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.

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! 

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

 

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. 

April 19, 2019

OBC Fall/Winter Hours

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We're updating our hours for Fall!  These new hours start October 1st and will last throughout the pumpkin spice season.

Updated Hours:

Tue-4:00-6:00 PM

Youth Open Shop (Youth ages 10-17 ONLY)

Wed-12:00-6:00 PM

Open Shop

Thur-12:00-6:00 PM

Volunteer Day and Sales

Thur- 6:00-7:00 PM

FREE Bike Mechanic 101 Class at 6:00 PM

Fri-Sat-12:00-6:00 PM

Open Shop

April 15, 2019

Cole Reese

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Cole is the treasurer of the Collective Board. He is a native of Utah, but spent 25 years away from the area, living and biking in Virginia, Florida and the Netherlands (where he experienced the joy of the bicycle as a reliable means of transportation to work, school, church, and the grocery store).  He has a master’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and worked in the aircraft leasing industry. He can be seen riding his “around town” bike throughout Orem and Provo and also enjoys road biking and mountain biking whenever he can’t find a tennis match.  Cole got involved with the Bike Collective because he supports their mission and believes more people should use their bikes as a means of transportation.

Awesome development opportunity! --- Help us stay in downtown St. George

In the summer of 2017, the City of St. George kindly donated the lease to our current location. This enabled us to become a full-fledged community bike shop, and hire our first staff. Since then, we've grown beyond our expectations and even dreams.

We knew that this would be a temporary opportunity.

Recently, the City of St. George has published the RFP for our location, deadline is September 7: https://www.sgcity.org/economicdevelopment/innrfp 

The RFP presents itself as a perfect fit for the St. George Bicycle Collective ("increase quality of life", "promote the City as outdoor rec destination", "multi-use", etc.)

Interested parties (land developers, real estate professionals, etc…): Collaborate with a creative, professional group of locals with a huge network, committed to making downtown St. George a great place to be, the heart of this community, and a magnet for tourists and locals alike.

Youth Open Shop

Youth Open Shop is an afterschool program designed to teach bicycle mechanics to youth ages 8-18. Youth Open Shop hours are set aside only for youth so they have a place to learn among their peers. Youth can expect the same do-it-yourself experience as our normal Open Shop users have; staff will provide guidance but not do repairs for them.

Current Youth Open Shop Hours: Mondays 3:30pm-5:30pm

Please direct all questions regarding Youth Open Shop to

During Youth Open Shop, youth are allowed to:

  1. Work on their own bike
  2. Work on bikes for giveaway
  3. Earn a bike for themselves by first working on bikes for giveaway

Please note:

  • While the shop time fee is waived, youth are still responsible to pay for all new parts they use or earn used parts by volunteering
  • PBC will not store your child's projects
  • Workstands are first-come-first-served and PBC shop staff have the right to turn youth away if the shop is too full
  • PBC staff will not tolerate misbehavior and reserve the right to ban youth from Youth Open Shop
  • Youth are responsible for repairing their own bicycles; PBC staff will not repair bikes for them
  • Parents are welcome to wait in the shop but are not allowed to work on bikes with thier children.