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Women Bike Pop-up Shop Announced
For Paula Bedard, the National Women's Bicycling Forum was delightfully more than a typical conference. "The Pop-up Shop was the icing on the cake," the New Hampshire resident said. "Shopping between sessions? I died and went to heaven!"
Well, on March 3, the Women Bike Pop-up Shop is back — with even more vendors.
We know the Women Bike movement isn't powered by innovative advocacy campaigns and riding clubs alone; it's also energize bya growing number of established and start-up companies -- run by women -- who are gearing up creative products, services and solutions for bicyclists. So we're honored to share some of their stories and products at the 2014 National Women's Bicycling Forum.
We'll be delighted to welcome back some familiar faces, including:
- Cheryl Allen-Munley of Bandbox Helmets
- Elly Blue of Taking the Lane Media
- Karen Canady of Bikie Girl Bloomers
- Recycle-A-Bicycle's Cycle Craft jewelry
- Sarah Canner of Vespertine
- Susan Mocarski of Cleverhood
- Ashley Fullenwider of Nuu-Muu
- Debra Zusin of GiveLoveCycle
... And also introduce you to some new exhibitors — traveling from Chicago, Portland, San Francisco, Boise, St. Louis, Des Moines and more — including:
Maria Boustead, founder of Po Campo, who will display her popular line of "stylish bike bags that are designed to seamlessly transition from on-the-bike to off-the-bike, making the decision to bike to work or school easier because you don't have to worry about how you are going to carry your stuff."
Lisa Brady, the artisan behind ElleBrady Design, who will display her "line of earrings, necklaces and bracelets"
Robin Bylenga, owner of Pedal Chic, who will display "fun branded products such as t-shirts, hats, a bike clutch, home decor/bike items, saddle bags and unique bike apparel."
Abbie Durkee, founder of My Alibi, which offers "My Alibi Bloomers, a base layer for extended pedaling in skirts, ad can be worn under just about any stylish outfit to offer that extra little saddle comfort."
Karen Fienberg, founder of Keep Making Circles, who will share information about her female-focused clinics and education servies, as well as "hand-drawn, bike-themed letterpress and digitally printed cards from Rockettoonz."
Megan Hottman, the Cyclist-Lawyer, who will have t-shirts, socks, and small give-aways as well as printed materials about her practice and handouts for cyclists.
Paula MacMann, founder of Chainspirations, who will display her "beautiful, unique affordable jewelry from recycled bike chains."
Emily Monroe, the artisan behind Montrose Stitchery, who will display a "variety of products made from recycled bicycle innertube, hip pouches built for cyclists, tool roll ups designed for cycling tools, and cycling caps made from hand printed fabric."
Delaney Pearson, the artisan behind Velo California, who creates unique bike "paintings, altars, and apparel." (Altar pictured above!)
Sara Petyk, owner of Bike the Gap, which "offers independent bike tours on the Great Allegheny Passage."
Marcia Price, of Vector Strategy, a "market research firm founded by women who understand the cycling and outdoor leisure time industries."
April Reinhard, co-founder of Natril Gear, which will have on-hand its "bicycle handlebar bags, bicycle luggers and scrap wallets and wristlets."
Stephanie Routh, founder of Hopscotch Town, who will display her "'How to Move by Bike' book, related accessories and, possibly, our poster-sized screenprinted manifesto of women+bikes=awesome."
Amber Wason, co-creator of RIDE, who will display a prototype of their innovative electric bike!
Stacy Wood, the creator of JetLegz products, that allow you to ride in non-cycling clothing by "keeping skirts down and shirts up."
Stay tuned for profiles and stories from these amazing women in coming days — and register for the Women's Forum today!