Thomas Cooke is a cyclist, skier, coach, writer, teacher, entrepreneur, local county planning commissioner, husband, and father. He settled in Park City, Utah in 1993, and has been turning pedals on all sorts of bikes ever since. 

Thomas has had a long career in brand development, marketing, and brand building through leveraging creative technology. 

Starting in 2005, Thomas led the creative team for SLC-based agency Struck who along with the Utah Office of Tourism and State Tourism Board launched Utah’s Life Elevated brand and subsequent advertising campaigns to promote the state as a tourism destination. 

In 2008, Thomas joined SLC-based digital agency Welikesmall (now called Thinkingbox) and helped launch a ground-breaking website for the 2010 U.S. Census. 

In 2011, Thomas co-founded Rally Interactive, a product design and development studio that would go on to win an Apple Design Award for an iOS app they designed and developed for National Geographic.

Thomas is excited to join the Bicycle Collective and combine his experience in creative technology with has passion for bicycles and the people who ride them.

Check out our inventory of refurbished bicycles! 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.

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Here's what's been built up recently at the Ogden Shop:

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

September 26, 2020

Youth Open Shop: Live

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Youth Open Shop: Live

Every week we do a live Q&A to answer your questions and help you learn more about bikes!

Join us every

Tuesday @ 5:00 p.m.

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Did you know we also have items on eBay?

Check out what treasures we have for sale at the Ogden Location. All proceeds help fund our charitable programming!

We're excited to partner with Retrospec bicycles to provide new, affordable, quality bikes in addition to our refurbished bicycles. You can purchase them safely online for pickup in the shop.



Beaumont Step-Thru City Bike

This vintage-inspired seven-speed commuting machine is made complete with its retro paint job, plush grips, cushy saddle, charming mid-century bell, and matching fenders. The step-thru frame is easy to mount and dismount. We brought in the Beaumont because it packs in a lot of bang for your buck. The quality and thoughtful component spec along with rack and fenders will make this one of the better bikes for casual riders, beginner commuters, and college kids on a budget.

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Beaumont Step-Thru City Bike

$259.99

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Beaumont City Bike

This vintage-inspired seven-speed commuting machine is made complete with its retro paint job, plush grips, cushy saddle, charming mid-century bell, and matching fenders. We brought in the Beaumont because it packs in a lot of bang for your buck. The quality and thoughtful component spec along with rack and fenders will make this one of the better bikes for casual riders, beginner commuters, and college kids on a budget.

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Beaumont City Bike

$259.99

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Kinney City Bike

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We brought the Kinney in because it's the perfect bike for both getting to work or for a night out on 25th street. Toss your backpack on and go. Kinney’s 7 speeds and Shimano Tourney 500 derailleur and wide-range gearing is equipped to handle your commutes ups and downs. Sealed cartridge bearings keep the dirt and grime away from slowing you or your ride while a comfortable saddle, cushy grips, and riser handlebars keep you on the road longer.

Kinney City Bike 7 - Matte Dusk

$299.99

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Kinney Mixte City Bike

his bike is a take on classic riding straight from old-school France. Retrospec combined go-to cruising needs with a little “ooh-la-la” for a ride fit for bakery runs and farmers market flings. Grab your baguette and go with Kinney’s 7 speeds from its Shimano Tourney 500 derailleur and wide-range gearing equipped to handle all your tour’s ups and downs. Kinney-Mixte’s hand-built, high-tensile steel classic steel frame is easy to mount and ideal for comfortable cruising.

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Kinney Mixte City Bike 7 - Crystal Blue

$299.00

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Venus Step-Thru City Bike

Fancy a ride on the river parkway? Perhaps a quick trip to the coffee shop? The Venus is your ticket to elevated city cycling with classic silhouette and first-class components for an all-around dreamy ride that is as durable as it is dazzling. We brought in this bike because it's a beautiful and practical city bike/commuter bike.

