The Redbeard Blog / Prospect Park

  • Redbeard Bikes: 6/20 & beyond

    If you haven't heard the news yet...Prospect Park and Central Park are now almost 100% car-free! To celebrate, join us tomorrow morning for some laps in Prospect Park! All are welcome!

    Saturday, 6/20 @ 8 AM
    Destination: Prospect Park
    Ride leader: Kasia

    Meet @ Redbeard @ 8 AM (or @ 8:30 AM @ Grand Army, on the grass triangle just inside the entrance)

    Join us Saturday morning for some laps in Prospect Park, followed by breakfast at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket. (Yes, there's coffee: Mud Truck!) Ride as easy or hard as you want. Riders of all levels are welcome!

    (Note: the original destination for this ride was Jamaica Bay, but it's been a hard week here at the shop, so we're taking a more relaxed approach!)

    Sunday 6/21 @ 8 AM
    **RAIN DATE: Sunday, 7/5**
    Destination: Piermont, NY via the Low Road

    This special edition Sunday ride is rescheduled due to rain! Mark your calendar for July 5th, when Kissena team members will lead us to Piermont via the scenic Low Road. Redbeard Bikes is proud to sponsor Kissena Cycling!

    Meet at Redbeard @ 8 AM or on the NJ side of the GWB @ 9:30 AM.

    Ride leaders: Phil, Kasia


    Sunday, 6/28 @ 8 AM
    Destination: Piermont via 9W

    We'll stop for snacks and coffee at The Market, a cafe with outdoor seating, just 5 miles past the Ranger Station in Alpine, our usual turnaround point. Round-trip about 55 miles. Road bikes are best suited for this ride.

    Meet @ Redbeard @ 8 AM

    Ride leaders: Kasia

    Other local rides:

    6/28 Discover Hudson Valley (Bike New York)
    7/12: Tour de Queens (Transportation Alternatives)
    7/25 The Epic Ride (Brooklyn Greenway Initiative)

    General info:

    Every Sunday morning we ride up the West Side, over the GWB, and into Jersey... As the summer progresses, we'll be increasing our distance, working towards two goals: the NYC Century for Vision Zero on September 13th, and Bear Mountain (date TBD). There's still time to sign up for the Century!

    Our rides are generally no-drop rides. New riders: we are very encouraging! We regroup at various points along the way. Of course, you are welcome to cut out early, or split off, if our pace is too slow for you. If we have enough participants, we may split into A and B groups.

    7 AM: Brooklyn Roasting Company opens for breakfast.
    7:45 AM: Redbeard Bikes opens for last minute air, water & pre-ride stretches.
    8 AM: Wheels down!

    Please bring helmet, sunscreen, water, snacks, spare tube & flat fix kit. Rain cancels. RSVP appreciated but not required. Any questions, give us a shout.

    See you on the bike!
    Kasia + Ilya 

  • Update: Prospect Park Training Ride, 12/8

    Tomorrow's Tuesday morning training ride in Prospect Park is cancelled on account of heavy rain and wind. The make-up ride is Thursday, 6:30 AM, Grand Army Plaza entrance of the Park.

  • Winter Hours Start 12/1

    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 - redbeard@redbeardbikes.com.

    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!
  • 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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