Limited Deal: Free Basket & Nutcase Helmet With Any Brooklyn Bike

As supply lasts, during the month of March- we're offering a free basket and a free Nutcase helmet with any Brooklyn bike you buy at our store!

Pick from any of the tantalizing colors in our Nutcase helmet collection to go along with your new Brooklyn bicycle. Then, pick out a free front or rear basket to go along with it! 

Get ready for Spring on the perfect urban town bike from Brooklyn

Come to our HAIBIKE E-Bike Demo This Saturday!

We're doing it again. Another wild and wonderful e-bike demo for you to get your sweaty palms all over some great e-bikes and this time it's Haibike e-bikes made for the dirt! 

Test out the all new Haibike XDURO models in their natural environments. 

Visit us in Redwood City from 9AM to 5PM for an all day Haibike demo event. Take advantage of our special pricing and guided rides on the trails.  

 

 

We're All About #ridewithoutpain - Join Us

Biking does not have to be about pain, endurance, or pushing it hard beyond your limits to the point that it hurts. 

The forces that be, the athletic few tend to dominate cycling in the United States and this is heavily true here in the SF Peninsula where spandex and roadie mentality dominates and how much you spent on your bike, or how old and classic and vintage your bike is, is more important than what kind of person you are, how pleasant and helpful you may be, how much you smile. 

Biking is not about that. We can help you #ridewithoutpain 

Biking is not about what kind of time you pulled or how many miles you did or what crazy "loop" you ran over the weekend. 

Biking is about getting out and having fun and being happy doing so and for many of us a huge obstacle to getting us riding more is the sheer fact that it hurts to the point that we don't enjoy doing it. It's also about getting around by means other than a car, or a bus. To do this and grow this, it's important that we learn to #ridewithoutpain 

So we've been looking at the concept of #ridewithoutpain and think more people would ride if they understood that riding can be made to happen without pain. 

The concept here is that you CAN ride a bike without pain and that riding a bike is all about getting exercise and enjoying it in a pain-free manner. We use the bike as a tool to aid us in traversing the terrain ahead of us rather than walking or running. If biking is painful, most of us won't be getting involved. 

Our #ridewithoutpain is about getting more people riding. We believe that any one can ride a bike and that pain isn't required to do so. 

Many of us who haven't been on a bike in a long time, who are older, who are parents, or grand parents, have taken on health issues have written off bike riding as an option because they believe it's painful. We see the rider struggling to get up that hill with the grimace on their face. We recall the last time we tried and failed to ride our own bike in our garage up that hill and it hurt and wasn't enjoyable. 

Still, with the right bike and the right adjustments and the right care taken to first select the right bike and then make the necessary adjustments or add the recommended accessories, any one can #ridewithoutpain. 

It's our goal to help facilitate this. It's a program we're initiating in our stores. It's a concept we want to spread and share and get the word out about it. 

We do this by guiding you in the process of getting back into cycling. No purchase is required of you to have us help. We're glad to offer a free #ridewithoutpain consultation to give some advice on how we can help. Where possible, we'll talk about riding style and posture, or setting goals. We'll also consult about products such as a new bike, or accessories - without obligation. 

We're not doctors. We supply bicycles, standard and electric assist and we sell accessories to help customize a bike to make it fit better and more comfortably. 

Stop by our store and see what we can do for you. 

 

Mountain Bike Rental - Silicon Valley San Francisco

Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area in general are home to some of the best mountain biking trails in the world. Where else can you find yourself riding next to the offices of Google and Facebook one moment, through ancient Redwood Forest single track ranges the next and then along side the ocean soon after. You can do it all here and paradise is everywhere if you have a good bike and a day. 

We rent only high-quality mountain bikes.

It's not uncommon for cyclists to pick up a bike at our Redwood City location and ride straight up to the mountains for an off-road adventure that leads straight out to the ocean. You can do it

Our Mountain bikes are at the ready for any trail and we rent both standard and electric mountain bikes! Brands include Felt, Fuji, Marin and Lapierre. 

We offer both full suspension and hard tail bikes and each bike comes with a flat repair kit, water bottle holder and helmet. 

It's time to get out and explore the world by bike. 

Our store is conveniently located next to the Bay Area's best riding areas. Minutes away from the following off-road areas:

Skeggs Point - Miles and miles of single track in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Whitmore Gulch / Purisima - Ride from the top of Skyline all the way to the coast if you want

Water Dog - a quick place to ride locally with some very technical trails 

Alpine Road / Windy Hill - 16 miles of trail

Arastadero - 7 miles of great trail

Half Moon Bay - the most scenic coastal trail you can get

Bayfront Park / Bedwell - a bayside gravel riding area that's fun and close

 

Get Your Sweetheart on a Bike This Valentines Day

This Valentines Day- why not treat your sweet to a wonderful new bicycle? 

