I recently discovered the blog Bike Shop Girl and I’ve been quite impressed. As a fellow blogger, I first noticed its beautiful layout and design, ease of use and the presence of quality, original content. I was also excited to find a site that was focusing on the much-underserved community of women cyclists.
Bike Shop Girl is me, Arleigh Jenkins. With over 12+ years of bicycle industry experience from running bike shops, seasoned bike mechanic & fitter, to avid bike commuter and racer; you can say I’ve done almost everything. I started Bike Shop to reach more women and make their cycling experience better.
Bike Shop Girl really is a great starting resource for women of all levels of cycling. Unlike other online publications (and a few print publications I won’t name) the reviews section of Bike Shop Girl are a long stream of products assumed to be for men, followed by one or two products specific to women. Instead the focus is unabashedly on women’s products. The blog doesn’t shy away from topics that apply only to women (‘Riding with your menstrual cycle : guys beware‘), but is still full of information that would be reasonable …read more