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New York City's neighborhood bike store since 1978

Charlie’s Christmas List

Sometimes owning a bike store is like being a kid in a candy store – there’s so much cool stuff around me all the time! I’m mainly an urban rider. I commute to all of the shops from my home … Continue reading

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The Re-Paving of Prospect Park

This weekend, we were pleasantly surprised to receive a press release from the Department of Transportation announcing: NYC DOT TO BEGIN MILLING AND PAVING PROSPECT PARK’S WEST DRIVE Back in December, local shops, teams, clubs, and activists teamed up to send a … Continue reading

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I love having a bike shop in New York City

I love having a bike shop in New York City. Sure there are numbers to crunch and stressors to handle, but unlike a lot of people’s jobs, mine is constantly filled with bikes. There are times when I am attached to … Continue reading

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“It just annoys my feet when I can’t ride my bike”

There are many different reasons to ride. Last Wednesday was one of those cold February winter days where the temperature never rose above freezing: my morning ride to work started at 28 degrees and my trip home ended at 22 degrees. My 8-mile … Continue reading

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Winter Tune-Up Special

Whether you’re gearing up to tough it out and ride all winter or getting ready to hang up your bike for the season, treat your bike to some much-needed TLC with a discounted Annual or Enthusiast Tune, free pick-up/delivery, and discounted … Continue reading

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We’re taking BH on the road!

Coming in 2016: Bicycle Habitat On the Road – multi-day fully supported bicycle tours all over the east coast. We’ll be leading trips all the way from Maine to Florida, with one in our very own backyard: the Hudson Valley … Continue reading

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Commuter Profile: William Atitie

Biking is cultural where I come from. The number one form of transportation is by bike.  I’m from the northern part of Ghana, and the people are poor. They don’t have money for cars and all these things, so they all … Continue reading

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Where we ride: Kristen’s first MTB race of the season

Although New York City was recently voted the best city in America for biking, it’s still not the easiest city for mountain biking. With a little bit of effort, though, and a short train or car ride, the trails of Long Island, New … Continue reading

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Commuter Profile: Charles Komanoff

I just love how I feel on my bike. I love how fast it is, how it gets me anywhere I need to go. I like being able to see the city in a different way, to be able to interact … Continue reading

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Get your bike ready for spring

If you’ve been riding all winter, by now salt, snow, rain, and road grime have probably wreaked havoc on your brake pads and drivetrain. Even if you’ve been diligently cleaning your bike every day and re-lubing the chain, a winter’s … Continue reading

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