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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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Relatively speaking, I’ve been doing my best to not hold back lately on this blog, as well as that one.    A small part of me hopes to gain more readership from this, and not piss off too many people.  The comments have been warm and the feedback is also honest,

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Across the country small pockets of youth in middle and high schools are creating their own cycling team. LUNA Sport recently donated $2,000 to the NorCal High School Cycling League at the annual Cyclefest Fundraiser. This money will go towards sending eight girls to the NorCal high school mountain bike

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Physically, the recovery from my accident has been pretty straight forward. My mom and lady friend (wife in lesbian terms) took care of me in every way possible for the 48 hours immediately following the accident. My legs, left hip and lower back all didn’t want to work well for

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Fritz over at Cyclelicio.us posted some great photos from the Pedal Savvy Fashion Show on November 6th, 2010. It’s good to see cycling fashionable elsewhere in the country and the whole “bike fashion show” idea taking off over the past couple years. The biggest unfortunate of events like the above

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Another work week has come and gone. Thankfully last night after the close of the business week I found myself with the time to stop by the local trail on my way home from work.  The weather has been getting colder in Charlotte, NC and it was rather surprising getting

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Before my El Mariachi was even an idea, my friend Shelley was looking for a 29er. We went through all the various options and her needs. As I’m still biased to many of Salsa’s products, and the Mamasita was a big hit, we kept eye out for a size small

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A follow up from a few Friday’s ago..October 1st.  The first day of October Two Thousand Ten.  10,01,10. TGIF – Thank God It’s Friday That’s what I kept saying to myself a few Friday’s ago.     It was the first day of October, which at work meant that all the month

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Let’s cut to the chase : I was hit by a car My life perspective has changed I sold Commute By Bike Trying to mountain bike more Adding more spin on marketing and social media, what I do for an honest living In efforts to keep things more stream line

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First off, thank you all for your warm responses, comments, emails and Tweets.  I greatly appreciate it and it has made the experience a bit easier to handle. I’m still gathering thoughts, and trying to find closure on the events that have happened in the past few weeks.  Temporarily please

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I’m not really ready to post too many details, it is easier to tell you to read my Twitter feed for details. Trying to mentally wrap my head around it. Full story.. Read my Twitter feed @bikeshopgirlcom

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