Sports in San Mateo


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  • Helm of Sun Valley
    Over the course of 50 years, the family that runs Helm of Sun Valley has amassed an inventory of top-shelf gear for wintry recreation and summertime watersports. Before stocking their shelves, the shop's athletic staffers take skis from Alpina, kiteboards from Cabrinha, and water skis from Connelly for test spins to appraise their performance. Standout sports gear snags a spot inside the store, along with apparel and accessories. Employees also rent out and tune up equipment. They specialize in fitting snowboard boots to feet, sometimes fashioning custom ZipFit liners by molding foam around arches. New kiteboard owners can master the sport by attending lessons, during which instructors teach basics on land before waving pupils onward into frothy crests.
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    333 North Amphlett Boulevard
    San Mateo, CA US
  • Cyclepath
    When crafting custom-fit bicycles, the staff members at CyclePath focus on empty space. To select the perfect frame, wheels, and components for each customer, they observe how his or her body moves through the air in free motion, rather than relying on a database of average body types. The result is a cycle that is uniquely suited to the customer's body and movements. In addition to building custom cycles, they rent out high-end road and mountain bikes and sell pre-made bicycles, allowing patrons to immediately explore the Bay Area's scenic side streets. They keep cycles running smoothly with comprehensive tune-ups and help out bikers who have accidentally pedaled into a realistic-looking mural with a list of repairs.
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    1212 S El Camino Real
    San Mateo, CA US
  • Sports Authority
    Thanks to Bay Area Ski Bus, getting from point A to point B never felts so good. Its shuttle buses, outfitted with modern conveniences such as video systems, usher passengers to and from local ski resorts, negating their need to worry over travel plans or convince the troll under their bed to return their car keys. Provided meals, snacks, and beverages keep both hunger and thirst at bay, and lift tickets dispensed upon arrival get skiers straight to the slopes. When the faraway ski destinations of Colorado or Val d'Isère entice travelers away from home, Bay Area Ski Bus grows wings to match. Its guides handle every detail of the adventure, from flights and shuttle arrangements to lodging and lift tickets.
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    2250 Bridgepointe Pkwy
    Foster City, CA US
  • Summit Bicycles
    Whether meant to scale mountains or drift down street shoulders, the mounts and cycling gear at Summit Bicycles ease any odyssey atop two wheels. The extensive selection ranges from Trek bikes for road and mountain to hybrid and commuter bikes that trump getting to work by hiding overnight in a coworker's trunk. Well aware of the importance of finding the ideal frame, the store lends out high-end bikes for test runs via its demo program, allowing riders to get a feel for the saddle's political bent before taking it home to meet their parents. For current owners, Summit's technicians repair and tune up already-owned bikes and help browsers find accessories such as tire-patching kits, electronic heart-rate monitors, and apparel from Bontrager and Pearl Izumi.
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    1031 California Drive
    Burlingame, CA US
  • Peninsula Table Tennis Club
    Serves and volleys fill the room with the thwack of paddles, which send orbs on an airborne path across 10 regulation-size tables at Peninsula Table Tennis Club. Monthly memberships allow patrons unlimited access to the fleet of tables to hone skills and baffle opponents with perfectly timed smashes. The drop-in passes can be used by one player or split among cohorts for a day of friendly competition without the hassle of making enough chocolate pudding for home pudding-wrestling matches.
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    1299 Bayshore Hwy, Ste 100
    Burlingame, CA US
  • A Runner's Mind
    The staffers at A Runner's Mind don’t just sell the shop’s precision athletic gear; they use it, too. Avid runners themselves, they prime visitors for efficient jogs or invigorating sprints with an array of apparel and hands-on training sessions. They help customers find their new sole mates with professional gait analysis, taking measurements and scrutinizing steps ranging from slow walks to full-speed runs before suggesting potential shoes from makers including Asics, Mizuno, Saucony, and New Balance. The shop also stocks equipment, helping customers stock up on water bottles, reflective vests, Nike, and The North Face running gear. In addition to hawking sportswear, the shop’s fitness experts devise 15- to 18-week training plans through their ARM Academy program, helping runners meet personal goals such as completing their first 5K or outrunning the world's slowest cheetah. The family-owned shop's commitment to running extends beyond its walls and into the local athletic community, with staffers often offering assistance at track meets and high-school events throughout the area.
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    1199 Howard Ave, Ste 101
    Burlingame, CA US