Cruising Venice Beach

Timbuk2 California flag bag Venice Beach

Golden beaches, blue skies, palm trees and a boardwalk full of beach cruisers, skate boards, runners, walkers, iron pumpers, buskers, surfers and for better or worse, seriously everything in between. This is Venice Beach. When we first went South to scout a location for a Timbuk2 store in Los Angeles, we found we kept returning [...]

Turning 1 in Seattle

Peddler Brewing Co at timbuk2 seattle miir pint glass

Our Seattle store, and its crazy cast of characters turned 1 year old in last month! Thinking about what we could do that would not be just another birthday party, we sauntered down to Albert’s favorite burger joint, Lil’ Woody’s to conjure up some ideas. If y’all are in Seattle, you know this spot is [...]

T is for Toronto

toronto timbuk2 bag blog

Hold onto your maple syrup, poutine, Muskoka chairs, Steam Whistle beer, toques & toboggans, the newest Timbuk2 Store is now open in Toronto, Canada! Yes, oh yes, it’s true we’ve launched our first Canadian flagship location in the epicenter of fashion, entertainment and urban life in Toronto: Queen Street West. Have you seen this outside [...]

A Laboratory in Japan

Timbuk2 Laboratory by Sarika Toriumi on Houyhnhnm

On National Bike To Work Day last month (May 16, 2014), our friends in Japan published a beautifully illustrated guide to the history of Timbuk2 on the fashion, lifestyle and culture mecca blog Houyhnhnm. Tokyo/Paris based artist Sarika Toriumi was called upon to bring some of our most timeless archive images to life through illustrations. If/when we [...]

MEC Bikefest: Vancity

Timbuk2 hunchback bike bag rack MEC

Every year, our very good friends north of the border at Mountain Equipment Co-op, aka MEC, host a series of bike events called Bikefest at each of their 17 stores in Canada. It usually also kicks-off the official start of summer bike riding season and in general, an awesome day outside to nerd out on [...]

Now Riding Denver

Confluence Park, Denver

There’s a lot to love about Colorado: insane biking culture (from Denver Cruisers to USA Pro Challenge), one of the longest (and best) ski seasons in the country, appreciation for hearty food (to fill post-ride bellies, like our neighbors Euclid Hall), craft beer culture, and a ground swell of loyal Timbuk2 fans, it is probably no surprise to hear [...]

Thai Street Fooding

Mieng Kham in thailand

Schools out for summer. Schools out forever. Well, maybe not for everyone, and maybe not forever, but certainly until September. June is here, and so if you haven’t already, break out them sandals, tanks tops and sunscreen, frisbees, thin socks summer travel plans. With the spirit of wanderlust in the air, we bring you a [...]

Chicago Peep Show

Timbuk2 custom bag in Chicago

To say we’re excited about opening our doors in Chicago (this Saturday!), would be quite the understatement. We are so pumped to join this thriving community of bike riders (hello Chainlink), craft beer drinkers, L train riders, Lakefront runners, bladers and cruisers, blues listeners, hot dog eaters, Diivy bike share lovers, that we couldn’t not [...]

Bike From Work Day Ride

Timbuk2 Bike From Work Day Route May 8 2014

Yesterday was debatably one of our favorite days of the year: Bike To Work Day in the San Francisco Bay Area. Streets come alive with 2-wheeled smiling bandits as we ride our way to work, school or  wherever we choose that day. It was also the 20th anniversary of celebrating bike commuting in San Francisco, [...]

The Pencil Factory

Bruce's workshop

The materials used in the production of everything from a burrito, to a backpack, to a bicycle is one of the most, if not the most, important parts of creating something. Make a burrito out of locally grown, freshly picked avocado, hand made, organic salsa and tortilla, and sustainably sourced meat, beans and cheese, and [...]