Boycott Suggestions

 

Please send me your suggestions for other businesses, industries, and organizations to boycott. I expect to update this list frequently.

 

Thank you!

 

Mike Vandeman

 

 

Supporting the Automobile/Oil Culture:

 

All automobile manufacturers (including those making electric cars)

All oil companies

 

Supporting Mountain Biking:

 

Accelerade

Adidas

Albertson's (advertises on TV using mountain bikers)

www.bananaadventuretours.com (builds mountain biking trails in Costa Rica)

Avid

Ben & Jerry's (supports IMBA Sprockids)

Bell (supports mountain bike racing)

Bike Magazine

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)

Endless Cycles 

Fox Racing Shox

Hank and Frank Bicycles, 6030 College Ave., Oakland, CA (actively supports illegal mountain biking; several employees participate, including Kurt Richards)

Giant Bicycles

Kenda

Kona Bicycles

La Farine Bakery (supports BTCEB)

Luna Bar

Mavic

Michelin

National Wildlife Federation (supports mountain biking)

Park Tool

Patagonia (supports mountain biking; sponsors Singletrack Ranch: www.singletrackranch.com)

The Pedaler  (supports BTCEB)

Pedros

Pepsi (advertises using mountain bikers)

Performance

Planet Bike

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)

Rockshox (sells mountain bike components, subsidizes the

building of mountain biking trails)

RockyMounts

Rodale (publishes "Mountain Bike" magazine)

Shimano

Showers Pass Clothing

Smith Sport Optics

SOBE (donates to build mountain biking trails)

SockGuy

Specialized (sells mountain bikes and donates to IMBA)

Sports Basement

Sports Express

SRAM

Subaru of America, Inc. (sells cars that come with mountain bikes)

Titec

Trails.com

Trek Bicycles

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)

Voler

Webmountainbike.com

Whole Foods (sponsors mountain bike trail-building)

WTB

Yakima (makes racks to carry bikes on cars! Hello?)

Yeti Cycles

Mountain Bike Racing Sponsors:

http://santacruzsuperenduro.com/sponsorship/

 

Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000

From: Rosieres@aol.com
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

From: D4er@aol.com

Subject: (BTCEB Info) Discounts for BTCEB Members

 

To: BTCEB Members

From: Danny Forer, membership chair

Date: 5/2/01

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

From: GSchwarten@clifbar.com

Subject: Clif Bar Inc.

To: mjvande@pacbell.net

Message-id: <1B4877697490514493EE9802AEEBB6E2A8DD2F@NT01.clifbar.com>

MIME-version: 1.0

Content-type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

 

Dear Mike:

 

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!

 

Sincerely,

 

Geoff

 

Geoff Schwarten

Customer Service Representative

Clif Bar Inc.

Berkeley, CA 94710

800-884-5254 ext. 132

www.clifbar.com