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.)
  • 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.)

    Requirements:

    • 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!

  • New Brompton colors!

    Exciting news! Brompton is introducing six new colors: three brights - Berry Crush, Lagoon Blue, Lime Green - and three classics - Vanilla, Cherry Blossom, Tempest Blue.

    We will see the new colors at Interbike in Las Vegas next week, we'll take photos!

    The six new colors join Black, White, Red, Orange, Racing Green and Turkish Green for a total of 13 colors.

    If you covet one of the colors that's getting retired...this is your chance!

    Yellow, Sage Green, Claret, Cobalt Blue, Desert Sand, Hot Pink, Apple Green and Arctic Blue -- all are available at Redbeard Bikes.

     

     

  • This week's rides

    We've been quite lucky with weather thus far -- Sundays have been by and large sunny!
    But after last Sunday's rain, we realized we should clarify: rain the morning of the ride cancels the ride. That said, if it's just drizzling/looks like it might clear up, come on out! In these cases we may revise the route (i.e. do laps in Prospect Park instead of going up to River Road), but we will ride!
    Upcoming rides:
    • One of our customers, Guy, has organized a ride to Nyack happening this Saturday. Departure at 7:15 AM from DUMBO or 8 AM from Fairway on the Upper West Side. If you'd like to join, please reply to this thread.
    • Our women's ride is this (and every) Thursday, meet at 8:30 PM at Grand Army Plaza.
    • Sunday morning shop ride to River Road, meet at 7:15 AM at the shop.
    • We're planning a special ride for Saturday, August 30th, to support the Afghan Women's National Cycling Team. Stay tuned for details.
    Got any fun rides planned? We encourage you to share them.

    Looking for rides? Bikenyc is a great resource.
  • Over the river & through the woods

    Confession: yesterday I rode over the George Washington Bridge, and up River Road, for the first time ever! And I didn't want to come home. It's so beautiful out there: trees, birds, the river. And hills. Yes. But for every uphill that burned, there was a soaring downhill: a balm to the legs.

    I've been hearing about the magical River Road for years, but I've been stuck in a loop, commuting, and doing laps in Prospect Park. Yesterday, I finally broke out of my regular orbit -- and so can you!

    Because every Sunday morning, Redbeard Bikes leads a shop ride up the West Side Highway, over the GW Bridge, and up River Road or 9W.

    This is a no-drop ride, which means we'll go at the pace of our slowest rider. We'll set the pace and distance based on who shows up, and we'll check in with each other along the way to see how people are doing.

    Every Sunday. Meet at Redbeard Bikes at 7:15 AM, depart at 7:30 AM.

    Tomorrow on the blog: a Q-and-A about what to wear and what to bring. Stay tuned.

    Questions? Ideas? Email me at kasia@redbeardbikes.com, or send a message on Facebook.

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