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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....


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.

Built to Last: the Mission Workshop Arkiv in Waxed Canvas

Arkiv 20L Waxed Canvas

Mission Workshop has been making well designed, functional, and rugged bags, right here in the USA for the better part of a decade. The Arkiv backpack is everything we’ve come to expect from Mission Workshop and has some interesting features that are worth mentioning.

It’s modular. The Arkiv backpack can be a standalone bag or you can add pockets and accessories via a built in attachment system. Optional add-ons include: pockets, organizers, cell phone holders, and a laptop sleeve. The Arkiv’s flexibility means that you can customize your bag to your day to day needs as well as add on to it for added capacity when you need it.

Waxed canvas. Waxed canvas is a tried and true waterproof fabric, is easy to maintain, and can last a lifetime if properly cared for. In...

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, 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...

Winter Hours

Bicycle Roots Winter Hours

Please make note of our store’s NEW WINTER HOURS. We’re now open Tuesday 11:00 to 6:00, Wednesday 11:00 to 7:00, Thursday through Saturday 11:00 to 6:00, and Sunday 11:00 to 5:00. We’ll resume our normal hours in the Springtime.

If you need something bike related and you can’t make it into the shop when we’re open, get in touch and we’ll arrange to open a little earlier or close a little later for you. And remember, you can shop our store 24/7 at

Giant Bicycles

Giant Bikes LogoWe are so excited to announce that Bicycle Roots now carries Giant Bicycles. Over the coming weeks, we are going to add our inventory of Giant bikes to our online store. But you can come into our brick and mortar store to check out the...

Hello, World!

For those of you who don’t know us yet, Bicycle Roots is a full-service bicycle store located at 609 Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. We’ve just launched a new website where you can learn all about our store and browse the products that we sell. Soon we will add e-commerce capability to this site so that you can make purchases from our store online.

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