Brattleboro Bike Shop (800)BRATBIK
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Brattleboro Bicycle Shop began life in the late 1940s as a few bikes in a Western Auto dealership called Red Circle, Inc., at 60 Elliot Street. By the 1960s it had become a Schwinn shop, but decided to switch to Raleigh as the main brand by the bike boom years of the early 1970s. We still have the sales records back to 1972, and occasionally see these bikes back for repairs!

Current owners Tim Chock and Barbara Walsh closed up their first shop (the Bicycle Workshop in Rochester, NY, if anyone wants to know) and relocated to wonderful Brattleboro to take over here back in 1983. At that time it was decided that the bike shop would serve its customers better if it were separated from the other operations of Red Circle. We took the name Brattleboro Bicycle Shop because there wasn't another bicycle business within 50 miles called "bicycle shop", and we dared to be different.

Bicycles are the focal point of our lives. In addition to the regular job of running a shop, we've lobbied the town and the county to include bike facilities in planning efforts, helped start the Rec department's Super Bike Day, and coached a high school cycling club. This last is one of our proudest accomplishments: we had a state junior time trial champion, the winner of the Fitchburg Mini Classic junior stage race (who went on to finish in the top 20 at the Mt. Washington Hill Climb a few years later), and a kid who got invited to the Olympic Training Center. One of "our kids" now works as a professional race promoter.

Located since 1999 in the historic Paramount theater building, we now have a 3200 square foot store stocked with bikes, parts, cycling clothing and shoes. We can perform most repairs in-house, including custom wheelbuilding and frame alignment. For more on repairs and service, please follow the link at the top of this page. We also have a Playmobil train table available for kids to play with while parents look at bikes (thanks to our son, Ren). Please drop by and share our enthusiasm for a better bicycle world.

"Don't sweat the small stuff, and ride the bike."

 
 

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