About Us

Our Story

In the summer of 2012, Duane and Tonya began looking for an electric cargo bike to reduce their car usage even more. They were already bicycling a lot and being mindful of auto trips but thought a cargo bike could reduce car dependency even further. They searched local Salt Lake City bike shops but did not find anything that met their criteria. That's when the idea of opening an all-electric bike store came to them.

During that same summer, the family discovered Pedego Electric Bikes while in Southern California and were completely sold on the idea. Duane placed a phone call to Don DiCostanzo, co-founder of Pedego. Don’s enthusiasm is contagious and Pedego became Blue Monkey’s first brandThe family dove right in. It took just 6 months from idea to store front opening. Blue Monkey's State Street location, in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley, has a perfect neighborhood behind the store for test rides and easy access to public transit and the wonderful Jordan River Trail.

Today, Blue Monkey Bicycles has grown into a dedicated team of employees, ready to help you locally or online. Core values such as going above and beyond for our customers and staying knowledgeable on the ever-changing ebike industry has allowed us expand while staying true to our original goal: To get people to think differently about transportation and help change the way America views the bicycle.

 About Blue Monkey 

Not just a retailer, but a resource

Blue Monkey Bicycles is not only friendly and accessible like the good neighbor next door, we have become a leader in information and resource for customers, manufacturers, and corporations alike. Count on us to be a professional yet friendly source for all your electric bike needs. 

 

    Peace of mind

    At Blue Monkey Bicycles, we all work strictly on a non-commission basis. Whether you decide on a less expensive model or go for something fancy, you can bet you will get non-biased guidance and information from our staff. When you buy from us, you become part of the family and we treat you as such. Ask around; whether you purchase from our online site or from our Salt Lake City storefront, you will find a personal touch is always established to make sure you are taken care of for the life of your bike and beyond. 

     

     

    The Blue Monkey Team

    We each have individual creative skills that we bring to Blue Monkey. All of or our videos, web design, social media content management, store layout and graphic design are done in house. This allows you to really get to know the team that you're working with. We're right there in the industry every day. Over the years, we've grown into a cohesive team of customer service professionals that remain at your service every step of the way.

     

    Duane Chief Monkey - Graphic Design, Social Media, Community Outreach

    Mikey Movie Mandrill - Videographer, Electrical Consultant, Electrical Technician 

     

     

    Joey Team Blue Monkey

    Joey Logistics Lemur - Online Consultant, SEO Specialist, Shipping Coordinator

    Miles Blue Monkey Team

    Miles Monkey Wrench - Customer Service, Mechanical, Design & Fabrication

     

    Mason Team 

    Mason Sales Simian - Customer Service, eBike Testing, General Ray of Sunshine

    Chuck the Blue Monkey

    Chuck Monkey Mascot - Social Media Star, Store Guardian, Product Testing

     

    Blue Monkey Team

     

    Oh yeah, about that monkey- 

    How did we come up with the store’s name? Well, a blue stuffed monkey was rescued from the Target clearance aisle a few months before starting the store. While we were deciding on names, he was just sitting there staring at us. On a whim we threw out “Blue Monkey Bicycles”. The kids ran with it, told all their friends and the name stuck. Now you will find Chuck, our Blue Monkey Mascot, hanging out on various bikes throughout the store. He especially likes it when he shows up on Facebook or Instagram. Be sure to give him a hug the next time you come by.

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