Kween Kargo Bike Shop

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We Have Arrived!

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It’s official! We moved the shop through the pouring rain last week, but we are settled in & building out our permanent home at 196 Greenpoint Ave!

We will not be *officially re-opened for business until after the new year, but as always feel free to contact us if you’re in a bind! You can also always count on finding us Tuesday evenings before the FWOD Brooklyn meet-up. If you’re Femme/Trans/GNC join us every Tuesday at 6:30 for a 7 PM ride!

Also don’t forget to follow us on instagram, twitter, and facebook to keep up to date with developments, industry news, & promotions!

#LONGMAYWERIDE

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Cargo Takeover! Tees & Hoodies coming to the shop soon!

The Cargo Revolution; Coming soon to a city near you! Or hopefully it’s already come! Cargobikes have opened up so many possibilities in urban centers; for families, businesses, and maverick individuals.  Symbolizing the coming change in the way we think about transport, the Cargo Takeover! demonstrates what our people power (and pedal power) can do!

Tees & Hoodies will be available in the shop as of November 5th, but we are offering pre-orders both online and in store!

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#LONGMAYWERIDE


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Everything you need to know about Kween Kargo’s move ; FAQ

Hello friends, clients, and fams!

We have received a fair amount of questions regarding our move. So we’ve decided to set up this FAQ to quell any concerns about Kween Kargo’s past, present, and future!

Uh oh… didn’t you guys just move? Are you guys gonna be okay?

  • We are more than okay! Kween Kargo Bike Shop, Brooklyn Cargo Bicycle Company, LLC is doing fabulous. So fabulous, we have already outgrown our current location. Entering our third year doing business, we are seeing consistent growth and expect that to continue. While we love our current location at Java Studios in Greenpoint, our next location at 196 Greenpoint Ave is the perfect long-term home of Kween Kargo. It’s more centrally located to major bikeways, closer to the heart of Greenpoint’s shopping district, and a bit more reliable in all seasons than our current garage storefront set-up. We believe our clients will be as pleased with the new location as we are, as it’s the perfect place for us to keep growing.

So when are you moving?

  • Kween Kargo will be shuttering at 259 Kent Street just before the Thanksgiving holiday and will officially be out of the space by December 1st. We will be building out the storefront at 196 Greenpoint Ave throughout the course of December, along with taking the opportunity to catch up with our loved ones. We will be re-opened by January 2nd, and will invite you all to help us warm up the new shop within that first week of the new year. More details yet to come on that front!

Re-Opening in January? Are you crazy? 

  • Well, maybe. But we like it that way! Both owners of Kween Kargo are all-weather commuters. We also have been known to pick up a lot of courier work during the winter in our personal professional lives. We know a lot of other couriers and commuters are undeterred about the cold & snow as well, so of course we feel confident re-opening just after the new year. In addition to our typical shop services, we will be coordinating community events and workshops throughout the winter. Programming may include, but will not be limited to, mechanic workshops, winter riding workshops, bicycle safety & healthcare proxy skill-shares, and chili nights! If you have any ideas don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email! Finally, we will also be hosting the meet-up for FWOD as of December as well. It’s looking like a warm, busy, fruitful winter to us!

Oh yeah, FWOD, the womens/trans/GNC ride. But you just said you would be closed during December? 

  • While we will not be doing business in December, KKBS owner & FWOD member Camille will make sure the shop is open each Tuesday from 6:30-7 PM for the FWOD meetup. For those who don’t know, FWOD is a casual ride for women, trans, and gender non-conforming cyclists. During the warmer months FWOD meets at Continental Army Plaza, the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge. This year, for the sake of rider comfort FWOD has decided to meet at Kween Kargo to save us all a little bit from the cold. In addition to meeting up at Kween Kargo, FWOD will be conducting some programming and activities at KKBS. We will be sure to post information for those events both here and on our social media accounts.

But what am I supposed to do for a month without y’all? You know I don’t trust other shops with my ride!

  • We’re not trying to leave anyone hangin! We know this is inconvenient but we really hope our clients can work with us just like we’ve always worked with them. If you have a major malfunction, you know how to get in touch! Our shop phone will be plugged in & working as always, and you can always email us. Just because we’ll be doing build-out for the shop doesn’t mean we can’t find a ways or a means to get your ride back up to snuf! That’s the kind of service you have come to expect from us and we always strive to meet those expectations. So sleep easy & ride hard! We’ve got you covered.

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We want to take the opportunity to thank you all for an amazing two years. Brooklyn Cargo/Kween Kargo is nothing without its community. We have made great strides in honoring our mission in pursuit of our goals, and cannot wait for all the exciting things 2017 has in store.

#LONGMAYWERIDE!!


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Follow us on Twitter!

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We are happy to announce we are on twitter as @KweenKargo! Give us a follow not only to stay up to date with goings-on at the shop but also to help us amplify the best parts of our industry. From racing news to local events, bike tech developments to traffic safety, we are attempting to connect the dots and positively envision a bike-filled future. Join the discussion! #longmayweride


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Early Announcement: Kween Kargo is moving to Greenpoint Ave!

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Kween Kargo is excited to announce we will be moving to 196 Greenpoint ave for the 2017 season and beyond! We will now be located within proximity to two major bike lanes, as well as being located one block away from the G Train. We want to thank everyone who has helped us get to this point. We are nothing without our community, customers, and fam.

We will continue to operate as normal until Thanksgiving, then we will be closed for December for build-out. Opening early in January, we invite you to weather the weather with us and celebrate. More on that later, first we need to watch the seasons change.

Keep checking here for updates, and of course follow us on instagram & facebook to keep tabs on the Kween! Long may we ride!


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Seeking Local Artists to Fill Our Walls!

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We have a lot of missions above and beyond keeping our clients on the road year round. Art has the power to say things words fail to express. So many incredible artists are cyclists and so many cyclists are artists. Kween Kargo seeks to honor our creatives and provide a platform for folks to tell their stories!

If you’re an artist and are interested in displaying your work, we are seeking to book-up our walls for the rest of the year! Fill out this form and we’ll get you on the roster. Sorry to say, no live music.

#longmayweride!