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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.

First Bicycle Ride
Blog

Does cycling make you feel free and independent?  Was it the first way that you went down the block, to a friends house or across town without anyone’s help?  Tell us about it! Photo Credit :Shareski

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New Belgium Urban Assault
BlogCycling

New dates and more cities have been revealed for the New Belgium Urban Assault Ride in 2011. Having done the the Charlotte, NC race last year I can tell you from first hand experience that it was some of the best fun I have had in Charlotte proper on a

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NCDOT Bicycle Survey
Blog

If you live in North Carolina and either ride a bike or walk please talk a few moments to click the link below to a survey for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Survey responses will be collected through February 8. http://www.itre.ncsu.edu/Public/Bike-Ped-NCDOT-Survey.html The results will be used as a primer

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Speedway Cyclocrossapalooza
BlogRace

Tomorrow is my second race of the season and other than being nervous, changing gearing on the single speed cyclocross bike, I am a bit fearful since I’ve never ridden this course.  Being a single speed rider I really like to have ridden the course prior either on a geared

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Nalgene On the Fly OTF
BlogPartsWomen's Cycling

Nalgene On the Fly MRSP: $12.99 Size: 24 ounces Companies Pitch: Nalgene’s newest leak-proof loop-top swings open wide to reveal a contoured, high-flow drinking spout that’s easy to fill at the fountain or sink. One-handed push button for easy open/close; locking bail for ultimate insurance against leaks From Nalgene on

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Lightweight 29er Mountain Bike
Bike ProfileBlogCycling TipsRide

It’s easy to say I have too many bikes but since leaving the industry full time and my amount of review bikes really rolling in I needed to slim down the stable.   One of these targeted weight loss areas was my mountain bikes.  Five months ago I had a 29er

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RRRC Polar Bear Road Ride Snow
Blog

The Saturday morning Polar Bear Metric Century started out, like so often is the case in North Carolina in January, crisp, still, and sunny.  Temps around freezing at or around the 10AM start in the first week of the year are the norm in the Piedmont, so we all figured

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High Country Cyclocross
Blog

Get ready for the coolest cyclocross race of the year at the Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway on Sunday, January 16, 2011.

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Feedback Sports Pro Elite Repair Stand
BlogPartsWomen's Cycling

As a mechanic you become very territorial and particular with your tools.   Once you find something you like, and that doesn’t let you down – you stick with it until it does.  Ultimate Repair Stands which became Feedback Sports a few years ago is one of those things.  They make

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Raleigh Hi Life Cyclocross Single Speed Frame
BlogCycling TipsMechanicsWomen's Cycling

Bike prep is one of the most important things you can do prior to a race or any big ride.   Most people will do a last minute check over before any race or big ride, but when was the last time you did a post race check over? Road Wet

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