Worker-Owners

We are a worker-owned cooperative bike shop in San Francisco’s Mission District committed to helping our customers enjoy riding their bikes. Our five worker-owners’ and two staff members have diverse backgrounds in mountain biking, cyclocross, couriering, bmx, bike commuting and bike touring, all of which are reflected in our unique product selection. At Box Dog we believe that our business is more than just a shop; it is a community hub for bicyclists both new and experienced. We organize group rides and teach repair classes, collaborate with other local cooperatives, and make sure that every customer who enters our store is offered respect and clear mechanical explanations and advice. 

Meet the crew...

 

Geoff

Geoff loves talking to people about bikes and biking and is happy to work in a cooperative environment where sharing ideas is valued. When he’s not working in the shop he helps to organize Box Dog’s morning and evening group rides and, in his free time, volunteers as a mechanic-educator, teaching people how to build and maintain their own bikes. One of his favorite bike getaways is an overnight in beautiful Samuel P. Taylor State Park in Marin.

 

Emily

Emily is primarily a city biker, but also loves riding in the Oakland hills and taking occasional bike camping trips. Emily organizes many of Box Dog’s community events, manages large scale shop projects, and keeps Box Dog connected to other Bay Area cooperatives. She feels lucky to be part of a truly democratic work place and especially likes working with customers who ride everyday and use one bike to do a lot of different kinds of riding.

 

Angus

Angus began working in bike shops in 2005 after years of tinkering with bikes in his garage. He loves doing detailed tune ups that make customers’ favorite bikes function and feel like new.  Angus also enjoys working on Box Dog’s online shop and values having multiple roles within the cooperative. Born and raised in San Francisco, Angus rides his old Fuji “frankenbike” all over the Bay Area, but Golden Gate Park still remains one of his favorite places to be on a bike.  .


 

Eric

Eric has worked in bike shops since 2008 and was a messenger before he became a mechanic. He really enjoys installing fenders for customers but his favorite repairs are the ones that require him to scratch his head. Eric loves mountain biking in Annadel State Park, climbing Mines Road, and riding mixed terrain in the East Bay hills. When not on a bike, or at a repair stand, Eric may be found skateboarding, walking his tiny dog, or behind a set of drums.


Sarah

Hailing from the swampland of Washington DC, Sarah enjoys working in a cooperatively-run bike shop where she gets to see her and her co-workers’ ideas in action. Her favorite things to do at the shop is working with Spanish-speaking customers and planning our summer bike camping trips all over the Bay Area. Sarah enjoys riding her bike in the open space around Mt. Diablo. When not at work you can find Sarah throwing down on the soccer field, cooking, or talking with her mom on the phone.

Box Dog Bikes

494 14th St
(between Guerrero St & Valencia St)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Neighborhood: Mission

Call us at: (415) 431-9627

NEW SHOP HOURS!!

Open 7 Day A Week!
Monday - Sunday: 11am-7pm

 

Charitable Works/Community Outreach/Donations

We regularly donate parts and accessories to the Bike Kitchen and Mission High School Bike Club. We've partnered with that high school and June Jordan School for Equity, offering a discount towards their bike programs.

Box Dog volunteers their time each year with the S.F. Bicycle Coalition as a "Bike Doctor" at an Energizer Station during Bike to Work Day.

In addition to these recurring roles, we have also contributed to other such organizations:

  • Correctional Peace Officers Foundation
  • AIDS/LifeCycle
  • Western Worker Cooperative Conference
  • San Francisco Women Against Rape
  • The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
  • San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
  • Sustainable Economies Law Center
  • Root Division
  • United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives
  • Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives