Cranksgiving 2016

Photo Courtesy of Brooklyn Bike Co

Photo Courtesy of Brooklyn Bike Co

Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels. 

Part bike ride. Part food drive. Part scavenger hunt. 

All you need is a bike, a bag, and a lock!

Join the LifeCycle Community as we take on Cranksgiving!

Cranksgiving started in 1999 and has it's roots in bike messenger alleycats, however the only requirements are "get food" and "do it on a bike". All of the food collected will benefit local NYC non profits- Bowery Mission, Nazareth Housing, and New York Bike Messenger Foundation.

Event details:

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016

Registration: 1pm, Hudson Yards- East side of 11th Ave between 34th & 35th St. You can not register online, only in person.
* times and locations are subject to change.

Start: 2pm

Cost: Free to register, but you'll need cash to buy food at the stores. $10-$15 per person should suffice.

Finish: TBD

After party & awards: 4pm-7pm, location TBD


More info closer to the date!

Interested in joining the LifeCycle Cranks??? Register here! 

All registered LifeCycle riders will receive a code for 15% off of official LCB community gear!


Happy Holidays!!!

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Happy Holidays from everyone at LifeCycle Biking!

As our inaugural year comes to a close, we would like to thank each and everyone one of you for your support.  We are SO excited for 2016 and look forward to your continued support and assistance.  In 2016 we are planning:

- Our official site launch!!! Date and location TBD

- The first LifeCycle Biking endowment ride supporting a local non-profit organization. With riding options of 30, 60 and 100 miles - we look forward to seeing everyone come out and give their best!

- The development of the LifeCycle Biking cycling team- know anyone interested in joining an all-inclusive team? Have them contact us!

- Continued community development rides

And more!

Thank you again for your support and we will see you next year- Cycle on!!

Black Friday Cycling Sales

Hailed as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, Black Friday deals are now among us. It is believed that the term represents the point in the year when retailers begin to turn a profit for the year, thus going from being "in the red" to being "in the black".

What began as a yearly tradition in brick and mortar retail arenas, with stores opening as early as 4am to waiting patrons, has spread across the World Wide Web with many retailers offering deals starting the week of Thanksgiving or even throughout the whole month. 

Here are a few of our favorite retailers offering great Black Friday/Cyber Monday cycling deals.  So excited for the Provisions section of our website to be up as well- stay tuned!  And in the meantime, click through for the savings!!!

Know of other Black Friday / Cyber Monday cycling deals we missed? Let us know in the comments!

Cycle On!


Rapha's Pro Team Winter Onesie Awesomeness

For those of us who are the most fond of riding light and carefree in the summer months, Rapha has introduced a game changer in the sport of winter riding. They have recently released their Pro Team Thermal Aerosuit, "an innovative and aerodynamic one-piece suit for fast winter riding, without bulk." Basically, get ready to look bad-ass in this Rapha onesie.

Hailed as "the ultimate garment for high-intensity winter riding", the Aerosuit combines the best elements from Rapha's Pro Team apparel and provides versatility for both racing and fast riding.

The upper half of the Aerosuit has a windproof and weather resistant shell covering the arms and front, while the back is composed of breathable jersey fabric. Based on the Pro Team Jacket, the suit offers protection from the elements and awesome temperature regulation. No more stops for removing copious layering!

The lower half borrows from the Pro Team Winter Tights and are lined with a "waffle print" fabric that is said to trap heat and wick away moisture. This way the legs stay warm without the dreaded clamminess. To add onto the awesomeness, the chamois is the same one featured in Rapha's award winning Bib and Pro team Bib Shorts. 

The Aerosuit has rear pockets that lay flat across the back (ideal for racing) but provide enough space for all of your riding essentials, a thick tabbed zipper for ease use while wearing gloves, a tailored fit meant for comfort during a wide range of motion, and a front flap for bathroom breaks. It is unknown how useful the front flap is for female riders (Rapha's site offers sizing for the suit in both men and women's sizes), but either way, the ultimate onesie struggle comes when trying to keep the top off the bathroom floor when those protein bars want out. 

Only offered in black so far, the Aerosuit has reflective detailing to improve visibility and is listed at a cost of $440 USD. Castello previously released their Wintersuit, the SanRemo Thermosuit

If you've had the pleasure of trying either of these suits, please let us know your opinions at

Happy Cycling!