Dirt 101 (dirt101.nyc) is a free celebration of riding bikes on rough/loose and otherwise dirty surfaces here in NYC. August 12, 2017. Over 115 men and women signed up for a day of off-road fun.
On November 19, 2016, 718 Cyclery hosted "City Slicker 2: Clay's Gold", the 2nd annual installment of our Fall MTB racing classic. This race also serves as the final jewel of the 718 Cyclery Racing Series Triple Crown (the first 2 jewels are "Fat and Frozen" and "Dirt Jam"). These races are currently the only MTB races held within New York City, at Cunningham Park in Queens.
Like most events at 718 Cyclery, Dirt Jam was born out of some random ideas, and the desire to bring people together who enjoy off-road riding. The random idea was to put on a race/event that was more of a fun celebration than just a race. Location was Cunningham Park in Queens, NYC.
As we move towards introducing our Saturday Shop Rides , I want to pause and remember the genesis of our riding program...The Titans of Tuesday. The Titans of Tuesday were born in July 2014 in Utah. I had let Chris Kelly of Topanga Creek convince me that we as a shop needed more time outside the shop. At the time, this was my second trip to Utah for mountain-biking, and I returned to Brooklyn ready to go on some rides and spread the good word.