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Winter Short Track

Charlotte Winter Short Track Finale

This Sunday is the last day of racing for the 5 race short track series in Charlotte, NC.   This series is a local favorite due to the weather proof trail and great spectator friendly course.   The trail has everything from a good climb, berms, table top and “rock garden.” If you are in the area come check it out! You can learn more at CharlotteMTNBike.com…

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Cateye Light

Turn That Light On, Even in the Day

There are reasons that daytime running lights have become standard on many cars, they add safety.   It would be obvious to cyclist to add this extra level of safety to their daily bike rides, even during the daylight. A Customer’s Story Two years ago a good customer of the bike shop I was managing was literally run over by a car.  She was on a…

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Chrome Mini-Messenger Bag

Chrome Mini-Messenger : Preview

Over the past few weeks I’ve been able to have some great conversations with the marketing gal over at Chrome about their womens clothing line and their different models of bags.   The clothing line details will be another day but let’s talk about the bag I selected for review. Chrome Mini- Messenger Bag There’s no hiding it, I’m a bag whore.  Over the next few…

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Cost of Driving

Your True Cost of Driving a Car

5 months ago I started driving on a daily basis, not commuting and having my head stuck in a tailpipe.  There are reasons, which we don’t need to deep dive, but as the winter comes to an end I look forward to riding my bicycle.  Especially as I take a moment to dive into this “driving cost calculator.”

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Raleigh Clubman Fenders

Go Ride Your Bike Today

A post over at Kent’s Bike Blog reminded me of a simple thing that all of the readers will probably agree to, bike rides are awesome.   You don’t have to go for an epic ride,  or get geared up in spandex.   Often all we need in life is to get on the bike and pedal for a short while, you’ll come back nice and recharged…

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Sponsor em:pwr cycling and Bike Shop Girl

em:pwr cycling em:pwr yourself em:pwr others Below is our sponsorship letter we’ve been sending out.  The response has been overwhelming, and we are excited to get the feedback and interest!  If you think you, or your company would be interested in some sort of sponsorship please let us know. Sponsorship Rings We’d like to welcome you to em:pwr cycling, a cycling club uniting both sponsored riders and…

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Partnership with People for Bikes

With our the announcement of our em:pwr cycling, we want to dive deeper into our main partnership with Bikes Belong and their People for Bikes program.

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Introducing em:pwr cycling

We mentioned a Bike Shop Girl cycling team for 2011 and with much discussion, planning and “crayon on napkin” design we are ready to reveal! Welcome to em:pwr cycling Yes, this is the team for all teams. If you are a sponsored rider or a recreational cyclist we are for you. em:pwr cycling. em:pwr yourself. em:pwr others. Our mission is simple, empowering ourselves and others…

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Encouraging Women’s Pro Cycling in the USA

This past Monday USA Cycling introduced a new team category for the NRC (National Racing Calendar.) Domestic Elite Squads Unlike Continental registration, Domestic Elite squads will have no age requirements placed on their rosters, but will require80 percent of the riders to be U.S. citizens. Foreign teams can compete for the NRC teams classification, but must pay the registration fee. “One restriction we are putting…

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Loeka Recycling

Recycle Your Clothing with Loeka

Loeka women’s cycling & outdoor wear based out of Canada have started a recycling program for your used Loeka clothing, or winter items in good condition.  Turning some of your clothing into point of sale merchandising or donating the good clothes to local women.   We have an email to Loeka for an interview to get the background on the program and how it exactly will…

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