Custom Fixed Gear Bicycles by Mission Bicycle in San Francisco

The staff here at Mission Bicycle will craft you the bicycle of your dreams! Full customization! Their bread and butter is fixed gears, but now they offer all the way up to an 8 speed internal geared hub. The options are endless!

They offer parts from proven manufacturers to upgrade your bicycle in any way you want. They carry Brooks Saddles, Vittoria Rubino tires, Thomson Elite stems, Chris King headsets, and Sugino cranksets to name a few. Also, their shop has a plethora of accessories to go on or with your bike. Tire pumps, patches, stickers, locks, clothing, etc.

The staff here is very helpful. I purchased a fixed gear from them in 2008, and throughout the process of them constructing my bicycle, they kept me in the know about everything that was going on. Their mission statement is:

To those cycling our streets: We salute you. You are the vanguard, reinventing how we commute through American cities. You inspired us to start this company.

Mission Bicycles are made of steel, weigh less than twenty pounds, and are built to last a lifetime. Each one is custom built, part by part, in San Francisco, California.

We will build you the bicycle of your dreams.

Mission Bicycle Company

Go to their website or storefront and mess around with the customization process. Once you do, I guarantee that you will purchase one soon after!

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Shop Vitals

Address: 766 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California 94110

Phone: (415)683-6166



Twitter: @mission_bicycle

Facebook: Mission Bicycle

Skatetown Ice Arena

This is my first post of a sports place. Skatetown in Roseville is the spot for hockey! It’s conveniently located right off highway 80 on the Riverside off ramp. Anything hockey, they hook it up. At Skatetown they have two NHL size rinks, and they keep the ice in fantastic condition!

They have stick time, which is practice, 6:15AM-8:15AM Monday-Friday. I go to stick time three days a week at least. It’s $12 per hour. They offer stick time at other hours, but those are always changing, contact them to get a full schedule. They also have hockey classes, one session a week, that lasts a few months. If you have a busy life, just go for the private lessons and get on the ice with an expert whenever it fits your schedule.

For actual games, they have drop-in and multiple levels of leagues. Drop-in is real fun. Just sign up the week of, preferably a couple days before, and bring a light and dark jersey. Drop-in runs 12:15PM-1:45PM Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 7:15AM-8:45AM on Saturdays. They also have drop-in at other times, but these days are the most consistent. The next league starts in September. The cool thing is you can join with a team by putting one together, meeting players at stick time, or get put on the free agent list. I can’t wait for the next league to start up!

Also, Skatetown has a great pro shop. They offer great brands such as Bauer, Easton, Reebok, and are soon going to start carrying Graf skates. Everything you need is here, protective gear, skates, sticks, and accessories. Oh, and just a heads up, if you’re playing hockey at all, you have to be fully geared up! They also offer lots of figure skating activities and gear, but I would contact the rink for more details.

Come check it out, and as Chaz Michael Michaels says, “Lets kick some ICE!”

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Rink Vitals

Address: 1009 Orlando Ave., Roseville, California 95661

Phone: (916)783-8550

Hours of Operation: 6:00AM-10:00PM Daily

Website: Skatetown Ice Arena