Rock and Roll Trivia
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Rock and Roll Trivia

718 is excited to host our first home-grown Rock and Roll Trivia Night (AKA “Night Moves”) this. Fun, drinks, food, music and prizes will abound.

Here is an example question. First person to get it right gets some “Night Moves” stickers mailed to them. See you Thursday!

In April 2018, a collection of doors from the storied Chelsea Hotel were put up for auction. The door to Jimi Hendrix's room sold for $16,250. Andy Warhol’s door sold for $65,625. Who's door was the most valuable, selling for $125,000

Categories include, but are not limited to:

  • Names That Dont Rock

  • Cat Scratch Fever (Use Of Cats In Rock)

  • The One and Only Billy Shears (Rock and Roll Conspiracies)

  • Whole Lotta Torb (Lyrics With The Word “Torb” Replacing Answer)

  • Runnin’ With the Devil (Van Halen Trivia)

  • The One and Only Billy Shears (Rock and Roll Conspiracies)

  • Sum of Its Parts (Super Groups)

  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (Hail Metal Bands)

  • Weak Link (Worst Member of a Band)

  • Bad Finger (Musicians With Less Than 10 Fingers)

  • Rock the Simpsons

  • Back in the NY Groove (NYC-Based Questions)

  • Positively 3rd Avenue (Brooklyn-based questions)

  • Rock Lit (Rock and Roll Literature and Biographies)

  • Didacts and Narpets (Prog Rock)

  • Fab 4

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Adventure Cycling Regional Gathering in Brooklyn
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Adventure Cycling Regional Gathering in Brooklyn

Inspiration. Empowerment. Connection. The power of bicycle travel. Come find all of these at a special regional gathering of people interested in bicycle travel hosted by Adventure Cycling Association at 718 Cyclery on Thursday, February 21 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM (program starts at 7:00 PM). This event is being held in partnership with 718 Cyclery and NYC/ADV.

During the next year, Adventure Cycling staff will visit more than 40 cities across the United States. At gatherings in all of these cities, we’ll share three things: (1) news and stories on the joys and benefits of bicycle travel, as well as resources for how to travel by bike; (2) exciting new strategic directions for Adventure Cycling; and (3) an opportunity for you to provide ideas for how we can grow a larger and more connected bicycle travel community.

This gathering is open to Adventure Cycling members and nonmembers who have an interest in bicycle travel or just want to learn more. Adventure Cycling’s Director of Travel Initiatives Ginny Sullivan will be on hand for the gathering on Thursday, February 21. Enjoy refreshments and a chance to socialize with many other folks in your area who interested in bike travel. Please join us and bring a friend!

When: Thursday, February 21 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Mingling starts at 6:30 PM, and the program starts promptly at 7:00 PM.

Where: 718 Cyclery, 254 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215.

We look forward to seeing you in Brooklyn, NY!

Are you able to lend a hand? We’re looking for a volunteer or two to help with the event. Please contact Adventure Cycling at info@adventurecycling.org or 406.532.2751 if you are interested.

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The Ten Essentials
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Ten Essentials

Packing the “Ten Essentials” whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes, 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.

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Mappy Hour Skills Series: Water in the Backcountry
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Mappy Hour Skills Series: Water in the Backcountry

This workshop is all about planning, finding and safely consuming water in the backcountry. Led by FreeStone Expeditions Greg Wilson, we'll start the night with route planning and preparation for long trips and expeditions. How do you assess the potential water sources and plan accordingly? (Maps will be present!) 

All Registrations for the event must be done through the Mappy Hour website.

We'll also seek to answer the eternal question: iodine, pump, UV, or other method? We'll be bringing a suite of water filters that are used in the backcountry, review the pros and cons of each and do a taste test (because we're New Yorkers, we like our water delicious). 

These will be hands on classes and restricted to a maximum of twenty people so come for a more personalized experience with a group of curious (and tactile) outdoor enthusiasts. 

The series is hosted by our friends at Mighty Hatchet / 718 Cyclery. 

Note: no door tickets, no waitlist, no refunds. 

Past Mappy Hour Events at Mighty Hatchet / 718 Cyclery

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Basic Maintenance and Flat Fixes
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

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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Mappy Hour Skills Series:  Bushcraft
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Mappy Hour Skills Series: Bushcraft

A repeat of our 2/6 event for all of you who weren't fast enough to snag tickets! 

Please Register at the Mappy Hour website for this event.

This workshop is an introduction to bushcraft. There will be knives, there will be rope, there will be sticks! Led by FreeStone Expeditions Greg Wilson. 

