Valencia Cyclery Bike Shop News

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Update 2017: Thanks to  our customers
we were able to donate $6,353 to
Project Open Hand! You helped provide
meals and groceries for our sick and elderly neighbors!
Total to date: $148,257
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Valencia Cyclery Proudly Supports Project Open Hand, Meals with Love. 

Project Open Hand is a non-profit organization that provides meals with love to seniors and the critically ill. Every day they prepare 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain their clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of old age. They serve San Francisco and Alameda Counties, engaging more than 125 volunteers daily to nourish the community.

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Best of San Francisco - 2016 Best Bike Shop
The Bay Area Reporter - Best Bicycle Shop
Examiner Readers' Choice - Best Bike Shop 2016
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2016 marks 30 years at Valencia Cyclery for manager/mechanic 
Peter Shao!
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From the Founder and Owner of Valencia Cyclery, Paul Olszewski:

October 19, 2016 marks the 30th year anniversary of Peter Shao at Valencia Cyclery. Customers may recognize Peter as our friendly and knowledgeable mechanic who is one of the managers in our Repair Shop and often helps customers at the front counter. 

“I remember when I first met Phuc. He was a Vietnamese refugee that only recently had arrived in the USA. His counselor gave him a ride to the store on the back of his motorcycle and introduced him to me. He hardly spoke much English back then, but judging from the results of the mechanical test he performed for me, he had obviously worked on bikes before. He was very eager to work (as always!). I had a sense that Phuc would be a good employee and so I hired him as Valencia Cyclery’s first full-time worker…

Thirty years have passed and Peter Shao, as he is now known since he became a US citizen, is a vital part of the Repair Shop. He has had as much to do with the success of Valencia Cyclery as anyone who has ever worked here. Our good reputation has been built on the consistently good service that he gives to customers, the quality work that he performs, and the training and example he provides to new employees…”

Thank you Peter! I am grateful for your 30 years of service to Valencia Cyclery. You work as hard today as you did 30 years ago when you first arrived! I am also very proud to see an employee of mine accomplish so much in life after having started with so little…
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Valencia Cyclery is a Proud “Safe Bikes” Partner!

Protect Your Ride

San Francisco SAFE has partnered with the SFPD to combat bicycle theft across San Francisco. There has been a 70% increase in bicycle theft since 2006, with over 75,000 riders per day in San Francisco. Visit to register your bicycle’s serial number and other characteristics. SAFE’s secure database is connected to the SFPD. If your bicycle is recovered, SAFE will contact you and return your ride.
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