Founded in 2006, we have spent the last few years skating fast, hitting hard and traveling to compete against the top leagues around the east coast and beyond. We are proud to call ourselves the Daughters of the American Derby Revolution. Roller derby is real, athletic, and exciting! Come watch a bout and you'll be hooked!
The technicians at Cheshire Cycle know bikes inside and out, not only because they repair them on a daily basis, but also because they spend hours and hours riding them. The adventuresome crew even sponsors a road-racing team that took home more than 50 top finishes in 2012 alone. They couple this insider knowledge with advanced technology to perform like-a-glove fittings and offer services that range from basic tune-ups to total overhauls. Their shop stocks reputable brands, including bikes by Scott, Jamis Bicycles, and Stolen BMX and clothing by designers such as Louis Garneau, Fox, and Pearl Izumi. Whatever bikes or equipment the staff don't have on the shelves they can order from a catalog supplier or have the elves in the backroom make from scratch.
Baseball is alive all year-round at All Star Indoor Batting Range Baseball & Softball Academy. Started in 1991 by three baseball fans—Kevin and Brian Gilroy and Frank Rizzo—the facility gives players the chance to practice no matter how many inches of snow or packs of rabid umpires are flurrying outside. The 15,000-square-foot sports haven boasts seven tunnel cages for practicing all aspects of the game. Other elements, such as stadium benches and 7,000 square feet of artificial turf, give the academy the feel of an indoor diamond. To help players take their skills to the next level, the academy also offers private and semiprivate lessons, and maintains a pro shop stocked with essential gear.
While sunlight pours through Smart Cycles's window-lined walls, metal spokes gleam and fan out toward multi-textured tires hitched to a coterie of bicycles. For 20 years, the shop has stocked bikes by brands such as Bianchi, Torelli, and Giant. Frames roll across the floor with help from the store's knowledgeable staff members, each of whom calls on their own cycling experience to acquaint customers with their hybrid, mountain, road, BMX and other flavors of two-wheeled transport. Smart Cycles also styles human saddles in handmade Italian bicycles, such as il Massimo, imported from overseas.Racks of accessories such as jerseys, helmets, and locks ensure on- and off-road safety with reflective and knock-resistant materials. Smart Cycles also repairs and tunes up bikes, from simple derailleur adjustments to complete overhauls, and proffers complimentary safety checks to pinpoint any impending problems or motorcycle identity crises.
Bloomfield Bicycle & Repair traces its history back to 1950, when the first shop opened in Bloomfield. Nowadays, with the addition of the Bicycle Cellar, it's a two-shop operation. And although the bikes and accessories are considerably different than the gear that first showed up in the shop windows, its core values?attentive customer service and thorough bike knowledge?are still the norm. The inventory of new bikes and accessories includes top brands such as Trek, Bontrager, and Pearl Izumi, and a dedicated staff is committed to keeping existing wheels on the road with tune-ups, repairs, and inspirational bike whispering.
For more than 50 years, the Wolfs have run Bloomfield Bicycle & Repair Shop, outfitting cyclists with the bikes best suited to their customers’ needs such as Schwinn mountain and Jamis street bikes. They can even pair up couples with tandem bikes and the pedal-weary with electric bikes. Besides slipping cyclists into bike shoes, gloves, and vests, they also mend and maintain all kinds of bikes, from traditional two-wheelers to electric bikes and scooters.