Seventy lucky children are about to experience the joys of new bike day.

With two giveaways on May 6th and 16th, Provo Bicycle Collective proudly gave away 70 refurbished kids bikes to Utah Foster Care and Boys and Girls Club of Utah County.  These valued nonprofit partners will now distribute our bikes to children who otherwise could not afford one.  Our hope is that these kids will use their bikes often to get to school and nearby social activities.  The staff at Provo Bicycle Collective would like to thank the 100+ volunteers who helped fix these bikes up over the past two weeks.

We're always looking for bicycle and financial donations to help make these giveaways possible.  Please consider donating today to help continue our charitable programs.

Updated Age Ranges and Discounts!

We've had a lot of requests for 9 year olds to be able to attend our MTB Camps, and now they can!  We've updated our age ranges for our MTB Skills Camps and now 9 year olds are able to register for our July 17-21 camp!  We've also opened our June 19-23 and August  7-11 camps to 13 year olds.  This means 13 year olds can choose the camp that best matches their comfort and skill level!  Here is our updated schedule:

 

 

Camp Schedule:

June 19-23, 2017; Ages 13-17

July 17-21; Ages 9-13

August 7-11; Ages 13-17

In addition to offering 25% off all tuition fees after the first registration, we're also offering 10% off to Bicycle Collective members!

To receive your member discount, email Danielle at  to get your coupon code.  To become a member, click here!

As part of our new Youth Program, the Ogden Bicycle Collective is offering limited Mountain Bike Skills Camps! 

Ogden Bicycle Collective's Mountain Bike Skills Camp is designed to teach kids the basics of trail riding. We will discuss body positioning, cornering, trail etiquette, and safety before riding some beginner trails. We will also teach basic trailside maintenance skills to give kids the confidence they need to ride the trails.

In keeping with our mission to serve those who don't have access to bikes and biking, limited scholarships are available upon request.

Click here to complete a scholarship application!

For the class:

  • Youth must bring their own bicycle (unless choosing to rent a bike for the week from us).
  • Please wear clothing suitable for bicycle riding; sunglasses and sunscreen are strongly suggested.
  • Student must be able to ride confidently in a straight line on a bicycle; this is not a camp to teach a child how to ride a bike for the first time.

All camps will be held Monday-Friday from 4:00-6:00 PM.  The first class will meet at the Ogden Bicycle Collective (936 28th Street, Ogden, UT 84403), with following class locations TBD based on class skill levels.

REGISTER NOW!

Volunteer Day

Thursdays 12:00-7:00 PM

 6:00 PM: Bike Mechanic 101 Class/Volunteer Mechanic Training

(we are still open for sales, but all workbenches are reserved for volunteer projects)

The mission of the Bicycle Collective is to promote cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier, and safer society. The Collective provides refurbished bicycles and educational programs to the community, focusing on children and lower income households.

Volunteers of the Ogden Bicycle Collective ground our culture as a bike shop by the community, for the community. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the OBC; in the shop they enable the Collective to provide goods and services to everyone, including low-income households. Learning bicycle repair, they enrich our community while gaining valuable skills for themselves. Running bicycle valet and other outreach events, they connect local networks and push the boundaries of our services. Taking on other projects with OBC, they use their passions to improve and develop the shop.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator  or 801-997-0336 to find out more information about current volunteer opportunities or ways to help.

 

Goodwill Bikes

Our Goodwill Bike Program provides adult sized bicycles for free to anyone who can’t afford to purchase one. In order to assess need, we partner with multiple nonprofit and governmental organizations. The process is simple: clients contact partner organizations who refer bike recipients to us. We repair the bikes and schedule an appointment with each recipient. Partnering organizations may require recipients to volunteer at our shops in exchange for the bikes. Please contact one of the below organizations to begin the process for yourself or your client, or call your nearest shop for more information.

OBC Partner Organizations:

Department of Workforce Services

Utah State Office of Rehabilitation

Weber Human Services

Cottages of Hope

Catholic Community Services

Provo Bicycle Collective is proud to announce a newly-formed partnership with Utah Community and Refugee Partnership Center (UCRPC), through which we hope to provide dozens of free bikes to refugees each year.

UCRPC is non-profit organization that is devoted to motivate, empower, enlighten and transform refugees’ life through education.  Their mission is to provide the education, orientation and support refugees need to become self-sufficient members of society.

Our partnership allows UCRCP to recommend their 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.

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.

Austin Taylor

Director, PBC

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!

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!

