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2012 Trek Neko

Preview: 2012 Trek Bikes Neko Dual Sport Line

Pretend we are listening to the Superman jingle in the background… “Is it a hybrid? Is it a mountain bike? No! It is a Dual Sport bike!” Joking aside, the Trek Dual Sport lineup, when it was under the Gary Fisher brand originally, was a huge favorite of stocking bikes when in my shop. It has 29er size wheels, strong enough to take light off…

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Problem Solvers

Tech Tuesday: Bicycle Maintenance Check List

Make sure to visit the sponsors of this posts.. Problem Solvers! One concern that so many women (and guys) have with owning a bike is the basics of fixing it, or how to do basic road side repairs. I do recommend that as an avid cyclist even with some mechanical skills that you should become best buds with your local mechanic (beer or ice cream…

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Milliegoat

Motivational Monday with Millie Tanner

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 is your name and location? My name is Millie Tanner and my nickname is Milliegoat because…

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2012 Specialized Amira

2012 Specialized Amira: Preview

We have already been lucky to see the 2012 Specialized Women’s 29er carbon hardtail, the Fate, but there is another new high end from Specialized this year for women – The Amira

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People for Bikes

Congress are Leading Attack on Bike Funding

From our dear friends at People for Bikes : Federal funding for bicycling and walking is in jeopardy. We need you to send a short email today to your members of Congress. Today, Congressman John Mica of Florida, Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, outlined his plans for the new transportation bill and called for the elimination of dedicated funding for biking and walking…

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longsleeve

Mid-Season EM:PWR Clothing Order

  Did you see how much fun we were having on the EM:PWR Cycling Club and want to be part of the cool kids? Did you miss the original EM:PWR Cycling kit order?  Did you purchase a jersey and realized you wanted 10 more? Did you crave a long sleeve jersey for the early morning rides?   Back for a limited time you can order…

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ego check

We All Need Ego Checks

It seemed like a good idea the night before, going for a mountain bike ride on the Fourth of July. Our plans were a bit foiled when we slept in, and then believed it rained over night (our trails don’t allow for mountain biking 24 hours after rain showers.) We putzed around the house a bit, drank some coffee and finally loaded the bikes on…

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Robin Farina National Champion

Motivational Monday with Robin Farina

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. Do you know someone that motivates and inspires you? Send us your answers and photo to Girly@BikeShopGirl.com Robin Farina is a local bike shop owner, cycling coach and a women’s professional road cyclist….

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4th of july bikes

4th of July Bicycling Ideas

Three day weekends wrapped around holidays are always my favorite times to figure out how to incorporate my bike riding with the events or festivals around town. Parades Often, local parades will have decorated bike contests, which you decorate and then get to ride in the parade! Group Rides Locally there are several supported including the Fabulous 4th Metric Century in Tryon, NC, and group ride happening…

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Light & Motion Motivational Monday

Last Days to Win a Bike Light

We are in the last day of the June Light & Motion Motivational Monday light contest! This month’s Motivational Monday posts are brought to you by one of my personal favorites, Light & Motion.  Light & Motion wants to know who or what in the cycling community motivates  you. All you have to do us leave a comment here or on Light & Motions’ Facebook…

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