Bike Touring

Rent Gear at 718

Rent Gear at 718

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.

718's Sleeping Bag Guide

718's Sleeping Bag Guide

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

2019 Micro-Tour 3

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.

Garmin Varia Radar Lights

Garmin Varia Radar Lights

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.

Shop Ride Ten Essentials

Shop Ride Ten Essentials

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.

Mighty Hatchet: Origins

Mighty Hatchet: Origins

718 Cyclery has been a leader in creating trips and adventures for NYC cyclists for years. The idea for Mighty Hatchet came in 2018, as we sought a path to reach a different set of customers, while staying true to who we are and the customers who got us here.

"Friendly Fire" Class

"Friendly Fire" Class

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.

Mounting Wolf Tooth's B-Rad System

Mounting Wolf Tooth's B-Rad System

We have many customers who are looking to mount a Salsa Anything (or similar) style cages to their fork for more efficient gear hauling. In many instances, the customers fork doesn’t have the correct quantity or spacing to mount these types of cages.