Who We Are

Our Mission Statement

  • The customer is the most important visitor on our premises
  • They are not dependent on us, we are dependent on them
  • They are not an outsider to our business, they are a part of it
  • They are not an interruption to our work, they are the purpose of it
  • We are not doing them a favor but serving them, they are doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to do so
Jim Curwood

Jim Curwood set out to create a bike shop with a different approach than the big box store experience 43 years ago. He started Buy My Bikes (BMB) with experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated staff who really love bikes and want you to love them, too. There’s no bike snobbery here, just personalized attention to help you enjoy biking as much as we do!

Jim and his team work hard to earn your business as a long-term customer through listening to your needs and working within your budget to find the right bike and gear. We offer the biggest selection of bikes for all ages, including kid’s, BMX and mountain bikes in Orange County, and are one of the leading retailers of Electra electric bikes and handmade Detroit Bikes. Our service department team is the stuff of local legends, including Bosch Repair Certification for Electra bikes. We sell the best and service the rest!


With 30 years of experience, Eric has come to find out that bikes have market trends. Today it’s about mountain bikes. “I love these local mountains with there amazing sunsets.” Jim gives him the power to purchase, so he said he understands that color matters...“I somehow have a knack for this even when the job just fell in my lap.”


Senior repair man since the 80’s. His motto: “Enjoy your bicycles, the outdoors and the thrill that it brings.


Master fixer, known as the MacGyver in the bike shop. And on days off ...surfing, skating and eating Mexican food keeps him happy. “ I am laid back because I was born and raised near the ocean.”


Meet the man with patience and technical skill. 35 years ago Dave started working in a bike shop rather then his father’s appliance repair shop. He never looked back and refuses to grow up. The culture within “Buy My Bikes” allows him to be more comfortable and free with himself.


Learning how to fix bikes through “Great Opportunities” has shown Jonathon a skill that he enjoys. Working at “Buy My Bikes” with the other guys has made him feel part of the hive. They joke and laugh throughout the day and his Spanish is useful to many people in the community. “Compren Mis Bicicletas.”


In the 70s, road-bikes were becoming popular and his interest in fixing bikes, happened in graduate school when he started working part-time at a Newport boardwalk bike shop. After attending the “The Beach” (Cal State Long Beach), he worked at a non-profit which dealt with residential treatment for abused kids. After being part of a team to help provide better living at 14 Indian Reservations, He started his own non profit which brings him to raising money as a part-timer at Buy-My-Bikes. Being here allows him to continue Sasbe Avanzondo which is a charity that provides medical supplies to extremely pouverished areas like Sonora, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, and Lima Peru.


Started BMX ing, in Northern England at age 10 near Manchester, where he was known as the odd man out! That’s until other kids started to ride. “ I learned to build, my own bike and ride without fear, which landed me the nick-name “Frame-A- Day” for breaking one on a bike often.” He’s also been around Hollywood a bit with an acting part in a Budweiser commercial at Super-Bowl-halftime, along with being a ring-side extra in Will Smith’s Muhammad Ali movie. His motto: “Everyday is cool and can’t get uptight,” in a place near the coast.



Thank You!


Buy My Bikes has grown because of your support, and we’ve always given back to the community with philanthropic efforts, routinely raffling off bikes at local charity events. We’ve donated bikes to the Historical Society Barbecue, San Juan’s Fourth of July festivities, San Juan Summer Nights, Dana Point Music in the Park, and many more organizations. We love this area and thank the people who continue to support us!


Relay For Life San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point • Historical Society of San Juan Capistrano & Ranch Mission Viejo • St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church and School • San Juan Elementary School • Mario Forester Junior High • Del Obispo Elementary School • Konoshita Elementary School • Palisade Elementary School • St. Edward’s Catholic School • Capistrano Valley Christian School/Saddleback Valley Christian • J Serra High School • San Juan Hill High School • San Clemente High School • San Juan Summer Nights Series • Dana Point Concerts in the Park • Concordia Elementary • Crown Valley Elementary • Mary Erickson Community House Project • Elementary School Shorecliffs Middle School • Vista Del Mar • Bernice Ayers Middle School • Truman Benedict Elementary School • Dana Hills High School • RH Dana Elementary School • San Juan Chamber of Commerce • Mater Dei High School • Stoney Brooke Christian School • 9th Annual San Juan Capistrano Equestrian Coalition Barn Dance and Equestrian Fair • Assistance League of Saddleback Valley • St Anne’s School • The Effect Faith Community Recovery Ministry

Jim Curwood Honored by the SJC Rotary Club June 2021

jim curwood rotary club honor
jim curwood rotary club plaque
“BUY MY BIKES!!” That famous slogan belongs to Jim Curwood, owner of South County Cyclery, commonly referred to as Buy My Bikes.  Jim opened his SJC bike shop 43 years ago and is still going strong.  Whether you ride a mountain bike, a road bike, or a cool beach cruiser, Jim and his BMB crew are always there for a tune-up or just a friendly stop on along your ride,   After more than four decades in town, I bet we all know someone that got their first bike from Jim and are taking their kids to that same local bike shop for their first bike.
Jim and the bike shop are a great community asset.  The surfer and self-proclaimed “run by the seat of my pants” kinda guy, is a huge San Juan Capistrano donor and supports the community.  Whether it’s a concert in the park, a non-profit fundraiser or kids in need, there are bikes being donated.  When was a the last time you attended a local event in town when there wasn’t a bike given away. 
Join us to get to know Jim and learn about, bikes, e-bikes and business during the pandemic.  Who knows….  maybe he’ll tell us about those crazy commercials and where he got that bee costume.  San Juan Capistrano Rotary Club

32302 Camino Capistrano St. Ste 101
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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