January 30, 2018

Sean Murphy, Chair

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Sean Murphy joined the Collective's Board in 2015 and served once as Secretary and now Chair for a third term. He's focused on ensuring the Collective's future is strong and making sure every shop, current and future, is supported and stable. 

Sean spends his days as the Legislative Audit Director for Salt Lake County and his weekends getting rad in the mountains, the rock, and the dirt. He'll ride any bike you've got.

Hey everyone! We believe that 30 minutes on the bike each day is enough to unwind, feel free, and is crucial to our happiness. So why not build a nice routine? We've been wanting to get a shop ride started for some time here, and thought it'd be nice to keep it simple and start small. 

We will ride from the Collective to Sandtown Park - just down the street - for BYO lunch picnic. We hope to provide a space for folks to get outside and socialize for 45 mins during their workday. Everyone's gotta eat lunch, why not do it together under the red rock? It's our intention to keep this under an hour so commuters and 9-5ers can get away from the desk on their lunch break, stretch their legs, and chat with other Collective supporters. We will roll out from the Collective at 12:15p and leave the park to be back to our respective work places by 1p. 

Please bring your own lunch, water, flat tire repair, etc. We hope to see you out there!

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On Saturday, March 24th, dozens of children lined up to receive a free bicycle from Provo Bicycle Collective.

Within one hour, PBC had given all 53 bikes to children for free. 

Our hope is that each bike recipient uses his or her bike to get to school each day and continues that habit into adulthood. This way, we can reduce traffic, clean Utah's air, and create a healthier population.

We need your support in this cause!

Donate money or bikes today. $30 provides a bike for a child in need! Please give today!

We're now open on Fridays. Get ready for extra time to buy bikes, buy parts, and work on your own projects!

We are now open for sales and bench use Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 11 AM - 6 PM and Saturdays, 10 AM - 2 PM 

Wednesday afternoon marked the completion of our second Ride Ready! clinic at Heritage Elementary. 11 hard-working and excited students spent 2 hours learning about the basics of bike ownership, bike mechanics, and bike safety. We're so grateful so have a community that supports our mission and to have so many opportunities to give back. Kids received a bicycle, helmet, taillight, patch kit, water bottle, spare tube, tire levers, and a map of St George's bike paths and urban trails - a must have kit for any cyclist in town! Thanks a ton to our volunteers for getting bikes built and instructing the participants, without you it wouldn't have been possible. And another BIG thanks to Southern Utah Bicycle AllianceHealthy Dixie Council | Washington County, Utah and Wildland Trekking for their continued support of our programs and mission, as well as the trailer donation for bike transport. Check out the photos below if #newbikeday makes you smile. ☺️

Jr. Mechanic Certification Course

Bicycle Collective's Jr. Mechanic Certification course teaches problem solving, creativity, and attention to detail in a career and technical education course. During this class, youth learn bicycle mechanics through lecture and hands-on experience. Over the course of 24 lessons, students learn how to diagnose and repair problems on nearly any type of bicycle. This new skill may land them a job, hobby, or even just a way to spend time productively. 

At the end of the course, each student has not only gained a new skill but also repaired several bikes that will be given away to local individuals in need. Students feel good knowing they are directly serving the community.

When asked about his favorite part of this program, one student said, "My favorite thing I have done so far in the class is take a crappy bike and turn it into something nice and usable." The same student was thrilled to see a newspaper report of a bike he fixed being given away to someone in need. That same bike recipient called the gift "life changing." The student felt that this was not just another class, it was making a real difference in the community.

If you'd like to hire Bicycle Collective to teach this course at your facility, please reach out to .

Bicycle Collective currently operates this program in a few juvenile justice facilities throughout northern Utah.

Safe Urban Cycling Course

Biking to work is an easy way to get exercise, save money, and feel great. However, many people hesitate to start because they’re nervous sharing the road with cars.

Provo Bicycle Collective’s Urban Biking Course is designed to help anyone feel confident on the road. Students will learn the rules of the road, basic safety precautions, and techniques about how to avoid danger.

Learn from PBC operations manager Ikaika Cox, a League Certified Instructor (League of American Bicyclists) and everyday bicycle commuter. Each class, he will give a short lecture and conduct on-bike training. Students will receive individual attention in a small-group setting.

Participants must register for the course and bring their own bike to each class. Much of the training will be on-bike, so be ready to ride!

Check out a news report of this course here.

Please direct all questions regarding Safe Urban Cycling Class to .

 

SCHEDULE:

April 11, 18, 25, 2018 - REGISTER HERE

August 15, 22, 29; 2018 - REGISTER HERE


More sessions TBD