By Davey Davis
The endless autumn might be coming to a close, here’s the skinny on the Bicycle Collective front across the state of Utah.
Going into winter, the Salt Lake Bicycle Collective is offering opportunities for you to hone your skills, get more comfortable with winter commuting, and give back to new and developing cyclists. Thus far this year we have had an incredible 2300 bikes donated to the Salt Lake shop, and we need help fixing them up! Come in on Monday nights to learn to fix up bikes, and help us give away 250 more by Christmas.
For the more invested mechanic we always offer our free Monday night weekly Park Tool school, which kicks off every monday at 6:00. For the student with time and dedication, we’re launching a new self-directed apprenticeship that can build any interested wrench from the basics up to proficient, with the potential to keep developing your skills into master mechanic territory. This course is great for students with drive and self-discipline, please contact us at [email protected] if you’re interested in participating.
We’ve made great strides on renovating building, having replaced the roof, run electrics, repaired water issues, and are now spec’ing out the interior. We still need your help: handy folk please get in touch via [email protected]. Despite being closed, this fall we are partnering with QBP to teach an Earn-A-Bike course. As the renovation comes to a close we are looking seriously into hiring a full-time director for our Ogden shop, keep an eye out on our website and the Cycling Utah job boards.
In Provo, we need volunteers! Come visit us on Saturdays and introduce yourself if you’re looking to learn bike mechanics or give back to your community by recycling bicycles. Find us online at bicyclecollective.org/locations-a-hours/provo or on Facebook under “Provo Bicycle Collective”
For all things Bicycle Collective, keep in touch via bicyclecollective.org, and consider signing up for our mailing list to stay in the loop.