These will be hands on classes and restricted to a maximum of twenty people so come for a more personalized experience with a group of curious (and tactile) outdoor enthusiasts. 

The series is hosted by our friends at Mighty Hatchet / 718 Cyclery. 

Note: no door tickets, no waitlist. Sorry.

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Bike Packing The Baja Divide
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Bike Packing The Baja Divide

In-Progress

Jamie will present images and stories from his latest adventure, a 1000 mile trek on the Baja Divide.

See his instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ict4.8/

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Bike Maintenance Class: Drivetrains
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Bike Maintenance Class: 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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Bike Packing in Norway
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Bike Packing in Norway

In-Progress

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Mappy Hour Skills Series: Knives and Edge Tools
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Mappy Hour Skills Series: Knives and Edge Tools

This event is all about knives and edge tools including: 

1) Which ones you need and for what (we'll go over various options) 
2) Sharpening and maintenance 

Registration for this event is on the Mappy Hour webpage.

We'll have some back-up knives, hand files, and stones for you to practice with and expert knife sharpener Greg will be on hand to sharpen your personal knives so you go home ready for your next adventure! 

You do not need your own knife to attend, just bring yours if you want it sharpened! 

These will be hands on classes and restricted to a maximum of twenty people so come for a more personalized experience with a group of curious (and tactile) outdoor enthusiasts. 

The series is hosted by our friends at Mighty Hatchet / 718 Cyclery. 

Note: no door tickets, no waitlist,

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Intro to Birding
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to Birding

718 Cyclery welcomes Dennis Hrehowsik, President of the Brooklyn Bird Club, founded in 1909. Mr. Hrehowsik will discuss an introduction to birding, as well as describe some of the great opportunities for Birding right here in NYC.  

We will then join Mr. Hrehowsik on Saturday morning May 4th in Prospect Park for The Brooklyn Bird Club's weekly walk.

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Prospect Park Bird Walk
May
4
8:00 AM08:00

Prospect Park Bird Walk

718 Cyclery welcomes Dennis Hrehowsik, President of the Brooklyn Bird Club, founded in 1909. On Thursday, May 2, Mr. Hrehowsik will discuss an introduction to birding, as well as describe some of the great opportunities for Birding right here in NYC.  

We will then join Mr. Hrehowsik on Saturday morning May 4th in Prospect Park for The Brooklyn Bird Club's weekly walk.

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Bike Maintenance Class: : Brakes
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Bike Maintenance Class: : Brakes

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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Basic Maintenance and Flat Fixes
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

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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MAPPY HOUR SKILLS SERIES:  Bushcraft
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

MAPPY HOUR SKILLS SERIES: Bushcraft

At the Mappy Hour town hall earlier this month we heard one thing loud and clear - New Yorkers want to learn more backcountry and survival skills. Luckily, FreeStone Expeditions Greg Wilson is helping us create an entire series filled with bushcraft, campcraft, and survival skills. 

We'll learn about building shelters, tying knots, sharpening knives, navigation, cooking and so much more. 

Our first 3 classes include: 
February 6: Intro to Bushcraft 
March 6: Water in the woods 
April 10: Knots & Shelter 

These will be hands on classes and restricted to a maximum of twenty people so come for a more personalized experience with a group of curious (and tactile) outdoor enthusiasts. 

The series is hosted by our friends at Mighty Hatchet / 718 Cyclery.

Registration is Required. Register Here

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Women's Bike Maintenance Class: Bike Demystification, Basic Maintenance, and Flat Fixing
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Bike Maintenance 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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Free Wheelbuilding Class 2
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Free Wheelbuilding Class 2

Limited to 5 students, and students must be able to attend both classes

For Class 1, participants will earn how to lace a wheel. In class 2, we will teach tensioning and truing

Participants can buy components from 718 (at a 10% discount). Alternatively, attendees can bring their own wheel components.

Please sign up for both classes (12/7 and 12/14)

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Free Wheelbuilding Class 1
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Free Wheelbuilding Class 1

Limited to 5 students, and students must be able to attend both classes

For Class 1, participants will earn how to lace a wheel. In class 2, we will teach tensioning and truing

Participants can buy components from 718 (at a 10% discount). Alternatively, attendees can bring their own wheel components.

Please sign up for both classes (12/7 and 12/14)

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Women's Bike Maintenance Class: Bike Demystification, Basic Maintenance, and Flat Fixing
Dec
26
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Bike Maintenance 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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Bike Shop Day
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Bike Shop Day

Bike Shop Day (www.bikeshopday.com) serves to connect the independent bike shop and our community as a beacon of inclusiveness, a healthy lifestyle and sustainable local business practices.

