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Sign up for a Bicycle Collective Membership

28 December 2016 Written by Published in General

 

Our Mission

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.

Become a Member

What membership gets you at all three shop locations:

  • Unlimited shop time (without a membership hourly fees may apply)
  • 10% Discount on new and used parts

What you support:

  • Helps fund our charitable programs: Goodwill bikes, kids bike giveaways, earn-a-bike classes, and job training programs are supported by our membership program.
  • For every membership purchased in December, we give a membership to someone in need!
  • Builds a community around active transportation - the more people ride bikes, the more we’ll see our streets become bike friendly.

Click here to sign up:  Membership Sign Up

Salt Lake City Shop announces Jr. Mechanic Certification Course to begin January 6th, 2016

15 December 2016 Written by Published in General

The Jr. Mechanic Certification Course is a 10-week program designed to give youth ages 14-18 a basic comprehension of bicycle mechanics.  Youth may apply using the following application.  Youth who complete the program and pass the final practical exam will receive a certificate of completion.  This program will provide youth with basic training which may assist them in seeking employment in the bicycle industry.  This is an excellent introductory, hands-on program for any youth interested in the fields of mechanics or engineering.

 

What to Expect:  

  • Weekly classes covering a variety of subjects and components of the bicycle.   Class days may vary each session and are 1-2 hours long

  • Homework is required.  This may be a combination of reading material, research, and hands-on practice at the collective.   Several times will be provided each week for practice and homework at the SLC collective.   Expect to spend 2-4 hours per week on homework and practical application.  

  • Participants are expected to attend each class and must schedule a time to make-up any missed classes.  

  • Graduates from the Youth Apprenticeship will be given priority if they wish to apply for a Jr. Mechanic position at the SLC Collective.  Jr. Mechanic jobs will be filled throughout the year as they are available, and are given to youth who demonstrate aptitude, a positive attitude, team-work, leadership, and a desire to learn.   

     Download an Application here:  Jr. Mechanic Certification Application.pdf

     Or Contact:    for more information 

The next session begins on January 6th, 2017

Black Friday Kids Bike Repair Day a Success thanks to Volunteers!

28 November 2016 Written by Published in General

22 volunteers joined together at the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective on Black Friday to spend their holiday time in service of others.   in just 6-hours a collection of inexperienced volunteers,  Bicycle Collective staff, and experienced volunteers repaired over 30 bikes to be given away to local youth!  Join us for the next kids bike fix ups on December 2nd and December 16th!   

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Join us for upcoming Kids Bike Repair Days December 2nd and December 16th at the SLC Bicycle Collective

25 November 2016 Written by Published in General

Our first Kids Bike Repair volunteer event was a buzz of activity on Black Friday.   Join us on December 2nd and December 16th for two more days of repairing bikes for local kids.    These bikes will go to the Bikes for Tykes Giveaway event on December 10th in partnership with Bingham Cyclery, MTB Enthusiasts of Utah, and WomenMTB, as well as to other organizations and kids in need

For more information and to sign up, e-mail Megan at ,  or click here:

Sign Up for December 2nd

Sign up for December 16th

Click here to Donate to the Bicycle Collective through Bikes for Tykes:   Donate to Bikes for Tykes Giveaway

 

 

Build, don't Buy! Black Friday shopping alternative: Kids Bike Fix-up day

11 November 2016 Written by Published in General

Are you looking for something to do on the famous "Black Friday" after Thanksgiving Day?

Why not help the enviornment and avoid shopping by recycling and restoring used kids bikes for underprivileged kids and youth!

Join us from 11am-5pm on November 25th at the SLC Bicycle Collective.  No experience is necessary, we will teach you all you need to know.

for more information, contact Megan Risbon, Volunteer Coordinator at (801) 328-2453 or

Visit our Facebook Event Page or Sign Up here: Black Friday Kids Bike Repair Signup

Introducing: Our new SLC Operations Manager, Sam Warrick

28 September 2016 Written by Published in General

The Bicycle Collective is pleased to announce that Sam Warrick has joined the Salt Lake City team as our Operations Manager.  

