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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.
There are alot of camping stoves out there. Our Gear Guide below focuses on what are commonly referred to as "Backpack" Stoves...
On Saturday, October 20th, Bike Club made a trip to Stillwell Woods on Long Island for a Mountain Bike Shop Ride
On Sunday, October 21st , i was invited to present my bike and gear at the Patagonia Store on Greene Street in Soho, Manhattan, NYC.
Our 2018 Micro-Tour season has come to an end with Micro-Tour 7, a 3 state adventure to Beartown, Mass.
Char cloth (or charcloth) – also called charpaper – is a material that is used in fire making. It is a swatch of fabric made from vegetable fiber (such as linen, cotton or jute) that has been converted via pyrolysis into a slow-burning fuel of very low ignition temperature.
Micro-Tour 6 was a 55 Mile ride from NYC to Lake Tiorati, NY for a night of camping.
Micro-Tour 5 was a 37 Mile ride from New York City to Camp Glen Gray,
Since we began our touring series, the 718 Summer Tour has been the Adirondack Loop. This is a well-traveled lap around the Adirondack Park in Northern New York State. Adirondack Park is absolutely stunning and, despite being located in the crowded northeast, is one of the largest nature preserves in the country.
2018 Micro-Tour 4 was a 55 mile ride to Ward Pound Ridge for a night of camping under the stats, and in the company of a Great Dane.
2018 Micro-Tour 3 visited Staten Island for OutdoorFest