Looking to spend multiple nights on the road? Our Self-Supported Tours are a great way to challenge yourself. Camping, cooking...it's all up to you, all under the guidance of our expert tour leaders. Tours range in expertise level, are are preceded by orientation sessions.
All 718 Ride Leaders are certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR
Custom T-shirt listing all stops on our 2018 Micro-Tour season (including one site where we have been banned for life). Believe me, it was an over-reaction.
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Previous Trips and Tours
718 Bike Club Shop Ride on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail
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.
Our 2018 Micro-Tour season has come to an end with Micro-Tour 7, a 3 state adventure to Beartown, Mass.
Micro-Tour 6 was a 55 Mile ride from NYC to Lake Tiorati, NY for a night of camping.
Micro-Tour 5 was a 37 Mile ride from New York City to Camp Glen Gray,
Since we began our touring series, the 718 Summer Tour has been the Adirondack Loop. This is a well-traveled lap around the Adirondack Park in Northern New York State. Adirondack Park is absolutely stunning and, despite being located in the crowded northeast, is one of the largest nature preserves in the country.
2018 Micro-Tour 4 was a 55 mile ride to Ward Pound Ridge for a night of camping under the stats, and in the company of a Great Dane.
2018 Micro-Tour 3 visited Staten Island for OutdoorFest
A few hundred miles north of Brooklyn, the Adirondack mountains await. A few hundred miles of riding up, through and down these mountains comprise 718 Cyclery's traditional summer bikepacking tour, now in its third year.
2018 Micro-Tour 2 was a 44 mile ride (in the rain) to Croton Point Park for anight of camping and campfires.
Our 2018 Spring Tour was an unsupported camping trip visiting 3 states along 138 miles of the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley
2018 Micro-Tour 1 was a 68 mile ride and camp from 718 Cyclery in Brooklyn, NY to Mountain Lakes Part in North Salem, NY.
The 2017 Micro-Tour 6 was our most ambitious in terms of states visited (3!), and in terms o weather. A classic 'nor'easter was foretasted for the weekend (Spoiler Alert..it rained alot!), but 13 souls took the along and ventured north with 718 Cyclery
The 2017 Micro-Tour 4 was a ride from 718 Cyclery through the Rockaways to a campsite at the Gateway National Recreation Area, commonly known to locals as Floyd Bennett Field.
Micro-Tour 3 (July 8/8, 2017) saw a series of firsts...first child making the ride, first Micro-Tour with multiple routes, and first recumbent rider.
On June 5/6, 2017, 718 Cyclery closed its doors to go on a staff camping trip to Mountain Lakes Park in North Salem, NY. For a shop that is open 362 days/year (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day), this was a major bonding event. We had a good amount of rain, and it was the coldest June day/night in the last 10 years.
When we plan a Micro-Tour, we use 3 basic criteria. Distance, weather/season and campsite facilities. The 2017 Micro-Tour 01 broke 3 records, as it was longest (67 miles each way), coldest (33 degrees at night) and the first to go to a
Micro-Tour 03 was a fire-breathing, misty-mountain hop. It's a 55 mile ride from 718 to Lake Tiorati in Harriman State Park, 5 miles NW of Stony Point. At one point, we had 71 people signed up for this trip. Due to the threat of storms (that only partially materialized), we pulled 24 people out to ride and camp with us.
Fall 2016 Tour was a 6 day tour of the Catskills from September 20-25. Unsupported, but led by the best touring staff in NYC. The ride will be 272 miles, with 15,529' of total climbing. Getting outside and creating events and experiences is what we do.
This weekend was the inaugural overnight camping trip for the Women's Adventure Cycling Club. We met up at Grand Central Station on Saturday morning, five women with fully loaded bicycles. We decided to cut out miles of city traffic and sitting behind stifling hot exhaust pipes to start pedaling from Peekskill to our destination - Charles Fahnestock State Park.
On May 7th, 718 Employees and some adventurous customer made their was from NYC to Pittsburgh to start our Spring Tour. It was an unsupported affair from Pittsburgh to Washington DC via the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) and Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal Towpath. This trip was "unsupported", meaning
This trip was a year in the making, and relied heavily on the expertise of Justin and Harris. Justin proved to be the ultimate tour leader...compassionate, flexible and organized. There is no way this trip gets pulled off without their guidance.
On July 10-12, 2015, 718 Cyclery led as bike camping trip to Fahnestock, NY. This free trip was the culmination of a free program that saw 3 bike camping classes and an overnight trip to Floyd Bennett Field in the Spring.
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