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Bust Your Commute at Motostrano.com


If you live in the Bay Area, "getting around" is a constant thing to be reconciled with in your daily life. But, unlike other parts of the country where cars dominate completely and your only choice is to grin and bear it, you have countless alternate transportation solutions to help you differentiate from the crowd, go against the stream instead of with it, get un-stuck from traffic and benefit from health upsides as a result.

Never before has there been such a wide variety of commuter-focused "personal transportation devices" available to you and the Bay Area is as usual a testing ground for all kinds of creative solutions to help you get from A to B. Motostranois the store at the center of all these alternative commuting solutions and we have been for almost 20 years now.

Since 2002, a big part of Motostrano's focus has been about busting your commute. In the beginning it was motorcycles and in 2009 we migrated to bicycles and specifically electric bicyclesand now we offer a complete range of solutions ranging from electric bikes, electric scooters, electric skate boards and ecargo bikes.

My name is Joe Witherspoon. I started Motostrano back in 2002 because I wanted a there to be the kind of store that I wanted to shop at for motorcycle accessories because I was commuting by motorcycle every day from Burlingame to Palo Alto. I didn't want to sit in traffic and I wanted to enjoy getting to and from work. In 2009 I started commuting by electric bike 15 miles each way from Redwood City up Ralston Ave in Belmont to the hills of San Mateo. I could not have done this without an ebike. This started the morphing of a motorcycle store to a new type of bike shop - an ebikeshop. Then, as battery and motor technologies have improved I started riding all kinds of escooters and eskateboards to get from the shop to the train station and there to home a couple miles away. 

As the years progressed, Motostrano developed into a global e-commerce platform for emobility and two vibrant and full service bike stores in the Bay Area. 

In 2019 I had to shut the doors of both stores due to a divorce that rattled my life apart. Everything had to go and the idea of Motostrano sat dormant for many years. Lately, I have been cleaning things up a bit and hope to maintain the web site with some fresh content, articles about biking and products and links out to some interesting products. If they help you and the bike community, I consider that a win/win. 

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