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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 TipsRide

Personalizing your bike can be one of most rewarding and fun you’ll have with your bike, after riding it of course. Step One : Bike fitting One of the most important things after you pick out your new bike is to make sure it fits you well.  Find a reputable

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Over at Grit & Glimmer a question was posed to get feedback on why or how bike shops are failing in general, women. What is the shop doing, or not doing and how can we, the women, hope to see change? Everyday more and more women are climbing onto bicycles.

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Batavus BUB
BikesBlogWomen's Cycling

This was originally published at our sister site, Commute by Bike. As the bike is a step through design and fits in well with trying to get more women on bicycles, I’ll be cross posting the review on both sites. When the Batavus BUB rolled into my bike shop a

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I am having difficulty wrapping my head around the idea of putting on the same pair of shorts I wore on my 8 mile ride in the morning, to ride the same 8 miles on the way home – without underwear.

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There is a blog I follow, and have linked to several times : Girls and Bicycles.  The blog is run by a lovely lady living up in Canada, who has the beautiful ability of bringing skirts and bicycles together. Recently she started sharing writing on “Shareable” and I love getting

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BlogPartsSaddle Talk

A beautiful fi’zi:k Vesta showed up at my doorstep a couple of weeks back.  Quickly, I snapped some photos and then installed the saddle on my cyclocross bike. Since then it has been on my goto bike for long road rides, and my daily commute. Initial Feel The very first

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Parts

I crafted up a video to show how the Grease Monkey Wipes work. My hands were greasy from a pretty thick layer of grime after I cleaned cyclocross drivetrain.  The total clean time was 1 minute and 18 seconds, which out on the road with a little towel isn’t bad. 

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BlogPreviews

It seems the more time I search the internet for various “outdoor female products”  the more products I find that give me a jaw dropping reaction.  I never knew it was such an issue for woman to pee on the go.  Sure, I’ve been stuck in a weird situation where

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BlogClothingFashion, Style and ClothingPreviews

After wearing, commuting and putting the Lab-Gear clothing through their paces. What is Lab-Gear? Merino wool, custom cut and made for me. We’ll see how it held up.

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A warning that the site will most likely be down this coming week for a fresh design, and focus going into 2010. Thank you all for the most amazing first 3 months I could of ever asked for, look for a fresh look, feel and a lot of things happening

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