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Bingham Cyclery Celebrating 60 Years of Building Utah's Cycling Community 

We Go Way Back

We may have been born in 1962, but you won’t find any fuddy-duddies here at Bingham Cyclery. Our purpose is to support cycling communities and that has remained unchanged throughout the years, but our passion continues to grow and thrive. We have experience rolling through just about every phase of cycling imaginable. Beginning with the Schwinn days of the 60’s and 70’s, then the BMX craze of the 80's carried through to the adrenaline rush and creation of mountain bikes in the 90’s. Fast forward to today where frames and pedals meet technology, research & development. Who would've thought we’d be fully stocked with pedal assist electric bikes, super lightweight steeds equipped with electronic shifting, full suspension mountain bikes and the list goes on. With locations spanning from Ogden to Sandy, we cover the bulk of the Wasatch Front and look forward to continuing to provide our state and beyond with true cycling passion.


1960's

Our roots started with the All-American Schwinn brand in Grandpa Bingham's Auto Parts store in Roy, UT and then moved into the first Schwinn concept store in it's current location in Sunset, UT in 1969.

1970's

Schwinn created svelte and fast road bikes and Bingham Cyclery built a community of enthusiasts via their participation in creating the North Shore Cycling Club.


1980's

The eighties ushered in the BMX craze and Bingham Cyclery built an authentic community around the budding sport. Pro athletes touted the BC logo and even found themselves in cameo spots in the movie 'Rad.'


1990's

Always on the cutting edge, Joel Bingham bought a custom Ritchey frame and built it out to withstand "off-road" riding. As mountain bikes began hitting the market, Bingham Cyclery embraced the new sport with as much passion as they had for the road and BMX categories.

2000's

As all cycling sports evolved through the first part of the twenty-first century, Bingham Cyclery, continue to grow the communities that it served through events, cycling teams and groups, high-quality bike repair sales and services and so much more.

today

We continue to welcome and embrace new evolutions of bicycle technology at Bingham Cyclery. With mountain bike and e-Bike riders on the rise, we look forward to seeing how much fun we can have on two wheels. Won't you join us?

our history

The Beginning

Blaine Bingham noticed that of all of the items he stocked in his hardware and auto parts store, it was the bicycles that sold the best and attracted the most attention. He decided to pivot to selling just bicycles and since 1962, Bingham Cyclery has maintained a family-friendly, community focus.

Mr. Bingham became an exclusive Schwinn retailer in the 1960s, which allowed Bingham Cyclery to sell such iconic bicycles as the Schwinn Sting-Ray, Paramount, Varsity, and Predator, among others. In fact, the flagship store, which has occupied its current location at 2317 N. Main St. in Sunset since 1969, was called Bingham’s Schwinn Cyclery at the time.

THE HEART OF BINGHAM CYCLERY

In 1981, Mr. Bingham told the Deseret News, “You’ll have a great deal of fun, enjoy a lot better health and save money if you keep your bicycle and use it the rest of your life.”

Many Utahns took this philosophy to heart. Current owner Angela Wright comments, “The magic of Bingham Cyclery is that community has always been a priority. People often tell us that they bought their first bike from Bingham, and they may be a teenager, in their 30s, or in their 70s! They come back because they know they can trust our staff, our service, and our products.”

The Binghams grew much of the Northern Utah cycling community organically through family-friendly evening rides and a pure love for the sport. Mr. Bingham’s children grew up in the business, and at a time when few women worked in cycling retail, daughters Janeal and Margene were on the sales floor. Sons Joel, Jon, and Roger managed Bingham Cyclery locations in Sunset, Ogden, and Layton respectively during the 1980s.

BUILDING COMMUNITY AROUND NEW BICYCLE PRODUCTS

Simultaneously, BMX racing had exploded in popularity, and Bingham Cyclery was at the forefront in Northern Utah. Schwinn produced specific bikes like the Scrambler for the sport and not only did Bingham Cyclery begin to stock those bikes, but the store supported the local races and even sponsored a national-level BMX racing team in the 1980s. Utah local and Schwinn Factory Team racer Mike Poulson is often featured in 1980s Schwinn catalogs and ads sporting the Bigham logo on his number plate and jersey.

Glen Adams is also a former Schwinn BMX racer, in addition to being Bingham Cyclery staff member during the 1980s and a notable rider in the BMX movie RAD. Now part of the Research and Development team at Specialized Bicycles, he recounts, “I wanted to work at Bingham Cyclery because they always had the newest products. Bingham has never been afraid to take a risk and put the best new technology on the floor for the customer. It helped to evolve the sport of BMX for the community.”

BMX was not the only aspect of cycling that Bingham Cyclery supported in the community. Joel Bingham founded the North Shore Cycling Club, which competed in road races and hosted massive group rides from the Sunset location. And Glen Adams, Roger Bingham, and others were pushing the limits of their bikes on dirt roads and deer trails before the term “mountain bike” had been coined.

What We Value HASN'T CHANGED

Today, Bingham Cyclery continues the legacy of embracing community by supporting groups such as WomenMTB and Bingham-Cyclery Peak Fasteners, community and trails organizations such as NICA, Little Bellas, Project Bike Tech, Bike Utah, Trails Foundation of Northern Utah, and South Summit Trails Foundation, and events like Little Red Riding Hood, Wildflower PedalFest and TrailFest, and Mid Week MTB.

Though store locations have come and gone over the years, the four current locations are in Sunset, Ogden, Sandy, and Salt Lake City. The ability to consistently serve so many communities along the Wasatch Front has been one key to the Bingham Cyclery’s continued success.

THE BINGHAM CYCLERY OF TODAY AND TOMORROW

The business remained in the Bingham family under the leadership of Joel and then his son Skylere until 2015 when another Utah local, Angela Wright took the helm. With a focus on mountain bikes, urban riding, and E-bikes, Bingham Cyclery currently stocks Specialized, Riese & Müller, Gazelle, Tern, Norco, Aventon, and Diamondback. This product array allows anyone from a new rider to an experienced cyclist to find the perfect bike to reach their goals.

Wright says, “The people who make up Bingham Cyclery—our staff, our customers and our community—are what motivate me the most to continue pursuing the highest quality products and service that we can offer. I truly believe that bikes make the world a better place. I love sharing that belief and a genuine passion for cycling with everyone who walks through a Bingham Cyclery door.”

“Bingham has always treated me very well, with knowledgeable and friendly staff. They’ve got a great line-up of products, mostly under the Specialized brand but they have several others featured less prominently. I bring my bikes here to be serviced which are always done promptly, properly and affordably."

- Nicholas Lumby, Satisfied Customer