Hi! I’m Arleigh Greenwald, a mom and life long bike industry employee with over 18+ years as a professional mechanic.
I hope to help you “bike more and worry less” while inspiring you to leave the car at home. At the end of the day my “why” is my kids and a deep desire to make our surrounding community healthier, happier, and less congested as they grow up. ADHD, obesity, transportation gases, and much more can all be helped with a simple bike ride and choosing to #LeaveTheCarAtHome.
THE LONGER STORY
Bike Shop Girl started in 2008, I was working in a bike shop and realized that because there aren’t a lot of women in the industry then there weren’t a lot of resources to help women. Bike Shop Girl started with the goal of “empowering women in cycling”.
Fast forward, in 2015 I started having kids, fell in love with cargo bikes, and in 2018 I was inspired to open a bike shop for my family in yours.
Quickly, the shop won awards – not because I did anything crazy but the opposite – I focused on getting everyday people on bikes!
After 3 years, COVID hit and our family decided we needed to move closer to family (we had no immediate family in Colorado). Sadly, our bike shop needed to close. You can read about that here.
Now, I work for my favorite bike brand while owning my bike shop – Tern Bikes and Stile Products. I get to continue my mission of getting more people on bikes and helping you leave the car at home.
This site will continue because I love creating content to inspire you and fill the void of unanswered questions.