For this year's event (12/1/18), we are asking all participating shops and vendors to submit a proposal for an event that serves to welcome people who are underrepresented in the cycling industry.

“We had a much larger than anticipated platform when we launched Bike Shop Day in December 2017”, says 718 Cyclery Owner Joe Nocella.  “After the event, we decided that perhaps we can use this platform to help move the needle in the direction of diversity and inclusion in the cycling Industry”.

Bike Shops and Vendors from around the world who would like to participate are  encouraged to fill out the 2 minute form at www.BikeShopDay.com. Registration is free, and all Shops and Vendors will be listed on the website. All participating shops get a free sticker and postcard media pack and access to logo artwork to market further.

2018 718 Cyclery’s Bike Shop Day Events

  • 9:00am Doors Open. First 20 people get Swag Bags.

  • 10:00am Frisbee/Disc Golf Classic

  • 11:00am Basic Maintenance Class (Sign up here)…all are welcome!

  • 3:00pm Rock and Roll Trivia (more info here)

  • 3:00-6:00 DJ Slim Hug will make and appearance

All Day

  • The 718 Prize Wheel makes a return…spin the wheel, win a prize

  • 50% off Specially Marked Bikes (see them in blue here)

  • 25% off Mighty Hatchet Items

  • 10% off all other items in shop

  • $5/$10 T-Shirts, $5 Water Bottles

  • Get a 5% discount boost if you are wearing 718 gear

  • Food…we are grilling AND having homemade muffins made

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Women's Bike Maintenance Class: Bike Demystification, Basic Maintenance, and Flat Fixing
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Bike Maintenance 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 01: Basic Maintenance and Flat Fixes
Nov
1
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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Women's Bike Maintenance Class: Bike Demystification, Basic Maintenance, and Flat Fixing
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Bike Maintenance 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 03: Drivetrains
Oct
18
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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Class 02: Brakes and Their Adjustments
Oct
11
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 04: Bearings and Wheel Truing
Sep
27
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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Women's Bike Maintenance Class: Bike Demystification, Basic Maintenance, and Flat Fixing
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Bike Maintenance 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 03: Drivetrains
Sep
20
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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Class 02: Brakes and Their Adjustments
Sep
13
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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Womens Intensive Bike Maintenance Class Summer Session
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Womens Intensive Bike Maintenance Class Summer Session

Overview:

The Women’s Bike Maintenance Intensive is a 3 part course designed to teach you the basics of how to take care of and fix your bike. It is designed to come after the “basic maintenance” course offered monthly, but it is not required to understand or enjoy this course. Classes are structured around an informal lecture with hands on practice. Feel free to bring your own bike to learn with. Classes are: July 10, 17, 24 // 7-9pm // 718 Cyclery.

Register Here

This is a workshop series for cis women, trans women, and gender non-comforming and non-binary folks only.

The series will be capped at 12-15 people, and you must commit to all three sessions. If you can’t commit to all three, please consider attending our regular Women’s and GNC Open Workshop on the last Wednesday of every month, or one of the all-gender workshops regularly held at the shop.

Class 01: “Brakes”  This class covers brakes and their adjustments. Learn how brakes work, what goes wrong, and how to fix them. We’ll learn how to fix brakes squeaking, getting stuck, or seeming too loose.

Class 02: “Gears and Derailleurs” This class covers everything you need to know about how gears work and how to fix common problems. We’ll learn about the basics of shifting systems, how derailleurs, gears, and chains work, and how to get rid of that weird clicking sound that happens when you shift.

Class 03: "Bearing Adjustments 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 headsets), as well as wheel truing.

About the Instructors:

  • A former mechanic at 718 Cyclery, Elori loves teaching people how bikes work and is a firm believer in the power of learning how to fix things yourself. When not working on bikes, she can be found making music, making films, and riding her skateboard.

  • 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.

  • Heather Meehan grew up riding her bike in circles around her parents' driveway on Long Island. She fell in love with bike touring during a 2015 ride with Sustainable Cycles and since then has embarked on a number of self-supported tours, most recently to Montreal. When she is not biking, Heather teaches healthy, seasonally-inspired cooking classes for youth through the organization Allergic to Salad.

  • El has lived and breathed bikes since 2011. Most critically, cycling introduced them to the thrills of doing things for oneself. In their recent move to NY pursuing an MSW, El fulfilled their long held dream to work as a shop mechanic. In addition to wrenching, El’s skills for surviving an apocalypse include empathic listening, cutting hair, and stick ‘n poke tattooing.

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