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Our Story

Welcome to Full Cycle Cafe & Bar, where passion for craftsmanship meets the joy of community. Nestled within the Full Cycle bike shop, we're more than just a place to grab a drink or a bite – we're a hub for exploration, creativity, and connection. At Full Cycle Cafe & Bar, we believe in the art of the craft.

Whether it's the meticulous brewing of our signature coffees, the careful crafting of artisanal cocktails, or the selection of exceptional beers and wines, every aspect of what we serve is a testament to our dedication to quality and flavor.


We're not just about what's in the glass – we're about the experience. Our space is a haven for enthusiasts and adventurers alike.  Whether you're a cyclist looking to refuel after a ride or a creative soul seeking inspiration, you'll find a warm welcome and a vibrant atmosphere here.

Meet The Team

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General Manager

Alex Sitmukin

Hello, my name is Alex. I am currently the General Manager at Full Cycle Café & Bar. With over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, I have honed my skills as a bartender, barista, and manager.

Originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, I have had the privilege of working in some of the most popular bars and restaurants in the capital of Ukraine and in other European countries. I also owned and operated a successful chain of coffee shops, where I implemented innovative systems to enhance customer service and streamline operations.

At Full Cycle Café & Bar, I oversee all aspects of food production, coffee, bartending, and event planning. I focus on creating a memorable experience for our guests by ensuring exceptional service, high-quality beverages, and a welcoming atmosphere. I am passionate about creating the best venue in the city.

On a personal note, I am married and a proud father of two children. My family and I relocated to the United States for safety reasons due to the outbreak of war in Ukraine. I am deeply passionate about coffee and cocktails and continuously strive to innovate and improve in the hospitality industry.

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Russ Chandler

Russ first moved to Colorado from Florida in 1979, and attended CSU and CU before becoming a software developer and later a CEO for three software businesses, before eventually becoming owner of Full Cycle.After graduating from CU in 1985, he lived in Arizona, California, and New York City before returning in to Boulder in 1994 where he founded and grew a geographic information systems software company, which he exited from in 2000.


From 2000 until 2013, he served as CEO in two more tech companies before "retiring" into the cycling industry after the 2013 floods when he co-founded a local non-profit in Boulder called Cyclists 4 Community. He worked for a time helping Catalyst Communication launch a local cycling magazine called BikeLife Cities, before taking over Full Cycle in 2016.


Over the past five years, he has transformed Full Cycle from a struggling 34 year old mountain bike and commuter oriented bike shop into a top-notch cycling retail and service center, as well as a community hub through introduction of a coffee shop and beer taproom in 2017, which gained notoriety in its own right as the Tune Up.


Bar Lead

Aidan Murphy

I’m a recent graduate from the University of Colorado - Boulder, and I am so happy to be committing my time to a place here in Boulder bolstered with community, creativity, and fun!


I have worked in the bar/restaurant industry for about three years, and I love being able to provide fun bar experiences for my community. I love expanding my own knowledge in the bartending world and being able to share that with guests! My favorite part of my job is getting to design our seasonal cocktail menus, and experiment with new flavors!

Interested in Joining Our Team?

We're always looking for friendly and enthusiastic baristas and bartenders to join our team. Visit our jobs page to learn more!

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