Mission Bicycle

Mission Bicycle Lights Up in Support of Obama

Election season is almost behind us, and this bummer cycle leaves us nostalgic for the fun and spirited enthusiasm of 2008.  What happened to all the beautiful artwork?  Horrible songs from the likes of will.i.am?  A Barack Obama who seemed to give a shit about winning?  Really, it's sad when the most exciting thing about a presidential campaign are the borderline racist blathering from a $3 Billion hairpiece on top of human garbage.

Thankfully, Mission Bicycle managed to find some of that 2008 fire late last week and built a rear wheel that lights up Valencia in support of Obama.


Jefferson, the manager over at the shop, admits that taking a stand in official support of Obama “doesn't sound like much of a risk.” But as a shop that ships their bikes across the country, “we will for sure lose a few red fans over [it].”

(Besides, shouldn't we be happy that they're proudly flaunting their political positions, rather being sketchy and secretive over it?)

MonkeyLetric created the technology behind the lights (but, sadly, the Obama version is not for sale at this time) and the filming was done by local filmmaker Luis Peña.  And should the video not be enough for you, the wheel is running up in their front window through election day.

(And don't forget to vote tomorrow!)

Mission Bicycle Company Unveils "The Noe"

After years of exclusively selling fixies and single speeds to the neighborhood 20-somethings which the company was named after, the bike shop thought it wise to expand their reach to the burgeoning “out-of-the-stroller-and-into-the-saddle” market up the hill.

Their facebook post on the matter has all the pertinent details.

Check Out the Premiere of "Career Courier" and Drink All the PBR You Want

Mission Bikes is hosting the premiere of “Career Courier” Sunday evening [6:30 doors / 7:00 film] at The Woman's Building on 18th and Lapidge.  From Mission Bikes' blog:

Career Courier is a deeply personal portrait of 8 real people that have made a career out of bicycle delivery.  It's about risk, freedom, sacrifice, and love.

We'll be screening this new film and presenting “The Making Of” a short presentation by director Kenton Hoppas. Kenton filmed this documentary in 5 cities from coast to coast and will share with us his behind-the-scenes perspective.

Not only do you get to check out the film and rub elbows with the director, but you can apparently put back all the free PBR you want before and during the premiere.  Yessir, all that for 5 bucks if you buy tickets in advance at Mission Bikes' shop or $10 if you buy online or at the door.