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Bicycle Collective

Recycling Bicycles, Building Communities

aka Bicycle Collective   |   Salt Lake City, UT   |  https://bicyclecollective.org

Mission

The mission of Bicycle Collective is to promote cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and recreation, and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier, and safer society. The Collective provides refurbished bicycles and educational programs to the community focusing on children, low to moderate income households, newly arrived refugees, people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity, and individuals recovering from substance abuse.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Ms. Donna Matturro McAleer

Main address

325 West 900 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84101 USA

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EIN

81-0569811

NTEE code info

Transportation (Free or Subsidized) (P52)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Mobility is key in escaping poverty. In an Atlantic article about the need for transportation, Gillian B. White wrote, “Access to just about everything associated with upward mobility and economic progress—jobs, quality food, and goods, healthcare, and schooling—relies on the ability to get around in an efficient way, and for an affordable price.” However, the cost of traditional transportation is unbearable for people with low income. According to AAA, the annual cost to own and drive a car in the US is $8,946. If a person who works full-time for minimum wage ($7.25 in Utah) earns only $14,500 per year and spends $8,946 on transportation, then they will be left with only $5,554 to spend on housing, food, utilities, and taxes.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Bike Shop

Our shops offer the space, tools, parts and expertise for anybody to repair their own bicycle. With the on-set of Covid-19, appointments are necessary. Nobody is turned away for inability to pay the hourly fee.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Sexual identity
Ethnic and racial groups
Age groups

Bikes for Goodwill is to promote cycling as an effective, sustainable form of transportation. Our work addresses multiple needs: economic empowerment, self-reliance, and environmental stewardship. The Collective recycles, repairs & refurbishes donated bicycles and provides the bikes to members of the community in need with a focus on children and low-income households. Each person who receives a bicycle gains reliable personal transportation that they can use to find employment and become a participating member of our community. We teach people of all skill levels how to understand and maintain their own bicycles.

Population(s) Served

Bicycle Collective's youth programs are designed to teach problem-solving and technical education through bicycle mechanics. Most of the classes also provide a way for a child to receive a bicycle for themselves at no cost.

Our current youth programs include: Youth Open Shop and Earn-a-Bike.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

At all of our shops, bike enthusiasts can purchase a refurbished bike, components, accessories, and parts. Retail sales are an important revenue generator for the Collective. The community’s support of bike sales and repairs is vital to us. We offer repair tools and bench space for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) or Do-It-With-Help repairs with support from our staff mechanics. For a fee, we offer drop off service, repair and maintenance.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Immigrants and migrants
Work status and occupations
LGBTQ people
Ethnic and racial groups
Homeless people
Immigrants and migrants
Work status and occupations
LGBTQ people
Ethnic and racial groups

Bicycle maintenance has traditionally been an overwhelmingly (cis) male-dominated area. It is our goal to help teach individuals who have been marginalized or intimidated in this setting to be knowledgeable and confident working on their bikes. This program offers a safe and supportive learning environment for those who identify as women, trans, and femme to: fix their own bikes, buy bikes and parts, and volunteer in the shop.

This space is for anyone who indentifies as female, transgender, femme, genderqueer, trans-masculine, trans-feminine, or feels that their socialization or treatment as a women, transperson or femme has impeded their participation in bicycle mechanics/cycling world.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Where we work

Awards

Utah Ethical Leadership Award Finalist 2020

Daniels Funds and David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of bikes given away

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

Bikes for Goodwill

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The numbers of bikes we provide children, income eligible households, newly arrived refugees, people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity, and individuals recovering from substance abuse.

Number of bikes sold

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Community Bike Shop

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Youth Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Includes all youth programs. In 2017, we focused our youth programs to provide higher-quality education to a fewer number of youth. During the onset of COVID-19 we moved our programs on line.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Community Bike Shop

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is not a number we track as of 2019.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Community Bike Shop

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We added a new shop expanded another in 2016-2017. With the onset of COVID-19 the number of volunteer participants declined sharply as we can no longer hold group gatherings in our retail locations.

