Sunday, July 20, 2014


Shine'em up, bring'em out, show'em off...
We are hosting another Shiny Side Up Bicycle Show; presented by the world famous Huntington Beach Bicycle Co. We couldn't make this event happen without all the support from you and our sponsors...

Who: Behind Bars, Inc.
What: Shiny Side Up Bicycle Show
When: July 27, 2014 10am-4pm
Where: History Park 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, Ca
Why: #shinysideup2014

**If you are using a GPS device or online map use 635 Phelan Avenue to direct you to the correct entrance and parking lot.

- ALL Vendors and Show Participants, set up starts at 7:15am-9:45am, NO SOONER. NO LATER.
- NO PRE-REGISTRATION. Registration is handled the morning of the event.
- ALL Vehicles must be unloaded and moved to the parking lot ASAP to reduce congestion in the park.
- Only Vehicles Authorized by Behind Bars, Inc. are allowed to remain in the park during the event.

We have been getting a few questions regarding hotels in the area... Here is a list of the surrounding hotels.

Campbell Inn 
675 E Campbell Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

TownePlace Suites San Jose Campbell
700 E Campbell Ave
Campbell, CA 95008
Courtyard San Jose Campbell
655 Creekside Way
Campbell, CA 95008

Larkspur Landing Campbell
550 W Hamilton Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

BBI Weekender is almost here!

Saturday July 26, 2014 The Others BC host another year of the infamous Booze Cruise through Campbell!

Sunday July 27, 2014 We are proud to host another Shiny Side Up in History Park in San Jose. 
We guarantee it'll be another huge weekend for custom and vintage bike community.

We have been getting a few questions regarding hotels in the area... Here is a list of the surrounding hotels.

Campbell Inn 
675 E Campbell Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

TownePlace Suites San Jose Campbell
700 E Campbell Ave
Campbell, CA 95008
Courtyard San Jose Campbell
655 Creekside Way
Campbell, CA 95008
Larkspur Landing Campbell
550 W Hamilton Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

Friday, March 7, 2014

Shiny Side Up 2013 OFFICIAL VIDEO

Thee highly anticipated Shiny Side Up 2013 Bicycle Show video is finally here! Enjoy and share... Thank you for your continued support!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Mugshot Line Up of a few "Hard Time" builds at Shiny Side Up 2012. 
Captured by the world famous Juan Espinoza of Deadend Magazine.

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Wow! Can't believe we are getting ready to check off another show from our calendar. Each year our show grows bigger and better! We couldn't do it without the support from our sponsors, vendors, participants, spectators, friends and family. We've built up a ton of relationships/friendships through what we do. We've inspired a bunch of people and we've been inspired by those same people to continue our push to bring you a great event. Thank you all for your continued support!

This year we are going back to our roots (Circa 2002) and hosting a show AND swap! We will be posting show categories soon! Feel free to email us with any questions. Stay tuned for more details on Shiny Side Up 2013...

Spectators: $5
Bicycles: $5
Vendor Spaces: $100
Swap Spaces: $50
Vendor/Participant Set-Up: 7:00 - 9:30am (No sooner. No later. Thank you.) ALL VEHICLES MUST BE OUT OF THE PARK BY 9:15am. 

BBI Show Categories: (1st and 2nd place for each category. Except Best of Show and Best Paint)
Best of Show
Best Paint
Best Custom
Best Mild Custom
Best Chopper
Best Lowrider
Best BMX
Best Vintage
Best Restoration
Best Banana Seat Bike
Best Girls
Best Kids
Best Rat Rod Bike
Best Trike
Best Stretch
Best Tandem
Best Motorized

SPECIAL AWARDS: (Only ONE per category)
Best Ruff by: Ruff Cycles
Best Schwinn by: Frisco Bay Stingrays
Kruz3r Mob Pick
The Others Award
Chopaderos Award
GoCruiserGo Award by: GoCruiserGo

**PRE-SHOW RIDE JULY 27, 2013 Hosted by: The Others BC

Sunday, June 9, 2013


We are proud to be hosting another year of  Shiny Side Up. Our bicycle show is open to all makes, models and styles. On Saturday July 27, 2013, The Others BC will be hosting our pre-show ride through the streets of San Jose. Sunday, July 28, 2013 is California's Premier Bicycle Show in San Jose's, History Park (AKA Kelly Park) Show hours are from 10am-4pm. If you are interested in a vendor booth or are interested in showing off your bikes shoot an email to: and we will get you the necessary information! Thanks for the continued support!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Shiny Side Up 2012 Video Trailer

Darryl of Cinepixtor Media put together the trailer to our upcoming Shiny Side Up 2012 video. 
Stay tuned for screening details of the full length video!

