We're serious about your fun!
At New Horizons
we live for the challenge of providing better bikes for pure fun. There is a vicarious thrill which we get knowing each bicycle we sell will be giving someone the ride of their life. Whether it's along a country road with a picnic in your pack ot the thrill of organized competition, we're there with you.
Our mission is:
High quality products / Best value for the money / Proper Fit / Top level service.
We pride ourselves at matching the correct bike to your needs and providing the proper fit with our signature Fit Service. At New Horizons we believe that the proper fit of the rider to the bicycle is the key to comfort and performance. From the casual day tourist to the serious competitor we have the knowledge and tools to determine the ideal size and fit to maximize your comfort and performance.
Beyond bikes, we've got the accessories and clothing to enhance your cycling experience and a complete service department to keep you on the road. Service is a priority; not just servicing the products we sell but servicing you through clinics, organized rides and related activities.
New Horizons Bikes is a full service bicycle shop located in downtown Westfield Massachusetts, the gateway to the Berkshires. Don & JoAnne Podolski opened New Horizons in 1983 after a number of years experience in the bicycle business and cycling event promotions. The shop is currently run by Don and daughter Mary.
From the beginning New Horizons has been active in promoting the sport of bicycling.
- We developed the first BMX track in the Northeast in Westfield, and BMX continues to flourish here.
- Our Fall Century, the Great River Ride, was chosen by Bicycling Magazine as one of the top 10 century rides in the nation.
- The Westfield Classic Road Race was one of New England's top events from 1988.
- Our Berkshire Brevet Series offers some of the most scenic and challenging long distance bicycle rides in the Northeast.
- Working with Sandy Whittlesey we created the Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), the original gravel grinder.
At New Horizons we ride the products we sell. From downhill racing to randonneur cycling we're in the field participating in cycling events. Over the years Don has been a Cat 3 racer, an Expert level mountain bike competitor, a USA Cycling Sport Coach and a 2 time finisher in the Boston - Montreal - Boston 1200K Randonee. Whether you're a casual cyclist or a serious competitor, you'll find our commitment and participation at all levels of the sport give us knowledge lacking at many shops. We're committed to our staff's ongoing education and are proud to have 2 Serotta Certified Fit Specialists, trained in both basic and advanced bicycle fit techniques.
Now entering our third decade of service to area cyclists, New Horizons is recognized as the leading bike shop in Western Massachusetts. Stop in soon and see why!