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Hub and Bespoke Changes Gears After Four Years

January 29th, 2015 by master

Hub and Bespoke, a clothing and accessories shop for men and women who ride bicycles, has closed their storefront N 36th Street. Situated between High Dive and Red Star Taco Bar the storefront stands out with a bold painted exterior including a baby blue bicycle. The company encourages cyclists to “Bike Your Style” and often had a cheerful (actual) bike with a basket full of flowers out front.

Hub and Bespoke initially announced the closure on their blog and held a fixture sale in mid-January. The storefront is now vacant and available for lease through Yates Wood Brokerage and Property Management. The owners, Juliette and Aldan, will maintain the Hub and Bespoke online store and begin to pursue new designs as well. They discuss the brand’s future focus on their blog:

While the storefront focused on both men and women, Hub and Bespoke’s original mission was to serve the female rider, enticing her to consider using her bicycle for urban transportation. For her, there are still many unmet needs for apparel that offers function on the bike + suitability for an urban destination.

Building on the successful design and production of the Women’s Riding Coat, we will be focusing our time and energy on producing and marketing our own designs, primarily for the female bike commuter.

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Gay & Lesbian Slow Ride Speed Dating Event In Fremont

September 26th, 2011 by master

Gay and lesbian cyclists looking for a date will have a chance to meet other bike lovers on Tuesday, October 4th.

Fremont cycle boutique, Hub and Bespoke, will host the second “Slow Ride Speed Date” event for local singles. Participants will pair up for 3-minute bike rides on a pre-set path through the Fremont neighborhood.

Riders will note the individuals they are interested in on provided booklets, and Hub and Bespoke will later notify each person of any matches.

The first speed date event in August was a success according to Hub and Bespoke co-founder, Aldan Shank.

“There were several matches and everyone said they had a great time. We’re excited to do it again, this time for our gay and lesbian friends.”

Shank says the event offers bike-riding singles a chance to meet people with similar interests and values.

Anyone interested in participating should email Spots are limited, and a bike is required. The event will start at 5:45pm at the Hub and Bespoke shop (513 N 36th St) and will conclude with a friendly mixer at a neighborhood venue. More details available on the Hub and Bespoke blog.

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