[TheThinkTank] Women operated/own shops

Cyclista Nicholas cyclista at inventati.org
Sat Feb 22 16:54:31 PST 2020


When I was in California around 2011 there was a shop near downtown 
Berkeley that seemed to be owned and operated exclusively by women, it 
also seemed to be very popular. I don't remember the name though.

(apologies if I sent this already, I checked and it seems like I didn't)

~cyclista Nicholas


On 2020-02-21 21:21, Josh Bisker wrote:
> 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
>> 
>> https://bikuriousmontreal.com/pages/notre-equipe
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 10:35 Morgan Rehme <morganrehm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> 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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