Today was a big day for us and for twelve kids at Coral Cliffs Elementary! We taught our first "Ride Ready!" class. 12 kids learned basic bike maintenance and safety from our volunteers and staff and received a free refurbished bike after the workshop. 

This is what Harrison says about the workshop: "One of the participants looked at me while she was walking her bike out, helmet on and buckled, and said with a smile, "I've never had a bike like this before." I told her well now you know how to take care of it!"

Congrats to you all for being "Ride Ready!" and thanks so much to everyone who helped and supported us to make this possible!! Healthy Dixie Council | Washington County, UtahSouthwest Utah Public Health DepartmentSouthern Utah Bicycle AllianceHarrison Shotzbargerr, Craig ShanklinRed Rock Bicycle Co.Bicycles Unlimited IncRapid CyclingSt. George, Utah, and all the volunteers who built bikes for the kids!

Women, Trans, Femme Night

A safe and supportive learning environment for those who identify!

Bicycle maintenance has traditionally been an overwhelmingly (cis)male-dominated area. It is our goal to help teach individuals who have been marginalized or intimidated in this setting to be knowledgeable and confident working on their bikes. The Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective holds Women Trans Femme (WTF) Night in the shop every Wednesday from 5:30 - 8:00 PM. This program offers a safe and supportive learning environment for those who identify to fix their own bikes, buy bikes, and/or volunteer in the shop. 

Use of the shop for DIY projects is $5 per hour, or free to members.

This space is 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.

Women: A person who identifies as a woman.

Trans: Transgender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, gender creative, anyone whose gender identity is fluid, transgressive, and/or transitioning.

Femme: A gender identity in which a person of any gender embodies a feminine appearance, expression, or identity.

If you are not WTF identified, BECOME AN ALLY:

  • Respect the space: Come during our regular open shop hours.
  • Respect People: During our regular open shop hours, treat all female & trans* folks as you would any other person (don’t assume they’re less knowledgeable, don’t call them “sweety,” and NEVER take a wrench out of their hand!)
  • Get Educated: Learn about the issues facing women and trans* communities.
  • Educate others: About why and how to be an ally!

This program was implemented with assistance from BICAS.org and other WTF program models across the nation.

TUTORS FOR ‘RIDE READY!’ 

After-school bike mechanics club

This is an opportunity for two to three volunteers who are interested in teaching bike mechanics and working with elementary school kids from low-income families (4th grade, about 10yrs. of age)

  • You will assist in teaching three ‘Ride Ready’ after-school bike mechanics clubs
  • Each club will last two hours plus some prep/de-prep time
  • You will receive prior training (about 2hrs) at the Collective
  • Each club will consist of four workstations that will guide students through a basic bike tune-up (air/patching tubes; check brakes and bolts; lube/check chain)
  • The Collective provides bicycles, the kids ‘earn’ these bikes through their participation in the workshop

DATES

Monday, Feb 26, Coral Cliff Elementary School (approx. 2:30 PM – 4: 30PM)

Wednesday, March 21, Heritage Elementary School (afternoon)

Tbd, TBD

Training will take place during the week prior to the first workshop (Feb 19 – 24) at your convenience.

 Please contact us (judith (at) bicyclecollective.org) until Feb 7 if you would like to volunteer. 

January 30, 2018

Shawn Teigen

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I love being on a bike. But even more than that, I love riding in close proximity to my family and friends. A close third is seeing others on bikes, particularly kids. It is at times like these that I feel the most hope for the world.

I like to commute to work (always getting the best parking spot). I like to pedal when I'm going out for the evening. I like thinking about how to get non-riders on bikes. I like to get in a bit of distance on the road. I like riding the mountains and deserts in and around Utah. I like multi-day family treks. And finally, I like exploring other cities and countries by bike.

My favorite day of the year is Bike Prom. 

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 located in the heart of St. George, right on the Blvd, only half a block West of ancestor square. 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. 

 

January 29, 2018

Tim Shea, Secretary

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Tim Shea is retired after serving for more than 30 years as an administrator and lawyer in the Utah state courts. Originally from Oregon, he has lived in Salt Lake City since 1984. He is a lifelong bicyclist and enjoys road and trail riding as well as riding tandem with his wife Peri.

