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Sponsor Visit – Pinup Salon

Yesterday I dropped by Pinup Salon, one of our fab sponsors for the Girls of Summer race to pick up the amazing gift certificate they donated. I wont tell you how much they donated. You have to come to the race to find out, but it will say some lucky lady is going to look amazing.

This was the first time I had been to their West Seattle location, they also have one in Ravenna, and it was so cute yet felt comfortable immediately. It was like going to your stylish best friends house.

There are only two chairs in the space to give you an intimate and personalized experience. This is not your mother’s beauty salon chain with a million stylists and clients herded in and out. They really focus on the client and take pride in really listening to the their needs.

While I was there Jen, the owner, was performing a color on a client always making sure they were the center of her attention. I know next time my roots show….. I mean roots… what roots, just getting a cut I will be heading down to Pinup.

Girls of Summer Pre-Party Wrap Up

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday. It was great to see all the guys and gals who support the race. We drank some beer, chatted and had a few drawings. Gave away two knog gloves, a t-shirt, and a cycling cap.

Check out some pics that Greg of GoMeansGo (who is also putting on the 9to5) took.

Incase you missed your chance to grab some flyers, here is a 4up PNG that you can print out at home. Remember if you take a pic of you putting the flyer up somewhere or handing it to a lady then post it on our twitter or facebook you get entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate from Naked City Brewery & Taphouse.

Last night we also announced our awesome grand prize for the race. BOOSH
Raleigh was incredibly generous and donated a Capri 2.0 road bike. The bike will be delivered to fit the winners size. If you don’t think you’ll be first girl don’t worry we will have LOTs and LOTS of other rad prizes.

Of course come to the race. June 23rd at the I-5 colonnade. Registration is at 2. Race starts at 3 sharp.

May Ride Wrap Up

May’s ride was super fun, who are we kidding they all are, but this one was its own special snowflake as we pushed it a farther than what we have done in the past. We rode down to the Dog and Pony in Renton to enjoy the food, beer, and of course their patio, we are all about patios.  All in all we did 33 miles. A good amount for a monday. Yay ladies. A great group of smart, funny, friendly women to spend those miles with.

We started off through downtown Seattle and up Beacon Hill where we caught the Chief Sealth Trail. It has a definite country road feel to it with pretty views and low rolling hills. Continue reading

Feb’s Ride: Women & Wrenches.

We are super excited to announce that we have partnered up with The Bikery to put on a Lady Bike Maintenance Class and Wrench party!

The Bikery is a non-profit community bike workspace that you can read about it in our site visit last week. We will have use of their tools and benches, but most importantly, we will have access to their super knowledgeable friendly female and pro-female mechanics. We can be split into groups depending on skill level or what people want to learn. This is a great chance to learn the basics, add-on to the skills you have, learn the solution to a problem that has been stumping you, or mentor other women. This will be hands on, so be prepared to get dirty! The atmosphere is super casual, non-intimidating, ultra supportive so bring all those questions you have been afraid to ask or knowledge you want to share!

To thank The Bikery and their volunteer mechanics for opening up special hours for us, we would like to ask a suggested donation of $5 (feel free to give more if you can) for the class to benefit The Bikery. Winter is their hardest season financially, and they can really use every bit of support.

Let us know if you have anything in particular you would like to learn!

As always, the ride meets at Seattle Center at 6:30pm and departs at 7:00pm to head up to The Bikery. If your bike is down or can’t make the riding part feel free to come to The Bikery.  If you have meant to come out to a ride this is a great chance to check out The Bikery and spend time with some great bike ladies.

A Visit to The Bikery

Back when I first started biking, I went to The Bikery to learn more about bike maintenance. I was greeted by a friendly volunteer who helped demystify upkeep of my bike.  This was back when they were operating out of a Central District community center. The Bikery has since grown and now operate out of a dedicated location nestled between the Central District and the International District. I decided it was time to revisit and see if I could pay it forward. I went down to The Bikery’s Volunteer Orientation this past Sunday to learn more about this awesome space and spend time with Bex, one of the great female mechanics there.

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November’s monthly ride = HARVEST RIDE!

November’s ride is going to be a doozey. 11.7.11 (the first monday) we will be celebrating fall with a Harvest Theme Ride. We got a great pretested route with fall leaves abound with fun hills to keep you warm. We will end the night with a toasty bonfire, yummy fall type pie, and warm cider.  Its going to be squashing awesome!

As always meet at Seattle Center at 6:30, depart at 7.

Been meaning to get some Chrome shoes and fight Breast Cancer?

Why not kill two birds with one stone and buy Chrome’s Kursk shoe in Pink. Throughout this month they are on sale for $40 and $20 of each purchase goes to the Keep A Breast Foundation. Their mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support. That sounds pretty awesome to me. See more on the Chrome site.

October’s Monthly Ride

Monday Oct 3rd is the first monday of the month and we are riding. Get that booty on bike to Seattle Center Fountain for the best all girl ride of the month.  Meet up at 6:30, depart at 7.

For the Ladies who like Ladies….

photo: David B. Weaver via Poppy Gall Blog


Saw on Go Means Go that the fabulous Hub and Bespoke will be hosting another round of bicycle speed dates, this time for gay and lesbian singles.

It will be pretty much the same setup as the first Slow Ride Speed Date, but for cyclists who ride on the same side of the street, so to speak. Once again spots will be limited, so if you or a single someone you know wants to participate, sign up early! Here are the details:

– Tuesday, October 4th. Meet at 5:45 p.m. at the shop; dating from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

– Each speed date will be about 3 to 4 minutes along a pre-set path.

– You must have a bike to participate!

– To sign up, email us at hubandbespoke at gmail.com and let us know your name and gender, then we’ll email you with additional details.

“Sept’s” monthly ride.

Ladies please note “Sept’s” Menstrual Monday ride has been moved up to Aug 29 due to Labor Day and Bumbershoot taking over our meeting place (how rude!).

Wonderful women get those butts on some bikes. It is supposed to be gorgeous and warm so let’s celebrate summer while it’s still here! BBQ and swimming is on the agenda for Monday. Bring your suits and bikes for some fun in the sun! Meet at Seattle Center Fountain @ 6:30, depart at 7.

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