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Started by Tim Kramer in the summer of 74, with a passion for cycling and the idea that the local community needed a bike specific epicenter to take care of all their needs. Tim opened the doors with the drive and ambition to create an honest, family oriented bike shop that strived to push the boundaries of bicycle innovation.

40 years later, Encina and Clayton Bikes are still going strong serving the cycling community's every need with an unmatched expertise for all things "Bike".

We offer free tune ups on all bikes purchased through our stores. Never pay extra for a "tune up package" again! Save big with us!

Our Walnut Creek location has a fleet of rentals ranging from road bikes to mountain bikes. Access dozens of trails within blocks of the shop. Visit the beautiful countryside surrounding Mount Diablo and the famous "Iron Horse Trail".

We're well known as one of the best shops to bring your bike to for repair. We have mechanics on staff at all times and we do our best to keep all parts in stock so we can finish your repair quickly.

Want to try a full suspension bike before you purchase one? Come in and try one of our demo bikes for a day. Ride a local trail and put it to the test.

Want to make payments on your next dream bike? All we require is a 25% deposit of the total. From there, you can make as many payments as needed until your bike is paid off.

Our website is a great resource for you to search and find that obscure part you've been looking for. We have thousands of items available at your fingertips. Order through our website and you have the option to ship to your door or choose "in store pick up" for no extra shipping charge.

Our brands are the most renowned in the cycling community.

Trek Bicycles, America's #1 bike brand has been on our floors since the 70's. Trek and Gary Fisher combine to produce innovative products for all levels of cyclist and a guaranteed great experience.

Specialized Bicycles, We are an "Original Dealer" and experts in the history and development of this unique brand. Certified Specialized mechanics are on staff and ready to help. A California based company that knows our terrain.

FitBikes are a dedicated BMX only brand. A rider owned company based in California, FitBikes are great for skateparks, dirt jumps, and street riding.

SE Racing, a brand that produces high quality fixed gear bikes, BMX bikes and beach cruisers.

Electra Bikes, a California company dedicated to beach cruisers with a style factor unmatched in the bike industry. Try an Electra or Townie and see why going slow can be just as fun as going fast.

Santa Cruz Bicycles. Fully committed to pushing the boundaries of mountain bike technology, Santa Cruz Bikes has continued to be our best known secret. If it's Santa Cruz you want, come see us! We're an original Santa Cruz dealer since 1994.

We're experts in women's specific bikes. We have stock in the road, hybrid and mountain bike categories including apparel, we are your one stop shop for all women's cycling needs.

Our owner, Tim, a local family man, has always helped the community by donating to local youth sports programs as well as sponsoring local cycling teams through the years. Shop local and we pay it forward.

We are a passionate and ambitious staff including professional mountain bikers, BMX'ers and Roadies alike. We remain on the cutting edge of technology and have a great understanding of the bike industry. Get a pro level opinion from people that live, eat, and breathe bikes.

In our 40 years of business, we've experienced the evolution of bicycles go from 10 speeds to clunkers to high tech carbon full suspension bikes. We here at Encina and Clayton Bikes have been there every step of the way.

Shop at Encina and Clayton Bikes for expert opinions and a friendly, family oriented atmosphere with an old school charm.

Ride to Live
Since 1974