This Saturday we'll be offering demo rides on a variety of wonderful bikes and e-bikes for ladies by Brooklyn Bikes, A2B, iZIP, Benelli and others. It's going to be a beautiful day so visit our store and see about a new bike! 

Electric Cargo Bikes Get The Job Done

More and more people are living in cities, we are told and the San Francisco Bay Area is currently home to TWO of cities in the top 10 list of cities with the worst traffic conditions in the USA.

We spend 1-2 weeks of our lives, each year, stuck, in, traffic. 

I don't know about you, but I would rather take those 2 weeks and transfer them over to a vacation in Hawaii, Big Sur or Santa Monica. Once there, I'd relax and play in the waves and contemplate life's wonders. 

But here, stuck in traffic, it's killing us and making us less productive too. 

Electric Cargo bikes are one solution to the many solutions available to us to solve this debacle. 

We hate traffic. 

Traffic is bad.

Bikes are good. 

Electric cargo bikes can be used for many trips that otherwise a car would be needed. 

For instance, your neighborhood may have something called "a school". In it and around it, you'll notice that kids and parents no longer walk to school or take bikes. They drive to school and they do so all at the same time, so that even though people are traveling a short distance from home to school, they are doing it by car and all at the same time. It's a stressful time of day. It happens once in the morning and once in the afternoon and instead of taking the family minivan from home to school, an electric cargo bikes could do the job for many parents dropping one or even 2 kids off at school before heading off to work. Kids love the ride and it's good for parents too. 

Say you work at XYZ Corporation and you didn't bring your lunch. Say you drive a Chevy Truck. Say you want to to into town and get a sandwich around lunch time. If you have no alternative, you're going to get in that Chevy Truck with an actual ton of cargo carrying capacity to go pick up that half pound sandwich and bring it back to the office and eat it. What about if you had a cargo bike at your disposal? You'd probably get on the cargo bike and go get that sandwich and maybe even stop along the way back at a nice park and eat it there in the open and fresh air with the squirrels. 

You could use an electric cargo bike to pick up burritos for the family dinner on any night of the week. 

You could also use an electric cargo bike to promote or conduct business any where. Make a coffee cart! Put up some banners on your cargo bike and ride around to promote your company. 

Electric cargo bikes let you easily store goods on the bike safely and let you free to ride your bike without the stuff getting in the way. The ride is made nice from the great cargo capacity. 

Some of the bikes we offer as problem solvers to these issues and more are the following. 

Juiced Riders ODK - Low rider rear cargo bay and front motor

Yuba ElMundo Cargo Bike - big and bountiful. A beach cruiser of a ride and based here in the Bay Area with bright colors and BIONX reliability. 

Urban Arrow Cargo Ebike - the Dutch know a thing or 4 about cargo bikes and this is the ultimate cargo bike with the BOSCH motor system.  

 

 

 

 

Felt Nine-E and Felt Lebowsk-e, Two Of Our Favorites

Two of our all time favorite e-bikes are the Felt Nine-E MTB and the Felt Lebowsk-e fat tire ebike. Both are designed for similar purpose, but we like them for all kinds of reasons. 

Felt Nine-E Electric Mountain Bike

The Felt Nine-e is made to be a great 29er off-road mountain bike. We've found, though, that it makes for an even better e-bike commuter. Put some Vittoria road biased 29 inch tires on it and the Felt Nine-e is a fast, light, comfortable, well made commuter bike that doges traffic, curbs and pot holes better than anything in the fleet. Further, to remove the mundane out of any commute, travel by Nine-e means you can take any long-cut you like, even if there's no pavement. Take the long way home and carve up and over your favorite canyon. Traffic blocking the main blvd? Scoot over aside the tracks and hit the dirt all the way home. You can do that on a Nine-e, with ease. 

The Nine-e cruises at 20MPH for up to 90 miles. Our work shop wizards can also make your BOSCH e-bike cruise up to 30 MPH with the right technology. 

Take the same idea to the extreme, the Lebowsk-e has the potential to please too. Even with the Lebowsk-e's fat tires, this is a light weight, buoyant bike. Add on the BOSCH motor this thing is a panted cruiser. If you live near the beach, ride the beach home. If you live near a swamp, ride the swamp. Snow? Plough through it. 

