Meet the Dubbelju Team
Dubbelju in the News
- Hotel California - Kiwi Rider
- 7 Days in California - Bike
- Ladakh Tour 2013
- Mit der Harley durch Kalifornien und Oregon - VINUM
- Ride Guide - Australian Road Rider
- The Greatful Tread - Mercury Weekender
- Traum zwischen Pazifik und Wüste - Tourenfahrer
- USA: Nord-Kalifornien - Reise Motorrad
- Wild wild West - Oldtimer Markt
- Hogs and Triumphs in SOMA - Urban Daddy
California is a destination for motorcyclists from around the world — and Dubbelju is at the heart of it all.
The Dubbelju Name
Pronounced "Double-you, is a reminder of the difference between the German and English way of saying "W", something that Wolfgang smiles about often.
Almost anyone can rent you a motorcycle and hand you a map. We as one of the pioneers in the U.S. motorcycle rental industry have the experience and knowledge to maximize the value of your vacation-time. As motorcyclists ourselves, we know your needs, we know the area, and we have ridden the roads we recommend. We'll get you rolling in the right direction and make sure that you return home with only the best of memories.
To provide our customers with a shop big enough to fulfill all the necessary services, yet small enough to offer a warm, friendly, family-like atmosphere and to use our enthusiasm and understanding as riders to provide you with an unexpected level of quality service, allowing us to cater to your needs.
In the late 80’s I arrived in California and wanted to rent a motorcycle for a trip on Highway 1, along the famous west coast of America. It was almost impossible because I could not find a motorcycle rental shop! I fell in love with the country and the people and wanted to save others the frustration I was going through; thus the idea of renting out motorcycles was born. A few years later I came back to San Francisco and opened Dubbelju. My first customer crossed the Golden Gate Bridge on a Harley Davidson in the summer of 1991.
Through the shared desires of both, American and International motorcyclists, to rent and ride Dubbelju grew steadily. With this came the need for expansion. My friend Christof Hillebrand, already a loyal customer since 1993 joined Dubbelju as a partner and investor in 1999. He brought with him his experience of owning and running an international business. Like me, Christof is passionate about motorcycles and riding and was involved in the European motorcycle community on many different levels. He was an active member of the European Riders Rights organization FEMA and as a freelance journalist he has written articles for German motorcycle magazines. He also loves to wrench and ride classic bikes.
We are both motorcyclists with heart and soul. We love bikes, roads and adventures, both discovering the new and rediscovering the old. The passion for riding and sharing our adventures with our customers is a big part of our lives and also helps make Dubbelju unique. We hope our enthusiasm and understanding as riders together with our team at Dubbelju providing a high level of personal service will have you return home with only the best of motorcycling memories.
Christof and I are grateful to our loyal clients, suppliers and employees for their support, which has made our dream and vision of Dubbelju possible.
Wolfgang and Christof