Class 03: Drivetrains
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Class 03: Drivetrains

Often a source of mystery and stress from cyclists, this class serves to show that these shifting systems are easily worked with and essentially the same cast of characters for many decades.

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Women's Bike Maintenace Class: Bike Demystification, Basic Maintenance, and Flat Fixing
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Bike Maintenace Class: Bike Demystification, Basic Maintenance, and Flat Fixing

Women's Bike Maintenace Class: Bike Demystification, Basic Maintenance, and Flat Fixing

Get to know a little more about your machine in this hands-on introductory workshop, and walk away feeling more self-sufficient. This class will cover routine bike maintenance, the tools you should never leave home without, and how to fix a flat, with plenty of time to ask questions.

About the Instructor:
Where bicycles are concerned, Meredith's heart is in the liberating power of the riding, and working on, of all types of bikes for all types of people, on any surface and in any weather. She teaches project-based mathematics at a public high school in Manhattan for recent immigrants, where she also facilitates an after-school bike mechanics and cycling program.

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Class 04: Bearings and Wheel Truing
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Class 04: Bearings and Wheel Truing

Slightly more advanced, this class is a great finale for our Basic Maintenance Series of classes. This class covers bearing adjustments (hubs, bottom brackets and hubs), as well as wheel truing.

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Class 02: Brakes and Their Adjustments
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Class 02: Brakes and Their Adjustments

This is the class to take if you want to get rid of that annoying rubbing sound. Braking systems, while plentiful, mainly follow the same few principals in terms of function and maintenance.

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Class 01: Basic Maintenance and Flat Fixes
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Class 01: Basic Maintenance and Flat Fixes

This class covers basic points of do-it-yourself maintenance to get you self-sufficient with you bike. In addition, this class can serve as a gateway to learning more about these great machines.

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Micro-Tour 3
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Micro-Tour 3

Micro-Tour 3

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Bike Club Ride
May
26
7:30 AM07:30

Bike Club Ride

To Jamicsa Bay

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2018 Micro-Tour 2
May
12
to May 13

2018 Micro-Tour 2

The 2018 Micro-Tour 02 will ride from 718 Cyclery on May 12th up through Westchester County to historic Croton Point Park. These 44 miles will mostly be traversed at a calm elevation on protected bike lanes (Hudson River Greenway, South County Trailway and North County Trailway). Campsites (#2 and #5) will have potable water, access to bathrooms, but no electricity. Ride leaves 8am sharp from Chambers Street and the Hudson River Greenway in Manhattan (or, you can make arrangements to meet group along the way). Ride back can be of the bike or train variety (heck, so can the ride up if you'd like!)

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Free Wheelbuilding Class
Jan
28
12:00 PM12:00

Free Wheelbuilding Class

Sign Up Here (required)

Participants are strongly encouraged to go to www.718build.com to design their project wheel before class.

Participants will build a wheel during the class, and are able to come back to the shop if they don't finish by the end of class.  Participants can buy components from 718 (at a 10% discount). Alternatively, attendees can bring their own wheel components.

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Free Wheelbuilding Class
Jan
14
12:00 PM12:00

Free Wheelbuilding Class

Sign Up Here (required)

Participants are strongly encouraged to go to www.718build.com to design their project wheel before class.

Participants will build a wheel during the class, and are able to come back to the shop if they don't finish by the end of class.  Participants can buy components from 718 (at a 10% discount). Alternatively, attendees can bring their own wheel components.

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Bike Club
Dec
30
7:30 AM07:30

Bike Club

Bike Club is an immersive way to get involved with 718 Cyclery.  Doors open at 7:30am every Saturday for free coffee, home-made muffins and some great acoustic jams (just kidding on the jams). Sneak out of the house early to ask our staff that nagging question, throw your bike up in the stand for some free advice, or ask us about getting set up for our next trip/tour.  Think of it as open-office hours.

Sign Up Here

At 9:15, the Club will spin up to Prospect Park with a 718 Employee for a great ride around the park (weather permitting).  This is no-drop rides at a conversation pace, intended to foster community rather than fuel aggression. Helmets are required.

We do need you to sign up, so that we know how many muffins to bake.

Bike Club is:

  • Inclusive
  • Accessible
  • Informative
  • Tasty 
  • Free

Bike Club is not:

  • Aggressive
  • Competitive
  • Exclusive
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Free Wheelbuilding Class
Dec
29
7:00 PM19:00

Free Wheelbuilding Class

 

Sign Up Here (required)

Participants are strongly encouraged to go to www.718build.com to design their project wheel before class.

