Ant bicycles is a small bicycle fabrication shop run by Mike Flanigan and Betsy Eckel Scola in Holliston, MA. We are dedicated to building bikes for transportation that have the right combination of function and style. Mike has been in the bike trade since 1983 and joined the Boston bike building scene in 1989. Mike’s partner Betsy is the webmaster and is in charge of marketing.
Our passion for the bike industry and the culture of living by bike shows in the creation of A.N.T.
“We not only hope to meet the needs of people’s commuter bikes, but to influence the consumers to think about bicycle commuting in a more positive way. We love all types of cycling but feel that there is a real need to bring to the table bikes that have the right combination of style and function that is so lacking in the market. Most people have this fear of investing in a bike for commuting, but it is their most-used bike!”
Favorite quote: “When I see an adult on a bicycle I do not despair for the future of the human race.”–H.G.Wells
While we specialize in making our city Roadsters, Mike also teaches Bicycle Frame Building classes. Please consider us when you want a finely-crafted bicycle that has a real personality and will suit your riding needs or are interested in creating your own.
Mike and Betsy