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.
This monthly class at 718 Cyclery is an open forum for women and gnc folks. There will be a topic planned as well as a chance to troubleshoot and discuss any maintenance questions. Plan to get your hands on bikes for a deeper understanding of bicycle mechanics. Those of all skill levels are encouraged to come whether to share knowledge and/or questions!
On February 4th, 2017 718 Cyclery hosted Fat and Frozen 2: Electric Boogaloo at Cunningham Park in Queens, NYC. This was the 2nd edition of NYC's Fatbike Race (see "Fat and Frozen 1"). As always, the race was free by donations were collected as a fundraiser for CLIMB.
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.
The Women's Adventure Cycling Club met together on August 10 at 718 to discuss bike packing and bike touring gear. Participants came with varying levels of experience and swapped tips and advice for gear, packing, and routing a trip. The clinic was held in preparation for our first overnight trip, happening on 8/27/16
On Saturday, July 30 2016, the Women's Adventure Cycling Club met in Prospect Park to talk bike touring and bike packing. Our aim of the day was to answer questions, prompt ideas before investing in equipment, and have a test run of cooking lunch and ,setting up camp before experiencing the real deal.
Every year, around this time, I am fortunate enough to get invite to Quality Bike Products (QBP) SaddleDrive event. The last 4 summers were in Utah, this year the event shifted to the Northstar Resort , near Lake Tahoe, California.
Pretty Damned Fast and 718 Cyclery presented the 1st Annual Women's Off-Road Jam on July 24, 2016 at Cunningham Park in Queens, NYC. The goal of this FREE event was to welcome new riders into the world of off-road cycling through 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.
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.