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Archive for February, 2010

2010 NAHBS : Ant Bike, Mike Flanigan Short Film

The man behind Ant Bike, is Mike Flanigan. A great guy that was the original person to introduce me to great looking “utility bikes.” It was the summer that I was running a shop in Bedford, MA. I met Ant Bike Mike through the internet and one day he rode his lovely bike over to […]

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2010 North American Handmade Bicycle Show Coverage

In two weekends we will be in Richmond, VA for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Each evening the show ends at 6pm and we are going to be looking for you. If you are going to the show add us on Twitter, @BikeShopGirlcom to let us know.. Let’s have a beer, share photos and […]

Weekly Round Up : What Was Going on When I was Busy

This past week has been rough. Blogging is a side hobby/job for me, so it take a back burner if things get too overwhelming in life. Right now I am struggling to find the time. Firstly I have my family, which needs time after work or on my days off, this part of my life […]

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Lone Peak Has Arrived!

We have a new line of bike panniers and accessories that we are excited about, Lone Peak, American made in Salt Lake City, Utah since 1979, with affordable quality in mind. Lone Peak offers a full line of bike panniers and bags to outfit your ride for any use, whether it is a big bike […]

Sean’s Home Made Bike Trailer Revisited

Back in January we wrote a post about Sean from Australia who had created a really cool custom trailer out of an old school table and some parts you could find around the house or hardware store. One cool thing that Sean had done was to design his own custom hitch for his trailer.

Tom’s Kid Karrier

Check out Toms kid karrier a.k.a. a customized Xtracycle. You don’t necessarily need to have a pull behind kid trailer to haul the little ones around. Tom used his fully out fitted Xtracycle with Magic Carpet and all and added 3/4″ thick walled copper tubing and wrapped PVC.This is a great Xtracycle conversion, using low […]

Cycling As Statement

One of the main themes of Utility Cycling.org is an emphasis on the diversity and vast possibilities of the idea of utility cycling. When we first set out to define utility cycling, we came up with a big long list of categories and subcategories. Many of the categories are quite tangible – transportation, bicycle delivery, […]

Nigels’s Weekly Family Shopper

Nigel was kind enough to send us a photo from across the pond of his weekly shopping setup. Its a great use of the Carry Freedom Y-frame bike trailer and stack-able plastic containers. Nigel claims that he can use this trailer along with a set of rear panniers to shop for a family of four […]