About Us


We Are Passionate About Bikes

NYC Velo, located in the East Village (2nd Ave between 3rd St and 4th St) and in Hell’s Kitchen (45th St at 11th Ave). Andrew Crooks, with the help of his family and friends, has created some of the most unique bike shops in Manhattan coupled with an unmatched level of employee aptitude. At NYC Velo, we believe a bike shop should be more than just a store – it should be a destination for cyclists. Our East Village store is pleased to offer espresso to any cyclist, gratis from our Giro d’Italia-edition Giotto, and a seat to enjoy it while watching our mechanics work. At the Hell’s Kitchen shop, delicious Blue Bottle coffee and the fantastic food choices of Gotham West Market are steps away, all of which can be enjoyed while looking in on the shop.

Our priority is to deliver superior customer service by catering to each customer’s needs, offering helpful service and advice, and treating each customer as a valued member of the NYC Velo community. To that end, NYC Velo offers professional bike fitting services, performed free of charge for customers purchasing bicycles from us and for reasonable rates for customers with non-NYC Velo bicycles.  Our fit staff has been trained and certified by the Serotta International Cycling Institute (SICI) in Saratoga Springs, NY.

At NYC Velo, we believe that cycling is about more than the bike and its parts, it’s about being involved in the community through outreach and advocacy. NYC Velo is active in local cycling events and organizations, and works with alternative transportation nonprofit groups like Transportation Alternatives, IMBA, and Bikes Belong.

Our staff of experienced cyclists can help you get involved in the cycling community as well as recommend local rides. Additionally, NYC Velo offers a wide variety of bicycle rentals for either daily use or for competitive events (contact the shop for details on current availability) starting at $30 per day.

NYC Velo also supports various local and regional race teams, both on and off road. We proudly sponsor the Rockstar Games, Wafels & Dinges, Weather Channel, and Team NYC Velo racing teams.

Additionally, NYC Velo sponsors a team of elite mountain and cyclocross racers under the shop’s banner. The NYC Velo Racing team consists of Troy Ostrander, Todd Crooks, Ian Harris, Evan Murphy, Brett Champlain, Tom Stephenson, Chris McNally, and owner Andrew Crooks.

Come in and see what we are all about!

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