Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Sponsor Spotlight: BAGGU

Born out of a designer's dilemma for an eco-conscious way to bring home groceries, NY-based BAGGU is one of this year's new SMSW sponsors. More than just shopping bags, BAGGU bags now come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and they've donated a generous array of prizes showing off that diversity. With a design office near the SF-Marin Food Bank in the Dog Patch, BAGGU was excited to sponsor us this year.

From their genuine leather signature bag, to key fobs, nylon backpacks, packable grocery totes, to a beautiful canvas duffle, you'll be runway-ready on your next trip to NY or to the grocery store. Check out their entire assortment over at BAGGU.com.

Thanks to their ever talented in-house designer Joe for making this happen. And if you're Brooklyn, check out his awesome window vinyl at their store on Wythe Ave.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Shimano

The fine folks at Shimano have showered us with a TON of great tools -- and one stellar pump -- to give away this year. Thanks so much!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Pedal Revolution, Selle San Marco, Mission Bicycle, Plemons Co.

Even though Pedal Revolution is a non-profit operating on a strapped budget, they always graciously donate some of the most useful and generous prizes to our event. We really feel bonded with this shop and their commitment to our community.

Another local friend, Mission Bicycle has been churning out customized bicycles from their Mission shop since 2008. Every year we count on them for a swanky gift bag.

One of the highlights of organizing this event is getting a special delivery from Italy, a box of beautiful, elegant Selle San Marco saddles. Our friend Federico is truly charming and is always happy to send us a jealousy-inducing box of goodies.

Last but never least, local one-man show Casey Plemons also generously donates some of his handmade Plemons Co. footstraps. They are gorgeous from top-to bottom. He developed a neat new product this year, mudflaps which we'll be giving away.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Baileyworks, Phil Wood & Co., DZR Shoes, Soma Fabrications & Newbaurm's

After nine years, it's inevitable that we find ourselves reaching out to the same sponsors each year. By now, they expect to hear from us, and are always standing by ready to send out rad swag that we can use as prizes for the event. Here's a look at some of the friends we've made over the years, and how they've contributed to making the Street Sweep what it is.

Thank you to Baileyworks for always sending us a huge, well-crafted bag!

Thank you to DZR Shoes! It's always a treat to stop by your showroom.

Who doesn't lust over buttery Phil Wood & Co. hubs? Top notch products all around.

Our friend Stan at Merry Cycles always makes sure we get a nice prize hookup. This year he sent us a rad cap & tape from Newbaum's and some signature Soma Fabrication caps.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Paul Components

Hubs, cranks, brakes, seatposts -- Chico-based Paul Components make these and other finely machined bike parts at their local plant. They've come on board as a sponsor this year and have generously donated six of their 25th Anniversary pint glasses, several t-shirts, two caps (made by fellow Sweep sponsor swrve) and four of their cool signature iron-on patches. Thanks, Paul!

Sponsor Spotlight: RitcheyLogic Bicycle Components

RitcheyLogic Bicycle Components is back again as a sponsor this year and has donated a huge pile of fantastic bike parts as prizes! There's a pair of their WCS Evocurve bars and WCS Streem bars; a selection of their Axis stems; three seat posts, including one carbon one; and six saddles from their Streem and Contrail lines. Thank you so much!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Montano Velo, Rapha, Sheila Moon and Chinook Book

These sponsors have returned again to support the Sweep -- and we love them for it! Jason Montano and the awesome staff at Montano Velo (who've been with us from the beginning) kicked in (2) GORE rain jackets and t-shirts; there's a ton of stuff from Rapha, including bidons, musettes, seat packs and a backpack; (26) cozy cotton and fleece caps from Sheila Moon; and tons of ($15) mobile coupon books from Chinook Books