Here at The Advocates, we love biking. Many of our attorneys and staff bike for leisure, competition, or to commute. We feel so fortunate to live and work in a beautiful area with so many opportunities for outdoor recreation. What we love even more than bicycling, however, is our community. We understand that we would be nothing without the people around us. We strive to give back to the people and organizations that help make Utah great. To further this mission, The Advocates are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with Bicycle Collective and Rock 106.7/iHeartMedia to host the Bike or Bust event at our Murray office. Join us to help provide bicycles to those in need. What is the Bicycle Collective? The Bicycle Collective is a group of nonprofit bicycle shops. Their mission is to help put much-needed bicycles in the hands of children, those experiencing homelessness, newly resettled refugees and immigrants, and low-to-moderate income households. The Bicycle Collective accepts donations of bicycles and bicycle parts, then refurbishes the bikes to give them to those who need them. In 2022, the organization gave away more than 1,500 bikes, including more than 900 children’s bikes. This helped keep 77 tons of metal and rubber out of landfills. In addition to giving bicycles away, the Bicycle Collective sells low-cost bicycles at their Charity Shop. Last year, they sold 1,455 bicycles at an average cost of just over $280. The Advocates are honored to help further the Bicycle Collective’s mission. We believe access to bicycles can help contribute to the education, employment, and physical well-being of members of our community. How to Participate in the Bike or Bust Event Drop by our Murray office during the event to donate. Hooker and DB with the Rock 106.7 morning show will be broadcasting live from the east side of our parking lot. When donating, enter through the east side of the lot and pull through, exiting on the west side after your donations have been unloaded. When Friday, May 19th, 2023 6:00 AM-12:00 PM Where The Advocates–Murray Location 737 E Winchester St. Salt Lake City, UT 84107 What can I donate? We will accept bicycles, tricycles, and scooters in any condition. Whether they’re gently used or just a pile of parts, the Bicycle Collective will take them and use them for refurbished bicycles. Please note: We cannot accept damaged tires, helmets that are broken or more than 5 years old, or bike-related chemicals, such as solvents and old lubes. I Can’t Make it to the Event; How Do I Help? Donate onsite The Bicycle Collective operates four locations throughout Utah, in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, and St. George. They each accept walk-in donations, though hours of operation differ from location to location. Check your location’s website or call ahead before arriving. Contribute financially You can make a one-time donation or become a member to provide ongoing support to the Bicycle Collective’s mission. Volunteer your time The Bicycle Collective is powered by volunteers. In many cases, you can volunteer your time and energy without needing prior mechanical experience. Each location’s needs and requirements differ. Check out their volunteer page for information on how to apply.