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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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Over at Commute By Bike I have been reviewing a Burley Travoy, a cargo trailer system.    While we are still going through the review process and haven’t put it fully through its paces, I can the trailer does all it says it does and more.

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Nutrition is an under used term for the novice cyclist or athlete.  For the professional, it is the way of life.  They run their engine like NASCAR builds their cars, with precision.  For the past few months I’ve put my family in some sort of science experiment with various types

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A valid question was asked over on Twitter, “Do You Wear Sunscreen When You Ride?” My answer is yes, and well… no.  Up until this year I have always worn short sleeve jerseys when riding.  Maybe it is the roadie in me where sleeveless jerseys are banned from racing.  I

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This week on Bike Shop Girl we are covering triathlons and the basics of getting started in this quickly growing sport.  We began the series with “Talk of Triathlons” and then moved on to “Basic Things to Know About Triathlons.” Today we are covering the essential equipment or gear I

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Triathlons are an amazing sport to set a goal for, keep your training varied and there are several short tri’s that anyone with basic athletic or active body can complete.  Across the country women’s only triathlon events are picking up full steam.  Locally, we have the Rambling Rose Series.  This

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If you live in United States and bicycle, there is a high chance you know about triathlons.  Maybe you’ve participated in one, have a friend who has or have been asked to do the bike portion of the triathlon. This week we will talk about the basics to know of

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There is a hot debate going on at Bike Hugger.  Two articles are to be mentioned : The first is “Women as Outcast’s in Cycling Industry.”  The author goes on to tell about how it was very difficult for his wife to find a bike that truly fit her, even

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According to an industry magazine, Bicycle Retailer, the biggest increase of imported bikes, from China, were kids’ that were up by 48% over last year.  This is a great step forward, and something that I see daily in the bike shop.   More families have been buying into the hobby of

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If you are like me, you use various bikes for different reasons.  We’ve already talked about my obsession with my basket but I also use panniers and a messenger bag.  Because of this I am always moving my tools between bags or bikes.  Most of my daily bikes have a

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Over at CommuteByBike.com I posted an article this morning about the various ways to carry your smaller child on a bike.   It is a good article to read for the basics of child bike seats, trailers and the Xtracycle.  Many commentors have added their own ways of carrying children which

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