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Day 1: 30 Days of Biking

Day 1 for 30 Days of Biking is in the books, kicking it off in style by replacing the car commute with a bike ride to bus ride. How was your first day?

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Xtracycle EdgeRunner

Meet the Xtracycle EdgeRunner

It’s been proven that many of our trips and errands are less than 2 miles away. Now picture having a reliable, easy to ride, cargo bike to hop on in your garage. Once you get in the habit of riding a bike for those trips less than 2 miles away you’ll question why it took so long! Meet the Xtracycle EdgeRunner Haul kids, groceries or…

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Week End Roundup

Philly Bike Expo This weekend, Nov 9 & 10th Juliana Bicycles Hiring Juliana Bicycles, a women’s specific mountain bike brand, is looking for a Brand Manager Quick Start Cyclocross Training Have you been bit by the cyclocross bug? This quick start plan will get you in better shape for the late season successes! Bikenomics Bicycle infrastructure creates more jobs per million dollars spent than any…

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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…

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Bike Commuting

August Challenge: 1,000 Commuter Miles

Last week I wrote about the bike commute into my new job at Pearl Izumi. After nailing down my inbound and outbound routes it takes between 1.5 – 2 hours each way. This is going pretty easy and really only attacking on the way home to get home faster! Fast forward to this week, I drove in the first couple days this week and became…

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Pearl Izumi Bike Commute

Dialing in a New Bike Commute to Louisville, Colorado

The above photo was taken for my sweet Em and her love of cows. It’s been two and a half weeks of work at the new job and pretty early on it was apparent that I need to do something with this 45 minute car commute each direction. Between the time spent staring at cars and mountains ahead of me, the miles on the car and the…

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sweaty bike commute

Commuting Basics: If You Arrive on Time, You’re Late

Bike commuting is a passion of mine. The joy of swinging a leg over my bike to get to my next destination is freeing and can make any day feel complete. One thing I realize as more friends and readers are getting into bike commuting is that there can be a hugee lack of preparation for going by bike and the stress that involves. There are…

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Denver Cycling

Bike Commuting in Denver: Part II

An on going series of riding and commuting in my new city of Denver Colorado. See more about my Denver Cycling experienced here.  Over the past couple weeks I have been reminded about some key things for commuting and riding in a major city like Denver, CO. Maps aren’t always perfect, but it adds to the adventure. Cable locks are useless and shouldn’t be sold…

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Q&A : No underwear under my bike shorts?!

Over here at Bike Shop Girl headquarters we get many emails asking common questions on how to survive being a cyclist and a woman.  In order to get more insight from other women I will often ask if I can put the email I received up on the web for others to answer. Question : Okay – I have heard this before but it has…

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