Utah’s bike culture is heating up as the mountains melt and just in time for Trips for Kids too! The Collective hired Pete Stoughton as their Trips for Kids Ride Leader to take different youth and summer school groups into the hills to experience the grandeur and beauty of the Wasatch’s natural surrounds while mountain biking. Interested youth and summer school program representatives can call 801-FAT-BIKE to schedule a ride, for that matter anyone who wants to be a mountain biking mentor can call too.
The Collective still needs a small army of volunteers for Valet Bike Parking at events like the Farmers’ Market and the Twilight Concert series. It doesn’t get much easier than hanging out in the park and listening to great music and people/bike watching.
The Park Tool School (www.parktool.com/clinics_training) is still taught every Monday starting at 6pm at the Community Bike Shop (2312 S. West Temple). Classes don’t build on each other, so jump in at any time. Participants will learn how to true wheels, adjust derailleurs and brakes, and general skills. See the Collective’s website at www.slcbikecollective.org or call 801-FAT-BIKE for a schedule.