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.

Volunteering

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.

Learn more about volunteering at the Ogden Bicycle Collective in our Volunteer Handbook.

Current opportunities:

Greeter and Front of Desk Assistant

Santa's Little Helper Home Mechanic Volunteer Program

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator  for more information and to apply.

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

Davis Behavioral Health

Roads to Independence

Weber Housing Authority

Open Shop - Currently Unavailable Due to COVID-19

Get access to the tools and help you need!

At the Ogden Bicycle Collective we’re about education above all, so we put the wrench in your hand. During open shop hours our professional mechanics walk you through anything and everything you need to keep your bike running smoothly and safely, and there’s absolutely no experience needed! Whether you’re an old hand at the wrench or laying hands on a drivetrain for the first time, we’ll assess your needs and provide some hands-off support. We charge $5 per half hour of shop use, but members get full use of the shop for free. If you're unable to afford necessary repairs, ask about alternate ways to pay—no one is turned away for inability to pay.

Open Shop Hours:

Wed, Fri, and Sat 12:00-6:00 PM

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!

Earn-A-Bike

OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

The Earn-a-Bike Program was created for youth who don’t have access or the economic means to purchase a bike. The Ogden Bicycle Collective gives them the opportunity to participate in the program where they volunteer and learn mechanical skills to repair a bike provided to them by the OBC. After the program is completed they will have a fully functioning bike to take home.

EDUCATION STANDARDS

  1. Twelve hours of volunteer work must be completed to earn a bike before taking it home
  2. Eight hours of volunteer work must be completed before picking out a bike
  3. The remaining 4 hours of volunteer work can be done doing maintenance on the bike to be earned

VOLUNTEER WORK

Volunteer work in the shop must be checked off by the Youth Program Coordinator, a total of 8 hours must be completed and recorded before a bike is chosen. Volunteer hours can be completed during Youth Open Shop Night, Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00 PM.

BIKE MAINTENANCE

After a bike is chosen, the remaining four hours of volunteer work will be mechanical work on the bike. The bike must be deemed safe to ride before it can be taken home. Our mechanics will assist with and oversee any repairs needed.

Please contact our Youth Program Coordinator  or 801-997-0336 with any questions.

Youth Open Shop Night

Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 PM at OBC (936 28th Street, Ogden, UT 84403)

Youth Open Shop is a night dedicated to providing an open work space for kids between the ages of 10-17. Kids can come in and utilize the shop with the help of a youth specialist, mechanics, and volunteers. During youth open shop kids may work on their own bikes; volunteer to earn a bicycle or parts; learn bicycle mechanics, safety, and teamwork; and help other kids with their bikes. Youth Open Shop is free and does not require pre-registration, however, benches are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Completion of orientation with a parent or legal guardian is required before attending.

Please contact our Youth Program Coordinator at  or 801-997-0336 with any questions.

From Provo.org:

"May is National Bike Month and Provo is celebrating the many benefits of bicycling! Whether you bike to work or school, ride to save money or time, pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment, or simply to explore your community – you’re going to love the events and activities we’ve got planned. We’ve put together a month full of events and activities to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride!"

See this website for a list of all the events happening this month.

 

Bikes for Goodwill

Our Bikes for Goodwill program provides free bicycles to anyone who can’t afford to purchase one. Financial need is determined by nonprofit and government partners who vet clients for financial need. 

If you are receiving help from any organization listed below, ask your caseworker to write you a letter of recommendation to receive a Goodwill Bike.

If you do not qualify to receive one through one of our partner organizations, Goodwill Bikes may be earned through 4 hours of volunteer service.  Find out how to volunteer here.

To become a partner organization, please contact

Current caseworkers, find out if your client qualifies for a free bike here.

Partner Organizations

Center for Women and Children in Crisis

Catholic Community Services of Utah

Provo City School District

Food and Care Coalition

Wasatch Mental Health

Refugee Action Network

House of Hope Utah

Utah Community and Refugee Partnership Center

Boys and Girls Club of Utah County

Utah Foster Care

Utah County 4-H

Deseret Industries and LDS Employment Services

BYU English Language Center

Habitat for Humanity Utah County

Community Action Services and Food Bank

Fresh Start Ventures

Papillion Integrated Recovery Center

If you would like to apply to be involved in our Bikes for Goodwill program please email  for details. 

 

Eagle Scout Projects

Provo Bicycle Collective helps nearly a dozen scouts each year complete their Eagle Projects. The most common project is hosting a bike drive, through which the scout and his volunteers canvas the neighborhood and surrounding communities, notifying the residents of the bike drive and leaving flyers at doors.  The scout and volunteers then pick up unwanted bikes (a large trailer is helpful), and drop them off at our Community Bike Shop. 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 yields between 30 and 100 bicycles. 
We often have other needs to fulfill besides the bike drive project. Please direct all questions to . 

Some Eagle Project approval commitees want the scouts to do a little more.  Here are some extra things that would help us fulfill our mission:

  • - Wash the bikes before bringing them to us.  This could take about 2 hours with lots of helpers.
  • - Host a presentation in your neighborhood on how to bike safely and why we should bike more and drive less (we have presentation materials you can use)

We discourage scouts from trying to repair the bikes or bringing in large groups of volunteers since we already have a large number of volunteers and basic bike mechanic training takes a considerable amount of time.

Buy a Bike

We carry diverse, ever-changing selection of fully-refurbished used bikes. Our favorite bikes are "commutified"--reliable bikes from the 80s and 90s that we convert to comfy everyday bikes--but our shelves are often stocked with everything from feather-light road bikes to full-suspension mountain bikes. Because everything we carry is donated to us, we never really know what’s going to be on the shelf from week to week.

Come to our shop or call us today to find out what's in store!

Expect to spend $200-350 for a nice commuter bike, lights, and a lock. Road and mountain bikes usually sell for $250-500. Refurbished kids bikes sell for $30-100.

Provo Bicycle Collective is excited to announce a summer full of programs designed to help youth learn problem-solving, safe riding, and bicycle mechanic skills!

Earn-a-Bike

Earn-a-Bike is a hands-on course designed to foster problem solving skills through bicycle mechanics for youth ages 6-16. During the 4-week program, kids are taught basic bicycle mechanics and safety. Each class period, they use our tools to refurbish a bicycle of their choice which they will have the option to keep or donate to a child who might need it more at the end of the course. 

Bike School

Bike School is a week-long day camp designed to teach youth safe bike riding and basic bike mechanics through hands-on experience. They experience everything from fixing a flat, to learning how to ride safely to school, to riding their bike on the Bonneville Shoreline mountain bike trail. 

Learn more or register for either program here!

Staff

Meet our staff!

Open Shop

Open Shop has been temporarily discontinued due to COVID-19 concerns. We will reevaluate that position January 1, 2020. Thank you for your patience. 

Want to fix your own bicycle?  During Open Shop hours, we have up to four workbenches of professional-grade bike tools available for public use.  With the guidance of a staff mechanic, even those who have never picked up a wrench before can learn how to repair a flat tire, replace a cable, or even give their bike a full tune-up.  

Cost is $10 per hour or free with a Bicycle Collective membership.