By Jonathan Morrison
Everyone needs a bike, especially those generally “in need”. Help the Bicycle Collective fill that void by dropping off your used bikes or parts (in any condition) to one of their five Community Bike Shop locations spanning from Ogden to Provo (bicyclecollective.org/en/locations-a-hours).
Last year the Bicycle Collective provided over 1000 repaired bicycles to 40-50 non-profits through their Bikes for Goodwill Organizations Program. Through this program case workers from other local 501(c)(3) non-profits pre-qualify and refer worthy clients to the Bicycle Collective to get a free bike. The bikes are used as transportation to get to work, job interviews, or the grocery store.
In addition to bikes, 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. Volunteers should contact Dawn Horton ([email protected], 801-410-2179)
The Park Tool School (www.parktool.com/clinics_training) is still taught in SLC 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 (www.slcbikecollective.org) or call 801-FAT-BIKE for a schedule.