Mon-Wed, 10am-7pm; Thu-Fri, 8am-8pm; Sat, 8am-7pm; Sun, 10am-6pm
F, G, R at Fourth Ave.-9th St.
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Employees of Bicycle Habitat are quick to speak up for that most endangered of local species—the bicyclist. In fact, owner Charlie McCorkell led a number of protests and civil disobedience events in the seventies and eighties that helped spur the creation of bike lanes on city streets and cycling paths on the Queensboro and Manhattan Bridges. In short, his first-rate store stocks everything you could possibly need to be able to ditch your MetroCard forever. The expert staff helps customers decide whether a road bike, mountain bike, or hybrid best suits their needs. Racked overhead, the bikes cover the spectrum from recreational models priced in the low three-figures to state-of-the-art racers for $8,000. Plus there are colorful clothes, shoes, helmets, gloves, and goggles to keep the two-wheeled warrior both stylish as well as safe. Five workstations are used for construction, repairs, and customization.