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List of Open Bike Shops – Sandy Edition

October 31, 2012

Dani Simons has some excellent tips for biking to work which should come in handy as New York awaits the full restoration of electricity and subway service.  If I can re-emphasize any of them it’s this one:

Get some lights — front and back ones please! Use front and rear lights during darkness. Flashing safety lights, red for rear & white for front, are required by law and are available at bike shops and many hardware stores for $6-$10.

The power is still out in lower Manhattan, so be seen and be safe.  Plenty of bike shops are open today and tomorrow.  Best to bring cash since many of these shops are operating without power.

I’ll add to this list as I get more information in no particular order.  I’ll group them by location when I have time.  [LAST UPDATED 10/31, 9:06 PM.]

  • Silk Road Cycles, Greenpoint, open at noon.
  • Bicycle Habitat, SoHo and Brooklyn.  Offering free bike safety check-ups, discounts on lights and locks.
  • Dog Day Cyclery, Red Hook, open at 10 AM.
  • Red Lantern Bikes, Fort Greene, 9 AM to 9 PM. NYC Bike Train to Manhattan has three departures: 8, 8:15, 8:30.
  • R&A Cycles, Park Slope, 10 AM to 7 PM.
  • On the Move, Park Slope, 1 PM to 7 PM.
  • Ride Brooklyn, Park Slope, 10 AM to 7 PM. Has bike rentals.
  • Long Island City Bicycles, right off the Queensboro Bridge, open until 9 PM.
  • Recycle-A-Bicycle, DUMBO, 12 to 7 PM.
  • Recycle-A-Bicycle, Lower East Side, 12 to 7 PM.
  • Bike Heaven, 348 E. 62nd St, 10 AM to 7 PM.
  • Champion Bicycles, 896 Amsterdam Ave, until 8 PM.
  • 718 Cyclery, Gowanus, 9 AM – 9 PM.
  • Brooklyn Bike and Board, Prospect Heights, 9 AM to 9 PM. Has bike rentals.
  • Kickstand Bicycles, 316 E 49th Street, 10 AM to 7 PM.
  • Bicycle Renaissance, 430 Columbus Ave btwn 79/80th, M-F 1030am to 7pm S/S 10 to 6
  • Master Bike Shop, 265 W 72nd St btwn Bway and West End , M-F 1030-7pm Sat 930-6 Sun 10-6. Has bike rentals.
  • Metro Bike, corner of  W. 47th & 9th Ave, M-F 10-630, Sat 930-6 Sun 10-6
  • Liberty Bicycles, 845 9th Ave btwn 56th/55th, 930-6.  Has bike rentals.

If possible, please call or check to verify hours and availability of bike rentals or other services.

Transportation Alternatives volunteers will be on the bridges Thursday and Friday ready to help, too.

One last piece of advice: ride slowly.  If bike commuting is a classic case of slow and steady wins the race, that Aesopian lesson will be on display this week more than ever.  You could walk your bike to work and still get there faster than anyone else.  No need to rush and risk an accident.

Thanks to everyone for their emails and contributions, including Chris McNally, Liz Patek, and Stephen Miller.

  1. November 1, 2012 9:19 pm

    NYC Velo (2nd Avenue btw 3rd & 4th Streets, E Village) is open from 9am – 6pm until power is restored. Open for all repairs, sales, and (free!) coffee, cash & credit ok.


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