MARCH 9TH, The First & Only Annual Old School BMX SWAP in RedWOOD City! The West Coast's most self-important BMX event to hit 926 Broadway Street in eons! On this day in time, Motostrano will open up its parking lot to any one with stuff to swap or sell or buy pertaining to the BMX of Antiquity mindset. If you got old school BMX stuff in your garage, bedroom or kitchen, bring it. If you know some one who has that kind of stuff, tell them about our event. Hang out and shoot the shite. We'll have some coffee for you and load up some good tunes inside while enjoying the righteous California March Saturday that unfolds before us outside. You, Are, Invited!
The iZip E3 Dash from Currie Tech might be our favorite eBike ever. NOT ONLY does it look great, ride great, go 28 MPH and handle like butter, but at $2600 retail this bike is something you can bring home to the wife or husband and they won't look at you like you are insane because you just spent $6,000 on a bicycle. This is a bike that will take you long distances, quickly, doesn't make you look like a German design project from University and is backed by a great dealer network.
The iZIP e3 Dash has nothing to hide. It has a style that any one can enjoy and that isn't afraid to show that it is an e-bike. It's unassuming design makes it really look like a regular bike even though its battery isn't hidden like other e-bikes. It says that it's not trying to hide its e-bike-ness.
But, the most exciting thing about the DASH is its top speed. This e-bike cooks. We took the dash on a lunch run through heavy San Francisco traffic at noon time and we were able to cross town in just minutes. Once down on the Embarcadero we walked our bike into our favorite Salumi shop, grabbed a sandwich and headed back to the store to sell more ebikes. The getting around part was a blast. The DASH is light weight, has a predictable and usable suspension and its wide tires are great for San Francisco's crappy asphalt.
At this feature set and top speed, the DASH is going to appeal to any one considering any of the higher end $4,000 ebikes such as the Stromer, eFlow, A2B and others.
If an ebike is on your horizon because you want to get more exercise, or not be bothered by traffic and parking, among the more stylish his and hers ebike combos we offer - we think - the BH Easymotion Neo Cross combined with the BH Neo Street ebike. Each bike fit the same needs of urban or suburban riding, or, take them on trail for light duty off pavement fun at the coast side or by the bay. These bikes will get you from your home in the lowlands of Atherton or Menlo Park, to the highlands of Woodside and beyond.
Or, when the weekend is over, leave your car at home and hop on your bike. These are transportation devices that take you effortlessly and easily 20-30 miles at 20 mph. They are fun, healthy and inexpensive ways to get around.
Charge it over night for pennies. Spend less time and money at the pump and our electric bikes will in fact pay for themselves in just a short few months.
It's money in your pocket for better things.
The two combined look well together. They match in power and style and look great in town going shopping or parked outside restaurant.
BH Bikes are a Spanish bicycle company, one of Spains largest. The BH Easymotion line is their ebike line-up and known for their quality in components and design. Each bike uses a 300 watt motor with both pedal assist or power on demand (throttle) power.
Visit our show room to test and buy one of these great bikes.
Letter to San Mateo City Council members about planned increase in parking in downtown San Mateo.
Hello Mr Matthews and Mr Lim
Wild, young, America is losing interest in the automobile. Once a symbol of speed and freedom, the car now signifies a nagging monthly payment, another thing to maintain, another mouth to feed, with gallons of expensive earth-polluting fuel each week. Traffic jams. Circling city blocks looking for parking or spot-hunting in giant soul-less parking lots and so on and so forth.
The AAA says that it costs about $9000 per year just to operate/own a car in the United States. Young Americans don't want to be a slave to their cars, or the auto industry. They want effective, cheap transportation that's good for them, is low-impact and low-maintenance.
Many wild, young Americans are looking at the cargo bike as a viable car replacement and the new Urban Arrow Cargo e-bike is one the most advanced example of its kind on the market.
Imported direct from Amsterdam - the capital of bicycle transportation - the Urban Arrow is a joy to ride and to utilize.
Considering that a car costs $9000 per year just to operate, using the UA as a car replacement pays for itself in just 6 months.
Suburbanbikes / Motostrano is the California importer for these great bikes.
Our first deliveries have been well received.
The Urban Arrow cargo bike uses the famed BOSCH pedal assist mid-drive motor system to offer a smooth and powerful ride that takes the weight off starting the bike and climbing hills.
