Human Services

Bicycle Collective

Recycling Bicycles, Building Communities

aka Bicycle Collective

Salt Lake City, UT

Mission

The mission of the Bicycle Collective is to promote cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation, 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 and lower income households.

Ruling Year

2003

Executive Director

Mr. Clinton Watson

Main Address

PO Box 2400

Salt Lake City, UT 84110 USA

Keywords

Bike, Bicycle, environment, Youth, Education, Clean Air, Transportation, Refugee, Low Income, homeless,

EIN

81-0569811

 Number

7307291345

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Transportation (Free or Subsidized) (P52)

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

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

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

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Community Bike Shop

Goodwill Bikes

Youth Programs

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of bikes given away

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,

Homeless people,

Immigrants, newcomers, refugees

Related program

Goodwill Bikes

Context notes

In 2017, we focused on providing higher-quality bikes for giveaway.

Number of bikes sold

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Community Bike Shop

Number of participants engaged in programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Youth Programs

Context notes

Includes all youth programs. In 2017, we focused our youth programs to provide higher-quality education to a fewer number of youth.

Number of clients served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Community Bike Shop

Number of volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Community Bike Shop

Context notes

We added a new shop and greatly expanded another in 2016-2017

Hours of volunteer service

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Community Bike Shop

Average bike sale price

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Community Bike Shop

Context notes

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

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

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.

Outputs An output is a tangible, quantifiable product of our work, such as bicycles taken in, repaired, and given away. Outputs help us keep our day-to-day work efficient. In 2017, we received 6,252 donated bikes, refurbished 2,769 of those, and gave away 1,288 to low-income individuals. Outcomes An outcome is harder to quantify but shows that our work makes a real difference in the lives of individuals and society. Outcomes show that we’re not just giving bikes away; we’re making a lasting impact on people’s lives and strengthening our community. Since our mission is to promote cycling for transportation, large-scale progress is made as the US Census Bureau’s measure of Utahns who bike to work rises. We have individual impact when our clients ride their bikes. In a 2018 survey of Provo Goodwill Bike recipients, 100% of respondents said they rode their bike several times per week, 100% claimed greater geographic mobility, and 25% said their bike helped them get a job.

2017 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

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Financials

Bicycle Collective

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable