Class 03: Drivetrains
Dec
15
7:00 pm19:00

Class 03: Drivetrains

  • 718 Cyclery

Sign Up Here (required)

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.

Class 04: Bearings and Wheel Truing
Dec
22
7:00 pm19:00

Class 04: Bearings and Wheel Truing

  • 718 Cyclery

Sign Up Here (required)

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.

Women's Class: Bike Demystification, Basic Maintenance, and Flat Fixing
Dec
28
7:00 pm19:00

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

  • 718 Cyclery

Sign Up Here (required)

Women's Class 01: 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.


Free Wheelbuilding Class
Nov
18
7:00 pm19:00

Free Wheelbuilding Class

  • 718 Cyclery

Sign Up Here (required)

Wheel physics, component selection and lacing/truing techniques. Participants will then be able to schedule a 1-on-1 session to build their own wheel (parts available from 718 at a discount)

Transportation Alternatives Winter Cycling Event
Nov
16
7:00 pm19:00

Transportation Alternatives Winter Cycling Event

  • 718 Cyclery

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.

Micro-Tour 03
Oct
1
Oct 2

Micro-Tour 03

  • pound ridge reservation

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.

Niner Demo
Sep
24
9:00 am09:00

Niner Demo

  • cunningham park

Join us on September 24th at Cunningham Park in Queens NYC (9am-3pm) to ride the new 2017 line-up from Niner. Sign up here

Shop Ride
Aug
20
7:00 am07:00

Shop Ride

  • Hartshorne Woods Park

Our next shop ride will be August 20th, 2016.  We will leave from 718 Cyclery (254 3rd Ave, Brooklyn) at 7am Sharp, arriving in time for the 8:15am Sea Streak Ferry at Wall Street. Tickets are $51 for round trip (includes bike pass).

Sign Up here

The ferry will drop us at Sandy Hook at 8:50am.  We will then ride south for 3 miles (map) on the Gateway Recreational Area, the west into Hartshorne Woods Park

Trail Map

Bring a lunch. We will plan to catch the 3:45 Ferry back to Wall Street, but riders can make their own schedule. 

If you would like to use one of our demo fleet mountain bikes for free, please indicate in the form here

Woman's Off-Road Jam
Jul
24
9:00 am09:00

Woman's Off-Road Jam

  • cunningham park

Sign Up Here

Pretty Damned Fast and 718 Cyclery present the 1st Annual Women's Off-Road Jam on July 24, 2016 at Cunningham Park in Queens, NYC. The goal of this event is to welcome new riders into the world of off-road cycling through a free coached clinic and skills drills taught by female coaches,  as well as provide a place for intermediate and advanced riders to have a blast on the trails, mentor new riders, and show off their skills.

Womens Adventure Cycling Launch EWvent
Jun
1
7:00 pm19:00

Womens Adventure Cycling Launch EWvent

  • 718 Cyclery

Please join us on June 1st at 7pm at 718 Cyclery for the launch and planning meeting for women, female identifying and gender non-conforming people who are interested in adventure cycling and programming!
 

At the meeting, we will make connections, share ideas and create some plans to get out and about this summer!

Summer Tour Meeting
May
23
7:00 pm19:00

Summer Tour Meeting

  • 718 cyclery

Please join us for our Summer Tour Meeting on Monday May 23rd at 7pm at 718 Cyclery. We need to determine who will be attending, and will be asking for a deposit shortly to cover shared transportation costs and insurance.

Tour is From July 9th to the 15th, 2016 in the Adirondacks. Please sign up for tour at: http://www.718c.com/tours/

Overnight Trip to Harriman State Park
Mar
12
Mar 13

Overnight Trip to Harriman State Park

  • harriman state park

March 12 overnight trip to Harriman State Park, sign up here:

Sat, March 12th:

  • 7am - Meet at the shop for a coffee and check tire pressures
  • 8am - Kickstands up and head out
  • Mid-day - Make a couple of pit stops
  • 2pm - Arrive and set up camp at Harriman State Park

Sun, March 13th:

  • 9am - Break down camp
  • 10am - Kickstands up
  • Mid-day - Pit stops/ride
  • 2pm - Cross G Dub and hop on a train south to complete ride
Movie Night
Mar
10
9:00 pm21:00

Movie Night

  • 718 Cyclery

"Fast Times aty Ridgemont High". Beer and pizza will be served.

718 Race Team Info Meeting
Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

718 Race Team Info Meeting

  • 718 cyclery

718 Cyclery is proud to announce our 2016 Off-Road Racing Team. The mission of this team is to promote the enjoyment of riding in the woods with friends, as well as the accessibility of these rides to NYC. We are looking for 10 male and 10 female riders to make up this team for the 2016 Mountain Bike season. We will be hosting an informational meeting on February 24th, 7pm at 718 Cyclery.  Please fill out the brief form here to get on our list.

NYC-ADV Mixer /// 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Feb
17
7:00 pm19:00

NYC-ADV Mixer /// 1st & 3rd Wednesdays

  • Givers and Takers

NYC Adventure Cycling Meetup Group

NYC-ADV'ers, temps are sub zero and we're all just staring longingly at our bikes. That said, your loving founders have organized a happy hour so everyone can get together, meet, plan future rides, imbibe, and mingle. 

Our friends at Givers and Takers have been kind enough to play host. Not only that, they've offered happy hour pricing throughout the event. According to the interwebs, Givers and Takers is a "mellow haunt that serves cocktails, brews & wines amid exposed brick walls & an old-school feel". We just think it's a rad bar, run by rad people. Not to mention it's a block down from 718 Cyclery, our home base. 

As referenced above, there will be drink specials for NYC-ADV members. Also, expect occasional give-aways from group sponsors. If all goes well, we will be extend indefinitely every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. This will give members a recurring opportunity to hang with like-minded bicycle enthusiasts, tourers, adventurers, and travelers. 

Come one, come all... let's meetup!