About Us

“Bicycle Bob”
photo by Peter Frank Edwards

Prior to opening Southwest Cycle in 1981, I had worked in 3 different shops in New York and Connecticut beginning in 1974.  I’ve always loved fine, handbuilt steel bikes and have several in my personal collection.

Up until 2023 I had an un-broken streak of riding up Cadillac Mountain as many times as my age that year plus 1. That became an awful lot of ascents and descents!

the 2024 crew: Eben, Bob, MarK, Anthony, Henry and CHARLIE!

Eben
Oudenaarde, Belgium
Other Bob
Bethel, Maine
Mark
On the Tri-Lakes Loop in Acadia.
Henry
Somewhere in The Alps
Charlie!

“Get on your bikes and ride!”  –  Freddy Mercury

Serving the Mount Desert Island community and visitors to Acadia National Park since 1981