Close

Team Cycleton

Your Feedback Wanted: What Makes a Great Women’s Cycling Team?

Over the years I have been lucky enough to be embraced, grow with and learn from some great women’s groups. The first that comes to mind is Artemis Racing out of the Mid-Atlantic and then there are the Dirt Diva’s in Charlotte, NC. As I mentioned earlier this week, one of my goals over the next year is to help my Team Cycleton build and…

Read More
Chicked

The Fine Line of Not Getting Dropped, and the Guys Being Chicked

Thanks to Facebook I stumbled across a great summary of a girls chicking the guys. As a female cyclist I often feel the double edged sword of riding with guys. Recently I’ve been fortunate to find a couple groups of good guys to ride with. One based out of our home community is a team based out of Cycleton. I’m the first girl invited to…

Read More
Chrome Camo Bag Header

Safety to Another Level: Chrome Reflective Camo Bags

Being seen at night is a big concern for most cyclist (yet reflectors are the first thing that come off new bikes.) Chrome is launching a limited run of Reflective Camo Bags that are made in the USA. What looks normal in the day, lights up when a car light shines on the fabric to make it easier to spot. Limited run, available at select…

Read More
Motivational Monday with Janette

Motivational Monday with Janette

Motivational Monday, a Monday tradition at Bike Shop Girl, my goal to keep you motivated and to be striving on the bike even during a hard week or long hours at work.

Read More
Banjo Brothers Frame Bag

Review: Banjo Brothers Frame Bag

Above is a great example of what I normally carried in the frame bag. A random piece of fruit or a small, light-weight, rain jacket are missing from the photo. Roughly a month ago I did a quick preview of the Banjo Brothers Frame Bag, which you can read over here. The bag has around 700 commuting miles and a couple accidental tumbles while gravel…

Read More
FFGPpg1

Fort Follies’ Women’s Grand Prix & Ride with the Stars

The US Pro Challenge hits Fort Collins this Saturday, and so does the Fort Follies’ Women’s Grand Prix with many other women’s events.   Ride with the Stars       8am : Event starts at 8am. Enjoy a leisurely ride with some of the professional ladies! Will ride to Crankenstein’s in Old Town for $1 coffee drinks (there will be ample bike parking). Highlighting ladies,…

Read More
Mailbox Cycling shorts

Mailbox Question: Larger Sized Cycling Shorts

Daily I receive a good amount of email questions from the Ask a Question form. As I find frequently asked or interesting questions I will be answering them from the Mailbox. Mailbox Question I have decided to begin to ride a bike to lose weight and get fit. I am currently a size 18/20. I want some gel bike shorts but not only can I…

Read More
Motivational Monday with Terry

Motivational Monday with Terry

Motivational Monday, a Monday tradition at Bike Shop Girl, my goal to keep you motivated and to be striving on the bike even during a hard week or long hours at work.

Read More
Giro Sonnet

Review: Giro Sonnet Women’s Helmet

Giro Sonnet Women’s Helmet MSRP $90 Details: 25 vents, no visor, in-mold construction A helmet under $100 with a slender shape for women, that’s the Giro Sonnet. Pro’s: Weight, price, color options, availability in-store or online Con’s: Fit system hits my ponytail (details I know), very neutral colors available Overall Thoughts of the Giro Sonnet Women’s Helmet I see two users buying this helmet. The first time…

Read More
womenroll

5 Fundamentals of Riding Everyone Should Take Note Of

When I tell people I run a website with the goal to empower women in cycling they automatically hear “feminist.” This is as far from truth as you can get as I simply want more people on bikes, and realize that a huge opportunity is to empower women on two wheels. Last week the Bike League released a report wrapping women’s cycling stats and misconceptions…

Read More