Felt Fat Tire ebike- Lebowsk-e

Many an eager boy and some girls have looked at the LEBOWSK-e as a great e-bike and even commuter. Is it practical for that use? Heck no. Would it be a blast any way? For sure. 

 

January 2015 EBIKE DEMO DAY

We're starting off 2015 with a jolt, kicking off the first DEMO day of the year Saturday January 24

Come to our EBIKE demo event to explore and test a wide variety of electric bicycles in a relaxed and informative environment where you can try and view e-bikes from brands such as Felt, Haibike, A2B, Vanmoof, BH EasyMotion, BESV, OHM Cycles, BIONX, M1 SPORT TECHNIK, KTM Industries and iZIP all day. 
Talk with manufacturer reps, talk with us and talk with other e-bike riders just like you who want to try and maybe buy an e-bike some day. Enjoy some fresh brewed coffee and treats too. 
Whether you are a new rider or returning to the sport and have been looking at getting an e-bike, or you’re looking for a great deal, this is the event for you. 
Take the time you need to try different bikes, speak with manufacturer reps from multiple brands and test the bikes out in their natural environments. Plus we’ll have special purchasing incentives running this day as well. 
All day long we’ll be doing demo test rides from our store in Redwood City, plus we’ll have 2 longer demo excursions set-up for riders who want to see what the bikes can do in their intended elements. 
  1. For the touring and road bikes we’ll be doing a morning ride up to Huddart park and back to ride through some steeper hills and beautiful countryside. 
  2. For the off-road and trail riders, we’ll be doing an afternoon ride to a nearby trail park with hills and single track trails. 

 

Both of the rides will be leisure easy rides designed to let you see how easy and fun it is to ride an e-bike. 
E-bikes are changing the way people get around and Motostrano/ Suburbanbikes has the largest inventory of e-bikes in the Bay Area. Come visit us, talk and explore with us and other e-bike riders all day long and see what it’s all about. 
This event will begin promptly at 9AM and end at 5PM. 
We advise that you RSVP and reserve a time on a bike for tier the morning ride which will leave at 10AM or the afternoon ride that will leave at 2PM. 

E-Bike To & Through The Redwoods

The weather outlook for this Saturday is clear skies. Let's take advantage of the break in the rain and some great weather and ride through the redwoods to the top of Skyline and back on e-bikes. You can do it! 

BOSCH e-bikes are not required, but recommended (we have many for sale if you are interested). If you have one, bring it! Let's make a little buzz up the mountain and see what these bikes can do. 

This ride will start sharp at 7AM from the Motostrano/Suburbanbikes shop at 926 Broadway in Redwood City 

It's about 13 miles each way and very beautiful. The ride itself should last about 3 hours and we'll ride up 2000 feet of elevation and back down it so make sure your battery is well charged. 

 

We'll start off in Redwood City and make our way up to Woodside, through Huddart park and up the winding King's Mountain Rd. At the top we can stop to rest and take pictures and have a snack.  

What to bring

You: have a clear head and be ready for a good ride on a quiet country road

Water: one or two bottles of water

Snack: energy bars for the ride

Tools: spare tube

Rain gear: Just in case 

Camera: for the beautiful wet Redwood Forest. 

Note: This is an all paved ride up to the top of Skyline and back. The roads will be wet and full of slippery leaves. It's not a race and safety is first. The road itself is normally quiet but expect a car or motorcycle to pass you respectfully. 

E-Biking For Health Reasons

We like to brag about how our e-bikes are for going faster, having gobs of fun and beating traffic and hills and so forth - and they are great for that - but many people are picking up e-bikes for health reasons, to get on a bike with some help, to get healthy, to stay healthy or to avoid serious pains from previous injuries or conditions and getting some assist. With an e-bike, many of our customers would just not be able to ride a bike where they want to, or at least not have much fun doing so. These bikes are enablers and they keep the fun in cycling for many who need it.

We have sold e-bikes to people with lung problems that prohibit them from putting full power down the pedals, as well as numerous other types of fatigue related problems. We have also sold e-bikes to people with various knee and leg issues that cause pain to them when they ride without a motor. Older riders, many of whom have been riding all of their lives, turn to an e-bike as they get older because they find they are losing muscle power in their later years. 

It's great to have your health and biking is a big promoter of health, but many riders are dealing with health issues currently that just make riding a bike a pain to begin with. The latest e-bikes are wonderfully enabling these riders to get on a bike where otherwise they would not be able to.