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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Timbuk2 Bikes to Work

Bicycle Friendly Business Award

As most of you know, we’re all big fans of cycling at Timbuk2. We ride to work, have a free bike-share program at our retail locations, make bags for folks who ride…well we could go on, you get the idea. May is National Bike to Work Month and the perfect time to celebrate cycling and [...]