Hours: Redbeard Bikes @ 69 Jay St in Brooklyn is closed for sabbatical Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2021.
During this time, we're shipping most web orders once a week. (Sorry, no local pick-up.)
  • Brompton Urban Challenge: Sunday, 8/16

     

    Save the Date! The Brompton Urban Challenge takes NYC by storm on Sunday, 8/16! This scavenger hunt + photography competition is open to all bikes, as long as one person on your team has a Brompton! Registration is live.

    Calling all Bromptoneers, here is your chance to take on the Brompton Urban Challenge! The Brompton Urban Challenge is an event that will test your skill, creativity and ingenuity through a variety of fun and exciting challenges throughout the streets of New York City.

    The inaugural New York City Brompton Urban Challenge is set to be a whole lot of fun. We are very excited to invite you to the Brompton Cafe to share a coffee and a donut before sending you out armed with bicycles, clues, and cameras to get creative. 

    The two-wheeled scavenger hunt is open to all bicycles, but each team must feature at least one Brompton. There will be a limited number of Brompton bikes available to borrow for the day, so please indicate your interest at the time of registration. Also, the event will coincide with the city's Summer Streets initiative, so there's no excuse for not getting involved!

    Details

    • Date: Sunday 16th August 2015
    • Start/finish location: Brompton Cafe @ Rough Trade Records NYC, 64 N. 9th Street, Brooklyn
    • Refreshments: coffee and donuts served at 10am to fuel you on your creative quest
    • Entry fees: $25 including refreshments, with all profits going to Transport Alternatives

    The Challenges

    • The BUC tests your teamwork, orienteering ability and most importantly your creativity. Send us photo proof of all three!
    • Almost all of the challenges are open to interpretation, so use your imagination
    • Every photo must feature at least one Brompton

    Joining instructions will be sent to entrants before the event.

  • Retail Happy Hour Tomorrow, First Thursday!


    This Thursday is First Thursday in DUMBO! Pop into Redbeard Bikes between 6 and 9 PM, for a Bailey's iced coffee & 10% off cycling apparel bundles (jersey + shorts).

    Don't forget to visit our neighbors at Trunk, Modern Anthology & Dewey's candy for cocktails & in-store specials...and if our bikes aren't art enough, check out the local art galleries!

  • Shorts Weather + Sunday Shop Ride

    It's finally shorts weather in New York City!

    Hours this weekend:

    Saturday, April 4: 11am-6pm
    Sunday, April 5: 1pm-6pm

    Join us on Sunday, April 5th, for our shop ride over the river and through the woods. We roll at 8 AM from Redbeard Bikes. (The shop will be open @ 7:45 AM in case you need to fill up on air, water, or snacks. We may not have a mechanic on hand in the morning, so if your bike needs TLC, please visit us today.)

    We plan to take the Brooklyn Bridge => West Side Greenway/Riverside Drive => GWB => 9W to the Ranger Station. We need to be back in DUMBO by 12:30, so we may need to turn around early -- it all depends on those legs! You are welcome to return with us, or keep going.

    We start spring hours on Monday, April 6th!

    Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 10am-8pm.
    Saturday/Sunday 11am-6pm.


  • Sunday Shop Ride to Piermont (3/29)

    Head's up: tomorrow's Sunday shop ride to Piermont is POSTPONED due to unseasonable cold. We'll try again next Sunday!

    Meanwhile, if your bike needs some TLC - or maybe just some fresh bar tape - visit us!

    The shop's open till 6pm tonight, tomorrow 1pm-6pm.

  • Brompton update

    We have new Bromptons arriving just in time for the weekend!

    H3L Raw Lacquer
    H3L Tempest Blue
    M6L Turkish Green
    M6L Raw Lacquer

    We also have a few Pinks, Clarets and Yellows in stock. Brompton is no longer making bikes in these colors, so this is your last chance to snag one!

    Visit us in DUMBO: Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM, Sunday 1 PM to 6 PM

  • Fix a Flat Workshops

    Now that people & bicycles are emerging after a long winter...we'll be holding some basic bicycle repair workshops here at Redbeard Bikes.

    Tuesday, 3/24, 7:30-8:30pm
    How to Fix a Flat

    Tuesday, 3/31, 7:30-8:30pm
    How to Fix a #Brompton flat (and tips on caring for your Brompton)

    Please RSVP, as space is limited: send a note to redbeard@redbeardbikes.com.

  • Two Weekends Only!

  • Redbeard Round-up: Bike Love Edition

    Velo Joy on bike baths.

    Our friends at Recycle-A-Bicycle are throwing a fundraiser for the Kids Ride Club, which runs regular rides for kids in New York City. Watch Wadjda, a film about a precocious 10-year-old in Saudi Arabia who is determined to ride a bike despite her family's protests. March 1, 4-7:30pm, Made in NY Film Center @ 30 John St. in DUMBO. Reception with Middle Eastern food follows the screening.

    Pivotte, which bills itself as the first line of stylish performance wear for women, launched their Kickstarter. With 26 days to go, they've already raised over half their goal! I love the Desk-to-Date dress -- I could pair it with a red Velocio long-sleeve jersey for Fridays at the shop.

    In the world of racing: the Ladies' Tour of Qatar happened the other week! I'm just starting to get pulled into bike racing and I really enjoyed this blog post by racer Chloe Hosking. She talks about how the absence of wind complicated the race.

    The Track World Championships are happening in Paris next week, February 18-22; Missy Erickson is riding with Team USA!

    --Kasia Nikhamina

  • Services (aka TLC for your bike)

    Check out our newly updated Services page.

    Redbeard Bikes is a full-service shop. We offer a few different tune-up options, wheel builds, and bike builds.

    Want something that's not listed? Give us a shout. We are the home of YES.



  • Safer Streets Coming to DUMBO!

    We are thrilled that NYC DOT will make some major improvements in DUMBO this summer! Our neighborhood streets desperately need these changes.

    DUMBO BID summarizes the plan on its blog; here's a summary. Check out DOT's full presentation (from a recent Community Board 2 meeting) here. Streetsblog as always has excellent coverage.

    We hope this is just the beginning. Got ideas for further improvements? Share them in the comments.


    York St & Washington St:
    Build concrete sidewalk extension on southeast. Mark parking lanes and bike route. Potentially add parking to the south curb.

    Front St & Pearl St:
    Concrete neckdown at southeast corner. New granite paver crosswalk across Pearl St.

    York St & Pearl St:
    Extended sidewalk space and creation of pedestrian island. New granite paver crosswalks across York St.

    Jay St & Prospect St:
    Large concrete curb extensions and neckdowns. New Crosswalk across Jay St. Two-way bike lane between Prospect and York and improved bike facilities between York and John St. (these elements are part of the Jay Street Corridor re-imagining project)

     

     
    A photo from the NYC DOT presentation.
     

    --Kasia Nikhamina

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