April 17, 2017

Ogden Bike Swap

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The Ogden Bicycle Collective is hosting its 9th annual Bike Swap on May 20th, 2017 from 12:00-6:00 PM.  Stop by to get some killer deals on bikes, parts, accessories, and more!  One of our key list volunteers, and trained culinarian, will be offering up some delicious fried foods to snack on as you shop.  We'll be sure to have a wide selection of bikes on hand and loads of apparel, parts, and accessories to meet your biking needs.

Do you have bikes or parts you want to sell on consigment?

Fill out this form here and bring your used goods to the Bike Swap to find them a new home.

For questions contact Danielle at .

We're happy to announce we'll be starting Youth Open Shop Nights on May 22nd! Youth Open Shop will be held every Monday night from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Ogden Bicycle Collective. 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-served basis.

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

First time youth stop in with a parent or guardian during any Youth Open Shop Night to go through orientation. Please contact OBC's Youth Program Coordinator, Lulu, 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.

 

Donate Your Old Bike

Similar to a thrift store, our Community Bike Shop is run off donations.  Any bike and bike-related item you donate to us will help us reach our vision of getting Provo on bicycles.  Whether your bike is given away as a Goodwill Bike, sold to fund our operations, or recycled for scrap metal, it will be happier than it is now sitting in the garage not being ridden.  

As a 501c3 charitable organization, all donations are tax-deductable.

Eagle Scout Projects for the Ogden Bicycle Collective

The Ogden Bicycle Collective would be happy to be the beneficiary of your Eagle Scout Project!

Please read our general Eagle Scout Project page first.

BIKE DRIVES:

The most common project is hosting a bike drive.  The scout is responsible for planning and implementing project logistics and coordinating volunteers to gather unused or unwanted bicycles.  The scout and volunteers will then pick up bikes (a large trailer is helpful), and arrange with Bicycle Collective staff to drop them off at our Community Bike Shop.  The scout and volunteers will also need to help us sort and organize donated bikes.

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 should plan to yield between 50 and 150 bicycles.

Please contact our Program Coordinator at  or 801-997-0336 to find out if a bike drive is a current need and arrange a time to discuss your Eagle Project!

OTHER PROJECTS:

Eagle Scouts are encouraged to present other projects they feel would be helpful to the Ogden Bicycle Collective, however they are subject to staff approval.

Some current needs that may be fitting for an Eagle Scout Project:

-Obtaining funding for, and planning and constructing of a handicap/wheelchair ramp (this would include researching applicable ordinances and regulations, including ADA guidelines, and getting appropriate approvals)

-Helping to obtain funding for and planning additional storage for the Community Bike Shop (this would include researching applicable ordinances and regulations, and getting appropriate approvals)

-Organizing a donation drive based off of our donation wish list and any additional needs identified by staff

Please contact our Program Coordinator at  or 801-997-0336 to discuss your Eagle Scout Project Proposal and get approval before completing.

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

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.

Youth Classes

Please see "youth programs" category.

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About the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective

The Salt Lake City shop is the flagship location of the Bicycle Collective. Founded in 2002, the Collective was born when a small group of enthusiastic bicycle users put to the test ideas that appeared to be complementary realities: that bicycles are a sustainable form of urban transportation and people just need a little encouragement to choose to ride; and the fact that there are bicycles sitting unused in garages and backyards throughout the Wasatch front that could be refurbished and put to use by someone in need.

Starting from such a simple idea, the Collective has grown from a small working board of directors in a rented storage unit in Glendale, to a state-wide organization with four community bike shops in three cities and growing!

The SLCBC is the engine that empowers the organization. The SLCBC sells refurbished bicycles as well as used and new components and accessories, the revenue from which is reinvested into ever expanding programming that allows us to give hundreds of bikes to adults and kids in need each year, teach free repair classes, earn-a-bike and mountain bike camps for kids, job training and more! It’s a model we’re proud of and is built with long-term sustainability and mutual benefit in mind—the more people use our shops, the more programming we’re able to offer!

Swing by the shop at 2312 S. West Temple sometime to learn more about what we have to offer or to see how you can get involved with the movement to put as many bikes on the streets of SLC as possible. Happy riding!

With the help of our wonderful volunteers, the Provo and Ogden collectives are pleased to announce their first overnight bike trip of the season.  It will take place Friday and Saturday March 24-25th.  More details can be found at the Facebook event page.

From the page:

"Planned costs for this trip will be $5 per person, this covers the causeway toll and camping. We will be leaving from the causeway parking lot at 4 pm.

There will be touring classes given at the Ogden Bicycle collective and the Provo Bicycle collective earlier that week. As with any great bicycle tour we will play things by ear. There is likely to be some fun rides around the island. If you can't make the initial 4pm ride please contact someone at the collective. We will be having a later ride to accommodate you.

This is family friendly. The causeway is about 7 miles long. We will also have a sag wagon available for any assistance for riders. Please do not let lack of gear be the reason you don't give it a try. Please contact one of the hosts or attend the touring classes if you are curious about gear, someone will have something to loan if it is needed.

If touring is something you are interested in then feel free to join this group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/utahbiketouring/ We do a couple trips a year and most are fairly easy."

The North American Handmade Bike Show is coming to Salt Lake City this weekend!

One thing is for sure, this show will be bike nerd heaven.  Companies as large as Shimano and as small as Saltair Cycles will be here showcasing their stuff.  Come see the awesome bicycles and components your fellow Americans (and possibly Canadians) are making!
Free event tickets will be given to those who volunteer with us at the Bicycle Valet.
Join us for a fun alleycat/klunker ride Friday at 6pm at the show site.