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Arleigh

Arleigh Jenkins has over 15 years of bicycle industry experience from bike shop rat, to operations manager and GM. She was motivated to create Bike Shop Girl to empower women and families in bicycling.

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Cycling TipsRideSaddle Talk

The question of “What is your favorite saddle?” is a very popular question in tweets, emails and in shop conversation. It is also probably one of the most user specific question around bike fit. My bits are not built like your bits, my seat bones are not the same width

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Motivational Monday with Mac
MotivationMotivational Monday

What is your name and location? Mac Grambauer, Chicago, IL What type of cycling do you enjoy? Commuter and recreational riding. What is your first cycling memory? It’s not my first, but it’s one of my most vivid–I was 5 or 6, riding down my walkway, and there was a

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Denver Bike Commute
Adventures

An on going series of riding and commuting in my new city of Denver Colorado. See more about my Denver Cycling experience here.  With my move successful complete (there are still boxes to find and empty if you would like to help,) I started testing out the commute from my house

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Giant Tempt 27.5
Mountain

Giant has released to the wild three models of a new women’s 27.5″ mountain bike called the Tempt. Available in the 0, 2 & 5, look for full spec and pricing shortly. For now you can find below why Giant went with the in between wheel size for their new

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Jaybird BlueBuds X
AccessoriesElectronicsReviews

Headphones I find to be essential for the long haul, putting in training miles, or maybe the need of getting lost in a good podcast while being active. Loud enough to tune my thoughts out, but not loud enough to tune out the cars around me. In late April there

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Motivational Monday with Jackie
MotivationMotivational Monday

What is your name and location? Jackie Tyson in Alpharetta, GA What type of cycling do you enjoy? I like to ride my road bike and my mountain bike for recreation What is your first cycling memory? With my first bike, I was able to ride one mile to a

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The HandleBand
Accessories

I wasn’t completely sold on the idea of this mount but my rockstar girlfriend has debated with me over coffee that this design is very thought out and will benefit many people. Not so secretly, they had me at bottle opener. What Is The Handleband? Our phones help us navigate

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Bicycle Categories
AdventuresCycling TipsMountainRide

So you are in the market for a new bike, but you don’t know where to start? You aren’t alone! When customers walk in to my bike shop starting their hunt for a new bike one of the most important things I ask is this: “where do you want your

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BikeDenver Solstice Ride
Blog

If you are in the Denver area you should come out next Thursday for the BikeDenver and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Summer Park-to-Park bike ride! Take a bicycle ride from City Park, through the Botanic Gardens to Dos Chappell Bathhouse at Washington Park. Learn More on BikeDenver.org   Join us for a

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Denver Cycling
Adventures

An on going series of riding and commuting in my new city of Denver Colorado. See more about my Denver Cycling experienced here.  Over the past couple weeks I have been reminded about some key things for commuting and riding in a major city like Denver, CO. Maps aren’t always

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