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Bike Law: Blue Ridge Parkway Tour

This week has been a week of first.  First the 24 Hours of Burn, and now a scholarship! Bike Law Scholarship A couple weeks back I put out a call on Twitter & Facebook for my friends to nominate me to win a scholarship through BikeLaw.com. This scholarship would allow me to participate on their Blue Ridge Parkway supported tour. Join us from Wednesday June 22nd  through Sunday June 26th for a five-day journey through cycling paradise.  The…

Marla Streb Interview

Motivational Monday with Marla Streb

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. Are you a woman that bicycles? Fill out this easy form and be part of our motivational movement! What’s your name and location? Marla Streb, Baltimore, MD Where in Baltimore are you living? We are currently in Fells Point- loving it! What type of cycling do you enjoy? Mountain biki…

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2011 Airborne Goblin 29er: On Review

  MSRP: $1,199.95 A well built bike for  5 cents under $1,200.   For the person looking to upgrade their entry level bike, getting into 29ers or simply a deal finder that will upgrade the parts as they need. (I fit in the latter.) Weight: 18 inch is 28 lbs Key Parts: Aluminum hydroformed (shaped) frame, SRAM X7 2×10 drivetrain, Avid Elixir R brakes, RockShox Reba RL fork, WTB Trail 29 wheels. What that means for you This bike is a budget…

Barb Chamberlain Motivational Monday

Motivational Monday: Barb Chamberlain

What’s your name and location? Barb Chamberlain, Spokane, WA (a Bronze Level Bike-Friendly Community striving for Silver!) What type of cycling do you enjoy? Commuting, recreational, tooling around with friends for coffee, long rides What is your first cycling memory? Riding my banana bike with the streamers on the handles on the patio of our house in the country outside Lewiston, Idaho. We had a gravel driveway full of puncture weeds so…

Rebecca Rusch

Motivational Monday with Rebecca Rusch

A Monday morning tradition that we are starting to keep you motivated and to be striving for your goals even during a hard week or long hours at work.   Do you know someone that motivates and inspires you?  Send us your answers and photo to girly@BikeShopGirl.com I can’t say enough great things abouthttp://rebeccarusch.com/.   In years past I’ve had the honor to be in her pit as a mechanic, get a pat on the back at a race and more th…

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Airborne Flight Crew at the Sea Otter Classic

The main purpose of my recent trip to the 2011 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA was a homecoming of sorts for the 2011 Airborne Flight Crew members.  It is the one time a year that we are brought together from across the country.  Some of us race, some of us banter and we all work the Airborne Bicycles booth for a couple hours a day during the festival. The team has already been introduced over on the Airborne Bikes Blog, they do it better than…

Bike Accident

Two Charlotte Based em:pwr Members Hit by Cars This Week

I have a very humbled and sad feeling inside when I type this.  If it doesn’t come across well, if my grammar stinks and spelling is horrid I am sorry.   This type of message is one I never want to relay, it is one that pains me before I even begin. Last Thursday morning I woke to an email from Benjamin Wilson.  Ben is not only a club member, but is a main sponsor of em:pwr with his company Delivery Path. The email went something along the…

2013 Ridley Helium

Bike Profile: Ridley Helium SL

Earlier this spring I brought in a Ridley Helium SL to show to shops and put some miles on. This is the lightest bike Ridley has ever built, and honestly a joy to ride. As stiff as most will ever need, and super light. 15 lbs out of the box with Fulcrum Racing 3′s on it! With the move to Denver I’ll be selling this bike (look in the upcoming weeks for the post for details on pricing) but I as it is such an awesome bike I wanted to fe…

2013 Surly Bikes Cross Check

2013 Surly Bikes Preview

I’ve been biased to the Surly brand since 2003. This is about when I purchased my first Karate Monkey “29er” and then again in 2004 when I picked up a hidden stock of the pink 1×1. Since then I’ve had many bikes with the Surly logo stickered down the side. Multiple Karate Monkey’s, a Long Haul Trucker, a Big Dummy and Steamroller. There hasn’t been much change to the 2013 Surly lineup, some colors, a 14&#…