The Redbeard Blog

  • Shop Closed on Thanksgiving


    Redbeard Bikes will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, 11/23 and Friday 11/24. We'll be back to regular hours on Saturday, 11/25.
  • Try A Brompton! Thurs., 10/5


    At Redbeard Bikes, you can try a Brompton any day! We offer neighborhood test rides, and extended demos by appointment.

    But we're making it even easier to see just how a Brompton can transform your life!

    The #TryBrompton 2017 US Demo Tour comes to Redbeard Bikes on Thursday, 10/5!

    • Ride it to work
    • Stow it in your trunk
    • Bring it on public transit
    • Take it for a ride at lunch
    • Use it to run errands

    See how easily it folds up and how well it fits in your office, your home, your favorite cafe or bar.

    When: Pick up a Brompton on Thursday, 10/5 (5-8pm), return it Friday, 10/6 (12-8pm)
    Where: Redbeard Bikes, 69 Jay Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn

    Reserve your bike now!

  • Summer Rides & Events

    Be sure to check out the latest Redbeard Bikes newsletter. Not getting our emails? Subscribe here.

    We've got some awesome rides on the calendar in July and August, so keep reading and RSVP!

    Please join our Facebook group ("Redbeard Rides") and our Strava club ("Redbeard Bikes") to hear about organized and impromptu rides! We always post there even if we don't send a newsletter.

    Saturday, 7/15
    Prospect Park loops + coffee

    Meet 8:15 AM at Grand Amy Plaza, roll 8:30 AM.
    Leader: Marc C.
    If you or someone you know is new to group riding, this is a perfect opportunity to get comfortable in a low pressure situation.

    Sunday, 7/16
    The usual shop ride is cancelled due to the NYC Tri (route conflics).

    Thursday, 7/20
    Redbeard Summer Happy Hour p/b Kask Cycling
    Meet other cyclists, enjoy a cold beer and check out the new Kask Koo Open sunglasses. 20% off Kask Protone & Mojito helmets - one night only!
    Redbeard Bikes, 69 Jay Street in DUMBO (7 - 9 PM)

    Saturday, 7/22
    Uphill to the Defiant Brewery in Pearl River, NY

    Leader: Christina W.
    75 miles, 5,000 feet of climbing. Ride is capped at 10.
    Details & route here.

    Sunday, 7/23
    Women's Prospect Park Ride p/b Liv Cycling

    Meet 7:45 AM at Redbeard Bikes, roll 8 AM sharp.

    Leader: Karla M.
    Ladies, join us in Prospect Park for some spirited laps! We'll try and keep the pace a bit higher than conversational (16-18mph) and afterwards get coffee and a much deserved breakfast treat near the Park.

    Sunday, 7/29
    Brompton Urban Challenge
    A two-wheeled scavenger hunt presented by Brompton, with prizes from Ortlieb and Nutcase, and proceeds benefiting Transportation Alternatives.
    All bikes welcome! Bromptons are available to borrow.

    Sunday, 8/6
    Parlee Demo Day

    Your chance to ride a Parlee! Details forthcoming.
    RSVP via email.
    Redbeard Bikes, 69 Jay Street in DUMBO (7 AM - 12 PM)

    Saturday, 8/12
    Dirt 101
    Cunningham Park, Queens

    Dirt 101 is a free celebration of riding bikes on rough/loose and otherwise dirty surfaces right here in NYC.

    The event is open to men and women. It's a great intro for anyone who is "dirt curious." We'll have clinics, tech seminars, and a demo fleet of Salsa, Surly, and Specialized mountain bikes. Sign up and try the bikes you've only seen on Instagram!

  • Spring Tune-ups

    Spring is here! Everyone's excited to ride! But what if your bike needs some love?

    Please get in touch with us to schedule a tune-up appointment. That way, we can have you rolling by the following day.

    Call: (718) 858-2453

    Email: redbeard@redbeardbikes.com 


    Photo: Brendan Gray

  • Job Openings @ Redbeard Bikes

    We are looking for a few good people to join our team!

