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Although I hate to do it, I'm going to start with the bad news (all good things must have a small bit of bad, I suppose)... there will be no test rides available at this location, except the 71cm Homer, which will require at least a 100cm PBH (which, I suppose, leaves me out - bummer - but thankfully, I have my own, in a hobbit size, of course). Riv has stated that it would just be too difficult to deal with what they hope will be a lot of foot traffic (you are, however, welcome to visit their usual spot in Walnut Creek if you'd like to test a bike out, but they will likely be low on stock/staff there since they'll be bringing much of it to this new location; and while I've never tried it myself, I hear the distance is an easy BART ride from the city). The only other possible hiccup looks to be parking for cars (bike parking should be ample). Which, I think just about ends the bad news. Everything else seems pretty exciting, at least as far as I'm concerned.
For starters, where is this pop-up anyway? It will be located in the Mission District, near Shotwell and three blocks from the 24th and Mission BART Station.
Exact address: 3156 24th Street, San Francisco, CA (the space is run by Asterisk Magazine, if you are familiar with the area).
Days/Hours: June 1-9, from 12PM-7PM.
What exactly is going to happen in this location? Well, opening day, Saturday, June 1, sounds to be exciting! It is rumored that there may just be a give-away that day (at 5PM)... but don't tell anyone I gave away a secret (okay, it's not really a secret - but it seems like something that should be). If you can't make it out for opening day, never fear! There will be lots more to see (both that day and the other 8 days), such as discounted items available only to those there in person, free schwag, and a "super-have-to-be-there-to-get-it-super-deal." They will have bicycles to see and touch, bags, handlebars, small items for sale, brochures, discounted posters, and an espresso machine to keep you caffeinated, too.
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But enough of my sad attempt to solicit a job... Hopefully, many, many people will make it out to support this exciting adventure for Rivendell, and maybe even win something super cool. Help spread the word... especially if you're in the San Francisco area. I hope to join you there - if I can wiggle my way into a super-cheap flight out to Cali.