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The Loss of Commuting and a Loss of my Heart

Another heart felt post this week.  I feel like all these things need to continue to be pulled from me so that I can continue to find myself in this world. 7 months ago I didn’t own a car (well I didn’t drive one daily.)  We were a family of 4 with one car.  I rode my bike every day to the bus stop that…

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WRC's Women's Night Out

Wheat Ridge Cyclery Women’s Night Out: Next Week!

Now in it’s seventh year, WRC’s Women’s Night Out is almost here! WHEN: Wednesday May 4, 6:30p – 9:00p WHERE: WRC Showroom, Wheat Ridge, CO WHAT: A women’s-specific cycling tradeshow — over 35 vendors with all the latest in bikes, clothes, gear, events and more! WHO: You and all your cycling friends! Refreshments, wine, light hors d’ouevres, and the famed Venus De Miles cupcakes. Expecting 350 /…

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2011 Bike! Charlotte

Ride with the Charlotte Mayor: 2011 Bike! Charlotte

2011 BIKE! Charlotte is seventeen days of bicycle related events and promotions used to encourage families, friends, and colleagues to break out the bike and use it as a means of transportation and recreation. Events will take place from April 29 through May 15, 2011. WHAT: A short bike ride to Uptown Charlotte to show your support of cycling to the Mayor and other politicians during…

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Bike Accident

Two Charlotte Based em:pwr Members Hit by Cars This Week

I have a very humbled and sad feeling inside when I type this.  If it doesn’t come across well, if my grammar stinks and spelling is horrid I am sorry.   This type of message is one I never want to relay, it is one that pains me before I even begin. Last Thursday morning I woke to an email from Benjamin Wilson.  Ben is not…

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Bike Shop Owner Tips

5 Pieces of Advice for the Bike Shop Manager

It is frequent that questions arise towards me for recommendations on how things should be done, or changed within the bike industry, especially bike shop management or culture. Maybe it’s the name Bike Shop Girl that brings it out of the person? I like to think it’s my charm and large brain… With an outsiders perspective, here are some recommendations I am giving to active…

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Cyclelogical

Cyclelogical Booth at 2011 Sea Otter Classic

Warm, inviting, and cozy are not words you associate with booths at the Sea Otter Classic.  To be able to make people feel welcome, even kids and women, it is a great compliment! A quick peek in photos of the Cyclelogical Gear booth. Hangers made out of rims, spokes and shrader valves.

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Motivational Monday - Sara Stearns

Motivational Monday: Sara Stearns

Sara Stearns is a reader of Bike Shop Girl and is an inspirational woman through and through.  While at the Sea Otter Classic I was able to meet Sara face to face.  She’s a pilot for an air ambulance that services the Sea Otter Classic every year.  One of the days she was working she landed her helicopter and walked in to the Ladies Lounge…

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Renovo Bicycles

Renovo Hardwood Bicycles at 2011 Sea Otter Classic

Often I come back from industry events like the 2011 Sea Otter Classic and people ask me what the coolest thing I saw was.  I try to highlight all of those things on Bike Shop Girl and keep the fluff to the rest of the internet.  One of these things were hardwood bicycles from Renovo Hardwood Bicycles. From Renovo Why Wood?  We chose wood not…

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nuun new flavors

New nuun Flavors and Packaging at Sea Otter Classic

As I started my Thursday off dragging through the Sea Otter venue trying to find a bathroom and coffee, yes in that order, I was stopped by Tall Tyler of Nuun.  A little hand slap and a what’s up “bro”.  Tyler then whispered in my ear that he had some new goods to show me at their booth when I had time.  Soon the California…

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