Friday, September 21, 2012


As a proud dealer for the most relevant beach cruiser company in the game right now; it's only right we show some love to HBBC by putting our spin on their hot-selling Skull X Bones Cruiser for Interbike 2012. All it takes is a little creativity and knowhow to make an off the shelf cruiser into a show-stopping custom. 
Contact us for the best prices on all HBBC products! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cruiser-Rama at the 26th West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster in Pleasanton, CA

We are proud to announce we are hosting another Cruiser-Rama at

26th West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster

August 24, 25 & 26, 2012, Pleasanton, CA, Alameda County Fairgrounds 
Visit for more information! See you there! 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


This year has been action packed for us with almost one event a month since January and even more to come to finish out the year. Each event is/was ground breaking with great exposure to new people and we had a blast at each one! All this hard work and dedication is put forth to promote our brand and bicycle events we've been building for the past 10 years. This year our show; Shiny Side Up 2012 will be the biggest and best one yet. Hyland Family Bicycles is presenting this years show at History Park in San Jose which is hosted by us and co-hosted by Huntington Beach Bicycle Company. We have participants coming from various parts of the country; new builds, new vendors and new attractions. This year we have also teamed up with The Others Bicycle Club to host our Pre-Show Ride which is happening Saturday, July 28, 2012. Stay tuned for more info on our upcoming events! For now, mark July 28-29, 2012 on your calendars to enjoy a bicycle weekend for the history books! Thanks for your past, present and future support!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Cruiser Rama

We're hosting the first ever indoor Bicycle Show dubbed "Cruiser Rama" at the Goodguys 19th Summer Get-Together June 2-3, 2012 in Pleasanton, Ca! Check out an awesome display of Vintage, Classic and Custom Bicycles. The Goodguys will be providing awards for this judged event. Contact us at if you're interested in showcasing you ride! Space and time is limited so, contact us now!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

eBay Green Team Cruiser

It's National Bike Month! For Bike to Work Day we've teamed up with eBay; one of the largest companies in the world! And to help promote and inspire their movement for going green, we put together this two-wheeled green machine. It features our Signature "Hard Time"  frame, rolling stock is a 26"x3" Rear wheel laced to a 2 speed kick back hub and up front is a 29"x1.5" wheel. Both Candy Blue Powder coated rollers are wrapped in Schwalbe Big Apples, White Spokes and Nipples and Candy Red Powder Coated hubs for some good contrast. The Granny Apple Green Hard Time and Fenders were powder coated by World Metal Finishing in Santa Clara, Ca. Once the frame and fenders got in our hands we scuffed them down, laid down some graphics and buried it all in clear. These photos do not do this bike justice! Everything pops in the sun... Come check it out in person at the Good Guys Summer Get-Together, June 2-3, 2012 in Pleasanton, Ca. This cruiser will be displayed with prime examples of custom, restored, vintage, classic, road and lowrider bicycles in the first ever bicycle display at a Good Guys show dubbed Cruiser Rama!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Scarlett Fever 2012

Come support a great cause! Cause' we do! Help raise funds for Scarlett's special needs and raise Rett Syndrome awareness! We are donating a custom bicycle for the silent auction at Scarlett Fever 2012 this weekend! Sunday, March 11, 2012. Goin' down at San Francisco's DNA Lounge. 375 11th Street, San Francisco, Ca.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Boydster Cruiser

#1 of 10. We are running a limited series of Hot Rods by Boyd cruisers. AKA: The Boydster Cruiser. This one features our signature "Hard Time" frame. 26"x3" rear wheel laced to a Sturmey Archer 2 spd. kick back hub, front wheel is 29"x1.5" laced to a high flange sealed hub. Rear wheel is outlined by a custom rear fender with a subtle ducktail and handmade polished aluminum struts. Up front we have fully polished triple trees and stem which clamp down a set of custom bars. The seat has been upholstered in Grey leather and embroidered with the Hot Rods by Boyd logo. Each of these builds are numbered and host subtle Boyd Coddington styling cues. All the detail and quality you would expect in a high dollar hot rod is wrapped into these cruisers. We can also build you a one-off "Hot Rod Bicycle" similar to the Boydster Cruiser. Contact us for more info!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

