About Bike Shop Girl
I'm a one woman operation at Bike Shop Girl. I've tested out having staff as I had at other shops but ultimately people are seeking out my unique shop for my experience and knowledge. I focus on family, cargo, and kid's biking. From what I know, we are the only bike shop world with a dedication to helping families leave the car at home.
Hi! I'm Arleigh Greenwald, a mom and life long bike industry employee with over 18+ years as a professional mechanic. I hope to create a service-minded family bike shop that treats you, your family, and your bike with the utmost care while inspiring you to leave the car at home. At the end of the day my "why" is my kids and a deep desire to make our surrounding community healthier, happier, and less congested as they grow up. ADHD, obesity, transportation gases, and much more can all be helped with a simple bike ride and choosing to #LeaveTheCarAtHome.
This bicycle shop is for our family and yours.
We are motivated by the love for our children
And to create a better world for them.
We believe the bicycle is a change agent no matter who you are,
And it is the solution to many of the problems of the world.
We aim to provide you with the best biking experience,
Setting the bar high while removing social and physical barriers.
We are creating the change we want to see,
so our community is a safe and inviting place to raise our families.
This is Bike Shop Girl.
THE LONGER STORY
For the past 15 years, Arleigh Greenwald has been dancing with the bike industry. Her first job was installing kickstands and changing flat tires at a bike shop in Annapolis, Maryland. Since then, she has either been working in bike shops, managing brands or as a marketing consultant. In 2010 she created Bike Shop Girl as a website and online community focused on empowering women and families in cycling. Helping fill a void for a much-needed voice educating and advocating for women and novice cyclists in the industry. In 2018, Arleigh started the very popular bike industry podcast - Shift Up. Through many interviews and hours talking with some of the brightest minds helping get more people on bikes, she decided it was time to take action and create the bike shop she always wanted for her community. In 2020, we launched the consumer focused podcast, Bike Here, to compliment the bike shop.
Opening in the fall of 2018, our family is opening a family and transportation-focused store with the mission of "Empowering families to get on the bike and leave the car at home."