Monday, August 12, 2013

Upcoming Events for August 2013

Here is the rundown on all things bike for the month of August (yes I know it is a little late)! If you know of anything that needs to be added please either use the "Submit an Event" page or email Joergen. Events after jump (click "Read More")...

Volunteer Opportunities This Week.

Check it out, there are a million ways to get involved in the cycling community in Salt Lake! Here is a small list of volunteer opportunities available through the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective. Check out the list, after the jump!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Ride a Bike, Get Paid!

Ever wanted to get paid to ride a bike and make a difference in the cycling community? Well you might be able to do just that! The Salt Lake Chamber is hiring a Greenbike Operations Technician and you might just be the perfect fit; check out the job description after the jump!

Thursday, July 25, 2013 now has a new Event Submission section! We are still toiling away at getting a community edited calendar up and running to make the site more self-sustaining (that is, without my help plugging every event into Google Calendar), but until then jump on over to "Submit an Event and send us some lovin'!

As always, if you see anything wrong, or have any comments please don't hesitate to send us an email! Thanks!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

SLC Bike Party: Special Edition

This just in... Impromptu Bike Party tonight!

From the Facebook Event page:

Since roads will be closed for the Day's of 47 Parade, we figured we would ride the route!

Check out more info here: this is a great excuse to ride the closed route and have a kickin good time on bikes!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Women's Night Tonight!

Here's a repost of an awesome photo essay about women's night at the SLC Bicycle Collective! Every third Wednesday is Women's night at the collective, which just-so-happens to be tonight!

We try not to get one-sided about any issue in the cycling community, but Women's Wrench Night is something we stand behind. It is important to promote a safe space for women, and all people, to work on their bikes. Here are a few photos of a recent Women's Night at the Salt Lake City Bike Collective.

Women's Night is on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 5:30 pm till 9 pm, at the Collective's headquarters at 2312 S West Temple. Women of all ages and gender orientations are welcome to volunteer to fix bikes or learn how to fix their own during Women's Night. The Bicycle Collective is open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm till 9 pm, and Saturdays from 12  to 7 pm.

More photos after the jump.

"I come to Women's Night because I just love working on bikes" -Jodi Berrie

Monday, July 15, 2013

Midweek Ramble

Just look at those World Champs colors!
Time to bring back the Wednesday Night ride series! Come on down and snap your work week right in half with a medium pace ramble around town. Each week the route will change and will include hills, flat, and maybe even a canyon climb or two! Lights are encouraged as is a bike that you feel comfortable schlepping up a hill and going down so fast you cry sweet, sweet tears of cycling joy!

See you out there!

Facebook event page, click here.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Midnight Mystery Ride: July Edition!

Another month, another Midnight Mystery Ride! 

MMR Portland Oregon

This month's edition, hosted by Phil Faber, will meet on the steps of the Salt Lake Masonic Temp (650 E. south Temple) at 9pm, but if you're running a little late, still come out because remember "at midnight, we ride!".

This ride happens every third Friday of the month, so now is a perfect chance to flip your planner ahead a couple pages and mark next months ride. If you have any ideas for ride themes, contact Phil directly.

Facebook event page, click here.
A little late to the party but in case you missed it...

I am Salt Lake did a great piece on Esther, Nate, and Velo City Weekend and if you listen closely you may even hear a mention of!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Website Lovin' Underway

Saltcycle is getting a facelift!

 Everyone keep your eyes peeled as we slowly chip away at getting up to speed! We are working hard at making a functioning website where you can promote your event, see where the best places to ride you bike are, and look at really, really pretty pictures.
Sound like something you'd love to be a part of? Get in contact with Joergen, we are in dire need or content contributions, photographers, and programmers!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New Executive Director for Bicycle Collective

Salt Lake City, May 21, 2013— The Bicycle Collective is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director, David Eyer Davis. He will assume the role from Jonathan Morrison, Founding Director, on June 1st. A long-standing contributor to bicycling in Utah, Davis will build on the Collectives eleven years of community bicycling initiatives, promoting cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier and safer society.

Davis has worked as an educator with the 337 Project and UMOCA, a freelance journalist, a documentarian for PEN American Center, and a fundraiser for 2013 Sundance award-winning documentary The Square. Davis came to the Collective in 2007 with no knowledge of bicycle mechanics and left years later as a core volunteer. He has integrated bicycles into his life, serving as an editor of, organizing races and events, and outfitting friends and strangers with bicycles for every purpose.

Since its inception in 2006, the Collective has expanded from a humble garage in Salt Lake to five locations along the Wasatch Front from Ogden to Provo. It is supported by hundreds of volunteers, employs ten people at competitive rates and has put over 10,000 butts on bikes. Davis will expand the successful structure of the downtown Salt Lake location to the newer branches, and continue to refurbish donated bikes, teach bicycle skills, and integrate cycling into community events.

For more information, contact or call (801)FAT-BIKE 

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Bicycle Collective Presents the 2013 Bike Prom

Looking for a great excuse to get fancy? The Bicycle Collective has announced their 3rd annual Bike Prom!

The evening begins with an easy-paced pre-prom ride. Bring your bike and your fancy duds and meet up with all of your friends at the northeast corner of Liberty Park at 6:00pm. At 6:30, a couple hundred fine folks will join you for a ride through town, ending at Pierpont Place. There you can park your bike at the Bike Valet and head on in for dancing, drinks, pictures, and tons and tons of fun.

For all the details, check out the Facebook event here:, or you can go straight to for tickets! All proceeds benefit the Bicycle Collective. Can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happy Bike Month!

2013 may be the "Year of the Bike" in Salt Lake City, but May is Bike Month across the nation! There's a lot happening this month, and SaltCycle is going to help you get the most out of it. Stay tuned for lots of opportunities to get out on your bike and ride.

How are you celebrating Bike Month? Is there an event that you're looking forward to the most? Tell us where you're riding in the comments!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Volunteers Needed: Open Streets SLC

From Scott Lyttle, Executive Director, Bike Utah.

Bike Utah and SLC Transportation have teamed up to bring the first Open Streets initiative to Salt Lake City.
On Saturday May 4, Open Streets SLC will temporarily open a busy downtown street exclusively to walking, biking, jogging, and more – no vehicle traffic.  There will be extra fun along the route  activities such as yoga, dance classes, sports, and family friendly games and activities. Be a part of this national movement and volunteer at Open Streets SLC!  Join us as we explore and get to know downtown in a new way. 70 volunteers are needed to help with many aspects of the event, and 2-3 hour shifts are available from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. Learn more about Open Streets SLC at

Volunteer help needed

Set-up and Vendor Unloading – 10 volunteers needed
7:30 am – 9:45 am
Volunteers will help to set-up barricades, tables, canopies and help vendors locate and set-up their booths.
Event Intersection Control – 20 volunteers needed each shift
9:45 am – 12:15 pm or 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Volunteers will be stationed at one intersection along the Open Streets route to welcome attendees, distribute informational material, help with traffic control, and escort vehicles out of the street.
(Filled) - Rover and Event Photographer – 5 volunteers needed each shift
9:45 am – 12:15 pm or 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Roving volunteers will take photos, count attendance, assist intersection volunteers, and other duties as needed.
Clean up and Vendor Loading – 10 volunteers needed
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Volunteers will help vendors pack up their booths to clear them from the route and take down barricades, tables, signage, and other festival materials.
Volunteer Information
All positions involve standing or walking for most of the shift.
- Training, orientation, and materials will be provided prior to the shift, no experience necessary.
- Bring a water bottle and wear sunscreen or a sunhat.
- Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. This project is great for groups!
Advance RSVP required for volunteers.  Please sign up today!
To sign up – contact Savannah Wake at or 801-535-6202.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Stolen bikes: Tim's Ridley and two Specializeds, plus some wheels

Local cyclocross champ and magazine editor, Tim Akers, had three bikes and some wheels stolen from his building's storage area today. Keep an eye out for them. Not pictured is a 2004 Specialized Allez. For more info, visit Tim's Facebook page.

2012 Ridley Helium with Reynolds DV3K carbon clincher
wheels/Michlin Pro4 tires and a Rival build.

2012 Specialized CruX with Force build and Red shifters.

NEuvation C50 wheels glued up with Vitoria XG Tires.
Front wheel has a busted spoke.