[TheThinkTank] Women operated/own shops

Josh Bisker jbisker at gmail.com
Fri Feb 21 13:21:23 PST 2020


Bicycle Roots in Brooklyn, NY
Dashing Bicycles, New Orleans, LA

Josh Bisker
914-500-9890
New York Mechanical Gardens Bike Co-op <http://bikecoop.nyc/>
596 Acres <http://596acres.org/>
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus <http://bindlestiff.org/>


On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 9:43 AM Morgan Rehme <morganrehm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Oh! And Bikurious in Montreal is run by a non-dude Marissa Plamondon-Lu
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> https://bikuriousmontreal.com/pages/notre-equipe
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> On Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 10:35 Morgan Rehme <morganrehm at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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/
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>>
>> On Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 18:06 Caleb Evenson <caevenson at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> 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>
>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> 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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