[TheThinkTank] Women operated/own shops

Morgan Rehme morganrehm at gmail.com
Fri Feb 21 07:35:56 PST 2020


Haven't seen it posted here but Mooncycles in Arcata, CA is women owned and
operated and looks like a wonderful place. I'm in no way affiliated with
them though

https://www.instagram.com/arcatamooncycles/


On Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 18:06 Caleb Evenson <caevenson at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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