Bike Shop Rides And Clubs In 2015

There’s been a long tradition of bike shops hosting group events, training rides and sponsoring teams here in NYC.

Here are a couple of announcements for the new year:

Red Beard Bikes based out of DUMBO has a group ride every Sunday.

From their site:

Redbeard Bikes River Road Ride
*Note the new, later start time!*
Departs the shop @ 8:30 AM every Sunday. Riders of all levels are welcome; this is a no-drop ride.

We typically ride about 50 miles roundtrip.Our route is usually: Brooklyn Bridge, West Side Greenway to 96th Street, Riverside Drive, George Washington Bridge, River Road to the Ranger Station (Alpine, NJ). We sometimes go further to Piermont, NY, and return to the Bridge via 9W.

More info: here.

Bicycle Roots in Crown Heights, Brooklyn is proud to announce a cycling team dedicated to the ladies. Road and Track with a mix of experienced riders and newbies.

Here’s more from their site:

Introducing CRCA/Bicycle Roots p/b Hatchmap


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 solution? We need more women racing bikes. That’s why we’re beyond stoked to announce our sponsorship of a NEW Women’s Road and Track Race Team for 2015: CRCA/Bicycle Roots p/b Hatchmap! Bicycle Roots/Hatchmap is a women’s development team. The team will promote women’s race development through a combination of team coaching and mentoring by fellow racers.

The team is comprised of a mix of experienced racer/mentors, who are all Cat 3 or higher, with at least 2 years’ of race experience, and development riders, who are either brand new to racing or have less than 1 year’s experience. The racer/mentors have joined Bicycle Roots/Hatchmap because they want to share their knowledge with the development riders, as well as to focus on collective team advancement in addition to their own personal goals. How cool is that.

Find out more by riding over here.

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