Friday, October 31, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Timbuk2

Chances are you've familiar with Timbuk2 as this great local company, founded in the Mission, is in its 25th year of producing stylish bags and other cycling-friendly accessories. They've back on board as a sponsor this year and have kicked in five roomy bags for us to give away to several super Sweep participants -- so join us on December 6!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Spurcycle

We helped to Kickstart these beautiful bells back when they were in the fundraising stage (and are the proud owners of several of them), so we can't rave enough about these perfect cycling bells! New local sponsor Spurcycle has donated two of them for us to give away to Sweep participants, so be sure to join us in December. You can get a shot at winning one while helping the San Francisco & Marin Food Banks!

Sponsor Spotlight: Search and State

Based in Minneapolis, we spotted these finely crafted, made-in-the-USA jerseys on a local rider and thought they'd be great prizes for the Sweep! Search and State sent us a big package of their lightweight riding jerseys -- so several lucky men will be looking sporty in the peloton! A huge high-five and thank you to Devin and SAS for supporting us for the first time this year -- we greatly appreciate it!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Rivendell Bicycle Works

Words cannot express how much we love Walnut Creek-based Rivendell Bicycle Works. From their beautifully crafted fleet of bicycles, unique philosophy and their quaint Bike, Book & Hatchet brick-and-mortar shop that's straight out of a Wes Anderson film set, RBW is the place to go if you're seeking quality bicycles, accessories and for commuters, campers, adventurers, randonneurs, off-roaders and all-around passionate cyclists. Thanks to Rivendell for sponsoring the Sweep this year -- we're touched by incredible amount of goods you've donated to us! There's Purist water bottles, tons of t-shirts and caps, buttons, pins, keychains, coin holders and even three basket nets!

Sponsor Spotlight: Planet Bike

Planet Bike will light up your life this year (and the streets) if you're a lucky winner at the Sweep! They've generously donated a whole array of their effective products that assist cyclists navigate and be visible in the dark. Plus there's several pairs of wool socks, too! A big thank you to Planet Bike and their generosity!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Ne Timeas Restaurant Group

We hope you work up a big appetite while racing the Sweep, because ne timeas restaurant group has generously donated two $100 gift certificates to be used at any of their three illustrious restaurants: flour + water; salumeria; central kitchen (plus their bar trick dog, and they're opening up a new Basque-themed establishment soon.) We're super thankful they've joined us as a sponsor and I'm sure you will be as well after enjoying one of their delightful meals!

Sponsor Spotlight: Inside Line Equipment

We're big fans of Inside Line Equipment, the Berkeley-based bag company, as we personally own some of their fantastic gear! ILE founder, Eric Fischer, was kind enough to kick down a whole collection of stylish, sturdy bags: one spacious deluxe rackbag; an Apex backpack; two saddlebags. Thanks for coming on as a new sponsor this year!