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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.

BlogWomen's Cycling

Commute By Bike, and Bike Shop Girl is now syndicated at Versus.com to help lead the cycling community with commuting tips, stories and how to.  Much like we do on Commute By Bike already but to a bigger community!  I will be writing for Versus on commuter needs as well as showing

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Blog

Here are several links of blogs that I think you’ll enjoy to follow.   Thanks to Bike by the Sea for inspiration. Tingilinde – a great resource for a variety of subjects in cycling I Dream of Bicycling – Atlanta Based Lovely Bike – Leading chic Charleston Cycle Chic – Charleston,

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BlogParts

We have talked about the fi’zi:k Vesta saddle with our initial thoughts. A photo isn’t always the best way to see a product, with that thought here is a basic video of the Vesta saddle.

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BlogCycling TipsRide

The short answer to the question “Do I need a woman’s bike?” is maybe.  Maybe you do, and maybe you don’t but possibly you could go either direction with the fit. It lays out into many variables, upper body to lower body and your flexibility/strength. Every person has proportions that

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BlogClothingFashion, Style and ClothingPreviews

A very brief video of benefits and initial thoughts of the Keen Coronado Cruiser on review.  A full overview will be in the next week for both Bike Shop Girl and Commute By Bike. This product was given to me at no charge for reviewing.  I was not paid or

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BlogWomen's Cycling

There are many things going on at Bike Shop Girl and Commute By Bike.  A quick run down for all of the readers, and potential readers so you can look forward to many things. Versus.com – Yours truly will be covering various cycling events for Versus.com, targeting the Commuting and

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BlogCycling TipsRideWomen's Cycling

For many years I’ve been riding on the road with music. Originally it was one of those crazy Mini-Disc players that my mom thought would take over the music scene.  Little did she know, it fueled my cycling passion.  One of those little Mini-Disc players could hold hours of music,

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BlogCycling TipsMechanicsWomen's Cycling

When I created Bike Shop Girl a few months back it was mainly out of frustration for the lack of information that is readily available for women.   The basics are out there, but you have to be a Google Jedi Master to find the right answers, and often you are

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BlogPreviews

The beginning of the year I wrote about the various ways you can pee on the go as a girl.  There are various products used to allow women the freedom of peeing while keeping your pants up, which is about impossible as a women. Once I posted the article an

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BlogCycling TipsPartsSaddle TalkWomen's Cycling

About 3 months ago, my shop started carrying the Ideal Saddle Modification (ISM) Adamo saddles.   These saddles, at first, look very goofy.  There is no nose on the front of the seat and often are referred to as the tuning forks.  Flash forward the last three months and these saddles

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