Please send me your suggestions for other businesses, industries, and organizations to boycott. I expect to update this list frequently.
Supporting the Automobile/Oil Culture:
All automobile manufacturers (including those making electric cars)
All oil companies
Supporting Mountain Biking:
Albertson's (advertises on TV using mountain bikers)
www.bananaadventuretours.com (builds mountain biking trails in Costa Rica)
Ben & Jerry's (supports IMBA Sprockids)
Bell (supports mountain bike racing)
Clif Bar (donates to build mountain biking trails; recommends night riding)
Dirt Rag Magazine
Do Wrap Performance Headwear
Eden Bicycles in Castro Valley (http://www.edenbicycles.com; supports BTCEB by giving their members discounts)
Fox Racing Shox
Hank and Frank Bicycles, 6030 College Ave., Oakland, CA (actively supports illegal mountain biking; several employees participate, including Kurt Richards)
La Farine Bakery (supports BTCEB)
National Wildlife Federation (supports mountain biking)
Patagonia (supports mountain biking; sponsors Singletrack Ranch: www.singletrackranch.com)
The Pedaler (supports BTCEB)
Pepsi (advertises using mountain bikers)
PowerBar (donates to build mountain biking trails)
Rack Solid (supports BTCEB)
Recreational Equipment Company (REI) (sells mountain bikes; sponsored a back-room meeting between IMBA and mountain bikers within the Sierra Club that resulted in official Sierra Club support for mountain biking -- the "Park City Aggreement"; supports BTCEB; financially supports the building of mountain biking trails)
Rockshox (sells mountain bike components, subsidizes the
building of mountain biking trails)
Rodale (publishes "Mountain Bike" magazine)
Showers Pass Clothing
Smith Sport Optics
SOBE (donates to build mountain biking trails)
Specialized (sells mountain bikes and donates to IMBA)
Subaru of America, Inc. (sells cars that come with mountain bikes)
Trips for Kids (TFK) (pretends to be doing environmental education, but actually exploits kids in order to improve the image of mountain biking, while telling the kids that mountain biking is okay for the environment)
Whole Foods (sponsors mountain bike trail-building)
Yakima (makes racks to carry bikes on cars! Hello?)
Mountain Bike Racing Sponsors:
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000
Subject: Re: TFK Crap
I called Corry Wagner a couple of months ago because they advertise that they have an environmental education program for the kids they take on rides. She admitted to me that they don't have any such program. Terri
Bike stores that promote mountain biking, e.g. by giving mountain bikers special discounts!
Date: Wed, 02 May 2001
Subject: (BTCEB Info) Discounts for BTCEB Members
To: BTCEB Members
From: Danny Forer, membership chair
We are pleased to announce a new BTCEB Member Discount Program at local East Bay bike stores. Currently we have 9 stores, listed below, who offer discounts to BTCEB members of 10% (subject to limitations). Bring front page of newsletter, with
label, showing that you are a current member in BTC in order to get a discount. If you have any problems with the discount please let me know.
Please support your local bike store.
The following bike stores offer 10% discounts (subject to limitations) to BTCEB members. Bring your membership card, on front of newsletter to identify you as a current member.
The Pedler, 3826 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante, (Not valid on complete bikes, sale items or service)
Livermore Cyclery, 7214 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Dublin,(Not valid on complete bikes, sale items or service)
Livermore Cyclery, 2288 First St., Livermore (Not valid on complete bikes, sale items or service)
Solano Ave Cyclery, 1554 Solano Ave, Albany(Not valid on complete bikes, sale items or service)
Pioneer Bike Shop, 11 Rio Vista Ave, Oakland (Not valid on service)
Pleasant Hill Cyclery, 1494 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill (Not valid on complete bikes, sale items or service)
Schwin City, 814 "A" St., Antioch (10% off all items. Free tube installation)
Sharp Bicycles, 969 Moraga Rd., Lafayette (Not valid on complete bikes, sale items or service. 5% off on complete bikes)
Mike's Bikes 1745 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill (Not valid on complete bikes, sale items or service)
Clif Barís Support for Mountain Biking:
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 09:29:28 -0800
Subject: Clif Bar Inc.
Thank you for emailing Clif Bar Inc. with your concern about our support forIMBA. I have forwarded your comments to the appropriate people. Our company supports numerous causes that impact and reflect the lives, activities, and interests of our employees and founder Gary Erickson. This is how we at Clif
Bar feel about mountain biking:
†††† 1.†† Clif Bar Inc. is passionate about preserving & protecting our everyday & recreational environments.
†††† 2.†† We recognize that mountain biking, and other human-powered recreational activities, can harm trails & natural environments.
†††† 3.†† We provide on-going support for organizations such as Leave No Trace, Access Fund, & IMBA, whose efforts help sustain our wild places.
†††† 4.†† IMBA's mission is to promote mountain bicycling
opportunities that are environmentally sound and socially responsible.
†††† 5.†† Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trail work participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, and innovative trail management solutions.
Thank you for your concern. Have a great day!
Customer Service Representative
Clif Bar Inc.
Berkeley, CA 94710
800-884-5254 ext. 132