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Community Bike Shop

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All shops started keeping track in 2018. In 2020, this metric dropped significantly with the onset of COVID 19 and not being able to host volunteers in our retail locations.

Average bike sale price

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Community Bike Shop

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In recent years, Bicycle Collective has focused on providing higher-quality, more functional, bikes to sell

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Bicycle Collective offers a simpler, more sustainable, and healthier form of transportation to its clients: the bicycle. And it sends out over 3,000 refurbished bikes back into the community each year at low prices or even free to those unable to pay. The personal mobility bicycle ownership brings allows individuals in need to access education, healthcare, and employment to live self-sufficiently.

1. Bicycle Collective receives donate bikes at its shops throughout the state.
2. Bicycle Collective staff and volunteers repair donated bikes
3. Bicycle Collective then sends its refurbished bikes back into the community at low cost or free for those unable to pay
4. Bicycle Collective provides public access to its fully-stocked community bike shops so all can maintain their bikes at little to no cost

Bicycle Collective is uniquely qualified to do this work because of its highly capable staff. Most employees of Bicycle Collective are expert bicycle mechanics and can either repair bikes to a high level of quality themselves or teach others to do the same. This ensures that Bicycle Collective's clients have access to reliable transportation they need.

Bicycle Collective also has the necessary infrastructure to perform this work. With community bike shops from Ogden to St. George, each stocked with all the tools, parts, and accessories needed to repair bicycles, Bicycle Collective can bring life back into nearly any bike and help its clients do the same.

Both our staff and shops have proven themselves. Since 2002, Bicycle Collective has been the premier nonprofit bike shop in Utah, putting well over 20,000 bikes back onto the road since its inception.

2023 Program Accomplishments
- 5,686 donated bikes received
- 1,349 bikes given away
- 1556 bikes sold at an average sale price of $243.52
- 166 youth program participants
- 334 volunteers contributed 6757 hours of service
-2334 Bikes parked (valet) at various community events
-82.5 tons of material recycled (steel, aluminum and rubber)

2022 Program Accomplishments
- 5,206 donated bikes received
- 1,522 bikes given away
- 1455 bikes sold at an average sale price of $2282.63
- 28 youth program participants
- 531 volunteers contributed 8219 hours of service
-77 tons of material recycled (steel, aluminum and rubber)

2021 Program Accomplishments
- 5,365 donated bikes received
- 1,469 bikes given away
- 1,793 bikes sold at an average sale price of $236
- 12 youth program participants
- 423 volunteers contributed 5,606 hours of service
-57.45 tons of material recycled (steel, aluminum and rubber)

2020 Program Accomplishments (with the onset of COVID-19)
- 5,213 donated bikes received
- 1,382 bikes given away
- 2,215 bikes sold at an average sale price of $201
- 131 youth program participants
- 362 volunteers contributed 5,158 hours of service

2019 Program Accomplishments:
- 4013 donated bikes received
- 1,282 bikes given away
- 1706 bikes sold at an average sale price of $187
- 395 youth program participants
- 1810 volunteers contributed 16,935 hours of service
- 2600 valet bikes parked

2018 Program Accomplishments:
- 6,408 people served in our community bike shops
- 6,252 donated bikes received
- 1,288 bikes given away
- 1,541 bikes sold at an average sale price of only $183
- 176 youth program participants
- 1,442 volunteers contributed 9,538 hours of service

Financials

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Bicycle Collective

Board of directors
as of 02/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sean Murphy

Utah Transit Authority (UTA)

Term: 2018 - 2023


Board co-chair

Patrick Schwab, PhD

Utah Tech University

Term: 2021 - 2024

Sean Murphy

Utah Transit Authority

Ann Mackin, PhD

Western Governors University

Patrick Schwab, PhD

Utah Tech University

Maria Vyas

Fehr & Peers

Todd Reeder

Community Development Corp of Utah

Shawn Teigen

Utah Foundation

Hap Seliga

Hammer Down Collective

Jeff Reinhart

Utah Transit Authority

Josalyn Bates

Community Member

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/12/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data