Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective
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.
The Collective was founded in April of 2002, by five enthusiastic bicycle advocates. We set out to share the virtues of bicycling with our community and build the bicycling environment with a creative advocacy organization. Along with providing the gathering place, tools, education, art projects, and shop services, the Collective is about having fun while helping others.
The founders of the Collective know the benefits of bicycling for transportation and want more people to travel by bike. Why? We believe this form of clean, healthy transportation is not only more sustainable but more enjoyable. In addition, by putting more bicyclists on the road, we are creating safer conditions for existing bicyclists as motorists become more aware of bicyclists on the road.
To convert more would-be bicycle commuters, we are partnering with the city, county, and state governments to provide the knowledge of safe and effective cycling. Our goal is to instruct safe riding skills and simple maintenance to as many people as possilbe. With knowledge and experience, bicycle commuting can become more convenient and efficient than any other form of transportation around town.It is our commitment to cycling in the Salt Lake Valley that has led us to create educational programs and provide refurbished bicycles back to the community. The Collective provides the following community services:
- Refurbished bicycles for nominal resale and charity purposes
- Community bike shop with seven full work stations with full tool sets for bicycle repair
- Bicycle parking at downtown Farmer's Market and other events
- Road I Effective Cycling courses for adults
- Kids I and Kids II courses for kids and their parents
- Earn-A-Bike program for kids
- Bicycle mechanic courses and certifications