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  • 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.

  • TD 5 Boro Bike Tour on May 4th

    Are you riding the TD Five Boro Bike Tour on May 4th?

    Watch this fun video -- shot at Redbeard Bikes! -- to see what you can & can't bring on the ride. Presented by Patty Chang Angker, author of SOME NERVE: LESSONS LEARNED WHILE BECOMING BRAVE, and Sam Slaton of Bike New York. 

    Visit Redbeard for saddle bags, water bottles & baskets!

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