Meet the Amazing Basementeers

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It’s an Ironman, it’s a pro triathlete, it’s… a Basementeer! There’s a lot going on behind those green aprons, we’ll have you know. Our Sports Basement staffers are top-notch in every way, from their smiling faces to their rock-climbing toes. So if you have a question, or are looking for an expert opinion, look no further than your closest Basementeer – chances are she’s got the expertise you need.

Check out the photo to the right: there’s Ian Ballentine, marketer at our Bryant St. store and soon to be marketer at our new Berkeley store. She’s also a top age-group triathlete, racing with the Oakland Tri Club.

Next to her is Anthony Biolatto, our SB Outdoors General Manager. He’s a certified rock climbing instructor as well as a Wilderness First Responder.

Next is Annie Underdown, a store manager whom you’ve probably met if you’ve ever been to our Presidio store. She recently completed her first marathon, and is excited for her next.

Next we have Andrew Bauer, one of our buyers. He’s also a pro triathlete, which comes in handy since he orders much of our swim gear and sports nutrition.

Next to him is Eden Slezin, General Manager of our Bryant Street store and professional backpacking guide. He also designs his own clothing line.

On the far right is Tom Trauger, our Director of Finance. He’s a national Ironman 70.3 age group champion, and cannot be seen without a tee from a race he’s competed in (and probably won).

And they’re just the beginning! Click on the image below for stats on our entire company, as well as more incredible Basementeers.

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SB Sunnyvale’s Cycle Swap is this Saturday!

Cycle Swap 2014There’s no place like Sports Basement Sunnyvale this Saturday! Cycle Swap is back for a 6th edition this Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10am to 2pm. Come check out the huge selection of new and used bikes, bike parts, gear and apparel from more than 70 vendors. And then enjoy the free BBQ, ’cause why not?

Adult admission is $3, and kids 18 and under get in free. All proceeds from ticket sales and booth fees are donated to the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition and Hellyer Velodrome.

Download the full-size poster here.

http://bikesiliconvalley.org/

Dusty desert camping trip essentials are at Sports Basement

Heading out to camp for a week in the desert with thousands of other people? We’ve whipped up a checklist to help you when you shop the Basement for essentials.

Bike Department
Bicycles!
Bike bells
Bike horns
Bike baskets
Bike lights (front and rear)
LED spoke lights (assorted colors)
Bike lube (staff recommends Triflow)
Replacement tubes
Patch kits
Bicycle pumps
Bike locks
Assorted tools
Front Register Area
Lip balm
Sunglasses
Beef/turkey jerkey
Energy bars
Electrolytes (Nuun tabs, etc.)
Reusable water bottles
Sunscreen
Camping Department
Tent
Sun shade
Rope/cordage
Air mattress
Sleeping pad
Camp/travel pillow
Camp stoves & fuel
Camp plates, cutlery, pots and pans
Chairs
Table
Water jugs (regular and collapsible)
Lantern
Glow sticks
Compass
Headlamp
Flashlight
Goggles (clear & tinted)
Buff/bandana
Bathing wipes
Sun shower
Camp soap
Sunscreen
First aid kit
Camelbak/hydration pack
Mini bungee cords
Carabiners
Cooler
Fitness & Team Sports
Tennis balls (to prevent injuries from stakes)
Shoes (boots, flip flops, tennis shoes)
Socks
Quick-dry active wear
Yoga wear/yoga mats
Reusable cold/ice packs

Reebok’s CrossFit is here!

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And so are tons of other awesome CrossFit brands. CrossFit is sweeping the nation, and we’re all caught up in the inspirational excitement from the CrossFit Games starting July 25. So pause your WOD and sprint down to the Basement (feel free to throw a few burpees in on the way here) and check out all the goodness we’ve got to offer!

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Sports Basement Presidio is staying put for now!

Sports Basement PresidioWith the George Lucas fiasco in the news recently, lots of customers have been asking us what’s going to happen to Sports Basement.

Our Presidio store will remain at its current awesome location through 2016, and then will probably move to a new awesome location 700 yards down the street toward the Palace of Fine Arts.

When we have finalized the details about the relocation, our customers will be the first to find out. One way or another, we’ll continue to be a force for great deals and community happenings in the Presidio.

And if you didn’t already know it, we have a second San Francisco location on Bryant Street in the Mission (some call it Potrero) with the same amazing deals and vibe.

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