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Affirm financing is now at Sports Basement!

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Play now, pay later: that's the whole idea behind our partnership with Affirm. Affirm lets you choose a payment plan for those big purchases (or almost any size purchase, really), so that you can have fun now and pay on your schedule. No late fees, no hidden costs. And no compounding interest (which is what credit cards charge). And luckily, financing with Affirm couldn't be easier: just log in, provide a few details about yourself and see how much you qualify for - you'll find out in real-time. Then speak to a staffer to quantify your total purchase! Affirm only runs...

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Food Truck Saturdays at Sports Basement Presidio

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Join us for our new Food Truck Saturdays at our Presidio store! We’ll be hosting all kinds of tasty food trucks right outside the store every Saturday from 11am-3pm for the rest of the summer. Now you can grab a bite after grabbing your gear or refuel after your weekend ride/run. Here’s the schedule of tasty food trucks you’ll see over the next few months!* July 27: Banh Mi Zon August 3: Jeepsilog August 10: El Sur August 17: El Sur August 24: Waffle Amore August 31: El Sur September 7: Jeepsilog September 14: The Chairman September 21: El Sur...

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A stress-free family bike ride (yup, we said stress-free)

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We all know that family outings are… complicated. You gotta pack up snacks, maybe a change of clothes, and Mr. Snuffles, then you gotta find parking and probably deal with traffic to get to where you’re going. If the little ones can’t walk very far, you’ll need A) a stroller or B) strong shoulders. If they’re a little older, you’ll need to find a place that they’ll A) be excited about and B) let them burn off their energy. That’s why our favorite way to get out with the family, especially when you’ve got kids, is going for a bike...

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Sports Basement's 6th Annual BrewFest!

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RSVP Redwood City RSVP Berkeley RSVP Bryant St. RSVP Walnut Creek RSVP Novato RSVP Campbell RSVP San Ramon It's our 6th annual Brew Fest and you know what that means: local brews at your local Sports Basement! We're serving up unlimited tastings from local breweries including Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Headlands, and even some delicious, boozy kombucha from Dr.Hops! Plus, we'll be giving you free glasses to use during your tasting thanks to The North Face!* Tickets are $15 each when you RSVP online using one of the lovely buttons above and are $20 cash at the door. 100% of proceeds...

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SB's Guide to the Exciting World of Sunscreen Regulation

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There’s big stuff happening in the world of sunscreen! Bet you didn’t expect to read that sentence ever. The FDA recently released a proposal for increased regulations of sunscreens and products containing SPF. Even though it hasn’t passed yet, the proposal actually gives us a rare behind-the-scenes look at the sunscreen industry. Here’s the tl;dr so you can make an informed decision about finding sunscreen for you and your family. #1 Only 2 active ingredients have the FDA’s official stamp of approval The FDA has only given 2 out of the 16 current active ingredients their “GRASE” (generally recognized as...

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