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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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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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BlogCycling TipsRideWomen's Cycling

We recently talked about the different types of pedals, and left the conversation with the question “Do I Need Clipless Pedals?” Advantages of Clipless Pedals There are three main advantages that I tell every customer thinking of getting a pair of shoes and clipless pedals. You will be more efficient

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I wanted to wish all my readers, that are also mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day. This site has been a source of inspiration in my life and many different mothers along the way can be thanked for that. . Photo credit : http://www.kamranweb.com/blog/happy-mothers-day/

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The fine site of Copenhagen Cycle Chic pointed me to Sac Cycle Chic.  I’m still reading the archives of the site but one thing that caught my eye was a fashion show this weekend!

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Two months ago I started commuting daily with the most fashionable basket possible, Basil Blossom Basket. At first I felt like a nerd, I have a pannier on one side of my rear rack and then this large, in charge, basket up front.  The more I used it, the more

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BlogCycling TipsRideWomen's Cycling

There are a variety of pedal types out in bike land these days.  The three top types of pedals are the following : Platform Pedals These are the pedals you have been using since the big wheel.  The are flat, sometimes with small grip pegs sticking out.  These do not

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Catching everyone up with what is going on here, what is new in house for review and a little bit of rambling. Trying to test out the video learning curve.

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A customer came in to the bike shop yesterday looking for pink shoes.  The only thing I had to offer her were the Sidi T2 triathlon specific model, unfortunately her foot was too wide for a Sidi shoe. Do you know of any Pink Shoes? The customer has a wider

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Every Monday night there is a group ride that I put together at a local state park.   Currently, I’m the slowest person in the group but no one seems to mind as I am surrounded by customers and members of the mountain bike team I run.  All good people, all

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