With three kids at Park School, their own careers in technology and a longstanding passion for the arts – Haun majored in both musical arts/piano and organizational development at Vanderbilt University and serves as the pianist for music shows at Park – a benefit for Kiddo! was a no-brainer.
"Kiddo supports music, the arts, technology and physical education – those are things that are happening in and around our house every single day," Bzur Haun says.
To that end, the Hauns are hosting their Beeline Bikes' launch event as a Kiddo! benefit at the Mill Valley Middle School basketball courts at 425 Sycamore Ave. on Sunday, August 27 (1-3pm), featuring "yummy treats, bike swag, safety checks and meet a whole new peloton of friends."
The event will also feature a Q&A with a pair of acclaimed local cyclists, former Tour de France racer Ted King and Alison Tetrick, who recently won the women's race in the Gravel Worlds. Beeline Bikes will be performing safety checks on kids' bikes at the event, and is donating 5 percent of all of its sales to Kiddo between now and Sept. 30. Schedule online at by going here and using promo code "Kiddo" when confirming an appointment.
"I love the fact that our passion for cycling can positively impact our schools," Haun says.
San Carlos-based Beeline Bikes is a van-based, mobile bicycle repair service provider founded in 2013 by Peter Buhl, who has served on the boards of companies like PayPal. A longtime cyclist and the CEO of Visage Mobile, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider on the mobility space, Bzur Haun was drawn to the idea of "providing mobile bicycle repair services that go to where the demand is," a twist on the traditional bike shop model.
For instance, Haun will have a Beeline van – a "shop on wheels" stocked with the tools and parts to perform a wide range of repair services – at the Marin County Bicycle Coalitions's Dirt Fondo ride this Sunday, and Haun plans to regularly have vans parked at key locations like the roundabout on the Mill Valley-Sausalito Multi-Use Path.
"The ability to go to where the cycling audience is key," he says.
The 411: Beeline Bikes' launch event, a benefit for Kiddo!, is at the Mill Valley Middle School basketball courts at 425 Sycamore Ave. on Sunday, August 27 (1-3pm).