Sam discovered his passion for bikes as a teenager, when he began touring on a cheap bike. When he went to college, his love of bikes expanded into a passion for using bikes to change the world; making the air cleaner, making populations healthier, improving communities, and empowering people.

Sam comes to the Bicycle Collective with nearly five years experience working for Aggie Blue Bikes, USU’s bicycle education and advocacy program. At ABB, he completed three Americorps terms of service, rebuilding and repairing bikes, and teaching bicycle mechanics to hundreds of students. Two years after graduating, Sam returned to ABB as shop manager, where he transformed the position from a lead mechanic role to one focused on improving operational efficiency and customer service, expanding and improving income sources, and ensuring the program was inclusive, inviting, and unbiased. As shop manager, he overhauled ABB’s retail sales, created and implemented an improved training curriculum, oversaw a shop remodel that doubled the number of workstations available to students and to program mechanics and volunteers, and worked to improve the program across the board. Sam is excited to join the SLC Bicycle Collective and use his skills to help make an incredible program even better.

When he’s not on a bike, Sam enjoys gardening, bird watching, skiing, traveling, and making delicious things to eat.

 

Sam Warrick 

 

Introducing: Our new SLC Volunteer Coordinator, Megan Risbon!

25 August 2016 Written by Published in General

Megan Risbon is a lifelong Utahn, born and raised in Vernal, Utah. She found her love of community engagement and activism in high school where she served on the student council, youth city government and on the school board. After graduating from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, she became very active in the Utah Democratic Party--working on various political campaigns and for various elected officials. Megan also served as Chair of the Salt Lake County Democratic Party and Treasurer of the Utah Democratic Party.


Megan has worked for various non-profit organizations in Salt Lake City, mainly focusing on fundraising, event management, and volunteer coordination. Her past volunteerism has focused on LGBTQ rights, volunteering for Equality Utah; serving on the first HRC Utah Steering Committee as Political Co-Chair; and working as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Utah Pride Festival/Center for 5+ years, recruiting and managing over 500 volunteers. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Megan Risbon Pride Festival Volunteer Award, awarded to and named after her by her friends at the Utah Pride Center. She is excited to be a part of the team at the SLC Bicycle Collective where she can use her skills to build a dynamic and sustainable volunteer program. In her free time, Megan enjoys listening to music, going to concerts with friends, camping, and of course, riding her bike!

We are looking forward to having Megan on board the Salt Lake City team, and are excited to continue to grow as an organization with her expertise and experience in the mix.   Welcome, Megan!

SLC Bicycle Collective is Hiring Bike Mechanics

04 August 2016 Written by Published in General

Have you ever wanted to work for an amazing non-profit that is centered around bikes and empowering people?  Bring your skills to the table and join us!   It’s a great time to jump on board and join our amazing team at the Bicycle Collective as we continue our dynamic and ever-growing journey.    Click the link for job description and how to apply.

 


The Bicycle Collective is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of age, race, gender, country of origin, or sexual orientation

 

 

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May 7th Block Party at the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective!

16 April 2016 Written by Published in General

Join us for a day long celebration of spring, art, and bicycles at the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective

2312 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah!

 

Paint The Town Alleycat - Meets at 3pm at the Bicycle Collective

 $5 to participate which includes a free beer or rootbeer at Shades of Pale Brewery following the race, and a raffle ticket to win a brand new Specialized Hardrock Disc 650b.  There will be prizes!  

Community Mural Painting - 10am - 5pm

Local Artists are coming together to bring a splash of color to South Salt Lake and the Bicycle Collective.  Interested in participating? E-mail , donate paint, brushes, and other painting supplies, or stop by to cheer on the artists and watch them in action

 Parts Sale - 10am - 5pm

We have dozens upon dozens of cranksets, derailleurs, cassettes, shifters, brake levers and more.  Mostly Shimano components, at sidewalk-sale prices!   Saturday, May 7th only!

Bike Raffle - Drawing on May 7th!

Purchase a raffle ticket at the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective this week, or at the Block Party for $5 to win a brand new Specialized Hardrock Disc 650b donated by Specialized. All money raised will help purchase paint for the community mural.