    If you are passionate about riding bikes, and getting others to ride bikes, please keep reading.

    Redbeard Bikes is a bike fit studio and full-service bike shop in DUMBO, Brooklyn. We opened our doors in late 2012. We are a busy, growing shop.

    We work with Parlee, Mosaic, Seven, & Gunnar for custom builds. We are also the home to Brompton, Giant/Liv, Specialized & All-City bikes.

    We are looking for someone to join our team as soon as possible, so that we can train you before busy season starts in April.

    We call this role “front of house,” because you will spend the majority of your time in the front of the shop, working with customers. You will sell bikes and accessories, and work the register. You will keep the store looking clean, organized and attractive.

    In this role, you are answering questions and solving problems (which can also be desires or needs). Candidates should be comfortable talking to people. New York City retail or hospitality experience is usually helpful.

    The ideal candidate is a great team player, an excellent listener, a self-starter, an independent learner who can soak up new knowledge, someone with tough skin who can give and receive feedback. Attention to detail and strong ethics are a must.

    You will be part of a small team (4-7 people). You will work alongside the owners themselves. Expect to learn a lot about running a small business!

    Merchandising, Photoshop and social media skills are a huge plus.

    This is a full-time position. You will work 5 days a week, including weekends.

    Fluent English required, any additional languages are a plus (we get some tourist traffic).

    Please write us a note telling us why you’d like to work at Redbeard Bikes, and resume to

    We ask that you visit the shop
    before you apply.

  • Free Shipping + Holiday Hours

    Free shipping on web orders of $150 or more. Use code FREESHIP150 at checkout. Now through 1/1/2017. 

    We're available for gift advice, call or write us! 
    (718) 858-2453 / redbeard@redbeardbikes.com

    A few changes to our hours for the holidays:

    Saturday, 12/24 (Christmas Eve): 11 AM to 3 PM
    Sunday, 12/25 (Christmas): CLOSED

    Saturday, 12/31 (New Year's Eve): 11 AM to 3 PM
    Sunday, 1/1 (New Year's Day): CLOSED

    Aside from the above, our regular winter hours hold fast and true!

    Weekdays (except Wednesday): 12 PM to 8 PM
    Weekends: 11 AM to 6 PM
    Closed Wednesdays

    If you'd like to schedule a pick-up or drop-off outside of regular hours, email us: redbeard@redbeardbikes.com

    Happy Holidays!
    --The Redbeard crew

    Photo Credit: Ben Fino-Radin

  • Notes from the Road: Ronkonkoma & beyond


    Mark Wagner shares this ride report!

    On Saturday, November 12th, a handful of hearty souls braved the cold north wind to explore new roads deep on Long Island. Meandering through suburbia, they made their way to the rolling north shore, passing Nikola Tesla's laboratory and the ill-fated Shoreham nuclear power plant, and on into farm country. All the great Long Island cash crops were on display: sod, apples, cabbage, pumpkins, buffalo, and more.

    After a stop at the Riverhead Diner to refuel and reheat, the group slipped deep into the tree-lined backroads of the Long Island pine barrens. Unfortunately, by this point the cold wind had taken a toll on the pace of the ride, but everyone rallied together to make it back to the Ronkonkoma station with mere minutes to spare before their train home to the city was due to depart.

  • Thanksgiving Hours


    Redbeard Bikes will be closed for Thanksgiving on:
    Thursday, 11/24 through Sunday, 11/27

    Otherwise, we are on winter hours:

    Weekdays (except Wednesday): 12 PM - 8 PM
    Weekends: 11 AM - 6 PM

  • All-City Macho Man Disc & Nature Boy Disc

    Please call or visit the shop to place an order!

  • Winter Hours

    Winter hours kick in Monday, 10/31.

    Weekdays (except Wednesday): 12 PM - 8 PM

    Weekends: 11 AM - 6 PM

    Photo Credit: Ros Knopov

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