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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.

Kids Bike Giveaways

OBC partners with community organizations to give bikes to kids in the community. OBC does Kid’s Bike Giveaways throughout the year with a large giveaway around the holidays at the end of the year. With the help of volunteers we work to refurbish kid’s bikes that have been donated to us and try to match kids with their dream bikes.

Basic Bike Mechanic 101

Basic Bike Mechanic 101 Classes are currently offered every Thursday night at 5:00 pm on Facebook Live. Everyone is welcome and the classes are free. Each week we focus on a different component of the bike, so the classes can be taken stand-alone or in series. 

Watch the classes on Facebook Live to be able to ask our mechanics questions, or watch the videos any time on our Facebook page!

Juvenile Justice Jr. Bike Mechanic Apprenticeship Program

Our Jr. Bike Mechanic Apprenticeship Program (Jr. Bike MAP) with the Juvenile Justice centers are an adaptation of our in-shop classes. We’ve taken the course and made it more in-depth and mobile to provide it to youth in the Juvenile Detention Centers in local Juvenile Justice Centers. The course is turned into a 12-week course, with two, two hour long classes per week. Students completely refurbish bikes that have been donated to OBC and learn the skills they would need to gain employment in the bike industry once they are released. Classes are offered in a fall and spring and students who pass midterm and final exams receive a certification from the Ogden Bicycle Collective.

When the school district asked us to participate in Bike to School Week this year, we went all in. Provo Bicycle Collective originally promised 75 bikes to local elementary schools, but the requests kept coming after that, until we reached 90 bikes. 

Why did we promise this? Because every kid deserves a bike. Most of us remember our first bike as a child because it gave us freedom; freedom to explore at the speed of discovery. Every child deserves this feeling.

This week, most of those bikes were given out to children who didn't already own a bike. To say they were thrilled is an understatement. I'll let this photo do the talking from here.

If you've ever volunteered with us, know that you played a huge part in this. All giveaway bikes are refurbished by volunteers like you. We can't thank you enough! See more photos of these kids here and don't forget to share!

If you'd like to ensure all kids get a bike, regardless of family income, donate today! Just $50 gives a bike to a kid in need!

 

A Utah County native, I began volunteering at the Provo Bicycle Collective in 2012. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and Philosophy in 2015, I moved to Boise and began working with the Boise Bicycle Project where I honed my skills as a mechanic and educator. In 2016 I returned to Provo, committed to growing the operation here. I love bicycles because I see them as a vehicle that challenges riders to push themselves and engage their community in a different way. I see the Collective growing and becoming more effective in fostering community impact and growth, and serving as a space in which community members can grow and develop themselves. In June 2019, I moved to lead the Salt Lake City branch of the Bicycle Collective.

October 16, 2018

Zach Bolton - Mechanic

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Zach is an avid mountain biker and loves to spend his time shredding on any trail that is available to him.
Due to the destructive nature of mountain biking Zach has found interest in repairing his own mechanical issues and helping others fix theirs. 

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Buy A Bike - Ogden Shop

 

Bicycle Collective - Bike Sales by Appointment!

 

Although we want to be open to serve our clients and customers, we understand the need to encourage social distancing and limit the possibility of community spread to our employees and volunteers. 

 

Until this all blows over, we are offering our help by appointment so you can buy a bike, parts, or get help with that tricky mechanical problem. We want to be available to safely serve the community, especially with how crucial bikes are to maintaining all of our health and sanity.

 

Do you need a bike? Know someone who does? Starting Tuesday, March 31st, we are available to sell bikes and parts by appointment. Here’s how easy it is:

 

  • Browse our selection of refurbished on our showroom page. Make sure to note the make and model of the bike you’re interested in and we’ll set up a time that’s convenient for both of us so you can test it out. If you don’t see what you need, give us a call and we’ll try to help you out.

 

  • Set up an appointment for a test ride Tues-Sat from 12-6PM by contacting us in any of the following ways.
    • By phone: 801-997-0336
    • By email:
    • Message us at @ogdenbicyclecollective on Instagram
    • Message our Facebook page



  • When you get to the shop, please knock on the door. We’ll set aside 20 minutes to help fit the bike to you and answer any questions. We ask that you be prompt so we can help folks in a timely manner. If there’s a line, please stand 6’ away from the person in front of you.

 

  • Our staff will wear gloves when we handle the bikes, and we’ll be practicing good hand washing hygiene--washing before and after we help each customer. We recommend you do the same, and we’ll sanitize the contact surfaces of each bike before and after your test ride.

 

  • When you decide to purchase a bike from us, we accept credit cards, Apple/Google Pay, or we can email an invoice. Contactless payments are much less susceptible to viral transmission! Once you’re all paid up, you’re good to go.

 

If you want to help us out but you don’t need to buy a bike, consider purchasing a gift card to use when we’re able to reopen. You’ll get an additional 10% off your purchase when you use that gift card as a thanks for supporting us through this tough time.  Additionally, please consider donating disinfectants such as Lysol Wipes.