This is a cargo bike of the highest order, well thought out and engineered as a real transportation and carrying solution, not a novelty. This is bike you can safely carry 3 small children to school with on a daily basis in good or bad weather.
The Urban Arrow cargo bike takes a lot of the sting out of pushing a cargo bike around by pedal power. The electric assist makes it a little easier to get started and to climb hills. It also can extend the range of your cargo bike by getting you further, faster. In a place like San Francisco, for instance, you can easily get around the entire city with an Urban Arrow and never need a car.
Mom's really like the idea of an electric cargo bike. You get exercise and fresh air. You get a safe vehicle to transport kids and go to the store. You get money savings and you get to park just about anywhere. Which makes the Urban Arrow a solution for progressive moms who want to do things a different way than lining up at the pre-school in a minivan. The Urban Arrow makes getting out an adventure and an exercise in exercising, as it were.
The Urban Arrow cruises at speed around 16 MPH but we recommend keeping the speed down. Get there safely and calmly. As a bike, it's equipped with a front and rear light to keep you visible at night.
There's a sturdy center stand meant to keep the bike upright whenever parked.
The seat is a comfortable gel touring seat and it's a standard bike seat you can also swap it out with an even more comfortable. There are many accessories available for the bike.
The Urban Arrow is in high demand. Right now there is a lead time of 5-10 weeks to get an order shipped. To find out more, contact our sales people.
One of the best buys in electric bikes right now is the super slick ZUMA electric bike from Currie Technologies. For just around $2000 this bike gets you a 500W motor mounted to a solid beach cruiser frame with big balloon tires and a big battery for long distance travel by ebike.
The rack on this bike is heavy duty, welded to the frame itself and can easily take a small passenger or lots of gear. For all practical purposes it's a cargo bike without the chunk of a real cargo bike.
Simple 2 button operation lets you select between throttle power or pedal assist power for quick control and no fidgeting with fussy display modules. Just turn it on and go.
The batter is removable too so you can charge it at your desk, bedroom or workshop.
This is last years model so look for good buys on this bike right now.
Here's a great idea for a bike ride the next time you want to get out and have a great ride, get some better than usual exercise and enjoy the beach like never before.
Beach Cruiser riding in Northern California isn't the same as it for our friends in So Cal. We don't have the miles of long flat giant beach coast that they have down south. It's harder to get that So Cal beach feel up here, even though we have great surfing and some times pretty good weather. Don't get me wrong- it's easier for us than, say, the Danes of Copenhagen, to get into the SoCal beach bike vibe, but I think I speak for all Californians when I say that we all like to go for a beach ride on a beach cruiser at sunset. Our weather is more prone to fog and chill than it is at the South, so not only do we have a more frigid beach culture, we don't have the surrounding amenities at the beach normally either: the babes in bikinis, the great beach shacks, cafes, bars and food stops. Up here it's more often an encounter with nature than it is a dance floor. Up here it's about sweaters, bon fires, beer and beanies and huddling under fog, surfing with thick wet suits, whale watching and kayaking and checking out the ocean from a mountain bike on a trail overlooking the ocean.
But, there IS Ocean Beach.
Ocean Beach is the perfect spot for dreamy, slow bike rides right at the ocean's water front, away from the cars and away from the confines of a narrow trail. The beach is miles long, scenic and full of friendly people. It's a great place for a bike ride.
The weather is not always the greatest, but so what. Throw on a warm wool sweater, beanie and a scarf or wrap yourself in a great blanket and just cruise.
More than likely you'll be the only person on the beach on a bike.
Beach cruising isn't a favorite past time in the San Francisco area. Our hills and rocky beaches and weather are to blame for this. With all of our attention on performance road and mountain biking, it's easy to forget about the simple pleasures of hopping on a fat tire beach cruiser and softly cruising along the beach absorbing the scenery and Vitamin E.
The length of Ocean Beach is a little over 3 miles from Sloat to Pt Lobos. Round trip that's a 6 mile ride in the sand on a cruiser, which makes for a good ride. To extend things, do the same on the paved trail adjacent to the beach and if you have even more time, ride up and down Golden Gate Park for the full monty.
Enjoy a ride along the beach and the park and then set your bars in the direction of a great pub or cafe or eatery. This ride is one of the safest rides in the city and it's also the least populated. Great views and great coastal air.
This ride goes great with a great micro beer or wine afterward. Pop into a fish restaurant, or stumble on some hard core ethnic authentic place to remind you of San Francisco's far reaching culture. You're in The City.