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QBP Women's Scholarship

2014 Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship

In its second year, the Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship program is helping change the face of the bike industry. The program is geared towards bike shop girls only; awarding ten full scholarships to current bike shop girls to attend a two week, in-depth, bike mechanics school!

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1,000 Posts Brings Me Back to the Bike Shop

1,000 posts since starting this site in July of 2009 and I find it very fitting as I will be going back in to the bike shop life this coming Monday as the general manager of all things management at Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop here in Denver, Colorado.

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Social Media for Bike Shops

How Should Bike Shops Be Using Social?

As you are probably aware, I am an active user and abuser of social media channels. By priority and preference I use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest to converse with fellow bike nerds and promote this website. I have been doing my best to Like, Follow and curate all local bike shops on the various platforms. While it is encouraging to see more and more local…

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#likeagirl

I Live #LikeAGirl – How about you?

Many years ago I started this BikeShopGirl.com to empower women in cycling. Empower women to ride bikes, fix bikes and maybe even work in this glorious bike industry. Not to change how we ride, fix or work. I’m happy to see the work of Always, Shelly Sandberg and others taking center stage. I live like a girl because I am a girl and I would…

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Banjo Brothers Tiny Bike Shop Concert Series

Banjo Brothers Tiny Bike Shop Concert Series – June 27th in MN

There a notion, that may seem a bit crazy, that a a company or brand may do something solely to spread the love they have for their passions. A great example of this kind of notion is the Banjo Brothers Tiny Bike Shop Concert Series. What does this have to do about bike bags? Not much. Yet, it may have to do with banjos, bike…

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Sharing the bike love

Follow the National Women’s Bike Forum Online

I couldn’t make it to Washington this year for the National Bike Summit but there are great things happening today with the Women’s Summit. Follow along on Twitter with hashtag #womenbike Tweets about “#womenbike”

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small business colorado

Why Should We Buy Local When It Isn’t Equal?

During the past month of mad scrambles to get presents and my new routine of walking the streets of Boulder, Colorado, past boutique’s and chains I have become jaded. Sidebar: I believe my feelings changed around the time American Express started pushing “Small Business Saturday” the day after Black Friday several years ago. If you really are a small business owner, there is a chance…

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