We’ve had some great brands and retailers show their support for McLaren Bike Park over the years, and we’re thrilled to welcome even more supporters with the GRAND OPENING this Saturday. Below, you’ll find a guide to all the partner organizations who’ll be attending the Grand Opening on October 21st, what they’re bringing, and some of the awesome raffle items that have been donated. It’s going to be an awesome day getting #morekidsonbikes.
A Single Track Mind
The highest level of coaching certification. The philosophy behind A SINGLETRACK MIND, is to blend the mental and physical components of mountain biking so that they flow together to make a more fluid, focused and accomplished riding experience.
Bringing: Kids drinks and swag
Raffle Prize: 1 slot at an upcoming weekend skills coaching clinic, valued at $500.
Big Swingin’ Cycles
“Nowadays, all shops have pretty good stuff to sell you. At the end of the day, a shop is only as good as its people, and we think we have some of the best out there.”
Bringing: Kids’ drinks, swag, and temporary tatoos
Raffle Prize: 2018 Giant XTC 24′ Kids’ Mountain Bike with suspension fork & disc brakes
Cleary Bikes makes lightweight, rad bikes. Just for kids. When you buy a Cleary, you’re joining a family. We’re dads and moms. We ride bikes. And, we want to share with you the experience of riding alongside your child, each of you laughing and smiling.
Bringing: Demo bikes for kids of all ages
Raffle Prize: A 2018 Cleary Hedgehog 16″ Kids’ Mountain Bike in Very Orange (Go Giants!)
Elevation Bike Company
Like most bike shops, Elevation has been a labor of love. Our love is all things dirt and off road. We don’t do road bikes (although we do repair them). We sell what we ride: the best mountain, gravel, and CX bikes—period.
Bringing: Demo bikes from Ibis, Intense and Norco.
Raffle Prize: Body Armor, T-shirts and hats!
“We are proud of the products we’ve built, races we’ve won, failures we’ve endured, friends we’ve made (and continue to make), and we remain focused on the future, which for us is to improve upon the simple joy we receive from riding our bikes.”
Bringing: A hospitality booth and free non-alcoholic drinks.
What started in a test lab a decade ago as a quest to evolve traditional helmet construction is now the benchmark in helmet engineering.
Bringing: 20 demo helmets of all shapes and sizes
Raffle Prize: Kali protective gear TBA
Designed and engineered in the heart of Silicon Valley, we’ve created a bike that lets you fly, without breaking a sweat. This is the Karmic Experience.
Bringing: 4 Strider balance bikes to demo
Raffle Prize: 4 Strider balance bikes!
McLaren Bike Park Founders
The McLaren Bike Park Founders worked in partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Parks Alliance to fund and construct McLaren Bike Park
Bringing: San Francisco’s First Bike park. Shirts and hats for our generous donors.
Raffle Prize: Unlimited riding in the bike park. Everyone wins!
Mike’s Bikes of San Francisco is located in the heart of the SoMa district, and a stepping stone to some of the best cycling in Northern California. If you just need a tune-up, our bike techs have you covered. Check out our calendar of events for group rides in the Bay Area.
Bringing: A demo fleet!
Raffle Prize: A Specialized Riprock 24. Winner picks the color.
Ocean Cyclery is a locally owned bike shop in San Francisco California. We carry a large selection of bikes (including women-specific bikes) for family riding, commuting, leisure rides and even bikes for the more experienced riders and racers – Ocean Cyclery services the novice cyclist to the experienced road cyclist.
Bringing: Free kids drinks and an experienced mechanic for spot service needs
Raffle Prize: A 2017 Redline Asset BMX bike
At Pedal Revolution, we take care of you, your bicycle and your community.
This is exactly what we’ve been doing for the last 15 years: building great bikes and great individuals. We’re more than one of San Francisco’s most trusted bike shops: we’re a social enterprise nonprofit that helps disconnected youth throughout the Bay Area build brighter futures through hands-on job training, education and personal support.
Bringing: Free kids drinks, an experienced mechanic for on-the-spot repairs, information for their paid internship job training programs for job-seekers.
It’s our vision, our calling and our ultimate goal to design and build cutting edge bikes that take your cycling experience to a whole new level and do it in a way that provides you with the best possible experience whether you’re already riding a Pivot or in the process of becoming a Pivot owner.
Bringing: Over 30 demo bikes!!!
Like eating 3 egg whites, 6 almonds. 4 Cashews. 2 Dates. With no B.S. It’s how we’ve always described our bars. What’s inside. What isn’t. We think it’s everything you need to know.
Bringing: Free RX Bars in all flavors and colors.
