Your Favorite Local Bike Shop
Thanks for visiting our site! We hope you'll stop by the Shoppe sometime and get to know us. We've been around a long time; in fact, we've been serving the biking community in Ogden for nearly 50 years! We strive to provide each and every customer with a customized experience for their unique cycling needs. We offer all the professional services you'll ever need to keep your bike running smoothly every time you want to use it. We welcome any brand of bike, whether it was purchased from us or not. We take pride in our work, and we guarantee it. For us, cycling is more than just a hobby...it's our way of life. We live for adventure on wheels, and we can't wait to share our enthusiasm for cycling with you!
We love bikes. For us, cycling isn't just a hobby, it's our way of life. We live for adventure on wheels, and we can't wait to share our enthusiasm with you!
Owner, Matt Howard
Everyone knows Matt, but did you know his first name is actually David? Yep. David Matthew Howard. Matt has been neck deep in the cycling industry as long has he's been able to walk. His father, Ralph Howard, founded The Bike Shoppe during the summer of 1976. Matt and his twin brother John "helped out" as the Shoppe's first (three-year-old) employees. Back then, the little shop was in a small strip-mall behind the New Gate Mall in Riverdale.
Matt knows just about everything there is to know about bikes. However, two things really set him apart:
First, he genuinely cares about people. Come in and talk to him. He'll spend the time to get to know you. He has all the tools, knowledge, and personality to make your bike shopping experience a great one. You're sure to end up with a sweet ride, but you'll also walk away having made a great friend in the process.
Second, he has an impressive eye for quality and detail. If you bring your bike into his shop, you know it'll be done right. Hopefully you've already noticed...maybe this is why we continue to grow and expand year after year.
Growth leads to expansion. In 1995 we moved from behind New Gate Mall to our current location on Washington Boulevard across the street from the old Hilltop Bowling Lanes...
Manager, Nate Foulger
This is where I (Nate) come into the story. As long as I can remember, I've ached to work at a bike shop. I grew up in North Ogden and attended Weber High School. At that time, many of the Shoppe's employees were high school kids from North Ogden. My golden ticket was stamped when a good friend of mine gave me the chance I was hoping for and introduced me to Matt. I started working for the Shoppe in 1998 when I was 16 years old. Sure, there are minor ups and downs with even the coolest jobs, but I can honestly say I've loved every year of my employment at the Shoppe. How cool is that?!
Year after year, the Shoppe continues to grow. We were busting at the seams until we finally expanded into our rental properties. Our services continue to expand and improve. We now offer professional coaching and even spin classes! 10 years ago I never would have guessed that E-bikes would be our fastest growing bike category. Who knows what the next 10 years will bring?
One of the things I love about the cycling industry is the constant change. There are always new things to learn and amazing new bikes and gear that I can't seem to live without. Bikes are always evolving. Sometimes an old bike comes in for repair and I recall the steel, rigid, canti-brake beasts that were my adventure companions when I was just getting into the sport. They're drastically different from what I'm riding now. But what's stayed the same is the simple pleasure of being outdoors with my bike. Every adventure is awesome! If you haven't yet, you should give it a try. Take your bike up into the mountains on a crisp spring morning. Smell the air, take in the scenery, listen to the life around you...I promise YOU'LL BE HOOKED!