Participants will build a wheel during the class, and are able to come back to the shop if they don't finish by the end of class.  Participants can buy components from 718 (at a 10% discount). Alternatively, attendees can bring their own wheel components.

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Bike Club
Dec
23
7:30 AM07:30

Bike Club

Bike Club is an immersive way to get involved with 718 Cyclery.  Doors open at 7:30am every Saturday for free coffee, home-made muffins and some great acoustic jams (just kidding on the jams). Sneak out of the house early to ask our staff that nagging question, throw your bike up in the stand for some free advice, or ask us about getting set up for our next trip/tour.  Think of it as open-office hours.

Sign Up Here

At 9:15, the Club will spin up to Prospect Park with a 718 Employee for a great ride around the park (weather permitting).  This is no-drop rides at a conversation pace, intended to foster community rather than fuel aggression. Helmets are required.

We do need you to sign up, so that we know how many muffins to bake.

Bike Club is:

  • Inclusive
  • Accessible
  • Informative
  • Tasty 
  • Free

Bike Club is not:

  • Aggressive
  • Competitive
  • Exclusive
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Bike Club
Dec
16
7:30 AM07:30

Bike Club

Bike Club is an immersive way to get involved with 718 Cyclery.  Doors open at 7:30am every Saturday for free coffee, home-made muffins and some great acoustic jams (just kidding on the jams). Sneak out of the house early to ask our staff that nagging question, throw your bike up in the stand for some free advice, or ask us about getting set up for our next trip/tour.  Think of it as open-office hours.

Sign Up Here

At 9:15, the Club will spin up to Prospect Park with a 718 Employee for a great ride around the park (weather permitting).  This is no-drop rides at a conversation pace, intended to foster community rather than fuel aggression. Helmets are required.

We do need you to sign up, so that we know how many muffins to bake.

Bike Club is:

  • Inclusive
  • Accessible
  • Informative
  • Tasty 
  • Free

Bike Club is not:

  • Aggressive
  • Competitive
  • Exclusive
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First Annual Bike Shop Day
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

First Annual Bike Shop Day

Join 718 Cyclery in  Brooklyn NY on Saturday December 9th for the 1st Annual Bike Shop Day. Bike Shop Day serves to connect the independent bike shop and our community with food, drinks, events, rides, races (maybe), exclusive Bike Shop Day items and great free swag. Come early and stay late for our after-hours shop party.

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Women's Bike Maintenance Class: Bike Demystification, Basic Maintenance, and Flat Fixing
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Bike Maintenance Class: Bike Demystification, Basic Maintenance, and Flat Fixing

Sign Up Here (required)

Women's Bike Maintenace Class: Bike Demystification, Basic Maintenance, and Flat Fixing

Get to know a little more about your machine in this hands-on introductory workshop, and walk away feeling more self-sufficient. This class will cover routine bike maintenance, the tools you should never leave home without, and how to fix a flat, with plenty of time to ask questions.

About the Instructor:
Where bicycles are concerned, Meredith's heart is in the liberating power of the riding, and working on, of all types of bikes for all types of people, on any surface and in any weather. She teaches project-based mathematics at a public high school in Manhattan for recent immigrants, where she also facilitates an after-school bike mechanics and cycling program.

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Transportation Alternatives Winter Cycling Event
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Transportation Alternatives Winter Cycling Event

718 Cyclery in Gowanus is dear to our hearts. For the past few years 718 has been an asset to the cycling community. From shop rides to races to classes 718 has gone above and beyond what we expect from a local bike shop. But a bike is only as enjoyable as the road or trail you  ride it on.

That’s why 718 Cyclery is collaborating with us on our new Bike Shop Membership Partner program. As a proud supporter of Transportation Alternatives and safe streets, 718 Cyclery will now be offering a free year of TransAlt membership with every bicycle purchased. Awesome!

To celebrate, we’re having an event on Wednesday, November 16th at 7 pm. We’ll have Brooklyn Brewery beer, snacks, and a presentation on winter cycling and "#bikenyc in 2016. To sweeten the pot, anyone who joins as a TransAlt member at the event will be entered into raffle to win a Blaze Laser Light.

Please RSVP here for the event, as space is limited.

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Micro-Tour 03
Oct
1
to Oct 2

Micro-Tour 03

  • pound ridge reservation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

More info here

Micro-Tours are a quick way to escape the city on the weekend, on your bike. Meet at the shop on Saturday, meet new friends, ride to our destination, eat, camp, and return to the shop on Sunday. No work is missed, but worlds are opened up.

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