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Why Should We Buy Local When It Isn’t Equal?

During the past month of mad scrambles to get presents and my new routine of walking the streets of Boulder, Colorado, past boutique’s and chains I have become jaded. Sidebar: I believe my feelings changed around the time American Express started pushing “Small Business Saturday” the day after Black Friday several years ago. If you really are a small business owner, there is a chance…

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Family Bike Ride

4 Tips for a Successful Family Bike Ride

What do you think of when you envision riding with your entire family? The dream is that you will all be in a state of family bliss, riding along together at the same pace, wind at your back, kids smiling, and lots of family bonding. The reality is that while that can happen, you need to plan and work at it. And don’t be discouraged…

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Essential Cycling Holiday Gift Guide

The hours are ticking down and if you are anything like me you haven’t checked off everyone on your list. Below is a list of essentials that every cyclist, or budding cyclist, needs in their arsenal. Here’s to finishing up the shopping so we can all enjoy the holidays properly! Disclaimer: About half the links below are affiliate links, which means if you click on…

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Chasing Mailboxes

Motivational Monday with Mary

What is your name? Mary Gersemalina What type of cycling do you enjoy? Bike touring, randonneuring, day rides, commuting, and tooling around town What is your first cycling memory? My first memory is being a little kid and learning to ride without training wheels. To master two-wheeled technique, I resorted to a combination of weaving and paddling circles on a little red bike in my…

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Handmade Cycling Gift Ideas

You have less than two weeks until Christmas and you still haven’t gotten that perfect gift for the cycling loving person in your life. Here are some unique ideas that you probably won’t find on Amazon. Tomorrow I will be posting my “must-have” gift list for all of you last minute gift buying friends. You can also checkout my Pinterest Cycling Gift Guide. Bike Tube…

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Women's Story Media Event

The Women’s Story Media Event

Could it be… an outdoor women’s media event? Maybe we really are making change happen! Once I have more background on this event in June I will let you all know. Interbike and Outdoor Retailer, two of the largest retail sports product trade shows in the world, today announced that they’ve joined forces to launch a new experiential media event highlighting women’s-specific products. The event…

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The Upstand

Kickstarter: The Upstand

The Upstand, a kickstand for your high end bike. A great idea for the touring cyclist or in my case someone that wants to take photos of their bike on the fly!

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Twin Six Cyber Monday

Salesy: Twin Six Cyber Monday Discount

Twin Six is a personal sponsor of Bike Shop Girl and this is a great deal for Cyber Monday All orders over $56 (domestic and international) 26% OFF. So load up your cart and save on everything or take big dollars off of higher priced items. Get while the getting is good!

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