Co-work, Collaborate and Camaraderie Around Motorcycles


Piston & Chain is a community workshop where motorcycle adventure is celebrated by enthusiasts tinkerers of all styles and skill levels. In its San Francisco location, you’ll find shared workspace, community tools, special events, mechanical instruction, accessories and a rotating carousel of nice bikes. Come in and check us out and learn more about our membership benefits, group rides, motorcycle parking and more. 

1285 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA 94103


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Piston & Chain Group Ride Etiquette

April 10, 2014

1 Brief everyone on the ride and route before starting out.2 Arrive with a full gas tank, having already used bathroom.3 Appoint a lead rider4 Appoint a sweeper (last rider)5 Pick a couple gather points on the ride to count noses6 Know the route in case you get separated7 Pick and share one phone number for texting in case of, well, anything8 Ride at your own comfortable pace. Group rides can often push people beyond their skills. Don't get caught up in keeping up.9 See #8. Seriously.10 When making a turn off of any given road, stop and wait until the next person sees you. Rinse and repeat. This way the group can keep moving without losing anyone in the...

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Lew's blog about our friend Bill Beckwith:

December 04, 2013

How I met Bill and how he changed my life and showed me how to live.Bill was always the blogger…the picture taker. He was great story teller, perhaps it was because he always made sure he had great stories to tell. His blogs and his stories inspired people. I am not a great story teller, or writer and I can't own a room like Bill could. However, I think I owe Bill a blog. This blog is about how, in the short time I knew him, Bill impacted my life. Bill was a charmer, he was always happy and knew how to make people feel comfortable. When I was just starting out learning how to ride in the dirt I met a...

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Enjoy Esurance video piece about Matt and P&C

November 14, 2013

Many thanks to Bret, for pulling this all together, and Alchemy Creative, for telling a story so artfully.

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Apparently, track days are great any age!!

October 19, 2013

Great day out on the Buttonwillow track on a mini-bike - and the cutest smile to prove it!

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