At NYC Velo, we’ve worked hard to create a welcoming atmosphere, filled with products and services unrivaled in the industry.
Our employees are some of the most experienced and knowledgeable cyclists/fitters/service specialists around, and are dedicated to helping you find what you’re looking for, from sales and fit to service and beyond. We believe a bike shop should be more than just a store – it should be a destination for cyclists, because cycling can be more than just a hobby; it can be a pursuit, a passion, a way of life.
Founded in New York City’s East Village by Andrew Crooks with the help of his family and friends, NYC Velo has developed into several of the most unique bike shops in Manhattan. Have a gratis espresso at the East Village location, pulled from the limited edition Giro d’Italia-edition Giotto, while you peruse the selections or watch the mechanics at work. Or stop by the Hell’s Kitchen shop and have your bike valeted or serviced while you grab a bite or a sip at Gotham West Market. Going to the bike shop should be an enjoyable experience, and at NYC Velo we understand what that experience entails. Every discipline is welcome; from commuters to weekend enthusiasts to racers and tourers, we can help you with any of your biking needs.
Founder & CEO
Andrew’s love of cycling began in 1989 after watching Greg Lemond’s famous last-second victory at the Tour de France. While attending college at Texas A&M, he raced for his school’s cycling team, elite cyclocross & MTB after.
Sales — Hell's Kitchen
Chad came to NYC Velo from the Minneapolis Messenger/612/Stupor Bowl World after visiting NYC for (and competing in) Monster Track 2 in 2001. He also leads the Saturday morning group ride.
Manager — Hell's Kitchen
After careers in magic and organic dog food failed to pan out, John found his calling selling recumbent, folding, and cargo bikes in Minneapolis. This led to a stint as national sales rep for Brompton Bicycle, maker of the world’s finest folders.
Mechanic — Hell's Kitchen
Devotees will recognize Martin’s tattooed, bearded visage as having been with NYC Velo for quite some time. Bikes have played a major role in his life, taking him from Alabama to California to New York.