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Arleigh

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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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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A quick note that Commute By Bike & Bike Shop Girl will be running on the lean side for the next two weeks. With the holiday a few days away we are helping Santa Claus get ready for the big day, and the week after we will be finishing inventory

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BlogCycling TipsRideWomen's Cycling

Recently, I witnessed a customer taking a standard 2010 Cervelo P3, and making it hers.  With a little help from a co-worker this lady turned a standard (very beautiful) P3, uniquely hers.  White handlebars, white stem and red bar take really turned this dream bike into her dream bike.

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Banjo Brothers Commuter Backpack $79.99 Overall : 4 out of 5 stars. Pros : Durabilty, storage/pockets, replaceable inner liner. Cons : Size,  heat/sweat in the summer months. For the past few months I’ve been using a my Banjo Brothers Commuter Backpack for a variety of things.  The gym, going to

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BlogCycling TipsPreviewsSaddle Talk

For the past few years I have named the cut out or indention in the saddles for women “cooter holes.”  No, it isn’t PC but neither are all the people making saddles for women with out even having a variety of women testing them prior to selling hundreds to unknowing

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A follow up to my cycling short basic, here is a selection of my favorite cycling shorts and why.  Be prepared to hold your wallet, as these are on the higher end of shorts. Giordana Body Clone $150 No elastic waist band, comfortable compression all around and cut to bend

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BikesBlogWomen's Cycling

A quick introduction was posted over at CommuteByBike.com to introduce the Batavus BUB I had teased about a couple weeks ago.  The BUB is a watered down version of most Batavus bikes.  It’s for the person wanting a true city bike but not all the bells and whistles like full

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BlogCycling TipsRideWomen's Cycling

A benefit of my job is being able to work with many different people and customers on various types of bikes.  The shop I manage is a big player in bike fitting and making sure if you purchase a bike, or your body changes, you will be happy, safe and

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Cycling TipsRide

Women cyclists are far more likely to be killed by a lorry because, unlike men, they tend to obey red lights and wait at junctions in the driver’s blind spot, according to a study. The report by Transport for London’s road safety unit was completed last July but has been

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BlogWomen's Cycling

I’m tentatively going to expand into merchandise and small product sales on Commute By Bike and Bike Shop Girl. But I would like your feedback. What type of things would you purchase through us vs Amazon? Would it be enough to know you are supporting a great resource to purchase

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