
The community bike ride is free, but tickets will be sold for the dance. Ticket sales and other donations from Bike Homecoming go to supporting the Ogden Bicycle Collective's community programs. Come out for a good time to support bikes, cyclists, and the community!

Buy Tickets

FAQs

Are there minimum age requirements for the community bike ride?

The community bike ride will be an easy, no-drop, family friendly ride, however we encourage anyone who may not be able to complete a 3 mile bike ride independently to use a trailer, trail-bike attachment, or other attachment to help stay in pace with the rest of the riders.

We will have safety riders, designated by signs, in front and in back of the group. The Ogden Police Department will close roads and provide an escort for the ride, but roads will re-open to traffic behind the final safety rider. If you are behind that rider, we will not be able to guarantee your safety and you will be considered traffic as usual.

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

All ages are invited to attend Bike Homecoming. Only those of the Legal Drinking Age may participate in the consumption of alcoholic beverage. Beer will be sold, as well as non alcoholic alternatives.

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

Ride the Front Runner north from your town (very bike-friendly) and ride .5 miles to the starting point! There is also parking up and down local business along 25th street, as well as behind the Ogden Amphitheater. During the dance, Bike Valet will be provided by Ogden Bicycle Collective at no charge!

What can I bring into the event?

  • Tickets required for all attendees ages 10 and over
  • Everyone entering the venue must have a ticket or pay at the gate
  • Most vendors inside the venue are cash only, so plan accordingly
  • All bags subject to search
  • No weapons or firearms
  • No coolers
  • No pets allowed, service dogs must have ID
  • No smoking
  • No outside food or beverage of any kind
  • No chairs, blankets or umbrellas

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For more details concerning the event, sponsorship, or vendors, please contact: Danielle at !

November 15, 2018

Thayne Harbaugh

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Rebuilding bicycles since he was 14 years-old, Thayne has live in Utah County for 43 years.  He has a background in electrical engineering, mechanical design and has worked as a software developer for more than 23 years.  Thayne initiated the electrical upgrade project at PBC and is currently coordinating the project.  He hopes to contribute to technology projects and initiatives.

October 16, 2018

Zach Bolton - Mechanic

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Zach is an avid mountain biker and loves to spend his time shredding on any trail that is available to him.
Due to the destructive nature of mountain biking Zach has found interest in repairing his own mechanical issues and helping others fix theirs. 

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November 15, 2018

Lulu Avila

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Bio coming soon.