Please support them because they support you!
Erik at Peacock Groove is giving us another custom frame this year! He donated a custom frame for the past three years and has signed up to support us again this year. Check out the bikes of previous winners, Carrie and Jana, at Babes this year!
If you're looking for a gorgeous, local made, custom frame, Erik is the man to go to. Check out his website for some of his work.Visit : Peacock Groove
Hub Bike Co-op
The Hub was named "Most Woman Friendly Bike Shop" by Minnesota Women's Press Magazine! As a celebration of your support of the Hub, the Hub is supporting you! They are giving us a complete Masi this year!Visit : Hub Bike Co-op
All City Cycles
If you're looking for the perfect bike to ride to grab a dollar hand up during cross season or to practice wheelies on during hot Minneapolis summer nights, All City Cycles is your home town hero.
This year, they're giving one lucky lady a frameset!Visit : All City Cycles
Living in Minneapolis, you see Surly bikes everywhere. The Steamroller is a bomb-proof ride that will get you through all of your winter commuting. The Long-Haul-Trucker gets you to the beautiful Minnesota summer weekend camping trip. And it's pretty much impossible to not have fun when you're trying out your friend's Big Dummy or Pugsley.
This year, they're giving Babes a Steamroller Frameset!
Check out their website for a few great ways to make that paycheck disappear.Visit : Surly Bikes
New Belgium Brewing
New Belgium is a leader in environmentally-friendly brewing and works really hard to promote bicycling as part of a very practical way of life. They strongly encourage support of local non-profits. They also brew some darn tasty beer. Our partnership with them is a perfect fit.
They are donating 5 kegs of beer for the afterparty. Beer will be free for racers and $5 for non-racers.
Of course, we will be carding. Please drink responsibly.Visit : New Belgium
This year the custom prize bag from Trash Messenger Bags is going to the winner of the rookie category! So, that girl that you know that really knows how to get rad on her bike but never comes out to events? Get her to come to her first race and do Babes and she might go home with a custom Trash Bag!Visit : Trash Messenger Bags
Calhoun Cycle is your local folding bike, cargo bike, long distance touring, and recumbent shop. They carry important brands that you won't find in most other shops: Arkel, Carradice, Brompton, and Schwalbe to name a few. They hooked us up big time with cash money and a ladies Brooks saddle to give away.Visit : www.calhouncycle.com
Sunrise Cyclery, a used bike shop in Uptown, is the home of Grease Rag Ride & Wrench. They open up the shop to women/trans/femme cyclists twice a month for the free skill share. Jamie's favorite part of owning the shop is wheel building, and so they're donating a free whee building lesson to one lucky racer!Visit : Sunrise Cyclery
Freight supported us from the very beginning. Made by a couple of great guys out in San Francisco, they make a great product.Visit : Freight Baggage
Beard Bags is a new cycling specific bag company in Minneapolis made by James Crooks. He makes well designed, built to last products including backpacks, hip pouches, foot retention straps, and some polo goodies as well. You can find his products at shops around town, or check out his new online shop!Visit : Beard Bags
Banjo Brothers is a Minneapolis bike bag staple. Their backpacks, messenger bags, seat bags, and panniers are seen on bikes and backs all over town. Banjo Brothers are a huge supporter of the Minneapolis bike community and have been a sponsor of Babes since the begining.Visit : Banjo Brothers
O2 Rainwear is a local company that makes cycling specific rain jackets and pants. As cyclists, the designers know the range of weather we get here in Minneapolis, MN and make products that work all year ‘round. The pride themselves in designing for any type of rider, from serious cyclists to casual rec riders. Find their products in local shops or online!
One on One Bicycle Studio
One on One Bicycle Studio has been a cornerstone in the Minneapolis cycling community for ages. It's got everything all in one: new & used bikes, repair, coffee, food, and an art gallery. They've always been supportive of Babes in Bikeland, so cheers to them!
This year, they're making custom Babes coozies that all the racers, and many of the spectators, will bring home for free!Visit : http://www.oneononebike.com
Twin Six is an extremely generous sponsor of the afterparty. They've donated a huge box of prizes that will be included in our raffle. If you race, you're probably gonna ride away with a new Twin Six water bottle, shirt, socks, or one of the numerous other things that they donated.Visit : Twin Six
Fox Den Salon
Fox Den is partnering with Caffetto to give each racer a re-fueling bag at the end of the race. Remember those great little bags with the vitamin water and granola bars that was a godsend at the end of last year's race? You're getting it again this year.Visit : Fox Den Salon
Have your muscles been really tense or sore from biking all summer? Well, if you elbow your way towards these gift certificates during the raffle, you could win a free shiatsu massage from your friendly One on One barista/massage therapist - Girl Carl.Visit : Alight Shiatsu
Fair trade and delivered locally by bicycle, Peace Coffee is the cyclist's brew of choice.
Keep an eye out for some beans or Peace Coffee swag in the raffle!Visit : Peace Coffee
Walz Cycling Caps
Beautiful, well made, and even better fitting, Walz Caps makes great cycling hats.
Grab one at Babes this year!Visit : Walz Cycling Caps
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Beau Layman is a local artist that makes beautiful sculptures out of bicycle parts and other metals. For the past few years, Beau has built fabulous trophies for the winners of Babes in Bikeland. See more of his art the link below!
KIND Healthy Snacks
KIND Healthy Snacks makes all natural fruit and nut bars with no mystery fillers. They’ll be nourishing riders after the race with their delicious, wholesome snacks.
Vitamin Water is hydration for every occasion. And we think the best occasion is riding your bike with 300 of your best pals.
Visit : www.vitaminwater.com
Angry Catfish is a unique bicycle shop and coffee bar in south Minneapolis. They carry high end bikes, parts, clothing, and coffee for the rider who cares about quality. Host of the 2010 Babes in Bikeland afterparty, they've supported us since the day they opened. Oh, and it's our favorite place to watch the Tour de France.Visit : http://angrycatfishbicycle.com/
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Varsity Bike Shop
Varsity is a Dinkytown staple. They've got the neighborhood covered, but also carry cargo bikes and other specialty goodies. You're sure to see a few ladies working at this shop, so be sure to swing by and say hello.Visit : www.varsitybike.com