Essen grew up hiking in the beautiful forests of Virginia and pursued her journey west through Kansas to Utah. She hopes to continue her west-bound trajectory by biking the Pacific Coast in the next year. Before coming to the Bicycle Collective, Essen worked to develop refugee programming in a Title 1 elementary school for parent engagement and English Language Learners, through AmeriCorps VISTA. She has also enjoyed directing events, teaching kiddos in special education, and conducting social science research. These experiences helped solidify her love for community engagement with diverse groups. She previously volunteered at the Provo Bicycle Collective and is excited to be part of the Salt Lake team! She is passionate about the healthy lifestyle cycling promotes and the community the Collective creates. You can find her rock-climbing, camping, or scheming ways to recreate the mochi ice cream she buys at Whole Foods.

Recognizing Our Generous Supporters

The Bicycle Collective's impact would not be possible without the generous philanthropic support of many of individuals, corporations, foundations, and other funders. Their contributions continue to make a difference in the lives of thousands of Utahns. We are grateful for their support and pleased to recognize them in the listing below, which is updated quarterly, consistent with the Collective's commitment to transparency. We are grateful for their generosity.    

March 02, 2020

Bikes, Beer, Bingo!

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WHAT? Bikes Beer Bingo is this year's belated winter fundraiser. We have a special bingo-bike that selects the bingo balls, giving the event a special atmosphere befitting of the Collective. There will be several rounds of bingo in which participants can win donated prizes. The grand prize will be a fully custom cruiser bike and a membership to the Ogden Bicycle Collective. Refreshments will be available from Roosters Brewing Co (21+) and Maddox (Root-beer). 

WHERE? Ogden Bicycle Collective 

WHEN? Saturday, March 21st @ 6PM

WHY? We're working on raising money to support our youth bike giveaways. Our current goal is to repair 102 bicycles for Ogden School District's attendance program. While we have a volunteers to help with the repairs, there is still the expense of repair parts and shop operations that need to be covered. We've exhausted our supply of good, used 20" tubes and tires and 1/8" chains. Proceeds from the fundraiser will allow us to replenish these supplies and ensure that we reach our goals for 2020. 




Buy A Bike - Provo Shop


Buy A Bike - Salt Lake City Shop

Buy A Bike - Ogden Shop


March 23, 2020

Salt Lake City Showroom

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We carry a large selection of used bicycles that are overhauled by our mechanics and given a multi-point inspection so they’re ready to ride out the door. Here's what's been built up recently at the Salt Lake Shop:

Our inventory changes regularly. Check back frequently and visit our shop often! 

Staying cooped up indoors for long periods of time is unhealthy for the body, spirit and mind. Certainly the global COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest public health crisis of our lifetime, but we are humans and we still need some outdoor time some social interaction. So why not go for a bike ride? 


Each Saturday we will meet at a different location and ride a different route along one of the many bike paths in Washington County. Not only will this give folks a chance to ride their bikes and see areas of their community that may not have seen yet, but also to be outside and socialize for 90 minutes on the weekend. 


To sign up and get the details on each week's ride, email us at

We will maintain good health practices on this ride by keeping a safe distance between riders, before, during and after the ride. The important thing is giving people a chance to interact in a way that promotes their health while also being protective from health concerns. Everyone must wear helmets!

Please bring your own, water, flat tire repair, etc. We hope to see you out there! We encourage everyone to be safe and ENJOY THE RIDE!!!

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March 23, 2020

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