• Spinning At Dawn

    photo by TFG

    Yesterday morning we headed out to The Fitness Guru for @pink7grl's 7:30 a.m. spin class. This was my first time spinning and I can say that I'll be back for more. This session was framed in the corny, girly, techno positivity that I love in an exercise class. There were plenty of remixes of beat heavy top forty tunes --something I appreciate when I'm trying to dig deep and keep up with the rest of the class.

    That said, I would have had more fun if I had come to class prepared. I'd decided to ride my bike to Dumbo in order to sleep an extra ten minutes. Unfortunately, in my rush to crawl out of bed and out the door, I forgot to pack some tennis shoes. I might have done better to buy some Fizik M5B Donna's


    We recommend SPD cleats --if you transition to clipping in on your bike you can get the Shimano A530 Single Side Clipless Pedals which are flat on one side and SPD on the other. You can then use your bike for commuting or clipping in for longer rides after changing shoes.

    - Krista Christophe is a web administrator at Redbeard Bikes. 

  • Redbeard Bikes Ladies' Night Flight

    Ladies - you know who you are. To you -- the bicycle is freedom! You don't ride -- you fly. (See poster below.)

    Sure, your bike takes you from Point A to Point B. But sometimes you want Point Z.

    Z for Zen.

    Point Z is -- ready? -- Prospect Park at night. It's New York City's best kept secret -- along with a few cafes I cannot name here, lest Time Out New York writes about them.

    And on Thursday nights - you too can go there. Because Thursday night is the Redbeard Bikes Ladies' Night Flight.

    We meet on Grand Army Plaza at the entrance to the Park. We usually do 3 laps, though you are welcome to peel off early or stay longer.

    All ladies, all bikes, all styles, all riding levels are welcome! We'll talk about bikes. And life. We'll listen to the crickets, and look out for raccoons. We will ride through the winter -- although heavy rain, snow, or ice cancels. (We'll play it by ear; check Facebook for latest status update.)


    • A front and rear light for your bike (available at Redbeard Bikes).
    • A desire to ride in company.
    • No apologies about your speed!

    P.S. Please tag photos #redbeardbikes and #ladieswhofly!

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