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Pre-Race Mandatory Bike and Helmet Check

Your child’s bike and helmet must be checked before they race.

Bike Checks available DATES TBD

Please bring your child with their bike and helmet to one of the participating stores listed below for a mandatory bike and helmet check. You will not be able to get your race packet unless you have the proper stickers proving your bike and helmet have been checked.

At the Pre-Race Bike Check, your child’s bike and helmet will be inspected for:

  • General condition with emphasis on tires
  • The ends of the handlebars have plastic plugs (called bar end plugs)
  • Bike helmets are approved by CPSC or SNELL (label inside)
  • Helmets must fit properly and the straps adjusted so no more than two fingers can fit inside
  • There are no sharp edges on the pedals
  • Make sure the brakes work

We strongly recommend taking the bike to the pre-race inspection BEFORE the race (see above information). If the bike is deemed unsafe at the race your child will not be allowed to participate.

Attending one of the Pre-Race Checks will help speed up the registration process on the morning of the race. The Pre-Race Checker will give you stickers that will show you have been pre-checked for safety.

You MUST get the stickers from one of the Safety Check Locations in order to bypass the “Bike and Helmet Check Station” on Race Day. The line in the morning could be an HOUR LONG in addition to the registration line. It is highly recommended to go to the Pre- Race locations!

NOTE: Please make sure your child’s footwear is suitable for running and riding. No flip-flops or sandals or other open-toed shoes.


Bike Check Locations

Addition Bike Check Locations coming for 2020.

Sports Basement – Berkeley

2727 Milvia St
Berkeley, CA, 94703
(510) 984-3907
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Sat & Sun: 9am-8pm
Sports Basement – Campbell
1875 S Bascom Ave, Suite 240
The Pruneyard Shopping Center
Campbell, CA, 95008
(408) 899-5783
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Sat & Sun: 9am-8pmSports Basement – Novato
100 Vintage Way
Novato, CA, 94945
(415) 493-2623
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Sat & Sun: 9am-8pmSports Basement – Redwood City
202 Walnut Street
Redwood City, CA, 94063
(650) 421-7440
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Sat & Sun: 9am-8pm

Sports Basement – San Francisco Bryant Street
1590 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA, 94103
(415) 575-3001
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Sat & Sun: 8am-8pm

Sports Basement – San Francisco Presidio
610 Old Mason St.
San Francisco, CA, 94129
(415) 934-2900
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Sat & Sun: 8am-8pm
Sports Basement – San Ramon
1041 Market Place
San Ramon, CA, 94583
(925) 498-6130
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Sat & Sun: 9am-7pmSports Basement – Sunnyvale
1177 Kern Ave
Sunnyvale, CA, 94085
(408) 598-4240
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Sat & Sun: 9am-8pmSports Basement – Walnut Creek
1881 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA, 94598
(925) 941-6100
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Sat & Sun: 9am-7pm

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