Bike to Work Day! Thursday, May 14th. All over the Bay Area
Join us again this May as we build up Bike to Work Day to become the best day of the year! Wherever you’re riding, whether to work, school, or even around your neighborhood on the day of - we look forward to seeing you out there. We will be at MacArthur BART station from 7am - 9am, we will be helped out by the delicious Beauty's Bagels team. So come see us for some yummy morning treats, and your Bike to Work Day tote bag!
There are also Bike away from Work parties all over the East Bay, check out this link to see what's happening near you. (we love the Half Orange by Fruitvale BART!)

Ride for a Reason. Saturday, May 16th.
We are excited to be a part of this amazing ride. Ride for a Reason is now in it's 7th year, and we will be joining over 200 riders to help raise money, and an awareness of funding problems for our local schools. We will be taking part in the 45 mile ride from Vacaville to the State Capitol. Anya will be joining us this year, she will be cheering all riders on from her Big Dummy throne. Hopefully we can keep her entertained for the ride...I'm sure there will be some impromtu stops at parks along the way! Wish us reasonable temperatures and a good tailwind! It's a terrific reason and a wonderful group of riders, if you would like to make a donation you can either type our names on the sponsor page, or go to the general donation page It's super easy, and will greatly help these local Oakland schools: Oakland Tech High School, International High School, Claremont Middle School, Westlake Middle School, Edna Brewer Middle School, and Emerson Elementary School. All money raised is split equally between these six schools. Thank you!

Bicycle Sale!
Commuter / Urban Bike

Jamis Coda Comp Femme Size: 14 was $730 now $625
Trek Steel Disctrict Sizes: 54, 56 was $770 now $700
Felt Z100 (2014) Size: 56 was $800 now $749
Felt F95 Jr. (2014) Size: 44 was $940 now $749
Jamis Bosanova (2014) Sizes: 58 was $1300 now $999
Felt ZW85 (2014) Sizes: 43, 45 was $1350 now $1049
Jamis Quest Elite Sizes: 51, 54, 56 was $1750 now $1450

We have set the sale prices as low as we can go. All bicycles will still receive manufacturers warranty and the Tip Top Bike Shop lifetime free adjustment service. Woo Hoo.

Tune-Up Schedule
Hello folks, if you think you need a tune-up, or any repair you are welcome to bring in your bicycle when we are open so a mechanic can assess the work needed on your bicycle. We are currently booking tune-ups 2 1/2 weeks out. (mid-August). Based on the assessment we can either schedule a tune-up for a future date, or if less work is required take in your bicycle as a walk in. We can take care of basic walk-in repairs any days we are open, again these are on a first come, first served basis. We tend to fill up each days schedule within the first two hours of opening. Any questions please come in, or give us a call. Thank you, and keep the rubber-side down.

New(ish) in our shop Tip Top Bike Shop jerseys. It took me five years, and we're really excited with the result. They are printed by Capo --local company and excellent quality, I gave them a complicated design, and they were the only company to say "OK, no problem." Come in and check them out! They help you to go faster and make climbing hills a breeze...!

Whooo wheee check this out, one of our riders/neighbors/customers/friends Nick Perry made this amazing video for us. Tip Top Bike Shop essence distilled into 2 minutes... fantastic!

Tip Top Bike Shop from Nick Perry on Vimeo.

Tip Top Bike Shop from Nick Perry on Vimeo.

Directed, shot, and edited by Nick Perry.

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Green Bicycling:

Art Murmur. First Friday every month. Next event is Friday, September 4th.
There are many galleries open and art events taking place during each Art Murmur. We have a few great galleries in and around Temescal. It's always a terrific event to ride a bike too!

Temescal Farmers Market. Every Sunday 9am - 1pm
Held at the DMV 5300 Claremont Avenue.
Always a bustling event. Local produce, food and drink, and local artisans. All good, the only part we'd like to see changed is the early start time....we know a lot of people who would like to see it start later and end later. It's Sunday in Temescal afterall!

5th Anniversary.
A few photo's from our fifth anniversary party in April 2012. Yes, five years. It flew by. We celebrated with many good friends, ate some cake, drank a beer or maybe 2, and raised money for Ride for a Reason. A great night was had by all!

A Few of our Favorite Things
Lights --California law reguires a front (white) light visible for 200ft after dark. If you are stopped it is a $75 fine (and we know plenty of people who had to pay up). It is not required to have a rear (red) light but we highly recommend it. Blinky lights make it easier for drivers, pedestrians, and other cyclists to see you and save batteries. Bright clothes and reflectors are no substitute for good lights.
Helmets --California state law requires people under the age of 18 to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. Adults can make up their own minds, but we have plenty of scare stories. All we can say is that you only have one head.
Locks --We highly recommend U-locks to keep your bike safely locked. Always try to lock your rear wheel and your frame. If you have a quick release on your front wheel, use a cable and hook it through the u-lock. Do not allow bad people to seperate you from your loyal steed.


Who we are

We are a couple of Bay Area immigrants who LOVE Oakland and Bicycles. As people who ride every day, we want to share our enthusiasm and knowledge with people who want to start riding bikes, keep riding, or ride something new. The shop is thoroughly enjoying being open & we look forward to helping more people find the perfect new ride, fix up a loved old ride, or help you find the perfect bicycle accessory. We look forward to meeting you all soon.

Richard & Charlotte.
Need to reach us? Send us an email.

Tip Top Bike Shop, LLC


Reasons Why We Love Bicycles
We're Not just Another Bike Shop

Bicycles are one best examples of human invention.
They can be made using the highest tech construction and materials and/or the most artistic human craftsmanship. They can also be not much more than two wheels connected in line.
Bicycles are easy to make our own. Whether covering your bike in stickers, getting just the right sounding bell, or the exact vintage wheels for your restoration project.
Riding is an easy, joint-friendly, way to build strength and cardio-vascular health for all ages/sizes of people.
And dang, aren't bikes fun! A quiet ride along the water, an eye-watering decent, an adventure in the woods, winning that race to the end of the block beside your friend... this time, or just being able to see and smell the flowers in bloom.
These are a few reasons why we love bikes. We are sad when a bike is too damaged to ride, we are happy when we get a person riding again. We are very happy to ride in the neighborhood everyday; meeting new people and seeing our friends on bikes.

What we have

We have a full range of new bicycles and accessories. Our goal is to provide the best performing, best fitting gear. For now, please checkout the websites of our main suppliers:

Trek bicycles
Jamis bicycles
Felt bicycles
Salsa bicycles

Surly bicycles

Xtracycle hitchless bicycle trailers & the Edgerunner bicycle and accessories
Lazer helmets
Nutcase helmets
Michelin Tires
Knog Lights

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