Holidays are Here! Holiday Hours 2016:
We are closed Tuesday, November 22nd thru Thursday, November 24th.
Open Friday, November 25th 12noon - 5pm. Regular hours from Saturday, November 26th
Christmas / New Years
Open Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th 11am-4pm
Closed Sunday, December 25th thru Tuesday, January 3rd. Happy Holidays for everyone!
Open regular hours from Wednesday, January 4th.

Have a very merry, happy, safe, festive holiday from all of us at Tip Top Bike Shop xxx

Temescal Events

Ride for a Reason Kickoff Party! Friday, December 2nd 6pm-8pm @ Tip Top Bike Shop!
Ride for a Reason is an annual bike ride from Oakland to Sacramento to draw attention to the ongoing K-12 education funding crisis, and also to raise funds for school enrichment programs. Last year, 260 riders pedaled to Sacramento and raised $106,000 which was shared by six local public schools. Riders are Oakland parents, community members and students who rally together for this beautiful bike ride. We’ll have music, snacks, and early bird registration pricing. We’d love to answer any questions you have about the ride. This year, we have three rides to choose from: 45, 60, and 109 miles. We provide all the support you will need to go the distance on April 29th, including training rides and coaching which starts in January. For more information on Ride for a Reason or to register online, check out

Temescal Holiday Art Fair, Sunday, December 4th 10am - 4pm. 5110 Telegraph Avenue
Enjoy a “one-stop” shop for your holiday needs, from amazing and unique gifts by Temescal retailers, to one-of-a-kind creations by Oakland makers, as well as some holiday entertainment and cheer. Lots of family-friendly activities featuring a holiday photo booth with appearances by Santa Claus, holiday music and a games pavilion for all ages by It’s Your Move Games & Hobbies. Warm up between shopping and holiday activities with delicious food, hot beverages, cookies and more.

End of Model Year Bicycle Sale!

Commuter / Urban Bike
Trek 7.3 FX (2014) Size 15 was $630 now $550
Trek 7.3 FX WSD (2016) 15, 15L was $660 now $600
Trek 7.4 FX WSD (2016) Sizes: 13, 15L was $770 now $675
Felt Verza Speed 30 (2016) Sizes: 58 was $900 now $800
Kona Big Rove Al (2016) Sizes: 52, 57, 59 was $900 now $800
Kona Big Rove St (2016) Sizes: 48, 59 was $1200 now $1050

Adventure / Road Bike
Kona Jake (2016) Sizes: S/M was $1100 now $1000
Z85 (2016) Sizes: 51, 54, 58, 61 was $1400 now $1200
Salsa Vaya 2 (2015) Sizes 52 was $1950 now $1500
Salsa Colossal (2015) Size: 51 Size: 55 (2016) was $2000 now $1600
Felt ZW5 (2016) Sizes: M was $2000 now $1600

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 1 week out. (mid-Nov). 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 day we are open, again these are on a first come, first served basis. We tend to fill up each days schedule within the first four 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.

Directed, shot, and edited by Nick Perry.

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Green Bicycling:

Art Murmur. First Friday every month. Next event is Friday, December 2nd / Friday, January 6th.
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:

Felt bicycles

Kona bicycles

Surly bicycles

Trek bicycles
Salsa bicycles

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

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