[TheThinkTank] Women operated/own shops

Caleb Evenson caevenson at gmail.com
Thu Feb 20 15:06:09 PST 2020


Bluestem Bicycles of Brookings, SD. LLC owned by three people; 50% owned by
a woman, 50% owned by two men.

Back story if anyone cares: She helped me formalize and operate a 501(c)(3)
(inspired by my times at Bike Farm and Plan B) when she lived with me in my
brother's house during her graduate studies. The organization worked in a
space my former boss (owner of previous sole shop in town for decades)
rented until he tried using that space to coerce me into working more
days/hours, at which point we swiftly moved that organization out and I
quit working for him. She immediately offered to invest money for me to
open a new shop. Overwhelmed by the prospect, I then asked my former
co-mechanic to join me and take part of my half of the ownership. Coming up
on four years later, we still pay ourselves shit (when we can afford to pay
ourselves), and she's pulled nothing out of the place, but we all have fun
with it, and the shop's future looks bright (so long as one ignores mass
extinction, climate change, politics, etc). As she did from the beginning,
she insists she embraces the possibility she'll never see any return on
that money. She's loving life in Alaska, and we wish she'd come back for
awesome bike rides and community.

On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 4:17 PM Audrey Wiedemeier <audrey at bikelibrary.org>
wrote:

> The Iowa City Bike Library!
>
> McGuirk and I are the only paid staff at our shop here in Iowa City and we
> are both ladies. Our board president is also a woman.
>
> Thanks for starting this thread!!!
>
> Peace & grease,
>
> *Audrey Wiedemeier* (She/her/hers)
> Iowa City Bike Library, Director
>
> 700 S. Dubuque St, Iowa City
> *Hours: *Sat. 10-3, Mon. 5-7, Tues. 6-8,
> Wed. 6-8, Thurs. 6-8, Fri. 4:30-6:30
>
> BikeLibrary.org
> C: (515) 450-1651
>
>
> On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 11:33 PM Catarina Gutierrez <
> catgutierrez at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
>>
>> On Thu, 20 Feb 2020 at 5:56 PM, Aida Mas Baghaie <aida.masb at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi!
>>>
>>> I'm with a bunch of rad women & non-binary bike people and we put
>>> together this list
>>> <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qwpoIYbQbaRMvre2BJ4d37xz6R2XKi3vxwNFDbNXJmA/edit?usp=sharing> of
>>> shops! Feel free to use & add to the google doc.
>>>
>>> Shop Location
>>> Moxie Bikes Atlanta, GA
>>> Kindred Cycles Pittsburgh, PA
>>> Bikes Together Denver, CO
>>> Bike Shop Girl Denver, CO
>>> Fairmont Bicycles Philadelphia, PA
>>> Brewerytown Bicycles Philadelphia, PA
>>> Frontier Bikes Eudora, KA
>>> Gravel City Bikes Eudora, KA
>>> Chili Pepper Moab, UT
>>> Cutters Bike Shop Bethelhem, PA
>>> Queen Bee Cyclery Portland, OR
>>> Gladys Bikes Portland, OR
>>> Sugar Wheelworks Portland, OR
>>> Bike Recyclery Portland, OR
>>> Four Star Family Cyclery Chicago, IL
>>> BFF Bikes Chicago, IL
>>> Cosmic Bikes Chicago, IL
>>> Uptown Bikes Chicago, IL
>>> On the Route Chicago, IL
>>> Sun & Air Brooklyn, NY
>>> Kween Kargo Bike Shop Brooklyn, NY
>>> District Bicycles Stillwater, OK
>>> Sidesaddle Vancouver BC (Canada)
>>>
>>> Hope that helps!
>>>
>>> <3 aida
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 3:34 PM dave ellis <enjoybikes at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I feel like one of the Kansas City non profit bike shops is founded by
>>>> a female social worker, names of both individual and shop I forget.
>>>>
>>>> dave
>>>>
>>>> On Feb 19, 2020, at 2:46 PM, Jim Sheehan <jim at ohiocitycycles.org>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> 
>>>> I think the worker-owned http://broadwaybicycleschool.com/blog/  was
>>>> founded by a group of women...
>>>>
>>>> LAB's Equity report may have data on female owned shops:
>>>> http://bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/The_New_Movement_Report_Web.pdf
>>>>
>>>> Jim Sheehan
>>>> Executive Director
>>>> Ohio City Bicycle Co-op
>>>> 1840 Columbus Rd
>>>> <https://www.google.com/maps/search/1840+Columbus+Rd+Cleveland,+Ohio+44113?entry=gmail&source=g>
>>>> Cleveland, Ohio 44113
>>>> <https://www.google.com/maps/search/1840+Columbus+Rd+Cleveland,+Ohio+44113?entry=gmail&source=g>
>>>> 216 830 2667
>>>> OhioCityCycles.org
>>>> jim at ohiocitycycles.org
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 2:55 PM Kevin Dwyer <kevidwyer at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi There-
>>>>>
>>>>> Here are the ones that I am aware of:
>>>>>
>>>>> The Bike Lady- Salt Lake City, UT
>>>>> Chili Pepper-Moab, UT
>>>>> Bingham Cyclery-Salt Lake City, Sandy, Sunset and Ogden, UT
>>>>> Salt Cycle-Sandy, UT
>>>>> Spun Bicycles-Cincinnati, OH
>>>>> Gladys Bikes-Portland, OR
>>>>> Frontier Bikes-Eudora, KS
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Kevin Dwyer
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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>>>>> On Feb 18, 2020, at 4:31 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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