November 01, 2019

Ogden Showroom

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

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

It can be said that Forrest’s career in bicycling began on his 7th birthday, when his parents gave him a new red Schwinn Stingray bike. Almost immediately, he went to work recruiting his friends to help him build a dirt ramp in a vacant lot at the bottom of a hill near his house. There he and his friends competed with each other, pretending to be like daredevil Evil Kneivel, racing their bikes down the hill to see who could jump their bike the furthest. Pretty soon, after one of the boys got hurt from crashing his bike, and the boy’s mom complained to the other moms, Forrest and his brother went to work converting the ramp and jump site to a small BMX track. There the kids timed each other to see who could ride the course in the fastest time. Forrest and a friend cut and paint tin cans, making medals to award to winners. 

In time, Forrest learned more about bicycle maintenance and modifications  as he moved on to bigger and better bikes. He also coordinated group rides with friends from their neighborhood in the L.A. suburbs to Malibu beach. During high school Forrest learned more about bicycle technology from his stepdad, who was an aviation engineer and fellow cyclist, and the two talked about opening their own bike shop someday. Unfortunately, that dream never happened after his stepdad passed away from a sudden heart attack. Over the years Forrest continued biking with friends, and with his wife and two stepsons, while also coming up with different ideas for developing his own bike company. In 2016 he earned an MBA in sustainability with the goal of moving from the social services industry to an organization that focuses on positive environmental actions. Meanwhile, he built his career in tax and cost accounting, auditing, and HR management with several accounting firms and non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area. 

After relocating to St. George with his wife in 2019, Forrest’s dream of working at a bike shop and promoting sustainability finally came into fruition when he was offered the position as Location Director at the St. George Bicycle Collective. Now Forrest is able to merge his experience in sustainability, accounting, HR and nonprofit management with his passion for bikes, the environment and helping the community in working to advance the Bicycle Collective’s mission. Besides working to get more youths, adults and seniors to ride and maintain their bicycles, Forrest’s goal is to help the Bicycle Collective get more bike paths and trails built in Washington County, provide more training in bicycle maintenance and safety, organize group rides and social events, promote the health and environmental benefits of biking, and introduce innovative and unique bicycle technology to riders in Southern Utah. Forrest is very excited to be with the Bicycle Collective and is looking forward to helping it grow as a key player in the Utah bicycle scene. 

The Ogden Bicycle Collective will be closed from December 24th through January 8th for the Holidays and Some Building Repairs and Rennovations. We look forward to seeing everyone on January 9th! 

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Over the past two months our volunteers have been repairing donated kids bikes for Community Christmas. On Friday December 13th, we dropped off 133 bikes and 121 helmets. Thank you to everyone that donated their time and resources to make this possible!

 

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.

Terrorcat Alleycat Bike Race
Saturday, October 26th 4:00 PM
$5.00 Admission
Bring lights, a bag, and 2 cans of food. 
Helmets and costumes encouraged! 
Race starts at the Ogden Bicycle Collective

 

August 20, 2019

Terry Wilmer

Written by

'm 54 years old and I've loved bikes my whole life. I've worked with bicycles off and on since I was 15, from little mom & pop shops to some of the biggest players in the industry. I like to think of myself as a bicycle industry "hanger-on" and I try not to take myself too seriously. It's only a bike, after all!  

The reason I love the Bicycle Collective here in Utah, as well as all the other non-profit bike outfits on the planet, is that they remind me of the reasons I learned to love bikes in the first place. Riding my bike to work at my first job. Riding with friends. Learning how to fix bikes. Exploring new places. In my life, bikes have always meant personal freedom and I'm here to share that message. Bikes are for everyone, regardless a person's level of fitness, income or station in life. You may be riding your bike to your local library or you might be racing in the Tour de France, but goal is exactly the same. Keep the rubber side down!

The Salt Lake City location offers FREE community cycling classes each week taught by our skilled mechanics and volunteers. Come learn more about bicycle maintenance and repair in a non-intimidating and supportive space. No sign-up or registration necessary!

No need to bring your bike to the class. We will use our bikes and parts in-house as examples.