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
Upcoming Tour Schedule
We will leave from lower Manhattan at 7:00am on Thursday, October 17th. We will ride the Catskills and camp Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. We will then hit the train in Poughkeepsie on Sunday to get back to NYC. 187 miles and 11340 feet of climbing in 4 days.
Previous Trips and Tours
Micro-Tour 6 was a 59 mile Self-Supported ride to Ward Pound Ridge, NY. Ride up on Saturday Sept 7. A night of camping, and ride back to NYC on Sunday Sept 8.
The first hike of the series was a success! All went as planned on Sunday with logistics and no one missed the train. Yay!
We are getting off the bikes and going camping at Malouf Mountain near Beacon, NY. Price includes campsite fees AND round-trip train tickets from Grand Central Central to Beacon
At 718, we believe that being able to conquer the next Adventure is more about what’s inside of you, as opposed to having the most expensive gear. Our Adventures have always aimed to “lower the barriers” of entry, with the goal of creating adventures that are attainable, diverse and inclusive.
Micro-Tour 4 was a 58 mile ride to Mountain Lakes Park in North Salem, NY for a night of camping, cooking and log tossing.
This non-drop group ride leaves from lower Manhattan for a night of self-supported camping at Mountain Lakes Park in Somers, NY. The ride is 58 miles each way.
Sleeping Bag selection is critical. From a packing standpoint, it generally is one of the more bulkier items you will travel with, so so size and weight are important. In addition, and more importantly, sleeping safely and comfortably is one of the most important parts of any trip outdoors.
2019 Micro-Tour 3 was a 30 mile ride to camp at Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field. It's a 12 mile ride straight from the shop, but we stretch it out by circling around Broad Channel, the Rockaways and Jacob Riis Beach.
2019 Micro-Tour 2 was a ride from New York City to Croton Point Park for a night of camping. We had excellent weather heading up, and a ton of rain on the return.
2019 Micro-Tour 1 was a ride from Poughkeepsie to Ferncliff Forest in Rhinebeck, NY for a night of camping. We had excellent weather heading up, and a ton of rain on the return.
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.
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