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The 2012 New England Builders Ball is on October 5th!

Monday, 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!


Tuesday, 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!


Saturday, 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!

Philly Bike Expo, Halloween 2010!

Saturday, 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!


Boston Area Handbuilt Bicycle Exhibition

Thursday, 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.


Circle A Cycles annual open house!

Wednesday, 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
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Maker Faire RI

Friday, 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.


The Makers Market at Socrates Sculpture Park

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Circle A was in NYC this past weekend displaying our latest bikes at a Makers Market. A Makers Market is a place where people gather and show off their hand crafted goods. After a couple of torrential downpours and a beautiful sunset shining on the resulting mammatus clouds, it turned out to be a beautiful weekend. Long Island City was at the park in full effect checking out the wares of many local artisans but also some from out of town like us. One of those artisans was Walt Siegl of New Hampshire who impressed us with his handmade motorcycles. Check out the pics to see what we mean. Thanks to everyone who came up and said hi and talked about bikes, brazing, painting, polishing, and everything else. And thanks to all the staff at Socrates Sculpture Park, we had a great time!

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Recycle-A-Bike roller races

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

On Friday the 13th, Providence’s Recycle-A-Bike program held a fundraiser in the form of roller races. There was an amazing turnout to test out the new setup that was created especially for this occasion. The rollers were setup on a small stage and had fork mounts bolted down to it. There was a wireless setup attached to the rollers that sent a signal to the laptop which projected the race progress graph onto the wall behind the riders. The software and wireless hookup for the rollers was created by Providence’s one and only Kipp Bradford. The whole Recycle-A-Bike staff came together to make this a fun night. Special thanks to Maggie for keeping everyone focused. And a very special thanks to all of the sponsors. Can’t wait to do it again!

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