There’s something special about a bicycle shop. From the attentive service and professional advice, a pro bike shop can outfit you with the custom bipedal ride of your dreams. Proper fitting and selection is always an issue, so you want the right bike for the job at the right size whether off-roading, touring, or just a joyride. But let’s face it: frequent use can lead to a lot of wear and tear, sometimes wheels get dented or pedals fall off. Rest assure, most large and small shops are full service offering a variety of assistance after the sale from tune-ups to parts replacement and repair whether for adults, kids, or professional cyclists.
It doesn’t matter if you’re cycling the entire Queens Green Belt or simply commuting to work, there’s a professional bicycle shop each with it’s own style, specialization, and deals so shop around. The weather outside is getting warmer and it’s time to ride. Visit one of these shops for a great experience:
Roberts Bicycles. For over forty years Roberts Bicycles of Bayside has been outfitting the community with hand-built models and a wide selection from BMX to mountain bikes to baby bikes and everything in between. Roberts Bicycles has something to suit the most consummate tastes including helmets and apparel. Trained technicians are on staff to answer your questions and guide you through the selection process.
Peak Bikes. Offering free tune ups for life, Peak Bicycle Pro Shop of Douglaston focuses on the mountain bike crowd. Walk in and staff are eager to talk up bikes while the cycling community often gather here to organize rides in nearby Cunningham Park. Order a custom model, or restore your childhood cruiser.
Spin City Cycle. Located in Forest Hills, Spin City Cycles encourages customers to come in for a test ride on all of their models. With cycling being such a popular activity in Queens, sometimes a repair shop can be backlogged, so for those eager to get back in the saddle minus the wait, Spin City promises to repair your bicycle in 48 hours or less.
Bellitte Bicycles. You can’t go wrong shopping at the oldest bicycle store in the United States. Since 1918, Bellitte Bicycles of Jamaica has been family owned and operated offering 5,000 models to choose from. Service is a top priority at this huge shop but their low price guarantee is known to draw in customers for over 90 years.
Tony’s Bicycles. Tony’s Bicycles of Astoria has an excellent track record in the cycling community. All of their mechanics are factory trained and certified by companies like Trek, GT, Cannondale, Giant, and many more. Founded in the 1970’s, this bicycle shop is known for their commitment to value and service.
Bike Stop. While visiting Bike Stop you’ll find a wide selection from BMX to road bikes, even bicycles built for two. An eclectic staff offers expertise from different specialties all the while promising the only thing you’ll have to worry about is peddling. The site offers a comprehensive newbies guide to just about every subject ranging from parts and accessories to how to guides such as a buyer’s guide to rechargeable lighting systems.
Perhaps you remember The Mad Stuntman and his “I Like To Move It” hit. Or maybe you have fond memories of La Bouche and their techno-pop sensation “Be My Lover.” Then again, you might identify more with Amber’s “This Is Your Night.” Well, all three 1990s sensations will perform on April 13 at the I Love the 90′s Dance Concert at Resorts World Casino New York City. Jana, Veronica, Janice Robinson of Livin Joy, Dj Nicky G, Lucas Prata and Glendale’s greatest, Peter Gozzi, will also be on hand to get the crowd moving.
The borough’s past and present will sound so beautiful. On April 9, Jamaica’s Center for Mediation Services will host Queens-based musicians who will play songs celebrating composers who once lived in the world’s most diverse county. The program will feature ”Wind Quintet” by Beata Moon (Forest Hills), “Quintet No. 2 for Winds” by James Cohn (Douglaston), “The Stuff of Comets” by Dylan Glatthorn (Astoria) and “Sincerita” by Christopher Caliendo (Jackson Heights). But the beat goes on. The concert will include music by past residents, including jazz by Louis Armstrong (Corona), the classical music of Soong Fu-Yuan (Briarwood), rags by Scott Joplin (buried in East Elmhurst), “Pavanne” by Morton Gould (Richmond Hill) and music from the Harry Potter films by John Williams (Flushing).
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March Madness ended early in Queens, as the St. John’s men’s and women’s basketball teams lost their respective postseason games this past weekend.
Photo courtesy of Diana Colapietro
The men lost their second round NIT game at Virginia, while the women lost a thrilling, double OT first round NCAA Tournament game to Dayton. The game was played in Queens, at Carnesecca Arena, in front of the Red Storm player’s friends and family.
Image source: DNAinfo – Andrew Manshel, executive vice president of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation
DNAinfo reports on Jamaica’s renewal, and in the words of Yvonne Reddick, district manager for Community Board 12, “A lot of exciting things are going on in Jamaica.” It used to be known as a pretty crime-ridden place, but changes have taken place, bringing new upscale apartment buildings, an art center, hotels, civic buildings, not to mention tourists.
Remember we told you about the Pan Am Worldport and how it’s probably going to get torn down to make room for changes at neighboring Terminal 4? Well, Delta has put together a video about the coming changes. They also emphasize how the Worldport’s gates (T3) were not designed to really handle the jumbo jets. There’s also the modern security needs (does anyone remember when you could accompany a traveler to their gate? Seems like a long time ago.) for the “21st century traveler.”
The King Manor takes its name from Rufus King, a member of the Continental Congress, a framer and signer of the U.S. Constitution, one of the first senators from New York State, the ambassador to Great Britain under four presidents and an outspoken abolitionist. However, many powerful, capable and impressive women also inhabited this now-historic house in Jamaica. On March 2 as part of Women’s History Month, Dr. Laura Fishman, former chair of York College’s Department of History and Philosophy, will present a lecture on the ladies of the King Manor Association and its involvement in the Women’s Club Movement. Founded in 1900, this group of dynamic members of the fairer sex broke gender barriers with their civic engagement and efforts at social reform and suffrage.