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COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATE (May 21, 2020)

Signs in the Door of Bicycle Roots Bike Shop

Things are getting a little weird around here.

There’s been a seismic shift in the bicycle industry. Due to pandemic-related factory closures in Asia, the supply of bikes is lower than it should be to meet normal levels of demand. And also due to the pandemic, the demand for bikes is higher than anyone in the industry expected. Much higher. Some customers want to ride a bike instead of taking germ-ridden public transit. Some are looking for socially distant exercise while their gyms, sports, or other activities are closed or cancelled. Some are looking for a way to find joy during quarantine, replace a cancelled vacation, or do something special with their stressed out kids. Regardless of why there are so many new cyclists, customer demand for new bikes and cycling gear has exploded at precisely the same moment that supply for the same has cratered....

COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATE (May 7, 2020)

Bike Mechanic Fixing a Flat Tire at Bicycle Roots Bike Shop

Hello again, intrepid cyclists of NYC. Please make note of today’s normal:

At this time, we are not taking walk-in’s at all. For your health, and ours, no one is allowed in the store without at appointment. With that being said, our staff are super busy helping customers who have made appointments, as well as customers who have purchased bikes and gear from us online. And we’d like to help you! Do you need a bike, bike parts or accessories, or a bike repair? Please keep reading for how to get help…

COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATE (April 3, 2020)

A mechanic at Bicycle Roots Bike Shop trues a wheel while wearing a face mask and gloves

To our customers, neighbors and friends:

Bicycle Roots has been has been in business since 2013. In 7 years, we’ve weathered some challenges, but the Covid-19 pandemic brings a whole new level of uncertainty. We want to keep you rolling, to keep our customers on two wheels. Especially now, when cycling is so obviously the safest, healthiest way to get from A to B. BUT the pandemic creates challenges in every single area of our business. We are experiencing shortages of critical inventory and supplies, reduced staffing, and intense customer demand. We have had to institute labor- and resource-intensive protocols to protect the health of our workers and customers. This is an evolving situation, and while we WISH we could keep things predictable, the fact is that things are going to change at our shop, and change again, and change again. We’ll post service updates here, on our blog, under the hashtag #covid19. Please read, and check back frequently.

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,...