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QBP Women's Scholarship

2014 Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship

In its second year, the Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship program is helping change the face of the bike industry. The program is geared towards bike shop girls only; awarding ten full scholarships to current bike shop girls to attend a two week, in-depth, bike mechanics school!

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A Week in Review

These next two months are completely full throttle for me. On one side I have deadlines for pre-season orders on about 7 brands that I represent before Interbike (mid/end September). This means a ton of driving, this past week around Atlanta and Augusta, the week before around the Triangle and the list keeps going. If you are in the southeast, chances are I’ll be in…

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Foundry Cycles Auger B1

My Bikes: Foundry Cycles Auger B1

As a rep for Quality Bicycle Products I have many bikes that are ridden and driven all around the Southeast. They are *all* considered demo’s, so if you are in the southeast and want to try out one of my bikes let me know in the comments or drop me a line on the contact page. The newest bike in my fleet is a cyclocross…

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At War with the Industry I Love

It is no secret my history with the bike industry. Without coming from parents in the industry I am as close to growing up in the industry as you can. At 15 I was a shop rat, living my life in some way or another around bicycles since then. In two years when I am 30 I will have spent half my life revolving around…

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Arleigh Jenkins

On the Road Balances

As I am figuring out the balance of being an outside rep in the large territory of the Southeast, doing a shop I am absolutely in love with and trying to get back on my bike I am left with the daily struggle of finding a balance. Anytime a new swing of events or change happens you often rise to the occasion of finding the…

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Surly Troll Preview

Preview: Surly Troll. One Part MTB, One Part Utility

While at the Surly Intergalactic Headquarters of QBP I was able to demo a few bikes for commuting purposes from my abode to the headquarters. While there was also a Civia I haven’t put up yet, there is a Surly Troll that also busted a friends hip on the black ice across the Minneapolis pavement.

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The BIG News

It has been in the works for four months. Countless phone calls, questioning, heckling and hounding. This is the bike industry right?

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