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Micro-Tour 6 was a 59 mile Self-Supported ride to Ward Pound Ridge, NY. Ride up on Saturday Sept 7. A night of camping, and ride back to NYC on Sunday Sept 8.
The first hike of the series was a success! All went as planned on Sunday with logistics and no one missed the train. Yay!
We are getting off the bikes and going camping at Malouf Mountain near Beacon, NY. Price includes campsite fees AND round-trip train tickets from Grand Central Central to Beacon
We are so excited to be launching the 718 free hiking series . We will be getting out of the city by public transit and hitting the trails.
At 718, we believe that being able to conquer the next Adventure is more about what’s inside of you, as opposed to having the most expensive gear. Our Adventures have always aimed to “lower the barriers” of entry, with the goal of creating adventures that are attainable, diverse and inclusive.
Micro-Tour 4 was a 58 mile ride to Mountain Lakes Park in North Salem, NY for a night of camping, cooking and log tossing.
This non-drop group ride leaves from lower Manhattan for a night of self-supported camping at Mountain Lakes Park in Somers, NY. The ride is 58 miles each way.
These local hikes are close enough to get to, but farther away than you might think.
As we move more and more into the Outdoor Gear world, thee is no denying that REI’s 10% Dividend (aka discount) looms large for the smaller players in the retail world.
Sleeping Bag selection is critical. From a packing standpoint, it generally is one of the more bulkier items you will travel with, so so size and weight are important. In addition, and more importantly, sleeping safely and comfortably is one of the most important parts of any trip outdoors.
2019 Micro-Tour 3 was a 30 mile ride to camp at Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field. It's a 12 mile ride straight from the shop, but we stretch it out by circling around Broad Channel, the Rockaways and Jacob Riis Beach.
2019 Micro-Tour 2 was a ride from New York City to Croton Point Park for a night of camping. We had excellent weather heading up, and a ton of rain on the return.
2019 Micro-Tour 1 was a ride from Poughkeepsie to Ferncliff Forest in Rhinebeck, NY for a night of camping. We had excellent weather heading up, and a ton of rain on the return.
I had my first commute with the Garmin Varia lighting system this evening. When paired with a Garmin GPS device (in my case, and Edge 1000 Explore), the headlight dims or brightens based on speed and/or time of day. and the rear (radar enabled) light lets you know if cars (or other cyclists) are approaching from behind.
On Thursday, March 14th, Jamie came to the shop to talk about his recent trek on the Baja Divide.
On Wednesday, February 28, 718 Cyclery and Mighty Hatched hosted our first “Ten Essentials” Class. The Ten Essentials are a group of systems and items that are crucial to have on outdoor adventures.
Sometimes, in the winter, it can get a little lonesome at the shop. We keep the same hours year-round, but the staff gets spread out a little thinner, so consequently I have time in the shop on my own. Normally, that time is spent pounding away on the Microsoft Surface keyboard, but this morning was different.
After recently getting Wilderness First Aid Certified, I want back and took a hard look at my First Aid Kit we use on Shop Rides, Hikes, Camping Trips, Micro-Tours and Tours.
718 Bike Club Shop Ride on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail
Packing the “Ten Essentials” whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes or rides, is a good habit. On a basic trip you may use only a few of them or none at all. It’s when something goes awry that you’ll truly appreciate the value of carrying these items that could be essential to your survival.
On December 16th, 2018, the crew at 718 got Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified.
Last night, in conjunction with Mighty Hatchet, we hosted our first “Friendly Fire” Class. The purpose of this gathering was to discuss various types of camp stoves, fuel and firs starting techniques.