Quality has texture; it has a subtle intricacy. Walking into Above Category’s Mill Valley headquarters, you’ll pass through a courtyard trellised with flowers. Fruit trees, herbs, and vines spring from planters and pots. Maybe you don’t stop to admire them. But you know they’re there. It’s that depth of detail and care that comprise true quality.
Over their five years in Mill Valley, Kalara and Chad have steadily grown their hub for cycling with their home right next door. The shop and the house are inseparable; they overlap. Kalara moved stones, laid bricks, poured soil, and planted. These things happen slowly. Gradually the shop became more beautiful until one day it seems it’s always been so. If you do pause to admire the garden, thank Kalara for her hard work. It’s only one facet of her ever present care for Above Category. Kalara makes the shop more than just a shop. She makes it a home for friends and enthusiasts, family and fanatics. She adds that subtle depth on which true quality and beauty depend.