Bike Mechanics

April 12, 2019

Living to Ride: One Woman Bike Tech’s “wild and wonderful” career in cycling

J Higgins’ career in bikes began accidentally when she was 16 years old. “I walked into a bike shop looking for a part and realized that I knew more about it than the guy helping me,” she said. “They had an opening and hired me on the spot.” But the job had unspoken boundaries that […]

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April 12, 2019

Living to Ride: One Woman Bike Tech’s “wild and wonderful” career in cycling

J Higgins’ career in bikes began accidentally when she was 16 years old. “I walked into a bike shop looking for a part and realized that I knew more about it than the guy helping me,” she said. “They had an opening and hired me on the spot.” But the job had unspoken boundaries that […]

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November 19, 2018

Jenny Kallista Learned to Change a Flat Tire at Age 8. Now She Trains New Mechanics

Jenny Kallista, the 45-year-old founder of the Appalachian Bicycle Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, cranked out her first pedal strokes at 4 years old. She mastered how to change a flat at age 8 under her dad’s direction at home in Illinois. Then, as a teenager, she asked a bike shop for an apprenticeship. Her […]

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