5th Annual Bike-O-Rama! at The Sacramento Autorama

Behind Bars, Inc. and College Cyclery have team up to bring you a bigger and better Bike-o-Rama at the Sacramento Autorama. Show your two wheeled creation under the same roof as the finest Hot Rods, Street Rods and Customs. This 3-day event at the Cal Expo Center is fun for the entire family so, bring them all!

1st entry is $50.00 Additional entry (Up to 5 entries) $10.00 each (not $25 as noted on Reg Form)

Full Show credentials will be issued for the first entry.
(Includes parking/entry passes and goodie bag)


Classes/Categrories: (Subject to change)

Best of Bike-O-Rama
Best Full Custom
Best Mild Custom
Best Vintage
Best Lowrider
Best BMX
Best Kids

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Shiny Side Up 2011- Photo Album

Sorry we haven't been here in a while... Decided to dust off the blogspot and add photos from Shiny Side Up 2011. Photos courtesy of: Carlos Ramos. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 26, 2011




This year, there is NO Pre-Registration for show bikes.  

Vendor move-in: 7:30am -10:30am 
Show Bike move-in: 8:00am-10:30am
**All Show Bikes and Vendors must be set up by 10:45am**
Show time: 11:00am 

Vehicles allowed in the park for loading and un-loading only. (unless otherwise specified)

Here she is! The final cut! These are off being printed and will be in your hands soon! Big thanks to all of our sponsors and vendors. The show is just around the corner so, get your rides shined up and ready to roll... See you there! Additional show information can be found at Behind Bars, Inc. Presents

Feel free to contact us with quesitons and/or comments at

Monday, March 14, 2011

Doin a Rail

A Huffy Rail. 
Thanks to Dave with the Frisco Bay Stingrays for gettin' this ball rollin.
On the hunt for parts to finish this thing up.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Fund Raiser

We designed, built and painted this chopper/bobber inspired cruiser and donated it to be auctioned off at Scarlett Fever 5. Scarlett Fever is an benefit for Scarlett James' special needs and to help raise Rett Syndrome Awareness. This years event was put together by Gearhead Magazine, Skoty Chops Customs and the World-renound, Road Lords Car Club. It's an honor to be a part of the cause. Can't wait to find out who the lucky  winner is.We're very pleased with the finished product and glad this build is done. 
Now, on to the next one...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Scarlett Fever 5. THIS WEEKEND!

Come out and support the benefit for Scarlett this Sunday, March 6, 2011. It's goin' down at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco. Behind Bars, Inc. is honored to be a part of the cause and excited for a day of family fun, music, raffles, auctions and more! Come by and check it out!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wifes Beater

 50's Schwinn that was pieced together with spare parts for the wife. 
Chopped and lowered seat stay and springer fork. Narrowed cruiser bars.
 Radio Flyer Tricycle seat. 24" Felt rollers wrapped in Felt Thick Bricks. 
Enjoy the ride!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


That's right... Buy This Fuckin' Sportster!
Kim Boyle is off'n his bitchin' 2000 Sportster 1200. Super clean, simple and to the point with a ton of lil details. For the right price it could be yours; get it now before it ends up on Flea Bay! Who knows, it may be gone already! Check out build photos at Chop Cult or at Kim's blog
or hit him up here 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Built not Bought

Everyone appreciates a custom bicycle, car, truck, space ship or whatever it is you're into...
This custom may not go well with your skinny jeans, ironic tee shirt and mustache, but you've gotta respect the time, energy and skill put into this cruiser. Joey of The Others BC designed, fabricated, machined, assembled and painted this freedom machine. It's not an off the shelf frame that was chopped up and pieced back together. It hosts a one-off frame, bars, forks, fenders, seat, custom headlights, grips, countless hours of body and paint work; all done by Joey. Sit back and soak up the details; it may inspire you to step away from your computer and build, not buy your next project...

Thanks for the support and sharing your photos, Joey!