The Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) has been steadily improving our county’s road and path facilities for walkers and bikers since we formed in 1998. You’ve seen the impact of our advocacy efforts in each of our towns: permanent bike racks, bike lane striping, green-and-white bike route signs, road resurfacing, ‘sharrow’ road stencils, and so much more.
Same old faces, same old places. The Bent Spoke is now The Spoke Cyclery
New owners, Timm and Adam, are deeply involved in many areas of the cycling community. They live, ride and work in Oakland and bring a combined total of over 25 years in the bicycle industry – a good many of those years right here at the old Bent Spoke!
They aim to be your favorite local bike shop and meet as many of your needs as possible whether your cycling discipline is mountain, road, touring, commuting, or fitness. Visit them in the Swap Hall for wide selection of blemished, closeout, or scratch-and-dent specials that we source from all over the cycling industry. Follow them on Facebook!
Trips for Kids is a non-profit that provides mountain bike outings, job-training, and environmental education for youth who would not otherwise be exposed to these types of activities. Our goal is to combine lessons in personal responsibility, achievement, and environmental awareness through the development of practical skills and the simple act of having fun. The Trips for Kids Re-Cyclery program focuses on recycling used bikes and parts, and provides job-training programs for youth. The bikes that the program repairs provide safe, environmentally friendly, and affordable transportation for both children and adults. We currently have 76 Trips for Kids Chapters (in the US, Canda & Israel).
In over 19 years of doing business, Race Face has become a global leader in the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of high performance cycling components and apparel.
A short drive from the famous North Shore mountains, Race Face designs and tests its line of high performance products to excel in the world’s most abusive riding environment. Our component line spans ten product categories, ten component families and is sold in over 45 countries world wide. Their line of performance cycling apparel is worn by a discerning group of riders who value function as well as fashion. Race Face proudly sponsors a team of internationally recognized athletes who use Race Face parts to push their racing and riding to new heights while providing us great product feedback and ideas.
Division 26 features high quality bike and action sports influenced apparel and accessories. The current line consists of stylish t-shirts, hoodies, beanies, hats and accessories.
Their mission is to shine a light on the culture that we live and breathe, by creating innovative clothing and designs that represent the converging influences of bike culture, action sports, music and art communities worldwide.
Legendary freeride mountain biker Jeff Lenosky can now add ‘shoe collaborator’ to his résumé. It’s hard to find a part of the Links that Jeff didn’t directly influence. He showed us his pedal; Teva designed a sole that integrates with it. He showed them the busted toe on his last shoe; they added a flexible armor across the forefoot. He showed us his wet, muddy shoes; they found ion-mask™ technology that actually prevents the materials on the Links from absorbing water on a molecular level (true story). Teva built this shoe for Jeff, but anyone who has ever gotten on a mountain bike will appreciate his influence. See them at the Expo and follow them on Facebook & Twitter!
The Hold Fast FRS (Foot Retention System) is a patent-pending advancement that provides an alternative to traditional toe clips and clipless pedals, and is a major improvement in terms of adjustability, comfort, durability, performance and style. Having been embraced by riders of all styles, these are for any rider seeking a secure and comfortable ride. Follow them on Facebook & Twitter!
Skip To Renew makes a Re:Cyclist Bike Chain Lube, a biodegradable, non-toxic lube that performs as well as what you usually use, but it’s made from plant & algae oils, and made here in the SF Bay Area.
Founded in 2011 by Stig Westling, a biochemist working at a biodiesel refinery, he noticed the bitter irony of using petroleum-based lubes during manufacturing…so he got to work. In no time at all, he’d attracted 2 more co-founders and a bunch of cyclists who wanted to use it on their bikes! A 13 months later, they are’re getting urban riders nationwide asking, “Are you a Re:Cylist?” Follow them on Facebook!
Paragon Machine Works was founded in 1983 in Marin County, California, by owner Mark Norstad, in the basement of his parent’s house with one manually operated lathe and mill. It has since grown into a thriving machine shop, occupying a 6,000 square foot building in Richmond, California, and employing seven full-time and three part-time employees. Paragon Machine Works manufactures and stocks the largest variety of titanium bicycle frame building components in the world. We are a leader in bicycle frame building technology, constantly innovating and providing new products to meet the demand of bike builders.