 

We value our DIY shop hours immensely, but it is currently unwise to host them. Soon we will be announcing a Service & Repairs department so we can help keep your bike rolling smoothly. We recognize that doesn’t do much to help folks who relied on our Work Trade programs to keep rolling, so we’re making Service Vouchers available to help cover the costs of repairs for those who can’t afford it, click the link here to pay it forward.

St. George Bicycle Collective - Bike Sale Appointments

We want to be open to serve our clients and customers, while also encouraging social distancing to limit the spread of the Coronavirus in our community.

So, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us

Here’s how easy it is:

  • Browse our selection of refurbished on our website at https://bicyclecollective.org/st-george. Make sure to note the make and model of the bike you’re interested in and we’ll set up a time that’s convenient for both of us so you can test it out. If you don’t see what you need, give us a call and we’ll try to help you out.
  • Set up an appointment for a test ride Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm, Saturday 9:30 am - 2 pm by contacting us in any of the following ways.
    • By phone: 661-917-7140
    • By email:
    • Message our Facebook page.
  • We’ll set aside time to help fit the bike to you and answer any questions. We ask that you be prompt so we can help folks in a timely manner. If there’s a line, please stand 6’ away from the person in front of you.
  • Our staff will wear gloves when we handle the bikes, and we’ll be practicing good hand washing hygiene--washing before and after we help each customer. We recommend you do the same, and we’ll sanitize the contact surfaces of each bike before and after your test ride.
  • When you decide to purchase a bike from us, we accept credit cards, Apple/Google Pay, or we can email an invoice (sorry, no VenMo). Contactless payments are much less susceptible to viral transmission! Once you’re all paid up, you’re good to go.

If you want to help us out but you don’t need to buy a bike, consider purchasing a gift card (which will be available soon) to use when we’re able to reopen. You’ll get an additional 10% off your purchase when you use that gift card as a thanks for supporting us through this tough time.  Additionally, please consider donating disinfectants such as Lysol Wipes.

We value our DIY shop hours immensely, but it is currently unwise to host them. Soon we will be announcing a Service & Repairs department so we can help keep your bike rolling smoothly. We recognize that doesn’t do much to help folks who relied on our Work Trade programs to keep rolling, so we’re making Service Vouchers available to help cover the costs of repairs for those who can’t afford it, click the link here to pay it forward.

Bicycle Collective - Bike Sales by Appointment!

 

Although we want to be open to serve our clients and customers, we understand the need to encourage social distancing and limit the possibility of community spread to our employees and volunteers. 

 

Until this all blows over, we are offering our help by appointment so you can buy a bike, parts, or get help with that tricky mechanical problem. We want to be available to safely serve the community, especially with how crucial bikes are to maintaining all of our health and sanity.

 

Do you need a bike? Know someone who does? Starting Monday, March 30th we are available to sell bikes and parts by appointment. Here’s how easy it is:

 

  • Our selection of bikes is limited due to high demand. We will not be updating our online inventory because the bikes we build fly off the shelves as soon as we put them there. Once things slow down a little bit you'll be able to find our selection of bikes on Instagram @pbcsalebikes or on our website

 

  • Set up an appointment for a test ride Tue-Fri 11-3 and Sat 9-2 by contacting us in any of the following ways.
    • By phone: 801-210-9032
    • By email:
    • Message us at @pbcsalebikes on Instagram
    • Message our Facebook page
    • Book directly on our Appointments site 
    • Stop by during business hours for a free assessment. No appointment necessary, but please wait outside if we are helping a customer.

 

  • When you get to the shop, please knock. We’ll set aside 20 minutes to help fit the bike to you and answer any questions. We ask that you be prompt so we can help folks in a timely manner. If there’s a line, please stand 6’ away from the person in front of you. Understand that you have no obligation to make a selection during those 20 minutes. Please book multiple time slots if you are looking for multiple bikes.

 

  • When you decide to purchase a bike from us, we accept credit cards, Apple/Google Pay, or we can email an invoice. Contactless payments are much less susceptible to viral transmission! Once you’re all paid up, you’re good to go.

 

If you want to help us out but you don’t need to buy a bike, consider purchasing a gift card to use when we’re able to reopen. You’ll get an additional 10% off your purchase when you use that gift card as a thanks for supporting us through this tough time.  Additionally, please consider donating disinfectants such as Lysol Wipes.


We value our DIY shop hours immensely, but it is currently unwise to host them. Soon we will be announcing a Service & Repairs department so we can help keep your bike rolling smoothly. We recognize that doesn’t do much to help folks who relied on our Work Trade programs to keep rolling, so we’re making Service Vouchers available to help cover the costs of repairs for those who can’t afford it, click the link here to pay it forward.

Buy A Bike From the Bicycle Collective!

Quick Guide to Bicycle Sizing

Please view the video above to learn how to size yourself for a bike. Take that measure and look in the charts below to get an idea of the appropriate frame size.

If you prefer to read a bit more, check out "A Quick Guide to Sizing Your Bike Frame" by CHRISTA LAGLER from Bicycling Magazine.  Whether you are new to cycling or buying a bike on line, these expert tips from will help you get the right fit.

mountainbike sizechart 1535059073                 roadbike sizechart 1535058871

(Images by Colin McSherry)