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We're coming to Santa Rosa!

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It was always meant to be. We're a Bay Area company, born and raised, and we were feeling a little incomplete without a single outpost in the beautiful, hops- and barley-scented paradise that is the North Bay! After all, we were born in San Francisco, and quickly grew South Bay roots in Sunnyvale, then East Bay roots in Walnut Creek. We dug in at Campbell, branched out to Berkeley and then, most recently, blossomed in San Ramon! Meanwhile, all this time, the North Bay has been staring down at us, taunting us, daring us to find the perfect location to grow a...

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Introducing refillable propane canisters!

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Over 40 million disposable propane canisters are purchased, used, and discarded in the US every year. Even when they are recycled (a process which is incredibly expensive and difficult) it can be dangerous for sanitation workers if there's any gas left in the containers, which is incredibly common. On the contrary, refillable propane canisters are much more earth-friendly, much safer and much cheaper!  We love the Earth and we love our customers, so we're now selling refillable propane canisters at cost (you pay what we pay). That's $10.80 for Basementeers, $12 for everyone else. And, we're providing free propane refills to...

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What we're excited about: Spring cycling!

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Spring is around the corner, as are some of the greenest, rolliest, gnarliest and bestest road and mountain biking you could hope for. Heck, even the corner store is a destination worth pedaling to with the right equipment. And we so have the right equipment. Like the very latest from... SCOTT BIKES Our newest bike brand brings you Swiss precision and versatility at prices that don’t require a numbered bank account in Zurich. We’ve got their fast, smooth-riding road models in both competition and endurance geometry, with quick-stopping disc brakes, as well as the highly aerodynamic and adjustable Plasma tri...

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2017 Ski Week Packing List!

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Whether you're going for President's Day or kickin' it in Tahoe all week long, we've done the thinking for you. 'Cause honestly, your brain is too important for things like packing lists. We're gonna drop some knowledge on you real quick: If you're renting your snow apparel with us, book online and select Ship-To-Home - we can ship 'em to your lodge, or wherever you're staying. Different goggle lenses are good for different weather conditions. Yellow lenses are good for snowy days, and UVA/UVB lenses are for sunny days. Pack accordingly! Speaking of which, weather conditions change a LOT - make sure you're dressing...

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Bike to Work Day is May 12!

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Get ready for your yearly excuse to jump on your bike and commit to a healthier commute and/or terrify your coworkers by herding them into an uncomfortably tight peloton during the commute. However comfortable you are on the saddle, Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 12, and you're gonna get what's comin' to you. Just to be clear, what's comin' to you is a lot of really excellent stuff!  Stop by an energizer station on your way into work and pick up a schwag bag filled with coupons (including one for a free water bottle from yours truly), stickers, munchies and more, all packed...

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