10 x February 2 - 15, 2017 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com FLORIDA CENTER FOR HORMONES & WELLNESS BUSINESS PROFILE Going Full Circle Local Bike Shop Keeps to Community Roots No Energy? No Sex Drive? No Results in the Gym? Find out how bioidentical hormone therapy can change your life and renew your relationship. John C. Carrozzella M.D., ABAARM, FAARFM More than 25 years of experience Fred Hewett, owner of Full Circle Cycle, really knows his bicycles. He bought the location at 2445 S. Hiawassee Road in 2014 when a chain of four stores called Bike Works sold. Hewett joined the staff of the first Bike Works store in Southwest Orlando in 1991. When the third store opened in 1993, he became manager, and soon he was promoted to general manager of the chain. He eventually left to work as a representative for Specialized Bikes, an American manufacturer of high performance bicycles, bicycle components and related products, and a brand offered at both Bike Works and Full Circle. “Specialized Bikes and the other brand we carry, Giant, are a cut above,” Hewett said. When the owners of Bike Works retired, they sold the first of their stores, where Hewett originally worked, to Hewett. “That’s why I called it Full Circle Cycle,” Hewett said. “I came back to where I started.” Hewett hopes to continue his legacy business when his teenage children graduate from college and “learn it’s better to work for your dad than a stranger.” Since he knows both the retail and wholesale sides of the business, Hewett is able to “match the bike to the person,” providing exceptional personal service. With a mission to help customers ©Nicky Calvert Fred Hewett, owner of Full Circle Cycle, is committed to his customers and their enjoyment of bicycling. experience the world from the seat of a bicycle, Full Circle Cycle offers a range of cycling products to meet the needs of riders of any skill level. Plus, customers receive free lifetime service for their bikes along with an exclusive free lifetime warranty. “We’re riders, too,” Hewett said. “Our happiness comes from helping others experience the joy and freedom that can only come from riding a bike. We’re with you every pedal stroke of the way.” That commitment is reflected in not only Full Circle Cycle’s quality service but also Call now for a complimentary medical consultation. 407-505-6345 www. hormonesandwellness. com 7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd. • Suite #370 • Orlando, FL 32819
in its community outreach and special events. Full Circle partners with Orange County elementary schools to teach bike safety, and Hewett visits first-grade classes at Lake Whitney and MetroWest elementary schools each year. “First grade is the best time to start teaching bicycle safety,” he said. “It’s when children get their first real bike.” He includes in his presentation information about the importance of stopping at stop signs, bicycle care and maintenance, and, above all, the need to wear a good, protective helmet whenever riding a bike. “A helmet provides cheap insurance,” Hewett said. “I have had several helmets break, but not my head!” Working with an Orlando Police Department resource officer, Full Circle Cycle provides free, secondhand bikes to at-risk students in need of transportation to school. Through its Second Round Bikes program, Full Circle also helps children and adults who want a nicer bike for a lesser price. Hewett researches every used bike he purchases outright or takes on trade to make sure it is not the result of curb bike theft. Full Circle Cycle’s Rite Size kids program teaches children as young as 3 how to ride a two-wheel bicycle without dependence on training wheels. Balance is learned on a 12-inch “push bike” in a 30-minute session, and, following that experience, children are ready for their first two-wheeler. The store offers 100 percent bike-cost reimbursement when a child grows into his next size bike and is ready to trade up. Full Circle does not offer rentals, but it does provide and maintain the bikes for rent at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake, where, Hewett said, “There’s an easy-to-ride 2-mile loop.” Upcoming in-store events include the continuation of Full Circle Cycle’s Bike Basics course for teens and adults and the new adults-only Women’s Wine and Wheels Wednesdays. Further down the trail, the staff hopes to offer guided daytime bike tours. Full Circle Cycle is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. For more information, call and personally speak to Fred Hewett at 407-297-1550. You can also visit www.fullcirclecycleorlando.com or the company’s Facebook page on the web. ª www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x February 2 - 15, 2017 x 11 voted #1 in america!! now over 150 vendors! plenty of free parking New Free Parking Garage Next to Farmers Market 2/28/17 2/28/17 2/28/17 2/28/17 now the largest farmers market in Florida! 104 South Lakeview Avenue Winter Garden, Florida 34787 every Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. *american farmland trust-washington d.c.