[TheThinkTank] Women operated/own shops

Ainsley Judge ainsley.judge at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 16:56:56 PST 2020


Hey all,
The Portland Gear Hub in Portland, Maine was founded by a woman and has
been led by a female director since the beginning (myself)!

Thanks for sharing all these! Is someone making a map and directory now?
I'd like to tour them all!

Ainsley

On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 2:40 PM Luke Box <lukebox at gmail.com> wrote:

> BroomWagon in Lexington KY is co-owned by a woman.
>
> On Wed, Feb 19, 2020, 11:24 AM Judith Feist <judith.feist at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Gladys bikes in Portland.
>>
>>
>> I can do a little research but I know t here is a tiny shop
>> In Seattle as well...the focus of commuting/touring.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Feb 19, 2020, at 9:45 AM, Daniel Hall <director at londoncyclelink.ca>
>> wrote:
>>
>> In London, Ontario we have two shops run by non-dudes. One is owned and
>> operated by a non-dude (To Wheels <https://www.towheels.com/>) and the
>> other is managed by one (Outspokin Cycles <http://outspokincycles.ca/>).
>> They're two of the best shops in our city!
>>
>> *Daniel Hall*
>> Executive Director
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 6:31 PM Deb Salls <deb at bikeworks.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi All
>>>
>>> Free Range Cycles in the Fremont Neighborhood of Seattle is owned by
>>> Shawna Williams and lead mechanic Nikki Mcthewson  ( both former Bike Works
>>> staff members and amazing people!!) and before Shawna it was owned for many
>>> years by Kathleen Emry.  See this article about their great work  in this
>>> post in the Seattle bike blog
>>> https://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2020/02/14/how-free-range-cycles-works-every-day-to-become-a-more-and-more-welcoming-bike-shop/
>>>
>>> Also this post in the Seattle Bike Blog is about a survey about how
>>> comfortable WTFNB folks feel at bike shops
>>> https://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2020/02/14/splain-survey-rates-seattle-bike-shops-by-how-comfortable-women-trans-femme-and-gender-nonconforming-people-feel-there/
>>> this kind of survey is likely replicable in other cities
>>>
>>> Deb
>>> <http://www.bikeworks.org/>
>>> Deb Salls
>>> *Executive Director*
>>> she/her pronouns what's this?
>>> <https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/gender-pronouns/>
>>> 206.695.2607
>>> <https://www.facebook.com/BikeWorksSeattle>
>>> <https://twitter.com/bikeworks206>
>>> <https://www.instagram.com/bikeworks206/>   bikeworks.org
>>>
>>>
>>> *Bike Works promotes the bicycleas a vehicle for change to empoweryouth
>>> and build resilient communities.*
>>> *Bike Shop: *3709 S Ferdinand St, Seattle, WA 98118
>>> <https://www.google.com/maps/place/3709+S+Ferdinand+St,+Seattle,+WA+98118/@47.5576203,-122.2879379,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x54906a0c217011bf:0x636bcae5fac16123!8m2!3d47.5576203!4d-122.2857492>
>>> *Office, Warehouse & Classrooms: *3715 S Hudson St #111, Seattle, WA
>>> 98118
>>> <https://www.google.com/maps/place/3715+S+Hudson+St,+Seattle,+WA+98118/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x54906a0ea2b3bb1d:0xc31eaefbc937e82d?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjRv7KImaHiAhVM-lQKHWhJC4UQ8gEwAHoECAoQAQ>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 3:14 PM Sunny Nestler <programs at bikecoop.ca>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Would love for someone to prove me wrong on that last point btw :))
>>>>
>>>> *Sunny Nestler*, *Programs Manager*
>>>> AMS Bike Co-op + Bike Kitchen
>>>> University of British Columbia
>>>> 604-822-2453 | thebikekitchen.ca  <http://thebikekitchen.ca>|
>>>> @BikeKitchenUBC
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 2:44 PM Sunny Nestler <programs at bikecoop.ca>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Sidesaddle in Vancouver BC !
>>>>>
>>>>> The Bike Kitchen's program office is also operated by me, a non-dude ✌
>>>>>
>>>>> Also a fun fact, when I was the founder of Bike Saviours Bicycle
>>>>> Collective in Arizona in 2007 there were ZERO non-dude bike mechanics
>>>>> employed anywhere in the entire city of Phoenix.
>>>>>
>>>>> x
>>>>> sunny
>>>>>
>>>>> *Sunny Nestler*, *Programs Manager*
>>>>> AMS Bike Co-op + Bike Kitchen
>>>>> University of British Columbia
>>>>> 604-822-2453 | thebikekitchen.ca  <http://thebikekitchen.ca>|
>>>>> @BikeKitchenUBC
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 2:42 PM Judith Feist <judith.feist at gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Wheelhouse in Detroit.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>
>>>>>> > On Feb 18, 2020, at 5:40 PM, Tigre Bici <bici.uanl at gmail.com>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> > Hello everyone!
>>>>>> > So, a question has going on among us.
>>>>>> > Any of you know any bike shops on your city that are owned and/or
>>>>>> operated by/mainly by women?
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> > Thanks
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> > R.
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