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Venus Step-Thru

$349.99

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Harper Singlespeed / Fixed-Gear

Remember 2006-2007 when you were tearing up Washington Blvd and Playing Bike Polo at the Soloman Parking Garage? Is Critical Mass still a thing? When we saw this bike it triggered a nostalgic flashback and we knew we'd have to stock at least one. With a quick flip of the back wheel, Harper turns from a single-speed cruise to a hair raising, skid-inducing fixed-gear thrill ride

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Harper SS/Fixed-Gear

$219.99

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Chatam 20" Boys Cruiser Bikes

We brought these 20" kids bikes into the shop so parents can be vicariously cool. These bikes look like full sized cruisers that have been shrunk down to kid proportions.

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Chatham 1 20" Boys

$169.99

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Chatham 20" Girls Cruiser Bike

We brought these 20" kids bikes into the shop so parents can be vicariously cool. These bikes look like full sized cruisers that have been shrunk down to kid proportions.

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Chatham 1 20" Girls

$169.99

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Koda 20" Kids Bikes

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Koda is equipped with top-rated safety features for smooth, intuitive riding for beginner cyclists. This sporty, BMX inspired bike is perfect for little riders speeding off to the races. Koda’s sturdy steel frame is built to withstand every learning curve. A protected chain guard keeps their legs safe as they pedal off to the next pursuit. Sidewalk whips, park zips, and even some trip-ups along the way are to be expected. Koda’s specially designed frame, adjustable seat and handlebars allow the bike to grow with them. Koda is designed for early riders familiarizing themselves with bikes. Bright colors, BMX inspired plate, baskets and more make Koda the coolest kid bike to ever hit the sidewalk.

Koda 20" Kids Bikes

$149.99

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Cub Balance Bikes

A balance bike is better than training wheels. Riding along with no pedals means kids balance on their feet, which means their feet are almost always touching the ground. We brought in these balance bikes because we often get requests from parents looking for alternatives to training wheels. We want to offer the cycling experience to the entire family.

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Cub Balance Bikes

$69.99

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The Ogden Bicycle Collective has an opening for a Bicycle Mechanic.

Our Mechanic is an integral part of the team that builds on the Collective’s eighteen years of community bicycling initiatives, promoting cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier and safer society.  The Mechanic leads the effort to rehabilitate used bicycles, furthering the Collective’s contributions to its local citizens and communities.

For more information contact Location Director Dustin Eskelson (801) 997-0336, and email your resume to

 

Volunteer Opportunity: Santa’s Little Helper

Help us to give the gift of a bicycle for Christmas!

Santa’s Little Helpers will repair bicycles at home in preparation for our Christmas Giveaway. Learn and use your bicycle mechanics skills and knowledge to turn abandoned bicycles into safe, functional rides. All you’ll need is a can-do attitude and a few basic tools, and we’ll provide the resources for your success.

I WANT TO GET INVOLVED!

Primary responsibilities:

  • Repair two (or more!) kids bicycles at home.
  • Follow the repair checklist.
  • Use the resources provided in order to correctly complete all checklist items.
  • Communicate your intended pick up and drop off times, and notify staff of any changes.
  • Notify staff at pickup if you need grease and lube to be provided, and bring a container to take it home in).
  • Seek assistance from OBC employees if it is not covered in the resources provided.
  • Record time spent picking up, dropping off, and working on the bikes. 

Length of Appointment: First pickup 11th November - Last drop off 11th December. 

Time commitment: If you already have basic bike mechanic knowledge, allow for an hour per bike. 

 

Requirements: 

  • Desire to learn bike mechanics
  • Access to basic tools
  • Friendly, honest, and trustworthy
  • Strong support for the mission of the Bicycle Collective

Benefits: 

  • Learn and use skills in bike mechanics. 
  • Give the gift of a bicycle for Christmas.
  • If you complete two kids bicycles, you will receive an OBC apron and a custom Santa’s Little Helper pin badge. 

