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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.

Chrome Mini-Messenger Bag
BlogPreviews

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

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Cost of Driving
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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

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Raleigh Clubman Fenders
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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

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kitter
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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

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Picture 16
BlogWomen's Cycling

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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empwr cycling kit
BlogWomen's 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

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USA Cycling Logo
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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

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Loeka Recycling
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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

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George Berger Cyclocross
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George Berger, the first member of the new em:pwr cycling team,  started riding BMX as a kid in Houston, graduated to local crits and road races, then moved into mountain bikes and triathlons before finally ending up as someone who loves ‘cross more than anything else. The problem, he says, was that

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NC Cyclocross
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The second race of my 2011 season was the NCCX #12 at the Wilkesboro Speedway right here in North Carolina.  This race could be one of the coolest venue’s I’ve been to.  Most of the course was found within the infield of the speedway and the rest was right out

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