How to Buy a Bike


Shopping for a bike can be an intimidating prospect, especially if you’re not sure what to buy, where to buy it, or how much it should cost. This free 1-hour session is full of valuable information to help you navigate the bike-buying process. We’ll go over different bike types and their uses, how much you can expect to spend, bike storage tips, and more. You’ll be shopping with confidence before you know it.

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Class Duration: 1 hour

Class Location: Indoors at various bike shops, recreation centers, etc.

Class Size: Variable based on space available

Age Restrictions: Students must be at least 14 years old.

Instructors: 1 instructor

Equipment: None

Registration Policy: Advance registration is preferred, though walk-in students are welcome.

Upcoming Classes

Date Time Location Register
Tuesday, 07/25 7:00PM - 8:30PM SoHo, Shimano Bike NYC - 473 West Broadway (West Houston and West Broadway) See Map Go to Registration Page


Have you outgrown the bike you’ve been riding since your teens? Did you just learn how to ride and aren’t sure where to begin the bike-buying process? Do bike shops overwhelm you? Does it feel like bike shop employees speak a different language? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this is the class for you!

Next Step: Bike Maintenance 101

Once you buy a bike, you’ve gotta take care of it! At our Bike Maintenance 101 class (produced in conjunction with Recycle-A-Bicycle), where you’ll learn how to fix a flat, adjust a derailleur, grease a chain, and much more.

NEXT STEP: Volunteer

Pay it forward—become a Bike New York volunteer and help us empower more New Yorkers to grab life by the handlebars.

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    We typically do two 45 minute sessions a day, but if you would like to host an expanded schedule, please let us know in the message box below.