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

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.

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. 

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

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.

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. 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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 6-9pm.

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!

Have questions? Email Judith Westwood @ .