BMX CAMP

Its not too early to be thinking about summer camp!  Sign up now and get $50 off a weeks session at Full Circle BMX Camp!   

Sick of the same ol summer camp every year? Then sign up at Full Circle for a summer camp you won't soon forget.  A week of digging, riding, and playing in the dirt!  Improve you bike skills, gain confidence on jumping the big stuff, learn how to make and build your own jumps, bike maintenance... There will be badminton tournaments, a zip line, hikes in the woods, and plenty of other shenanigans as well!  

Call the shop and reserve your spot now!  Price for a Monday -Friday session is $400.  Sign up before March and pay only $350! 

sessions are:

July 10th-14th, July 24th-25th, August 8th-11th and August 21-25th

Rye Trip

Its that time again!  Time to #getonthebus and go to Rye Airfield! 

56 of us will be heading to Rye Airfield skatepark this Thanksgiving break for another all nighter! There are still a handful of seats left, so call the shop and get yours today!  

The bus will be leaving the shop at 6pm on November 26th and arriving at Rye Airfield at 9pm for an ALL NIGHT adventure!  12 hours at the biggest and best indoor park in New England! Bring your BMX, Skateboard or Scooter and shred the whole night with just you and your buddies!  Thats right, we rent the place out for just our group! Having 55,000 square feet with only 56 of us there is like having the park just to yourself! We will return Sunday morning and be back at the shop by 12 noon.

So grab a friend and give us a call to reserve your spot on the bus!  

Its $85 and that covers the bus ride there and back as well as 12 hours at RYE!

If you have never been before, and are under 18, you MUST download the waiver from RYE Airfield's website and get it signed and stamped at a Public Notary!  NO exceptions! RYE is VERY strict on that. If you have been before, you are all set.

Give us a call with any questions. 413-585-8700

Thanks, and see you soon!

J

33 years of BMX

Yup.  Ive had a BMX bike for the good part of 33 years now.  Starting with the Rampar from FJ Rogers, Ive been rocking the 20" ever since.  I stepped away from it for a few years back in the late 80s and early 90s ( Don't hate. I just needed to try some other types of bikes for awhile :) but came back to it in 94 or so.  I remember that bike well. A Schwinn Pro Modified 2.  I bought it from the first shop I ever worked at in Venice, Florida.  Bicycles International Scwinn.  Man I love that bike. Still got it, too.  I then went on to a K2 DMC model from the shop I worked at in Burlington, Vt.  The Ski Rack. Super heavy, totally overbuilt, completely different from the Scwinn.  But hey, it was Dennis McCoys Signature bike! Totally cool! Someday Ill buy that bike back, Kevlar! :)  Next up was a custom build through Easthampton Bike, back when Will Cluster owned it.  Standard Lengthy frame with a smattering of heavy Primo and S&M parts .  LOVED that bike, but could barely ride it do to the fact that it weighed about 45lbs!! Hahaha. No wonder Dave Mirra was so jacked!  I rode that bike up until 2007 when I opened the shop.  Thats when I bought the S&M Stricker frame and built it up with all the good stuff from todays more modern technology.  I had an FBM Howler for a brief moment, but couldn't get used to the steep head angle and short rear end, so I kept going back to the Stricker.  Its still the bike Im riding today.... That is until the package showed up from Ithaca, NY a couple days ago.  A brand spanking new FBM Steadfast frame. Gloss black. 21"top tube. 74.5 head tube angle. 13.75-14.25" rear end. Welded Chainstay mounts... Hell Yeah.  I say it will be the last frame I get. Its everything I have come to learn and want in a frame. And lets face it, I don't really ride hard enough to ever worry about breaking it. So yea, it could be my last one.... But just in case its not, Im glad companies like FBM, Standard and S&M are out there making quality stuff right here in the USA.  

I have always wanted to get a cruiser... :)

BMX Camp !!

The backyard is really shaping up!  I just spent the last two days weed whacking and smacking dirt, so things are looking good!  Summer is right around the corner, which means BMX Camp is too!!  There is still time to reserve your spot in one or all of the three weeks we have available.  July 11th-15th has room for one more, July 25th-29th has room for a few, and Aug 8th-12th has room for one as well. Tell your parents you want to ride your bike and dig in the dirt this summer with Full Circle!  Call the shop for details! 

The backyard is really shaping up!  I just spent the last two days weed whacking and smacking dirt, so things are looking good!  Summer is right around the corner, which means BMX Camp is too!!  There is still time to reserve your spot in one or all of the three weeks we have available.  July 11th-15th has room for one more, July 25th-29th has room for a few, and Aug 8th-12th has room for one as well. Tell your parents you want to ride your bike and dig in the dirt this summer with Full Circle!  Call the shop for details! 

Sunday morning Mtb ride!

Join Gaspar and others for a not too early, mountain bike ride this sunaday morning at Sawmill in Florence ! They will leave the shop by 9 am, and do a casual, no one left behind, ride at a great local spot.  Bring a friend! 

Ride to Listons

Its Tuesday.  Its cold and rainy out right now, but in an hour or so the sun is going to come out and spring will be underway! Weekend looks like its going to be beautiful!! So get those bikes out of the basement and put them to use!

Speaking of weekends, this past Sunday was a keeper.  We slept in, ate a late breakfast and headed out the door for a Sunday drive with the fam.  I was on the lookout for used bikes.  Lynne was looking for furniture. Jonah wanted to add to his sword collection. And Forest was just along for the ride. ( And comic relief:).  By 1 o'clock , we had 1 new/used bike and 1 kid trailer. Success!  After the long way home, we threw the ball around a bit in the backyard, and then decided to go to Listons for some grub. 

Usually we jump in the car for the three mile journey to our favorite Hilltown Eating and drinking establishment. But not this day!  Today we RIDE!!  

After filling up everyones tires and finding a few helmets, off to Listons we rode. Jonah and I were on our BMX bikes, duh, while Lynne and Forest followed on their road bikes.  With a head wind and a three mile climb ahead of us, Jonah took the lead and never looked back!  If you have ever ridden into the wind, uphill, on a bmx bike, you know its not easy.  Racing season is right around the corner and we haven't really started training yet, but if this ride was an indication of the upcoming year, Im pretty psyched. 

It didn't take that long to get there. I mean it was only three miles. But damn, my legs were burning! ( I did mention its uphill, right? haha)  We all devoured our food and Lynne and I put a couple white Russians and Bloody Marys back to boot!  Needless to say, the ride home was a blast! :)

So the next time you are headed out to your favorite eating and drinking spot with the kids, hop on the bikes and leave the car behind! 

I can't wait for next Sunday! 

see you soon

-J