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#30daysofBiking Day 2: The First Commute

I mentioned over this weekend my goal of getting back in to commuting.  To try commuting for the first time since my accident in October.  That is a super long time to be off the commuting habit!  This past Monday was Day 2 of the 30 days of biking, a great day to try bike commuting. What better day then today? A 6 mile ride…

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Answer Products PINK ProTaper XC Flat Handlebar: On Review

I’m a color freak. Ask anyone that I’ve built a bike for, I love things to compliment, match and fit pieces together well.  Colored housing, grips, zip ties and spacers – they all matter for the end product.   For women especially, wanting to ride a bike is almost as important as how well the bike rides.  While walking the grounds of the 2011 Sea…

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30 Days of Biking

#30DaysofBiking Day 1: A Simple Road Ride

During April there was a little event called 30 Days of Biking.  The goal was to get your butt on a bike during the 30 days of April.  A wrench was thrown into my gears during April quickly and I didn’t get nearly all the 30 days (or half of it.)  I’m making my own version of 30 Days of Biking in May, everyday a…

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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…

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Bike Shop Charlotte

The Loss of Commuting and a Loss of my Heart

Another heart felt post this week.  I feel like all these things need to continue to be pulled from me so that I can continue to find myself in this world. 7 months ago I didn’t own a car (well I didn’t drive one daily.)  We were a family of 4 with one car.  I rode my bike every day to the bus stop that…

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WRC's Women's Night Out

Wheat Ridge Cyclery Women’s Night Out: Next Week!

Now in it’s seventh year, WRC’s Women’s Night Out is almost here! WHEN: Wednesday May 4, 6:30p – 9:00p WHERE: WRC Showroom, Wheat Ridge, CO WHAT: A women’s-specific cycling tradeshow — over 35 vendors with all the latest in bikes, clothes, gear, events and more! WHO: You and all your cycling friends! Refreshments, wine, light hors d’ouevres, and the famed Venus De Miles cupcakes. Expecting 350 /…

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2011 Bike! Charlotte

Ride with the Charlotte Mayor: 2011 Bike! Charlotte

2011 BIKE! Charlotte is seventeen days of bicycle related events and promotions used to encourage families, friends, and colleagues to break out the bike and use it as a means of transportation and recreation. Events will take place from April 29 through May 15, 2011. WHAT: A short bike ride to Uptown Charlotte to show your support of cycling to the Mayor and other politicians during…

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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…

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Bike Shop Owner Tips

5 Pieces of Advice for the Bike Shop Manager

It is frequent that questions arise towards me for recommendations on how things should be done, or changed within the bike industry, especially bike shop management or culture. Maybe it’s the name Bike Shop Girl that brings it out of the person? I like to think it’s my charm and large brain… With an outsiders perspective, here are some recommendations I am giving to active…

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