The Redbeard Blog / bikenyc
December 06, 2014
Good news, everyone! Our Sunday ride to River Road now leaves the shop @ 8:30 AM!
What will you do with the extra hour? Sleep in? Drink a hot cuppa? Do extra laps in the park?
Kat Daley with tips on winter riding, via Velocio.
Details for this and our other shop rides, here.
November 30, 2014
Hey folks! The Redbeard crew is back in action tomorrow, Monday, 12/1.
We are on winter hours: Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 12-7pm, Sat 11-6pm, Sun 1-6pm.
We have a new ride starting this week - Tuesday mornings in Prospect Park, departing from Grand Army @ 6:30 AM. Be sure to RSVP on Facebook or via email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Tuesday morning training ride in Prospect Park is perfect for those without a club or team affiliation! Ilya will offer tips on fit and form to participants. We've made it super early so y'all have time to get to work -- but we'll happily adjust the time, schedules permitting. First ride of the series is this week!
November 24, 2014
Starting Tuesday, 12/2, we are doing a winter training ride in Prospect Park.
The ride departs @ 6:30 AM every Tuesday morning. Meeting spot is the grass triangle at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park.
This is great for those who want to stay in top form throughout the winter, but need some motivation to get out there. Perfect for those without a club or team affiliation! Ilya will offer tips on fit and form to participants.
RSVP appreciated, on Facebook or via email: email@example.com.
November 22, 2014
The shop will be closed for Thanksgiving, Wednesday, 11/26 through Sunday, 11/30.
We heartily recommend a brisk ride on Thanksgiving morning, as well as the day after!
Starting Monday, 12/1, we'll be on winter hours! This lets us catch up on shop improvements...and sleep!
Winters hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 12 PM to 7 PM
Saturday: 11 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 1 PM to 6 PM
November 15, 2014
The shop is closed Sunday, 11/16 through Wednesday, 11/19 while we visit Lynskey Performance Designs out in Chattanooga, TN!
Follow us on Instagram - @redbeardbikes - to see what we're up to!
We are back on Thursday, 11/20.
Our next shop ride will be Sunday, 11/23 -- departing 69 Jay Street at 7:30 AM for River Road.
November 01, 2014
Celebrate 2 years of Redbeard Bikes!
Friday, 11/14 (6-8pm)
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/598180486975341/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 17, 2014
Bek and Jon Chew, two Redbeard Bikes regulars, recently made a short film, "She Builds," in which Bek builds her own bike. We think it's a beautiful, inspiring piece, and wanted to share it with you.
KN: What inspired you to make this film?
Jon: There is a general lack of online presence and videos related to women and bikes, and women building bikes more specifically. I love watching bike videos and exploring bike blogs but I came to realize that it was quite gendered and I thought that there's probably something I could do to change that. I also wanted Bek to build her own bike. I have done a couple of my own bike builds now and I knew that she would love the challenge. I also wanted her to realize that it's not difficult build your own bike and that it's a really enjoyable experience.
KN: What was the hardest part of building the bike? Of making the film?
Bek: Putting on the headset! We didn't have all the right tools because we were doing it at home and we were sort of doing a DIY version of the bike build so some parts were difficult, like putting on the headset. We actually put it on upside down the first time we did it too.
Jon: For the film, we had a lot of footage so it was difficult choosing what to put in because there was lots of nice clips but you want it to be short and sweet at the same time.
KN: What was the most rewarding part?
Jon: Have a beautiful bike and video at the end of it.
Bek: Finishing the project and having a ridable bike! Riding my bike around and knowing every part of the bike and how it was put
together is really rewarding. I feel like building the bike myself has taken my love and knowledge of bikes to the next level.
KN: Anything else you'd like to share?
Bek: There's no way that I would have attempted to build the bike without Jon there to show me what to do but I hope that that is not a limitation to other women who are interested in building their own bikes because, like everything these days, if you want to build something you can find out all you need to know on the interwebs...and I would really encourage other women to give bike building a go. It is not as difficult as you might think, doesn't require physical grunt (as I thought it would), and it will help you a lot with your bike maintenance in the future.
Thank you, Jon and Bek, for sharing your project with us!
Below: Bek and Jon in the Finger Lakes, with their custom-painted Lynskeys.
October 13, 2014
Our friends at WE Bike NYC are hosting their annual fundraiser this Thursday, 10/16, at 7pm!
WE Bike NYC, is a group based in New York City open to all women, female-identifying, and gender non-conforming people who enjoy biking (or think they might). WE Bike aims to break down barriers to cycling by offering social rides, training rides, mechanics workshops and ride scholarships. WE Bike because it’s a great way to get around New York, it’s healthy and it’s FUN!
The party is open to all! It's happening at Black Bear Bar, 70 North 6th Street in Williamsburg.
Enter their raffle for a chance to win a free bike fitting at Redbeard Bikes, and other cool prizes.
October 08, 2014
Thanks to all the amazing women who came out to our first ever fit clinic last night. We were impressed by your knowledge, your questions, your love of cycling!
For those who missed the event, please visit us at the shop to learn how a bike fitting can take you to the next level.
Many thanks to our partner, Liv Cycling USA, and Jen Audia, who led the workshop.
- October 05, 2014