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!

First up, we’re in a museum! The Leonardo Center has invited us to do a piece in their upcoming Green Revolution Exhibit for the Smithsonian Institute, we put something really fun together that illustrates the resourcefulness that goes into the bikes at our community shop. It’ll be open starting this Saturday, the 17th at Library Square.

Our Park Tool Class today is Suspension Systems with guest instructor Marcos Valdez, come in and learn the method behind suspension systems and how to rebuild a fork, starting at 6:00 sharp at the 2312 S. West Temple location.

If anyone’s interested helping lead a special workshop, some the Boy Scouts who successfully gathered bikes for us would like to come in, tune some of them up, and give them away at our shop this week. If anyone’s free to help teach them the basics of bike maintenance tonight after the class at 7:30-9:00 PM or on Wednesday between 10:00 and 2:00 please let us know by responding to this email.

Likewise, anyone interested in tabling at the Wells Fargo Green Team for us this Thursday let me know, we’ll be driving out to the event at 9:30 am, be there to 4:00, and should have a fun table: we’re going to have a simplified fix-a-flat competition and a leaderboard for fastest time and first-time flat fixers/ Come tell people why you love the Collective!

For Valet this week we have the Twilight Concert at Pioneer Park on Thursday, if you feel like gettin’ Luda with Ludacris. Owen primarily needs help at the beginning of the concert, from 4:30-7:30, and after the headliner finishes, from 10:00-11:00. We’ll also be at the Downtown Farmer’s Market in Pioneer Park from 8:00-2:00 this Saturday, and the Beer Fest at the Gallivan Center from 12:30-9:00 pm.  Let him know if you’re available at valet@bicyclecollective.org.

Finally, the Monthly Mystery Ride is throwing a very special event this Sunday, the 18th, with proceeds benefiting the Bicycle Collective: a Bicycle Block Party at an undisclosed location. To get there, a Children and the Family-Friendly ride will be leaving the City/County building at 10:00 AM, to be joined by the Monthly Mystery Ride, which departs at 1:00 PM from the Masonic Temple (690 E. South Temple). The block party goes for families from 12-3pm and then adults only until 8:00. A $10 donation is encouraged, $20 for families. The block party will include a dunk tank, where local bike folk will be put on the chopping block (including yours truly), an inflatable gladiator arena, and a mechanical bull! Additionally, We’ll be providing bicycle registrations on the spot for a dollar, there’ll be helmet fittings by the Bicycle Ambassadors, an infrastructure survey by Greenbike, and plenty of friends to see and ride with.

That, my friends, is a jam-packed week.…