It’s that time of year when businesses start thinking about holding their annual Holiday Parties. In our neck of the woods those events can be low key affairs like a dinner at the owners or managers home all the way up to a massive blow out with top tier entertainment on the campus of one of our local high tech companies.

Here at Palo Alto Bicycles we tend towards the lower key version. For the past 9 years we have closed the store and our team has made an annual pilgrimage to the beautiful California coast.

Winding our way through Northern California’s Redwood tree lined back roads. We spend the evening enjoying a nice meal and light hearted conversation away from the shop.

The next morning the managers get up and ride back to open the shop for the next days business. The staff is given the day off to stay at the coast and enjoy a leisurely ride home later in the day.

For the first 6 years we stayed at a resort located on the water between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay called Costanoa. Since 2014 we have been staying at a beautiful home just north of Half Moon Bay that is located about 100 yards from the ocean.

We would like to wish you and yours happy, healthy, and fun filled holiday season!


Pioneer’s power option is an elegant, efficient and affordable way to get duel sided power. We have matched the Pioneer power unit with the brand new Shimano 9100 crankset. This work of art is best viewed live! Stop in to day and check out this elegant solution to the question of power. Knowledge is Power and Power is King!


Stop in today and check out the newest Palo Alto Bicycles custom jersey. Seeing as we are coming up on our 87th year in business we opted for an old world look on our latest offering.

The classic “Coat of Arms” look is accented with the Palo Alto “Tall Tree” and a nod to the Euro Classics with the Flanders Lyons!
We have both short and long sleeve jersey options in both a black and white version.

These make great Christmas gifts and are just in time for the cooler weather!


If you haven’t stopped by the shop lately, now you have a reason to. You’re gonna want to check out the new line of cycling apparel we’re carrying now from 7Mesh.

Founded by a group of passionate cyclists from the Squamish/Vancouver area, 7Mesh believes in streamline designs and simplicity without compromise.

7Mesh strives to make products that are:

  • Light
  • Durable
  • Functional
  • Beautiful

We think they’ve delivered on that desire. Stop by and let us know what you think.


We were honored earlier this year with the Tall Tree Award from the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce. We were also named Palo Alto’s Best Bike Shop by the Palo Alto Weekly. The League of American Cyclists named Palo Alto Bicycles a Gold Medal bicycle friendly business. And for the 4th year in a row we have been honored with the title of America’s Best Bike Shop by the National Bicycle Dealers Association. We are proud to receive all the recognition this year and we will strive to continue to serve our community at a level that warrants these accolades!


BMC graciously invited PAB to join them in Paris this last weekend for the final of the Tour d France! The amazing weekend included lunch on the Eiffel Tower, a ride with former tour winner Cadel Evans (a quick trip down the Champs Elysse led out by Cadel was a highlight of a lifetime!), VIP passes for a perfect view of the finish line, and topped off with a grand after party with the entire BMC team!

Thanks BMC!


Thanks to all that voted for us this year. Palo Alto is honored to receive both the Tall Tree award and the Best Bike shop  award in a single year. We will  continue to try to live up to the honors our community has bestowed upon us!


Palo Alto Bicycles has the new Edge 820 computers in stock! Lightweight and compact GPS cycling computers with comprehensive ride data, bike-specific navigation and the new GroupTrack feature.garmin Riders can easily stay connected with family and friends, both in and out of the peloton, with the Edge 820 and Edge Explore 820’s numerous connected features including GroupTrack, which allows cyclists to easily keep tabs of everyone in their group should they get separated. To help create a safer riding environment, both devices are compatible with the Varia™ cycling awareness line and include built-in incident detection. They also feature built-in Garmin Cycle Map with points of interest, bike-friendly trails and more in a compact design optimized for riding in any conditions. For cyclists seeking additional in-depth data the Edge 820 offers advanced performance monitoring including VO2 max, recovery advisor, FTP and watts/kg tracking, performance condition, Strava Live Segments and advanced cycling dynamics.


Palo Alto Bicycles was honored last Wednesday evening by the Palo Alto Tall Trees committee along with the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and the Palo Alto Weekly with a Tall Tree award. The Tall Tree Awards are given to individuals and organizations that have shown exceptional civic contributions and service to the community. Read more about the Tall Tree Awards here. We are honored to be one of this year’s recipients of Palo Alto’s Tall Tree award!