We keep it green at the Basement
You may have noticed that our logo is green, but our green-ness goes much deeper thant that! Each of our stores has collection bins for you to recycle those mistery items you're not sure what to do with, from energy bar wrappers (they get turned into bags!) to climbing ropes (they get turned into leashes for rescue pups!). In fact, we recently won an award for our recycling program! Specific recycling is listed on each store page.
But being green is about reducing wast too—that's why we introduced our refillable propane program! Basementeers who buy a refillable propane canister from us can refill it for free, forever. So far, we've saved nearly 11,000 canisters from landfills!
Alyssa was born and raised in Walnut Creek, and came to Sports Basement in 2014 at the recommendation of several friends who also worked for us. In her high school days she was a soccer fiend, but these days her focus is on yoga. So if you're looking for advice on yoga mats, apparel or even local studios, she's one of the best resources around. She's experienced in just about every yoga practice there is, from Bikram to Yin, and she's pretty into spin classes too, but more than anything she's into helping customers find the gear that works for them.
Stafflete Andrew Bauer
When we first started planning our our Stafflete campaign, Andrew Bauer’s name just kept coming up. We’re all kind of in awe of Andrew - he’s a super talented athlete, and a genuinely nice guy to boot! He was a pro triathlete for a number of years, and still managed to work full-time as our senior nutrition, electronics, hiking footwear, triathlon, socks, and run hydration buyer here at the Basement (which is clearly a feat unto itself).
As he mentions in his video, he’s competed in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon a whopping 8 times, and he’s got a ton of other athletic accomplishments under his running belt, besides. What’s the lie, though? Sadly, he cannot juggle. Not even with mint-flavored CLIF bars.
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This is my go-to store for any sporting equipment needs. I also rented some backpacking gear here. Zach at the rentals department was awesome and gave me a lot of good advice. Really happy ...
Tent was clean and in very good condition. Great price for the week that I rented. Return was also a snap. Will definitely return to rent more gear.
An excellent store to shop. Enjoy supporting the brick and mortar stores in Walnut Creek. Friendly staff and they will match prices too