Tag Archives: NYC

“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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Three cheers for Cuomo.

We are swooning to hear the governor expressing a vision of a better NY – and the resources to build it. “We are modernizing New York State’s transportation system while making it safer. … We will continue to upgrade New … Continue reading

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Join us for Indoor Cycling Classes: Wednesdays in SoHo

Next Wednesday (October 23rd), we start our fall Indoor Cycling Classes. Unlike a spin class or stationary gym bike, you bring YOUR bike to this workout. Taught by a USA Cycling-certified coach, you’ll ride your bike on our high end … Continue reading

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ARTCRANK is tonight: Bikes, art + beer!

It’s here! The bike-inspired art show, ARTCRANK, returns to NYC to feature local artists, Widmer Bros brewing and contests. It’s a celebration of art, bikes and the NYC community! Opening night is tonight, 6pm-11pm. Exhibit is also open Friday, noon-8pm. … Continue reading

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Discovering cycling in Manhattan

Why we love Citi Bike: It not only makes cycling easier for so many of us; it also invites more people to discover the joys of cycling, such as this … Why ride? Besides the exercise and challenge, in a dense … Continue reading

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Would a Brave, Thoughtful Candidate Please Stand Up?

I am far from a one trick pony when I enter the voting booth, but this year bicycles and street safety will be near and dear to my heart when I cast my ballot. Bloomberg brought our streets into a … Continue reading

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Growing with New York: from 1978 to Chelsea

In 1978, we opened Bicycle Habitat in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. Subway fare cost $.50, and and there were only a handful of us true bike commuters throughout the city. Thirty-five years later, I enjoy how things … Continue reading

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Tomorrow: It’s our birthday!

On March 1, 1978, Charlie McCorkell and Hal Ruzal opened Bicycle Habitat at 244 Lafayette Street in the gritty SoHo neighborhood of New York City. The area has changed a lot. Our love for cycling has not. And neither has yours! Thanks … Continue reading

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CYCLE Kids program coming to Brooklyn

Good news on the community homefront: After years of effort, the bike education program CYCLE Kids is finally coming to Brooklyn! With New York City’s own Evie Stevens as the Director of Outreach for this awesome Boston-based organization, we look forward to … Continue reading

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After Sandy: No power. Still bikes.

We opened after Sandy. No power… but we did the best with what we had. We feel lucky to find almost no damage to our stores themselves. Our Brooklyn shop retained power. With the subways down, our Park Slope location … Continue reading

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