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A New York City cyclist biking in the winter. Credit: Getty Images.

A New York City cyclist biking in the winter. Credit: Getty Images.

You Need Warm Clothes

It’s frickin’ nuts how cold it is out there. Even if you’re taking a break from cycling, just walking to the subway is an icy dance with death.

It’s time to get serious about getting dressed in the morning. You CAN handle the cold with the right technical clothing, some preparation, and good layering techniques.

Need a little help? This Weekend Only: Winter Clothing is 20% Off at Bicycle Roots. Take advantage of this limited time sale to get great technical clothing for any outdoor activity.

Winter clothingWhat’s On Sale

The things you need right now are all on sale: Base Layers, Tights, Snow Pants, Jackets, Balaclavas, Hats, Socks, & select Gloves from brands such as Specialized, Endura, Ibex, & 45NRTH. Reflective Vests and Accessories are on sale too, and we’re even taking 20% off Bicycle Roots and Ritte Cycles T-Shirts.

This sale excludes Giro and Gator Sports brand items. Sale ends at 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 26th. No Rainchecks. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Sale prices apply in store only.


How to Stay Warm

Here’s how we’re staying warm this winter. These tips can work for you, too!

  1. Wear wool, silk, fleece, or polypropelene against your skin.
  2. Wear a windproof, waterproof outer layer.
  3. Add layers of insulation in between the inner and outer layer as needed. Knit fabrics are best here.
  4. Cover all of your skin. Leave no skin exposed.

Bike Radar has published a basic guide to winter layering. Read it here.

Don’t Forget the Needy

Winter Coat Drive

Bicycle Roots is a drop off location for the New York Cares Coat Drive. Bring us your gently used winter coats and jackets, and we will bring them to New York Cares. They will be distributed to individuals in need immediately.

The coat drive ends February 7th, but don’t wait til the last minute. Donate your used winter coats and jackets today! You can donate coats at our store at 609 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn NY, during our store hours.

You know it. We know it. Now the Village Voice knows it! Bicycle Roots is the Best Bike Shop in New York City. You can read all about it in their recent Best of NYC 2013 special issue.

Why did they love us so much? It turns out the reasons are not so complicated.

  1. We’re nice to people, especially to newbies
  2. Our store is clean and organized
  3. We fix bikes fast

It just goes to show, you can’t pay too much attention to the basics.

Bicycle Roots is the Best Bike Shop in New York City

The Village Voice “Best of NYC 2013” issue names Bicycle Roots the Best Bike Shop in New York City

Thank you to our loyal customers, faithful friends, and awesome neighbors. We could never have gotten this far without you.

Whether you’re new to our store, or you just haven’t been in in a while, we hope you’ll let us take care of all your cycling needs.  Click here for our address and hours of operation.

Join us this Saturday at the We Bike NYCMoms on Wheels” Event. We’re demoing a great selection of cargo bikes and other kid-carrying accessories. Keep reading for details and special deals!

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It’s a Cargo Bike Demo Day

Are you considering purchasing a cargo bike, but can’t commit when there are so many great options out there? Join We Bike NYC and six local bike shops (including Bicycle Roots!) this Saturday for an event called “Moms on Wheels.” (In case you’re wondering, the event is open to dads too. And grandparents, aunts, uncles, nannies… If you take care of kids, we want you there!)

At the Moms on Wheels event, you’ll be able to test out cargo bikes from Yuba, Xtracycle, Bakfiets, and more! There will also be trailers, trail-a-bikes, and child seats from Burley, WeeRide, Trail-Gator, and Yepp.

Here are the crucial details:

  • Date: Saturday, August 24
  • Time: 10am-2pm
  • Place: Carroll Park
  • Address: Court St. & Carroll St. Brooklyn NY (Click for a map)
The Flyer for Moms on Wheels

The Flyer for Moms on Wheels

Let the Bike Shop Come to You

Here are the bikes and accessories you can try out at the Bicycle Roots tent tomorrow:

Yuba Bikes:

  • Yuba Mundo
  • Yuba El-Mundo
  • Yuba Boda Boda Step Through
  • Yuba Boda Boda Step Over

Yuba Accessories:

  • Yuba Peanut Shell
  • Yuba Soft Spot
  • Yuba Hold On Bar
  • Yuba Rumble Strap
  • Yuba Running Boards
  • Yuba Utility Deck
  • Yuba Bread Basket
  • Yuba Leg Up
  • Yuba Footrest
  • Yuba Go Getter Bag
  • Yuba Baguette Bag

Burley Accessories:

  • Burley Bee
  • Burley Honey Bee
  • Burley Kazoo

But Bicycle Roots is not the only shop that will be in attendance tomorrow. Five other local shops will also be bringing out their kid- and cargo-carrying wares. That means you’ll be able to try a huge variety of different bikes and accessories for transporting children of all ages, and find the one that’s right for you!

This Time with Sunshine

We hosted an event just like this one last spring. Well, that event was great, but it took place in the pouring rain. Bad weather made it difficult for everyone who was interested to come and take part. This time, the forecast promises a day that’s 79 degrees and sunny, with a zero percent chance of rain. It’s a do-over, just for you!

A rainy (but happy!) test ride at the first Moms on Wheels event

A rainy (but happy!) test ride at the first Moms on Wheels event

Afraid your kids might get antsy while you chat away about bicycle features? We’ve got you covered. The Moms on Wheels event will include bike, scooter and helmet decorating for the kids, as well as face painting and temporary tattoos! There will also be a bike blender making smoothies, and Louis G ice cream. Raffle prizes, too! Come on out for a great day of family fun!

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Save Money- Buy a Demo!

Not only will we bring our most awesome cargo bikes and accessories out to the demo day for you to try, but for the duration of the “Mom’s On Wheels” event, all our demo merchandise will be on sale, at prices too low to advertise. Really! Whether you’re shopping for a midtail bike, a longtail bike, an e-bike, a bike trailer, or a trail-a-bike, there will be something for you at the Bicycle Roots tent. We’re selling kid’s helmets, too! Don’t be late- we have limited quantities available.

Coming to the Moms on Wheel’s event? You can check it out on Facebook, GCal, or our mailing list. We can’t wait to see you there!

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