Bike Shop Day was conceived in 2017 is the brainchild of Joe Nocella and the staff of 718 Cyclery in Brooklyn, where the original event was held last year.
Bike Shop Day is a way to celebrate and promote the unique culture of independently owned bicycle stores, and their role in local communities as a beacon of inclusiveness, a healthy lifestyle and sustainable local business practices.
Since its inception a little over a year ago, Bike Shop Day has gained a wider following among independent bicycle stores. Each store participated in their own way that best reflects their unique character and relationship with their community. We’re excited to join in the fun this year, and are busy planning the schedule of events for the big day.
We’re looking forward to throwing our doors open to the community on first Saturday in December, and we’re busy planning a fun-filled day for everyone. Here’s a preview of the day’s festivities:
DOORS OPEN AT 9am
FREE swag bags and Limited Edition Bike Shop Day t-shirts to first 25 guests
9-11 Breakfast & Coffee.
We’re not messing around, real hot food & great coffee from Sputnik Coffee Roasters.
RAFFLE Tickets $5 for a chance to win
We will have a donation box to benefit the Irving Park Community Food Pantry Christmas Angel Drive. If you can, please bring
New, unwrapped toys (specifically requested are items for kids aged 10-12, especially boys)
Winter hats, gloves scarves and socks
More details are here.
Kids Crafts (Coloring, Make your own bike chain Xmas Ornament and more!0
Demo Rides: try out a Cargo Bike, a Brompton, or an eBike!
12-3 Free mini-clinics: Flat fix, Safety check, Bike fit, Winter drivetrain care
4:30 LIVE MUSIC with acoustic trio Uptown Boys
5:30pm RAFFLE PRIZE DRAWING
Winner need not be present, but it’s a lot more fun if you are!!
6pm FAMILY-FRIENDLY MOVIE NIGHT: The Bicycle Thief
Popcorn & BYOB
We hope you set aside time to join us in this biking community celebration!