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Basically Bicycles

Basically Bicycles is a full-service owner-operated bike store in Western Massachusetts dedicated to providing personalized service, professional maintenance and repairs, and excellent value.  As New England's leading recumbent bike dealer, we stock a large selection of recumbent bikes and recumbent trikes, as well as electric bikes, plus comfort, mountain, tandem bicycles, and all the bike parts and accessories you need to enjoy your bike to the fullest. Looking to add electric assist on your trike or bike? We can help with that, too. 

Check out our online catalog to see some of the great products we sell or better yet, come in soon, take a test ride, and see what we've got for you.

88 3rd Street, Turners Falls, MA
Open: Thurs.-Sat. 10-5:30

Basically Bicycles and COVID-19

We are here during regular store hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10-5:30. We know some of you depend on your bikes or trikes for essential transportation, so we are here to take care of your trike or bike.

In order to maintain social distancing you can expect:
--Limits to the number of people in the store--please be prepared to wait outside.
--Curbside pick-up and drop off if you call to make this arrangement.

Wear a mask in the shop, and limit your visit to one person at a time. Use hand sanitizer before touching anything.

Please do not come to the store if you are feeling unwell.
Please bring your own helmet if you need to test ride.
If it is possible to make repairs while you wait, you will need to wait outside.

You can also order online. We can ship items you may need to keep your trike or bike on the road. Call 413-863-3556 or email if there’s something you need that you do not see in the online catalogue.

Like bike shops everywhere, we have been extremely busy and are working closely with our suppliers to keep popular items in stock as much as possible. Inventory in the online catalogue, however, may not match actual items currently available. Please call to double-check availability of the items you want before ordering or visiting the shop.

Gift ideas for cyclists 

We've got some quick gift ideas for all the cyclists in your life, including you! Bikes and trikes are always a great option, so come in soon if that's what you have in mind. Gift certificates are available in any amount you wish, can be used for merchandise or labor, and ship free. Click on these links for more ideas, or browse the online catalogue:

Quick gifts: Fitness and commuting
Quick gifts: Stocking stuffers

Try one soon! Catrike’s eCAT electric assist trikes and kits
We’ve got a demo model of the new eCAT electric assist recumbent trikes from Catrike. These trikes use the Bosch Active Line Plus electric-assist system, and we can retrofit most older Catrike models with this electric assist. Featuring smooth, gentle acceleration, the Bosch system offers four levels of assistance: Eco, Tour, Sport, and Turbo, with up to 270% assistance. The Bosch 400 Wh battery pack has a maximum range of 62 miles, and the easy-to-read display lets you know when it’s time to recharge. In combination with a Catrike Dumont, 5.5.9, Expedition, Trail, Pocket or Villager, these systems offer excellent efficiency, comfort and riding enjoyment. Come take a test ride, order a new trike or have an eCat upgrade installed on your Catrike.

Featured Recumbent Trike: ICE Adventure 26 Fast Track

Basically Bicycles is now stocking the most popular models of the ICE Recumbent Trike configurations in the Fast-Track models. For example, we’ve got the ICE Adventure 26 Fast Track with Shimano Steps electric assist and rear suspension. 

Fast Track models come with the most popular features that customers around the world select over and over. These trikes are in store, and could be yours to take home without waiting for a custom model to ship from ICE headquarters in the United Kingdom. Give one a try soon!

Buyer's Guide to Car Racks

One of the most frequent questions we get here at Basically Bicycles is “How do I put that recumbent bike on my car?” Although most recumbent bikes will fit on traditional style racks, some racks are better suited for recumbent bikes than others. We carry many racks that are well-suited for recumbent bicycles and trikes. 

Check out the Basically Bicycles buyer's guide to car racks for an overview of rack types and tips on how you can take your recumbent bike or trike with you.

Basically Bicycles Sells ICE Trikes

Basically Bicycles offers the full line of Ice Trikes performance and touring recumbent trikes. ICE Trikes come in rigid, rear and full suspension models with a variety of wheel sizes. The choice is yours! Let us help you pick the one that’s right for you. Come in and give them a try.

Bacchetta Recumbent Bikes Offer Performance and Comfort

Bacchetta’s Carbon recumbent bikes have been some of the world’s most sought-after recumbents since they were introduced. With stunning good looks, great component mix, and a warranty that’s second to none, you'll love the comfortable, fast ride. Ask about a test ride today!


Featured recumbent trike:

ICE Full Fat

Make easy work of challenging terrain with the ICE Full Fat recumbent trike. This expedition-tough rig rolls over mud, sand, snow, and rough trail, giving you greater freedom to ride wherever, whenever. Built of chromoly steel and 7005 aluminum, the Full Fat is stiff and durable. The ergonomic seat positions you for comfort, pedaling efficiency, and stability, enabling all-day excursions without back, neck, or hip pain. The 100mm of rear wheel suspension also helps out. And it's easy to transport, because the Full Fat folds for easy storage and transportation.

ICE trikes are custom-built--choose your seat, drive train, shifters, brakes, suspension, electric assist and more. Price shown is the starting price, and will vary depending on the options you select. ICE Full Fat models start at $4109. Contact us to order your ICE recumbent trike exactly how you want!

Back in stock!

Light sets from Cygolite--just in time for fall riding!

Phone holders--You can use your phone hands-free on your bike.

Bike seats from Cloud 9--You deserve some extra comfort, especially in COVID times.