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

This three month position is an opportunity for the right candidate to develop it into year-round, full-time, multi-faceted employment with increasing pay and responsibility.

 

The Highlights:

  • $11-13 hourly pay
  • Opportunity to grow the job and the organization
  • Get paid to do enjoyable work that makes a positive difference in our community

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

 

 

 

Starting Wednesday, January 17, we will be getting together from 2:30PM till 9:30PM to fix bikes, learn and have fun!

We are changing our schedule in order to be able to accommodate students who may want to come in after school. 

No prior knowledge about bikes needed, we are happy to teach you what you need to know!
Volunteers help fixing kids bikes and bikes for people in need of transportation ('Goodwill Bikes'), organize the shop, sort bikes, etc. etc.
Kids and Youth are welcome! Please bring a guardian if you are under 16. Groups of more than 4 people please call ahead! Thanks!

 

Bike mechanics has traditionally been a male-dominated trade.  To promote equality, Provo Bicycle Collective will host volunteer hours set aside for traditionally marginalized groups including women, girls, transgender, and any female-identifying people.

These volunteer hours are designed to create a safe and inclusive space and will function the same as existing volunteer hours.  All bicycles repaired by volunteers are given away to people who couldn’t otherwise afford one, giving independent transportation to those who need it most.  Our goal in creating this program will be reached if said individuals feel included in our volunteer program. 

We invite all women, trans, and female-identifying people to join us during these volunteer hours to repair bikes for those in need.  We need your help!  Provo Bicycle Collective gave away 408 bikes in 2017 and with your help, we will give away many more in the years to come.

Learn how to participate here.

Women's Volunteer Night

Mondays from 5-7pm.

Bike mechanics has traditionally been a male-dominated trade. Let's change that!

Women’s Volunteer Nights offer a safe and supportive environment for females (and those who identify) to volunteer in the shop and learn about bicycle mechanics. Join us whether you have experience with bicycles or not.

The work volunteers do will help further the Bicycle Collective’s goals of creating a cleaner, healthier environment, and providing bicycles for children and and those who can’t otherwise afford one. Provo Bicycle Collective gave away 408 bikes in 2017 and with your help, we will give away many more in the years to come!

Participants must go through the Volunteer Orientation before volunteering for the first time. We hold one specifically for Women's Night on Mondays from 5:00-5:30pm that you can sign up for here. Or you can attend Volunteer Orientations held from 6:30-7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays (sign up here.)

Have questions? Email Kira Johnson at .

Judith Rognli began riding her bike to school in first grade and has never stopped since. She moved to St. George from Germany in 2015 and felt like the universe was conspiring when she found out about the Bicycle Collective. For her, the Bicycle Collective is the perfect place to share her passion for bicycling and to be an active part of the growing bicycling community in St. George. She loves to empower and encourage people to use their bikes as their form of every day transportation and to learn about bike mechanics. Judith has previously worked as a researcher and university teacher, and she has run volunteer projects and ridden her bike with students in Kyrgyzstan, Germany and other places around the globe. 

Buy A Bike

Find your perfect ride!

We carry a large and rotating selection of used and fully refurbished bikes of all kinds. Our favorites are the rigid mountain bikes from the 80s and 90s that we convert to comfy commuters for everyday use, but our shelves can be stocked with everything from feather-light road bikes to last year’s full suspension cross country machine. Because everything we carry is donated to us, we never really know what’s going to be on the shelf from week to week. You can check out our stock by stopping by the shop!

The best part about buying a bike or parts from us? Your purchase helps to support our other, free community and educational programs!

December 25, 2017

Coleman Gibbs - Mechanic

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Hi there, my name is Coleman. I hale from many places including: Salt Lake City, Idaho, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Colorado and now here in Provo. I am a fulltime Industrial Design student at BYU and I seem to spend all of my free time doing bicycle-related things. Wether it be shredding singletrack in the mountains or ripping through the streets of Provo on my fixed gear, I always seem to find myself either riding bikes, buying, selling or fixing them. I first started volunteering at the Provo bicycle collective in January 2017 when began to feel the need to give back to the community. I learned a lot, got a job at another local bike shop and started doing bike tours. Now I work at the collective giving poor college students like me and many others, the gift of mobility. If you feel sad, come volunteer with us! We’re nice people and you will feel the good feeling that comes when you are serving those in need.

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.