Springtime brings bikes and partnerships, and the Collective loves bikes and partnerships. In June the Collective has partnered with the University of Utah's Continuing Education Program on Wednesday nights, while their shop will be closed to the public on those nights, you can get in by registering for the class on the Continuing Ed website. Due to this scheduling, Ladies ONLY night has been moved to the 2nd Wednesday (just for June).
The Collective also started a contract with the Salt Lake County's United Police Department whereas they will be receiving all the unclaimed evidence bikes from the county. This combined with the existing Salt Lake City Police Department contract will drastically improve the Collective's abilities to provide bikes to those in need as part of their Bikes for Goodwill Organizations program. But with more bikes comes the need for more volunteers, and more ways for you to get involved.
First, help refurbish the donated bikes. If you don't know how, come to our free Park Tool School classes every Monday night.
Second, help with Valet Bike Parking. Not only can you enjoy a Farmers' Market or outdoor concert — be PART of it. Didn't get that Red Butte ticket before it sold out? Volunteering has its' perks!
Third, help with Trips for Kids. Love kids? Like Mountain Biking? You should be a ride leader.
Fourth, help with Earn-a-Bike. Love kids? Like Mechanics? You should be an Instructor.
Fifth… Well, there is no fifth. But if you don't have time to donate, consider donating financial program support, that old dusty bike, or even your car. You can now donate your old car and proceeds will go to the collective.
The mission of the Salt Lake City 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. For more information, including crank addiction, visit www.slcbikecollective.org or call 801-FAT-BIKE.