Aside from selling folding-bikes, e-bikes, scooters and conversion kits, NYCeWheels is constantly trying to find new ways to engage and foster community. Maintaining the highest level of quality always remains among our top priorities- as a business we want to be professional, efficient, and provide exceptional support to our customers– but we also try hard to find ways to bring people together.
Have a question about a folding bike? Our website’s a good place to start
As an online presence, NYCeWheels is more than an online inventory of products and prices. Bert and Peter (and others, but mainly Bert and Peter) have worked hard to give the company website thousands of pages of pictures, descriptions, stories, and helpful bits of advice. You can read about Peter’s first experience on a singlespeed, you can learn how to tell if your bike is a good fit for the BionX conversion kit, there’s literally hundreds of articles to choose from.
Build your own Brompton
One of my favorite examples of the interactive features on our website, is the Build a Custom Brompton Folding Bike tool, which leads you step by step as you choose just the right color, handlebar, frame, lights, gearing… everything you need to make your bike just how you like it.
Videos of folding bikes, e-bikes and more…
Bert and Peter have also put a huge amount of energy into making all the wonderful videos about our bikes. Every morning, Bert gets up early and goes to Randall’s island so that he can practice flying the remote control helicopter that he uses to get all those great shots. And, I’m not sure, but I suspect Peter is up late at night practicing that movie-star smile.
Here at the physical shop in New York, we also try to find interesting ways to bring people together. Anyone who wants can come in and take a free test-ride on pretty much all of our bikes, e-bikes included, and every Thursday we give a free tour of Manhattan on our very own Brompton Bikes.
We also try to promote and participate on other events that we hear about through the grapevine. Often we’ll contact local markets and street fairs so we can set up a stand and be a part of the festivities. Last Saturday, we participated in the “Brommie Yummie” an annual ride on the Brompton Bikes where you get to explore Manhattan and taste a bit of its culinary delights, and a few weeks ago we provided bikes for the Aquathlon bike tour of Randall’s island.
Come by the shop, test ride your favorite folding bikes, and take a free tour
Just like biking is about more than just bikes, a bike shop should be about more than products— we want to help be a part of a network where people are riding, sharing, talking, laughing, experiencing things together and having a total blast. So keep an eye out, I happen to know Peter’s working on another killer video as we speak, and there’s a whole army of shiny new folding bikes that are just waiting for a test-ride.