Monthly Archives: November 2011

Bicycle vacations + local brews: This Thursday with Trek Travel

Join us on Thursday for Trek Travel’s 10th Anniversary event here in NYC! A subsidiary of Trek Bikes, Trek Travel organizes all kinds of rides. You can travel in groups, or go solo; explore for a few days, or a few … Continue reading

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Make your own bike rack – an IKEA hack!

Presenting: The 3-tier stacked and hacked IKEA bicycle rack! Originally inspired by an IKEA hackers post, I created my own bike storage rack using the below simple (and very inexpensive) parts from the IKEA “Stoleman” modular series: two telescoping posts two clothes rails ten … Continue reading

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Black Friday: 30% off sales

We took Black Friday literally Plus: All Ortlieb gear – 20% off * All Brooks product – 20% off * Kryptonite NY chain – $60 * Bern Brentwood helmets, matte black only –  $65 * Specialized and Bontrager tubes – $4.50 each All in-stock, closeout 2011 … Continue reading

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Hit the trails: Go MTB in Putnam County

Our mountain bike guru, Eric, hit the trails this week and wants all of us to do the same… 60 degrees A light breeze Long sight lines through the leafless trees I love mountain biking… … and not only did … Continue reading

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Autumn on the Hudson – with El Rapido

Our staffer, Kevin, took this photo from his autumn commute and thought it’d be cool to share. “My morning commute doesn’t get much better than this,” he says. “Down the Hudson River with this breathtaking autumn view of the Palisades … Continue reading

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What it’s like to be a cyclist in NYC

We run a large bike store. We see a wide variety of customers: Bike messengers, competitive racers, casual commuters, weekend warriors, parents getting groceries with kids, tourists in town for a holiday, young professionals taking a Saturday roll to the … Continue reading

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Live longer: Go by bike?

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison have confirmed: Bicycling is good for your health. That’s not exactly new. The most interesting aspect of the study is that they were able to quantify the benefits. The researchers found that 20% of … Continue reading

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