About AMain Hobbies

AMain Hobbies offers a wide selection of RC Planes, RC Helicopters, Drones, and RC Cars/Trucks, along with industry leading customer service and support.

AMain Sports & Hobbies' mission is a commitment to sharing the fun, camaraderie, and joy of sports and hobbies with everyone. Whether you're new to the hobby or an extreme pilot, basher, or hard-core racer you can rest assured our team of passionate experts and professionals will check, double-check, and triple-check your order. Our goal is to provide the best before and after sale support in the industry.

Our Vision

Share the fun!

Our Mission

We are committed to sharing the fun, camaraderie and joy of sports and hobbies with everyone.

Our Core Values

  • Inspire Trust
  • Be Committed
  • Embrace Change
  • Be Accountable
  • Strive for Excellence

Our Story

Kendall and Kelly Bennett behind a bike

In May 2004, Kendall and Kelly Bennett started AMain Hobbies out of their 2-car garage in sunny Chico, California. Kendall, with his passion for RC hobbies, a software engineering degree, and experience in running a successful software development company, decided to start the company of his dreams.

Kelly, coming from an extensive customer service and human resources background, pitched in with helping customers by phone and filling orders. As Kelly took orders by phone, Kendall worked his wizardry with creating a website. The company quickly grew, mostly from word of mouth of RC racers on forums.

The business has had to move to 3 different locations in its first ten years of business so it could continue to grow and succeed. AMain now serves customers around the world from two 50,000 square foot locations in California and North Carolina.

AMain has an RC track, Silver Dollar RC Raceway, an outdoor state-of-the-art RC raceway located at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, CA that hosted the 2013 IFMAR Worlds race event.

Silver Dollar RC Raceway track in Chico CA

Silver Dollar RC Raceway in Chico CA

In Chico, AMain has a distribution center as well as two retail stores: AMain Cycling which is a leading retailer of cycling products and AMain Hobbies which sells RC hobby products.

AMain Hobbies Retail Store
Chico WarehouseAMain Cycling Retail Store

AMain Hobbies Retail Store, AMain Chico Warehouse, & AMain Cycling Retail Store

Checkout this RC Car Action article (PDF) to read more about the history of AMain, as told by co-founders Kendall and Kelly Bennett.