December 29, 2017

PBC Has Record-Setting Year

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2017 was a record-setting year for PBC. We refurbished and gave away more than twice as many bikes as last year. Everyone in the valley will benefit from cleaner air as more people ride bikes.

Thank you to all who contributed.

Let's continue this momentum for next year! We need your help; donate today! There are only two days left to get your 2017 tax deduction!

Click here to donate!

Provo Bicycle Collective is proud to announce a newly-formed partnership with BYU police who will now donate bikes abandoned on BYU campus.  BYU Police joins Provo and Springville police departments in donating abandoned bikes to charity.

Each semester, between 200-300 bikes are bikes are left on BYU campus; 3-5% of all bikes on campus during warmer months.  BYU Police has agreed to donate these bikes to Provo Bicycle Collective who will refurbish and send the bikes back on the road; giving many away and selling others at low cost.

In 2016, Bicycle Collective’s statewide operations received 5,552 donated bicycles and sent 3,089 repaired bikes back into the community, giving away 1,609 to underprivileged individuals.

With increased donations, Provo Bicycle Collective hopes to increase its output, putting hundreds more bikes on the road and encouraging Provo citizens to drive cars less.

About the St. George Bicycle Collective

The St. George Bicycle Collective is our youngest location and the only Community Bike Shop in Southern Utah. Like all shops, we started off with a small group of volunteers that committed hundreds, if not thousands, of hours to building bikes for people in need. The St. George Bicycle Collective became a full-fledged Community Bike Shop in October 2017. 

The St. George Bicycle Collective is temporarily located at 389 Industrial Road, Unit 8. We take our commitment very seriously to make bicycles affordable and accessible for all, and we strive to grow our educational programs for adults and youth, our earn-a-bike programs, and social events and rides for cycling enthusiasts and newbies alike.

Follow us on Facebook to stay posted on new programs and opportunities. 

Click here if you would like to learn how to get involved. 

 

November 13, 2017

Provo Bike Prom a Success

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On the evening of October 27th, about 80 people gathered at the Provo Bicycle Collective to ride their bikes.  However, instead of dressing in casual clothing or athletic gear, this group decked themselves out in tuxedos and gowns.  It was Prom night in Provo; Bike Prom, that is!

Bike Prom is an annual fundraising event consisting of a casual ride around town and a dance.  All proceeds go to the Bicycle Collective to be used for their charitable programs. 

This year’s event featured a 5-mile ride around downtown and the pioneer neighborhoods and ended at the Startup Building were the dance was held. 

The event drew nearly 100 participants and raised $340 dollars, enough to provide six underprivileged people with a free Goodwill Bike from Provo Bicycle Collective.

Check out event photos here.Check out event photos here.

Thanks to all who attended and we hope to see more people next year!

Provo Bicycle Collective is proud to announce  newly-formed partnerships with Deseret Industries, LDS Employment Center, and BYU English Language Center through which we hope to provide dozens of free bikes to people in need each year.

Our partnership allows Deseret Industries to recommend their associates and welfare clients to our shop for a free Goodwill Bike – donated bicycles refurbished by PBC volunteers. In 2016, Bicycle Collective gave away 1,436 Goodwill Bikes.

About Deseret Industries and LDS Employment Center:

Deseret Industries is a nonprofit thrift store and donation center that is

devoted to training and educating individuals to prepare them for the

workforce. In 2016, they served 15,597 hired associates and gave away

nearly 7 million pounds of clothing and shoes in humanitarian aid

 

About BYU English Language Center:

As a lab school, the English Language Center supports BYU's

Department of Linguistics and English Language by facilitating the

teaching, learning, and research of English as a second language.

 

Our hope is that their clients will use these bikes to meet daily transportation needs; riding to work, shopping for groceries, and meeting appointments.

Bicycle Collective is always in need of money and bike donations and willing volunteers to repair bikes for giveaway. Interested donors and volunteers can find out how to get involved Bicyclecollective.org.

 

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.

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.

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November 15, 2018

Jim O'Callaghan, Treasurer

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Jim spent his career building brands, customers—and value—for a host of innovative technology companies, both public and private. Jim co-founded Cirque Corporation, inventor of touchpad pointing devices now common on virtually all laptop computers. After selling Cirque to Alps Corporation in 2003, Jim founded the NorAm division of EnOcean, a Siemens spinout employing energy-harvesting to self-power wireless sensor solutions for use in building automation, industrial applications, and environmental monitoring. Since retiring in 2016, Jim consults part-time with companies in the energy harvesting and wireless sensor markets.  

Jim began volunteering at the Bicycle Collective in 2017, became a core volunteer and joined the board of directors in November 2018. Jim has been a lifelong cyclist, former racer, and now an avid mountain biker.  Having seen the personal and community benefits of cycling, Jim joined the Collective to extend that opportunity to all members of the community regardless of economic resources. Jim and his wife are avid skiers, cyclists and travel enthusiasts.  

November 09, 2018

Cory Bailey - Senior Mechanic

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Amidst a dark, rainy winter night, when the northern Washington trails were oozing with mud, Cory Bailey was born. He was barely out of diapers when he got his first bike, an Redline BMX, when Cory began his career in the bike world. Winning his share of races, and learning to fix bikes himself, Cory became highly skilled in the mechanics of bikes. Among his first projects was him building a mini chopper bike. He was the talk of the neighborhood. In his high school years he broadened his talent by learning welding, fabrication, and precision machining. One of his peak moments was working as one of the mechanics for mountain bike pro Seth Alvo. Eventually, Cory settled back in Washington County, with his son and daughter. When he is not fixing bikes at the Collective, Cory teaches his son the tenets  of riding and fixing bikes, as well as promoting bicycling in the community. There was talk that Cory was asked to be Ezra Miller’s stunt double in the upcoming film about the late Dave Mira, but Cory declined, deciding he likes where he is now – and we are glad, too!

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Only the top 0.5% of nonprofits listed on Guidestar earn this award. We got it for our transparency; everything you need to know to be confident that Bicycle Collective is a well-run nonprofit organization is listed on our Guidestar page. There, you'll find what problems we're trying to solve, how we plan to solve them, how we measure success, and so much more. 

Check out our Guidestar page now to learn more: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/81-0569811

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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