And why do they want you to have fun?
I am Alex Zuckerman and Bicycle Playground is my vision for a rider-oriented bike shop. While our focus is on providing top-notch customer service, knowledgeable staff and best possible products the ultimate goal is to enable our customers to have fun on their bicycles. Rarely do we find cyclists that first got on a bike to increase their lactate threshold or their heart rate. Most of us got on a bike when we were kids because it was fun, exhilarating and liberating. We want our customers to feel that again.
We are a full-service bike shop. We do bike fittings and include them with a bike purchase. We repair bicycles, whether they are purchased here, online or in a department store. We build wheels and bleed brakes. We speak Campy and rebuild Ergo shifters. We will install your car rack and show you how to use it. We will even help you bring your bikes inside and load them on your car when you pick them up. We will do all of this with a smile, happy that you are shopping with us and allowing us to do a job that we love.
Over my past 22 years in the bicycle industry, I have enjoyed working in many different aspects of the bike industry, from retail sales to manufacturer's sales rep. Throughout this journey, I have found that shops that offer a selection of truly superior products are very hard to come by. Most shops are stocked top to bottom with the same brands of parts and accessories and these items are rarely the best quality or the best value that can be found. They are simply the "baggage" that are forced on the shops by the bike manufacturers, which are in turn sold to the consumer.
Bicycle Playground is different. Our goal is to provide you with truly superior products and superior values. These may not be the items that are easiest to order or get us best profit margin, but these will certainly be items that will maximize your enjoyment on the bike. Currently, we are Long Island's only dealer for brands like Catlike, Pegoretti and Moots. We are the only dealer where you can demo a Parlee road bike or rent a set of Enve wheels. We are also open to trying brands that you prefer, so if there's something that you want to see here just let us know. Even if it's not in the store, chances are we can get it for you.
Not only do we carry products that we like, but we stand behind them as well. We believe in the stuff that we carry so much that we are doubling the manufacturers' warranting. Click here for more details or on the link at the top of our site.
Come in and take a look. You are guaranteed to find something that you will like.