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Child Bike Rental Program

Over at Velorution they talked about a program that rents the small push/glide bikes by the week. This triggered many thoughts in my head as I love the push bikes instead of training wheels.  It allows a child to learn relying on themselves only, and not training wheels.  The learning curve is gentle and quickly conquered.  My shop sells the Strider running bike, light weight…

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Velo News Pro Rider Diary : Amber Neben

VeloNews.com has a pretty amazing run down of their monthly Pro Rider Diary’s.   From the big names of Jeremy Powers, Michael Barry, and Ted King.  They recently added a woman, Amber Neben.   With only one article up so far, I’m excited to keep on top of what this World Champion and Olympian is doing. How do you describe what it feels like to prepare so…

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Podcast Episode #2 : Q&A with Team Vera Bradley Foundation

This past Wednesday, I made my way to Uptown Charlotte, NC to visit Uptown Cycles where the shop was hosting Team Vera Bradley Foundation Pro Cycling Team. The three members from the team, Alison Powers and Kristin Sanders, were in town for wind tunnel testing and the owner of Uptown Cycles, as well as pro cyclist and team member, Robin Farina, decided to host a…

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Introducing Rapha’s Womens Line

Rapha, the fine company that makes the clothing threads of many cyclist “lust list.”  You pray a pretty penny for their clothing, but it will delivery over and over again compared to some of those other main stream brands.  Their clothing is designed by cyclist, for cyclist.  The type of cyclist that will ride all day in a pair of shorts, through rain and snow…

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WOW : Women on Wheels, A Ladies Night Out March 4, 2010

Across the US many great shops are realizing that women need one night in a bicycle shop all to themselves.  Ladies Night, it was coined by a large corporation, but its that one night they aren’t intimidated and you will see mostly if not all WOMEN in a bicycle shop.  Tops of topics can be covered from how to, to new product releases or clinics.  Find…

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Quick Podcast : Q&A with Team Vera Bradley

Tonight I’m going to sit on a Q&A panel with Alison Powers, Robin Farina and Kristin Sanders.  I’ll be taking some video, photos and audio to bring you guys.[podcast]http://bikeshopgirl.com/podcast/BSG-VeraBradley.mp3[/podcast] What would you like to ask these women? Let me know via comments, email or twitter.

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Podcast Episode #1 : US Made Bikes and Parts

[podcast]http://bikeshopgirl.com/podcast/BSG-Episode1.mp3[/podcast]http://bikeshopgirl.com/podcast/BSG-Episode1.mp3 Take a listen to Episode #1 : US Made Bikes and Parts. In this podcast I talk about when or why I buy US made products, a couple big names still making in the US, as well as linking you to the upcoming National Handmade Bicycle Show. Companies we talked about: Trek Bikes Cannondale Terry Thanks to Team Estrogen Forums for the idea!

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US Made : Does It Matter?

Currently (literally right now) I am working on a podcast to talk about American made product, why it matters and should it. What do you think? Give us your feedback!

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Cell Phone Ban : Do you feel better on the road?

Across the country the use of cellphones while driving is being cracked down on. Depending on your area it could be as simple as “no texting” or as strict as no cell phone use, unless on work duty. The statistics for accidents and deaths due to use of cellphones are very high, to be honest it is one of the biggest fears I have as…

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