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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.

BlogCycling

While at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show I was swept over with gorgeous bikes and brilliant bike builders.  One of these guys I’ve had the chance to work with in the past, Renold YiPsan.  His yellow bike with gorgeous front basket was a crowd please and best of show!

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How do we educate all automobile drivers that bike lanes are not meant for cars?  They aren’t passing lanes and they aren’t to get around those slow cars in your way.

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BlogCyclingPreviews

This past weekend, while at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, I was able to talk with Sheila Moon – provider of fine cycling clothing.  While I finish up the video clip of our interview, I’m going to tease you with a few photos of her clothing.

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BlogInterviewsWomen's Cycling

[podcast]http://bikeshopgirl.com/podcast/BSG-Episode3.mp3[/podcast] Last week we met up to talk with Joan Hansom of the US Grand Prix of Cyclocross and as well as the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships. We talked about many things but key links of interest : US Grand Prix of Cyclocross 2013 Cyclocross World Championships Artemis Racing Peanut

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BlogCycling

There has been the naked bicycle rides and events but I believe this photographer set the standards a tad bit higher than I’ve seen done before. Dozens of women posed naked on their bicycles on a bridge over one of Amsterdam’s historic canals on Sunday – a unique sight even

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BlogCycling TipsFamily Riding

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

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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

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BlogInterviewsWomen's Cycling

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

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BlogPreviews

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

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