June 2011 – Last month, while celebrating May is National Bike Month, the Bicycle Collective’s SLC Community Bike Shop was attacked by a car. No people or bikes were harmed, only — one less car. To celebrate the summer and their new front door, they are hiring! JP Orquiz and Brian Tecklenburg are now the new Shop Managers at the Ogden Community Bike Shop, and Hailey Broussard is now the Earn-a-Bike Director. At this time they are still looking to hire a Trips for Kids Director to coordinate youth MTB rides, info at www.slcbikecollective.org. As always, they need volunteers too! Volunteer mentors with regular availability sometime from 9 am until 3 pm are needed for their Earn-a-Bike program. They also need a small army to help with the many Valet Bike Parking events this summer.
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 (www.slcbikecollective.org) or call 801-FAT-BIKE for a schedule.