Fat Tire Bikes Come To California

We typically see the fat tire bike craze outside of California because it's thought to be a snow bike. It's not. Fat tire bikes are a blast on sand and regular old fashioned dirt. Out here around San Francisco Bay, there's tons of muddy gravel marshy places to ride too. Just be sensitive to the local bay habitat. 

On a recent ride, we saw fat tire bikes around Half Moon Bay and the deep sandy shore is a great place for a fat tire bike. You'll see not many bikes on the beach and plenty of wild life, both living and dead. Recently, we've had our share of whale carcass for instance. On my ride I noticed a starving young seal stranded on the beach. It's nature and the local waters aren't very healthy at the moment. Food supplies are down and seals are hungry so they go up on shore out of exhaustion. 

If you want to get off the sand, you can ride for miles on some of the costal bluffs too, over looking Mavericks and up towards Pacifica. Wonderful riding with views of the entire Bay Area if you can make it to the top. 



#ridewithoutpain Cycling + Yoga Are A Great Fit

As part of our ongoing effort to promote riding bikes without pain, to get more people riding bikes and enjoying it, we'll be doing a series of promotions and rides to combine our customer's interest in cycling and health with Yoga. 

The goal with this initiative is to combine a two low-impact activities to enhance the experience of both in a new way for our customers, combining one activity that is stationary, yoga, with another that is mobile, cycling. 

Cycling benefits from yoga through stretching benefits that it generates, and the benefits to breathing and strength building. Meanwhile, practicing Yoga after cycling can help to calm the body, restore the muscles and nerves and bring inner peace after a hard ride. 

We're passionate about cycling and the positive energy that it creates. This passion will transfer to our Yoga offering as well, providing an experience that is beyond the standard yoga experience, that's challenging, exciting and transforming.  

Our Cycling+Yoga programs will help our customers enjoy the benefits of Yoga in conjunction with cycling with a series of Yoga programs that work well for cyclists.

The goal is to offer Yoga instruction to our customers and use it enhance the riding experience through cycling and yoga combined. 

For new riders, yoga training can help support muscle relaxation, breathing and concentration while on a bike. Good breathing, feeling relaxed, with tension released, promotes a better cycling experience overall. Yoga helps out before riding, while riding and after riding. 

Restorative yoga can help rebuild muscle ease, reduce tension and help relieve pain. 





#ebikedemo Day, Saturday, April 25, Redwood City

We're doing another #ebike demo day at our Redwood City store. This will take place the weekend after Sea Otter, so if you miss SO or don't like crowds, our demo day will be a fine way to see the best in e-bike tech that will be at SO anyway and you can ride on road and trail just the same. We'll have Haibike, Felt, Lapierre bikes, as well as A2B, BLIX, BESV and others on hand for you to compare, contrast and purchase. We're hoping for fine California drought weather, blue skies and green grass to accompany us. We hope to see you here too.

Why come? You are in the market for totally great e-bike. You like e-bikes. You like to ride e-bikes. You like to talk about e-bikes with other ebikers just like you. 

RSVP to sales@suburbanbikes.com if you can. 

If you like to go on a longer ride, we have 2 rides scheduled thru the day for a road experience or an off road experience. 

Tags: demo, ebike, ebikedemo

#inwildcompany - corporate group bike experiences

Our fleet of rental bikes is available to individuals and groups. for groups of 5 or more, we offer bike delivery service to trailheads around the bay area. Rent a group of bikes, either mountain bike or road bike, we'll deliver your bikes to the trail, ready to ride with helmets and water. 

You don't need to get on a private jet to get out in a new and challenging environment for your corporate offsite meeting. The Bay Area has it all, minutes away and we'll help your team tackle it together. 

Our fleet of mountain bikes and road bikes are high quality bikes for your team to rely on for their adventure. Tackle trails in the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Pacific Coast, the Marin Headlands, South and East Bay trails. 

Adventure awaits! Rent a mountain bike or a road bike

Mix it up! Mix up your bike ride with a day of paddling in Half Moon Bay. Surf or kayak in the open water. Hike- hike up to the peaks of nearby mountains, or rent jeeps and experience the trail on 4 wheels. 

Next Demo Day April 25, Saturday

The week after the Sea Otter Classic (the big bike thing in Monterrey you keep hearing about), come to Motostrano/Suburbanbikes' Super Ultra Electric Bike demo where, if you missed going to Sea Otter, don't like crowds, like seeing stuff you can buy, you'l be able to see and try and buy the best in electric bike technology. 

Vendors from all over the globe will convene in our parking lot, as well as representatives from the peoples of the world from all living cultures to view, try, talk about, test and hopefully buy a great new e-bike from our store. 

April 25 is the date. Saturday is the Day. April is the Month. 

Next E-Bike Demo Day Saturday March 21

Our next hot to trot e-bike demo day is this Saturday the 21st from 9AM to 5PM. Suburbanbikes is the place to be in the Bay Area for e-bikes! 

Visit us in Redwood City to preview the best e-bikes of 2015 and take advantage of special DEMODAY pricing.

Brands that will be at your disposal all day:


Felt Electric













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