Essential Transportation 🚲
With social distancing in full effect, and bike shops falling under the “essential businesses,” New Yorkers are hitting the streets on bikes. So much so, that they’re selling out online, so we found some NYC neighborhood bike shops where you can buy a quality bike or fix up an old one, while also supporting a local business.
Meseroll Shop: Located in East Williamsburg, this shop specializes in Single-Speed and BMX bikes, but also carries skate boards (the other alternative transportation).
Sun and Air: This shop is in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, just off the Williamsburg Bridge and carries an assortment of bikes for all level riders.
718 Cyclery: Located in Park Slope, this neighborhood shop offers street, kids and adventure bikes.
Bicycle Habitat: This staple NYC bike shop dates back to 1978 with stores in Park Slope, Chelsea and Prospect Heights. And if these bikes are little outside your budget, they also have bike rentals!
Continuum: This East Village shop does custom bikes so you can build it exactly how you like.
Bike Stop Astoria: This Queens corner bike shop has something for every skill level including kids, road and mountain bikes.
Trek: With locations on the Upper East, Upper West, Hell’s Kitchen, Bowery, Stuyvesant Town and Forrest Hills – this classic bike company offers every kind of bike from road to mountain.
Verrazano Bikes: This Bay Ridge Shop has been a staple of the neighborhood and have bikes for every member of the family.
Looking for a used bike? Or a rental?
New York Bike Jumble: Next event is scheduled for Saturday, July 18th at the Washington/JJ Byrne Park around the Old Stone House at Fifth Avenue and 4th street in Park Slope.
Bay Ridge Bicycle: Repairs, new and old bike sales as well as rentals – great prices and nice staff. Located on 4th ave & 92nd street, just off the Shore Road bike path.
Recycle-A-Bicycle: Bike shop with a cause…this community-based bike shop offers sales and full service repairs. The bicycles begin as donations and are sold fully refurbished. Proceeds from sales and services directly support Bike New York’s education program.
And once you have the bike, here’s the 2020 NYC Bike Map from the DOT.