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 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

  • Two Weekends Only!

  • Redbeard Ride to the Sea 8/30 - in solidarity with the Afghan Women's Cycling Team

    Ride with us on Saturday, August 30th, to show our support of the Afghan Women's Cycling Team, and to celebrate the human right to ride a bike!

    Watch the trailer for "Afghan Cycles" to hear the team's inspiring story.

    Meet at Redbeard Bikes in DUMBO, Brooklyn, at 7:30 AM to fill our tires & water bottles & get to know each other a bit. The ride gets rolling at 8 AM and returns to the shop by 11 AM.

    Why the sea? Because the sea is freedom.

    Our route will take us along the Brooklyn Navy Yard, down Vanderbilt, through Prospect Park, through the quiet streets of Victorian Ditmas Park, Midwood and south Brooklyn, until we reach the sea. Why the sea? Because the sea is freedom.

    We'll return by a slightly different way, north on Ocean Parkway.

    Riders of all levels are welcome. This is a no-drop ride; we will rest at reds. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Don't live in New York? Folks all over the world are organizing Global Solidarity Rides, too. Check out the list here. If there's no ride in your city -- make one!

    Liv/giant and Mountain2Mountain are sponsors of the Afghan Women's Cycling Team and their bid for the 2020 Olympics.


    Ride details can also be found on BikeNYC.org.

     

  • Bike Cult Show

    Redbeard Bikes will be at the Bike Cult Hand-built Bicycle Show this weekend, 8/16 - 8/17 at the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens.

    We'll be showing off Lynskey titanium builds.

    Come on out to see awesome bikes & talk to the talented people who make 'em. 

     

  • What To Wear? What To Bring?

    Earlier this week I wrote about our Sunday morning shop rides here.

    You might be thinking, What do I bring? What do I wear?

    We recommend:

    • Helmet
    • Water
    • Sunscreen
    • Comfortable riding clothes. Bike shorts make a world of difference on a long ride. And most cycling jerseys have ample pockets to store your stuff.
    • Two spare tubes. The Redbeard crew always travels with tools, so we'll be able to fix flats on the road, but it's best practice to bring your own tubes.
    • A small snack. I'm a big fan of Honey Stinger energy chews -- easy to eat on the fly!

    ...and what bike?

    You can ride any bike you like, but keep in mind that we'll be covering about 40 miles, including hills! Geared bikes are better suited than single speeds, and road bikes with drop bars will probably be more comfortable than flat-bar bikes. That said, if you only have a flat-bar bike, join us anyway, and go as far as you can!

     

    Redbeard cycling jerseys, as well as Gore Bikewear shorts and jerseys, are available the shop. We are always happy to special order if you we don't have your size or style!

     

    Questions? Call (718) 858-2453 or email kasia@redbeardbikes.com.

  • 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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