By Davey Davis
Summer has been incredible at the Salt Lake Bicycle Collective, with our capacity expanding in all of our core programs. It appears that 2014 has seen the most children through Earn-A-Bike, the most goodwill clients served, the most donated bicycles, and the most people helped in our community bike shop. Our expanded hours have been working really well, leveling the hectic days by distributing patrons over the rest of the week. We still need your help, though, to keep up with the increased demand, especially as volunteers! Consider calling ahead and volunteering during the day, coming down on Monday Nights to help us out, during Wednesday’s Women’s Night (Women Only), or, for more advanced mechanics, during our open shops.
Coming up in August, we’re proud to support Wildflower Pedalfest with volunteers, as their donations from every registrant allowed us to expand Women’s Night to be a weekly program this year. Come show support for the women cyclists in your live by volunteering Saturday, August 16th, contact Wildflower Pedalfest for more information.
We’ve always parked bikes at Craft Lake City, but this year we’ll be selling bikes, talking about DIY repair, and converting 80’s MTB’s into solid commuters throughout the show, we’d love to see you there! Come talk bikes with us, Friday and Saturday August 8th and 9th.
Bike Prom was a grand success, but we want to throw a party for our Provo and Ogden shops too! The Shop to Shop ride, in late September/Early October, is going to leave from both Provo and Ogden Collectives and take you along bike paths to a party in Salt Lake, with abridged ride options utilizing Frontrunner available. Look out on our website, bicyclecollective.org, for info on the ride.
For more information on all of our programs, visit bicyclecollective.org or call us at 801-FAT-BIKE.