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 [...]

Top Riders in The Bay

bike share staff and top rider winners on bikes at timbuk2

On February 28th, our hometown bike share, Bay Area Bike Share, celebrated it’s first 1/2 birthday! To recognize the folks who have ridden the most trips since the program’s launch at the end of August 2013, we partnered with BABS (yeah, we like their funky acronym too) to stoke out their top riders with exclusive [...]

#Divvyon Winners

divvy winner 8

Chicago is one of our favorite cities and for good reason. Home of classic eats like thick and cheesy deep dish pizza & Chicago-style hotdogs; some of the best sport teams in the nation like The Cubs & Da Bears; and incredible public art & the Lakefront trail system; our love of the windy city runs deep. Plus, as of June 2013, there is one more [...]

Hubway on Ice

Hubway in winter

Boston… Chicago… Minneapolis…   It’s winter. It’s cold. Really cold. We totally get it. You might find that hard to believe that we could understand such a concept, writing from our San Francisco office where today’s high is to reach 72 degrees (22 degrees Celsius for our Common Wealth fans). However, the Timbuk2 office is full of [...]

Holiday Baggage

Staff @ Seattle

As we look back at December, we send out the highest of fives for the rockstar team at our new-in-2013 store in downtown Seattle. This marks the first Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/relax-and-eat -chocolate-and-eggnog season for us at our sweet spot at 7th and Pine st. Between the wonderful madness that was Black Friday and Dec 1, this Timbuk2 crew crafted a carny-inspired ”Holiday [...]

Learning To #Ridemint

Wednesday #ridemint winner

Last week we partnered with the new-to-the-hood Bay Area Bike Share with an Instagram contest. We asked insta-shutterbugs to snap a picture of their ride on the minty colored bike share bikes using the hashtag #ridemint. Each day we (Bay Area Bike Share and Timbuk2) awarded the most creative entry of the day a free [...]

A Bike Race in Verona

verona manifest

“In fair Verona, where we lay our scene” – Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet Located between Milan and Venice, Verona is the the historic and magical city in Italy where star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet met their fateful demise, 12th century buildings are common place, and scenes like this are just another street corner. Last month, [...]

350 High Fives

Founders Black Key for Bay Area Bikeshare. Member #363

At high noon, August 30, 2013, 350 shiny, new teal bicycles in San Francisco came to life in North America’s newest city bike share program: Bay Area Bike Share. These 350 bikes are apart of a larger family of 750 bike share bikes across 4 other cities in the Bay area that will to allow commuters [...]