Santa Cruz Bicycles
Santa Cruz Bicycles was founded in 1993 in a space the size of a single car garage in the Seabright Cannery, in Santa Cruz California. Our first bike, the Tazmon, was a single pivot dual suspension bike that rattled established sensibilities and helped define our then- ethos of “simply advanced.” That bike was the cornerstone for a brand that was founded on the notion of doing things our own way in order to build the best. We have been rattling sensibilities ever since.
Bringing: Free kids drinks and 4 of the blingiest examples of Santa Cruz’s world famous mountain bikes. Also, Greg Minnaar rides for Santa Cruz Syndicate.
SF Bicycle Coalition
For over 45 years, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has been transforming San Francisco streets and neighborhoods into more livable and safe places by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation. We are one of the largest and most effective bicycle advocacy groups in the country. Through our day-to-day advocacy, education and working partnerships with City and community agencies, the SF Bicycle Coalition creates safer streets and more livable communities for all San Franciscans.
Bringing: Tools in case your bike needs a small repair, and information on Safe Routes To School.
SF Composite Mountain Bike Team
We are a high school mountain biking team for students of San Francisco schools. Growing from 4 riders in 2012 to 20-25 this season, we keep biking fun and accessible for students from all backgrounds and ability levels. We are a member of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.
Bringing: Information for how you or your kid can get involved in racing mountain bikes in SF.
SF Urban Riders
SF Urban Riders is an organization dedicated to creating more offroad cycling opportunities in San Francisco. Our goal is to build a city-wide network of trails where people of all ages and abilities can ride bikes for fun and as a way to experience the outdoors in an urban environment.
Bringing: Trail maps and information on how to help expand offroad cycling in SF.
Specialized Bicycle Components
Our mission is simple—to be the brand of choice for discerning riders. Founded on performance and fueled by innovation, our focus on the rider and their needs is our constant. From seasoned pros and weekend warriors, to kids and commuters—if you ride, we’re for you.
Bringing: A fleet of demo bikes!
Raffle Prize: 2018 Specialized P3 Dirt Jumper Bike in Copper Tint!
Sprocket Mobile Bike Repair
Sprocket Mobile Bike Repair is a mobile bicycle repair shop serving San Francisco, Marin County and beyond. Sprocket Mobile Bike Repair is committed to providing fast, friendly and reasonably priced repairs to all bicycles. We make getting your bike fixed easy by bringing the shop to you at your home, office, or anyplace that’s convenient for you.
Bringing: The Sprocket 415 Van, offering free bike repairs from 10am to noon.
Trips for Kids
Our mission is to provide transformative cycling experiences through a network of chapters that promote healthy, recreational lifestyles, environmental awareness, and personal empowerment for young people of all communities, especially those most in need.
Bringing: 20 bikes and coaches to support the learn-to-ride programming at the grand opening.
Wheel Kids is…an adventure and exploration destination for kids. We welcome children from 5 to 15 years of age. We’re dedicated to youth bicycling, hands-on learning, supportive mentoring, and lots of goofing off and being silly.
Bringing: Free kids drinks
Donating: 1 week session of summer 2018 Adventure Riding Camp
Do you remember that freedom and independence you felt the first time you rode a bike? The set of programs and initiatives now collectively known as “YBike” began in 2002 when a Presidio Y member began volunteering to teach kids how to ride bikes.
YBike offers a wide range of bike and traffic safety education programs, including: afterschool bike clubs, bicycle safety rodeos, PE programs, Safe Routes to School bicycle and pedestrian safety education classes, and free helmet giveaways at citywide events.
Bringing: Several riders from their current session to show off their skills.
A few of the great raffle prizes donated by our amazing vendors:
The raffle is free to everyone attending. One ticket per person! No tickets will be sold.
McLaren Bike Opening Day is Saturday, October 21, 2017 starting at 10am! Join us!
We’ll have demo bikes and helmets, kids’ races, a pro pump-style competition, a food truck on location, free non-alcoholic beverages, and an honest-to-goodness ribbon-cutting ceremony. Or better yet, a ribbon-riding-through ceremony.
Address: 2050 Sunnydale Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
Across the street from John McLaren School, just down the hill from the entrance to the Gleneagles Golf Course.
10:00 AM – Meet and Greet at Bike Park Entrance
10:30 AM – Speaking Program (5 mins)
10:35 AM – Ribbon “Ride-Through” into Bike Park
10:45 AM – Biking Tutorials & Open Ride
12:00 PM – Kids Races Begin
12:45 PM – Announce Kids’ Race Winners
1:00 PM – Pro/Expert Pump-Style Competition Begins
1:45 PM – Announce Pump-Style Winners
2:00 PM – Open Ride until Park Close
7:00 PM – McLaren Bike Park Closes