Skip to main content

Welcome to
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

Sales tax holiday

August 13-14 will offer a break from sales tax in Massachusetts. Pre-shop Thursday and Friday August 11-12 for purchase in store on Saturday August 13, or online Saturday or Sunday. 

You won't pay sales tax on any item under $2500 August 13 (in store and online) and August 14 (online, as store will be closed).

Layer on the savings

During the sales tax holiday, you can save even more--and no sales tax on any item under $2500, including bikes and trikes.

Basically Bicycles and COVID-19

Mask required. We are here during regular store hours: Thursday-Saturday 10-5. 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.

Please do not come to the store if you are feeling unwell.

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. 

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, choose 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!

Schwalbe tires keep you rolling along

Schwalbe tires are the number one brand for recumbent trike manufacturers, and we've got them in stock. Schwalbe Big Apple tires offer an air cushion ride that provides natural suspension. They're made to run at lower pressure and include an elastomer strip that absorbs road shock and vibration. Trike riders love them! Designed for touring, city and fitness cyclists who have a need for speed, Schwalbe’s Marathon Racer tires feature a racing tread and a puncture protection belt. The extremely easy rolling and flexible Speedgrip Compound has very low rolling resistance that is further enhanced by the flexible skin side wall.

Ride inside!

Turn your recumbent trike into an exercise machine for those days you just don't want to ride outside. The Sportcrafters OverDrive Trike Trainer offers a realistic feel with a resistance level that changes with your speed. This trainer is perfect for  maintaining fitness while riding indoors on a trike that fits you well (unlike some of those recumbent bikes at the gym). Compact, portable and simple to use (leave the wheels on; no awkward clamps), it easily stows away when you'd rather ride outside.

Keep moving on a trike 

Basically Bicycles offers adult trikes so that everyone can get where they need to go, enjoy the outdoors, and have some exercise. We've got the Sun Traditional Tricycles (shown here), as well as a selection of recumbent trikes. Many trikes also offer an electric assist option, for maximum mobility and fun.

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!