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Bike Rentals are Here!

Bicycle Rental Kiosk at Bicycle Roots Bike Shop

Rentals are Here!

You asked, and we listened: We now rent bikes! Our rental rates starts as low as $10 per hour. All of our rental bikes come with a bicycle helmet, and, of course, a free New York City bike map. And you can always count on our awesome staff for expert local tips for biking in Brooklyn and beyond.

All-City Pony Express Bikes Have Landed

An All-City Pony Express Bike at Bicycle Roots

If you’re not already familiar with All-City Cycles, you should know that the company specializes in producing high quality steel frames and complete bikes for road, track, cyclocross, and touring. But up until recently, they’ve never offered a flat bar commuter bike for the rack-and-fender crowd. Hence the new Pony Express, a practical and well thought out complete bike that just became available this summer.

The Pony Express uses the same frame as the All-City Spacehorse, which features braze on mounts for full fenders, front and rear racks, and a pump peg. It has internal cable routing, meaning there...

You’re Invited to our Birthday Party!

Bicycle Roots Second Birthday Party Flyer

We’re Turning Two!

Two years ago (has it really been that long?) Bicycle Roots celebrated its Grand Opening in Crown Heights. Since then we’ve helped you start riding, keep riding, and take your riding to the next level. We appreciate your patronage- and now we’re throwing a party to say Thanks!

On Sunday June 7th, from 6:30pm to 10:30pm, we’re having a party to celebrate our Second Birthday. This party is also the unofficial after-party for both the Red Hook Bike Jumble and the Tour de Brooklyn. And for even more good...

Black Edition Bromptons Are Coming Soon

The Bicycle Roots "None More Black" Brompton

Brompton Bicycles recently announced that they are going to produce a limited number of “Black Edition” bicycles. Black Edition Brompton Bikes will feature all-black componentry, making them appear much more modern than classic Bromptons, whose design hasn’t changed much aesthetically since the 1970’s. One thing that Black Edition Bromptons will have in common with regular Bromptons is Brompton’s superior folding design, which produces the most compact and effortless fold of any folding bike available.

New Bikes are 10% Off at our Trade In Event

Bicycle Roots Trade In Event Flyer

Now through March 29th only: Get 10% Off any new bike when you bring your old bike to Bicycle Roots as a Trade In. We’ll donate your Trade In bike to Recycle-A-Bicycle, an awesome Not for Profit that provides environmental education and bike industry job training to young people. R-A-B runs Earn-A-Bike, Green Jobs Training, and Summer Youth Employment Programs, as well as High School Internships, Recycled Arts Workshops, and a Kids Ride Club. Our own co-owner Joe Lawler got his start at one of their job training programs when he was just a young pup, and look how far it got him!

Recycle-A-Bicycle runs on donated bicycles, which are refurbished by their interns and trainees. Now that nice weather is on the horizon,...

Save on Bikes & Gear this Weekend

03/16/15 Update: Thank you all for making our sale a huge success. Our brick and mortar store is closed on Mondays, but we’re extending these sale prices for one more day on our online store, BicycleRoots.com. So if you couldn’t make it into the store over the weekend (we know, it was raining), you have one more day- that’s today, Monday 3/16/15, until midnight- to get 20% to 50% off bikes, helmets, shoes, and clothing when you shop at our website.

We ship nationwide and we also accept in store pick up. The only exception is bicycles; bicycles are available for in store pick up only. Any questions? Please, Contact Us.


Lucky for us, Spring is finally here, and if you find...

Introducing CRCA/Bicycle Roots p/b Hatchmap

Bicycle Roots pb Hatchmap Cycling Team Kit

Our Commitment to Women’s Racing

From the very start, Bicycle Roots has been committed to making cycling accessible to women in particular. Women’s involvement in cycling takes so many different forms, and we love them all, but we get really excited about women’s bike racing.

Women’s participation is overlooked too often in the world of bike racing. It wasn’t that long ago that at bike races, female racers were lumped into the men’s categories because there were not enough of them. Now female racers have their own fields, competing separately from the men. But still, at larger races and events, women’s prizes are fewer in number and smaller in value, and women’s race courses are shorter.

These inequalities will persist as long as women’s involvement in racing lags behind that of men. The...