Tools Needed:

  • Adjustable crescent wrench
  • Philips and flathead screwdrivers
  • Tire lever
  • Rags

You will also need:

  • Patch kit (provided)
  • Grease (bring a container when you pick up the bicycles if you need this)
  • Chain lube (bring a container when you pick up the bicycles if you need this)
  • Degreaser/dish soap

Santa's Little Repair Resources:

Stuck on a repair or not sure what to do? We've created a video playlist on youtube that will cover each task on your kids bike repair checklist.

Want to learn about the process or ask our mechanic questions? Tune in to our weekly Facebook: Live Mechanics 101 Classes held every Thursday at 5 PM on our Facebook Page. 

 

I WANT TO GET INVOLVED!

October 21, 2020

Patrick Schwab, PhD

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Dr. Patrick Schwab has been a core volunteer of the St. George Bicycle Collective for several years, often wrenching in the shop and administrative duties. Patrick is a Professor of STEM in both the College of Science, Engineering & Technology and the College of Education at Dixie State University. He has enjoyed bringing his formal teaching background into the Collective to help guide practices in the shop. Before his engineering and teaching career, Patrick owned and operated a bike shop in Tucson, AZ, when not focused on mountain bike racing.

Code of Conduct Pledge

The Bicycle Collective is a place of learning and community development for anyone interested in bicycles. We strive to accommodate, understand, and celebrate the cultural backgrounds and ethnic differences of everyone who walks through our doors. Doing so means that we may need to leave some of our personal views at the door. We are not a political organization and we do not promote a political agenda. We advocate by providing a supportive environment for anything to do with biking and bike repair. We promote equality mobility in every city we serve.

When representing the Bicycle Collective community as a volunteer or employee,

We pledge to:

  • Be anti-racist. We endeavor to address any displays of injustice and any statements of untruth that disparage people based on their race or identity. If a derogatory or insensitive conversation develops, We will reject it and encourage others to do the same.
  • Leave our political opinions at the door. We will not engage in or advocate for a specific political agenda. We will refrain from political speech while at the Bicycle Collective and while representing the Bicycle Collective.
  • Honor the dignity of all individuals. We recognize that maintaining a respectful environment that celebrates the diversity of life in our community is paramount to fulfilling the Bicycle Collective’s mission. We will carry that sentiment through all our interactions with our leadership, board, employees, volunteers, clients, and customers.

In pledging ourselves to these values, we ask that all involved with the Bicycle Collective — leaders, volunteers, board members, supporters, staff — commit to taking action to make the world a more equitable place.

We have a lot of work to do — join us.

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13 March 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, starting today, Friday March 13, 2020, all Bicycle Collective operations and programs will be suspended.  Specifically, we will not be open to the community for open shop hours, all adult volunteering, youth open shop, and women’s nights.  There will be no Bikes for Goodwill distributed to clients. 

While we are temporarily closing our four shop locations in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo and St. George, our staff will work remotely. Our mechanics, who cannot work remotely, will be allowed to work on bikes to build inventory if they want. We will re-evaluate by March 27, 2020. 

We appreciate your support and understanding for the difficulties that the temporary closure of all our community bike shops will have on the community. We are hopeful that a proactive approach to social distancing will help us do our part to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Containment versus mitigation strategies and the need to put in place social distancing guided our decision.

Here are some links to stay updated on COVID-19:

Utah Department of Health

Salt Lake County Health Department

Center for Disease Control

We strongly encourage you to support local nonprofit organizations that work with the people and families who are most vulnerable in our community. Community health centers, homeless shelters, pre-school and after-school programs, food pantries, and others, will likely become stressed. Please remember that many nonprofits, including ours, may be forced to cancel fundraisers and programs, or experience other related financial impacts from COVID-19. 

Please use our website and social media channels for information and updates. If you have questions, please reach out to me.

Please stay safe and healthy out there!

Sincerely,

Donna McAleer

Executive Director