During more than 70 years in business, South Shore Bicycle & Fitness has equipped countless athletes with the gear they need to enjoy on- and off-road cycling excursions. Rows upon rows of bikes from brands such as Giant, Pinarello, and Trek offer both children and adults a variety of machines designed specifically for urban, road, or mountainous travel. The shop's walls are lined with fitness gear, apparel, and shoes from brands such as Bontrager, Giordana, and Gaerne, saving riders the discomfort of wearing scuba gear during morning bicycle commutes.
From a storefront near the Queensboro Bridge, LIC Bicycles rents out a fleet of high-quality bikes that offer trusty transportation through the streets and sights of the Big Apple. Check out a Scott Sub 20 all-terrain model to play games of bike chess in Central Park or call ahead to reserve a road bike for negotiating the treacherous dips and spikes of Wall Street. All rental bikes include locks, a city map, and a basket to cart around valuables or hitchhiking groceries. Helmets are mandatory with all rentals and can be checked out for an additional $5. In order to rent a bike a refundable deposit is required and the prices, depending on the model of the bike, start at $200. Once the bicycle is returned, depending on your bank, the deposit is returned to your account immediately on weekdays, and could take a few days to show if you rented on the weekend.
A Brooklyn fixture since the early 1980s, Mr. C's Bicycles attracts enthusiasts of all stripes to its two-story, Seventh Avenue bike boutique. Professional bike fitters Carlos Valentino and Alessandro Matteucci maintain a fitting studio where they measure cyclists and analyze results to match them with their ideal handle-barred steed from manufacturers such as Cannondale, Trek, and Schwinn. The shop's daily crop of visitors can turn up serious cyclists training for the Tour de France as well as tourists renting bikes for a unique way to tour the boroughs or train to drive the family back home to Topeka in a rickshaw.
More than 50 years ago, Donna G was born at Virginia’s Price boatyard. Since then, she has sailed from Point Pleasant, New Jersery; Hyannis Port, Massachusetts; and other famed locales. Lately, however, she has made her home in Sheepshead Bay.
While her biography reads like that of a lifelong mariner, Donna G is actually a classic, US Coast Guard–certified party boat. Captain Dominick of Donna G, LLC recently restored to the boat to a yacht-like finish with passion and unwavering attention to detail and outfitted her with cutting-edge fish-finding electronics. Nowadays, Captain Dominick showcases his handiwork—as well as his more than 50 years of boating experience and care for his clients—on chartered fishing trips, which trawl New York’s waters for flounder and other catches.
Bicycle Habitat could be a home away from home for many cyclers. After all, it has been carrying everything a full-fledged cycler would need to be happy since 1978. Does your bike need a tune-up or perhaps a more serious repair? The professionals at Bicycle Habitat will fix the issues in no time. Maybe it’s time for a new bike; Bicycle Habitat can make sure you find the perfect fit through their bike fitting service. Learn-to-ride classes and bicycle repair classes are taught by experts, and group riding events are announced on the shop’s website every so often. Bike rentals are also available for both regular use and photo shoot or model purposes. As the world and our lives rotate crazily around one another, travel straight on a dependable bike that spends time at Bicycle Habitat.
Located just a couple of blocks from Trader Joe’s, this locally-owned bike shop has become a fixture in Brooklyn for their knowledge, experience and customer service. No frills and no unnecessary extras, this place has what you need to get your bike back on the road quickly and at a reasonable price. If you’re on the hunt for a new bicycle, they’ve got a selection to choose from to ensure that you get the ride you’re after. If you’re not sure, take a test drive around the block to see if it’s a good fit. If shopping local is your thing, there is a good reason that this bike shop has survived for years. Stop in some time, and find out for yourself.