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

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.

 

 

 

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!

 

Kira Johnson

Communications Manager and Youth/Women's Programs Coordinator

Kira is in her final semester of studying Urban Planning at BYU. She is particularly passionate about the active transportation elements in a city, and is actively involed in helping Provo becoming more people-friendly. Kira's ideal day would involve waking up early; having plenty of moments to stare at the mountains in all their glory--and perhaps even be in those mountains; completing all the daily errands on her bike; receiving a handwritten letter in the mail; and having a quality moment with any of her dear, dear friends. If she's not riding her bicycle, you can find Kira roller skating around. Kira has been running our Women's Volunteer Night for over a year now and has been thrilled by the community of lady-friends it has created. She also organizes our Youth Open Shop, Junior Mechanics Certification Program at Slate Canyon Detention Center, and all things related to communications.

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 .