Ride Like You Want To: Valet

Timbuk2 designer Kacie and I recently discovered a new way to park in the city. Valet. We attend a talk on #whatworks in American manufacturing hosted by Monocle and GE at the St. Regis in downtown San Francisco. The St. Regis is a posh hotel in a terrible bike parking neighborhood. So Kacie and I [...]

A Dedicated Ride for a Dear Friend

Our CEO Mike Wallenfels rides more than 30 mile from his home in Novato to our office in San Francisco. He inspires all of us to ride and today, by dedicating his ride to work to a dear friend, he has inspired us to be grateful for our health, family, and friends. From Mike: Today [...]

Riding with Style

I recently guest-blogged for my style-homeland on the Internet, TomboyStyle. Author Lizzie Garrett Miller inspires her readers with history, profiles, and products that liberate and celebrate tomboys worldwide. As a lifelong tomboy who cares about style but loves riding a bike, I felt compelled to share my tips for riding with style with Lizzie’s TomboyStyle [...]

Why Cycling Works in the Netherlands

Super interesting video about why cycling works in the Netherlands and how we can learn from the Dutch. From the Netherlands to America from Bikes Belong on Vimeo.

Danny Has Done It Again

Ridiculous in Edinburgh.

Pedal for Progress

What To Do When You’re Doored

On December 1, 2011, I got doored (ugh). It was my first really scary bike crash and I was lucky to walk away uninjured. The car door slammed into my frame, knocking me into traffic. Fortunately no cars were coming and my head took a solid bonk, but my helmet protected me from injury. While [...]

Crashing is Part of Riding

It was a December to remember. In one week, three Timbuk2 employees suffered serious bike crashes. Carlos got doored a block from our office and picked up a wooze-inducing concussion plus grotesque bruising. A few days later, a car pulled in front of Jared, causing him to go over the handlebars and break his collar [...]

Riding Around the World: Rio

Wherever we go, whatever we do, we always notice cyclists. The Danes looks immaculate gliding through well engineered, super safe bike lanes. The Chinese carry insane loads and brave crazy road conditions. This post series is dedicated to images of cyclists from around the world. For our first (official) installment, we’re featuring Rio. Our friend [...]

Bike Commuting in India

Our friends Cate and her daughter Hollie are on a fantastic adventure in India. They’ve hung with tigers and elephants, schlepped through major cities and floated across rivers. But the most meaningful part of their journey thus far has been volunteering at a school. Every morning they ride six miles to and from the school [...]