April 22nd, 2013
We’ll be riding, judging, and Providing mechanical (if not fashionable) support. Ride at 10:30 from Kennedy Plaza, registration begins at 9:30. If you like Sara’s bike on Facebook you could win a free ticket.
Just click here: Tweed Ride PVD
September 10th, 2012
Mark your calendars people, it’s the 2012 New England Builders Ball! That is if you want to meet a bunch of awesome framebuilders from New England. It’ll be happening right here in our hometown of Providence, RI in the beautiful Biltmore Hotel. If it’s anything like last year’s event, it’s going to be a good time. See you there!
October 18th, 2011
As in, this Sunday October 23, from 2-6 pm. Hard to believe, but it’s been ten years (and a month) since Circle A first opened it’s doors in Carpenter Mills. One move and nearly 250 bikes later, we’re still hobbling along.
Hope to see you there!
September 24th, 2011
What? A Providence bike show? Yes indeedy, it’s really happening, coming right up, and Circle A will be there!
So as you probably know, the Providence Cyclocross Festival is coming soon, October 7-9 at Roger Williams Park.
But in addition to that, the first ever New England Builders Ball is happening Friday night (Oct 7) from 8-10 at the Biltmore. If it was good enough for Buddy, it sure as hell is good enough for us. We’ll be there with lots of our New England bike-building friends, so come check out our latest work.
Hopefully we’ll see you there, and then 2 weeks later for our Tenth Anniversary open house, Sunday October 23 from 2-6. More details later!
October 23rd, 2010
Come see us and tons of other builders at the Philly Bike Expo, October 30-31! Philly is a great cycling city and there are tons of events to witness & enjoy. We’ll be at booth 1046, look us up!
October 7th, 2010
The Boston Area Handbuilt Bicycle Exhibition happened on September 23rd and was a chaotic frenzy of people. Maybe it was the free beer or maybe it was the amazing bikes that were on display but it was a great success in my eyes. Organizers Bryan from Royal H and Josh from Open Bicycle let the radius go out to everyone who could access Boston from the commuter rail so Circle A was invited too. I didn’t get many pictures but a very responsible Tony Maietta did. Check out his shots on his Flickr page.
We still have one more show to go this year so if you’re in the Philadelphia area on the 30th or 31st of October, come over and say hi to us at the Philadelphia Bike Exposition.
April 28th, 2010
We apologize for the cruelly short notice, but that’s how we roll these days! Seat of the pants, and on two wheels! Celebrate May Day at your favorite worker-owned bike builder! Meet the actual workers (don’t worry, they will be shackled!), see the machines, have a drink, and a bite to eat. Later, roll down to the rally at the Statehouse or just help us finish off the beer.
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Circle A Cycles, 523 Charles Street, Providence, RI
September 25th, 2009
Rhode Island had its very first Maker Faire this past weekend right in downtown Providence. A Maker Faire is a “gathering of inventors, tinkerers, and creative types that is intended to celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself mindset” (as said by Make magazine). It was well organized by Kipp Bradford and Brian Jepson who synchronized it with Providence’s Waterfire festival which draws a large crowd downtown. We were there showing off a couple of new frames and some bikes. Mostly just proving that all bikes are not made overseas and that manufacturing in the states still exists. There were a bunch of cyclist types in the crowd who were surprised to see that steel bikes were still being made and were excited that it was in their own city. We’ll definitely take part again if it becomes an annual event.