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 [...]

ArtCrank Seattle

ArtCrank Timbuk2

We’ve partnered up with ArtCrank for a series of shows in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver and Portland and we couldn’t be more excited. What began as a small show in 2007 in Minneapolis has now become a traveling road-show to celebrate bike culture through art. ARTCRANK is a poster show about bicycles dedicated to [...]

Le Tour Messengers

Timbuk2 Tour De France Messenger

Tis the season for le Tour, and that means the launch of another limited edition Timbuk2 Tour de France Messenger. Our original series of Tour de France messengers celebrated the four jerseys of the Tour — maillot jaune (yellow) for the overall race leader, maillot vert (green) for the overall points leader, maillot blanc (white) [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Streets & Beets 2014

Rider 14 for Streets & Beets

In 2010, 11 strangers came together with the idea of working collaboratively in an effort to turn underutilized urban space into a network of community run farms. Their intent? Mobilize community and turn urban lots into community farms, where produce would be shared between folks who worked the land and neighborhood food banks who need [...]

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 [...]

Red Hook Crit 2014

RHC Timbuk2 Claro

Since 2012, Timbuk2 has sponsored the Red Hook Crit, a fixed gear semi-pro bike race ridden on the city streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn, at night, in the dark. It’s a fast, unique, exhilarating and incredibly fun race to watch. We’re proud to support the 2014 series in Red Hook, Milan, and Barcelona, there’s truly [...]

Seattle Bike Expo

Seattle Bike Expo

The Timbuk2 Seattle team had a blast this past weekend at the Seattle Bike Expo, one of the Northwest’s biggest bike events. We were featured among nearly 200 exhibitors, including bike manufacturers, ride organizers, clothes, food, and so much gear! We showed off our best cycling gear: the Especial Collection, as well as our Mission [...]