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    Become our Fan on Facebook and Win a LINUS Bike

    Last updated 6 years ago

    A Street Bike Named Desire and Linus Bikes have partnered together for summer! Every person that 'likes' A Street Bike Named Desire's and Linus' Facebook pages will be enterted to win a free Linus valued at $589. Simply go to our Facebook, like us both and complete the form to be enterted to win the Linus 3 speed of your choice.

    Check out our store GRAND OPENING this Saturday, June 18th at 10am. We're located at 855 El Camino Real, Suite 16 in Palo Alto, CA 94301. Any questions, give us a call at (888) 821.6831     

    How To Buy A Commuter Bicycle

    Last updated 6 years ago

    There are many things to consider when shopping for a commuter bicycle.  With so many varieties of bicycles, it can be overwhelming to try and choose one you know you’ll be comfortable with for day-to-day use.  After all, your bike should offer a pleasant ride, not an uncomfortable or unpleasant one. 

    This video offers tips on important elements to consider when shopping for a commuter bicycle.  You may have never thought of certain aspects that the video brings up, such as whether you need extra suspension, storage racks, or baskets or what kind of tires you need. 

    For more help finding a commuter bicycle, come visit us at A Street Bike Named Desire in Palo Alto, California.  We can help you in your effort to get more exercise, save you money, and make your community and planet a better place. 

    Learn More About Our Resources From A Street Bike Named Desire

    Last updated 6 years ago

    In our recent blogs, we discussed how to choose the right commuter bicycle for you and the smart design of the Dutch bike.  The Dutch bike might be the match for you and your commute, or you may need a slightly more specialized bike.  Find out more about Dutch bikes and other available options by checking out these articles:

    • Learn more about the Dutch bike at this article, describing basic characteristics and the history of the bike. 
    • Check out this article about the health advantages of cycling, with an emphasis on the advantages of riding the Dutch bike. 
    • This article briefly describes the advantages of an “Omafiets” bicycle, while also showcasing a few models available for sale. 
    • Check out this article about choosing a bicycle, offering helpful tips to make you a smarter shopper.
    • Find out more about the importance of choosing the right bike based on the terrain you’ll be riding on in this article.

    A Street Bike Named Desire Store Opening in Mid June!

    Last updated 6 years ago

    We’re almost ready to open our doors.   A Street Bike Named Desire will open its doors in Mid June at the Town and Country Village in Palo Alto, CA.  Promising a selection catered to all lifestyle bikers, you can surely pick up that European City bike you’ve been hunting for, custom design and order a Brompton folding bike, or select an electric or cargo bike of your own.   A Street Bike Named Desire has been hard at work gathering a variety of European city bikes, commuter bikes, cargo bikes, folding bikes and electric bikes from all over the world.

    A Street Bike Named Desire’s collection of bikes and accessories promise great fun, style, and use for the urban city lifestyle.  Be sure to stop by and take a look at our international collection of very stylish accessories for the bicycle lifestyle.  Whether you’re looking for a bike to commute around the San Francisco Bay area or wanting to buy something to take on a relaxing Sunday drive, A Street Bike Named Desire is here for all your needs.

    With years of passion and expertise, the staff is here for all of your biking needs. The wait is finally over and A Street Bike Named Desire couldn’t be more excited to open its doors.   Make sure to stop by the beautiful new shop at the Town & Country Village in Palo Alto, CA. See the map below for the location and address. Can’t wait to see you there!

    The Rules For Bike Commuters on SF Bay Area Trains - Courtesy of A Street Bike Named Desire

    Last updated 6 years ago

    It's easy to come to the conclusion that commuting is a commitment to wasting time on a daily basis (or at least several days a week). Over time it has become obvious that there are better ways to do almost everything and to that point, we'd like you to know how to use a bicycle to commute in good health, in style, and in comfort.

    The San Francisco Bay area is served by two major train systems, BART and Caltrain. Both of these popular systems offer accomodations for people who ride folding bikes to their stations, ride folding bikes from their stations and bring folding bikes along for both ends of the trip. 

    If you have thought long and hard enough about your health, your valuable time or your affection for $4.00 gallons of gasoline, learn the guidelines for commuting on a folding bike!

    BART offers folding bike riders the flexibility to bring their bikes along at all times. Commuter bikes, or folding bikes, collapse to a small size for travelling convenience. The  Brompton folding bike is our favorite folding bike because it features the best design (which makes riding a pleasure and carrying the bike easy too). If you are thinking of getting a folding bike for your commute, come see our selection of folding bikes at A Street Bike Named Desire in Palo Alto - our store will open in early June!

    Caltrain offers folding bike riders on the SF Bay area Peninsula the same flexibility. From San Jose to San Francisco, Caltrain allows commuters with folding bikes to ride at any time - the only limitation is based on the capacity of the cars. If you are interested in trading your daily car trip for a healthier choice, come visit A Street Bike Named Desire in the Town & Country Village - we'll be open in early June and you will love our options for commuting in style and comfort.

    A Street Bike Named Desire will be the San Francisco Bay area's destination store for people who want their time on two wheels to be time well spent. We'll carry the very best of European city bikes, commuter bikes, electric bikes and cargo bikes. If you appreciate the finer things in life, you will love the experience of finding your next bike at A Street Bike Named Desire.   



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