Recommendation: Black Widow Bike Works

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Black Widow Bike Works
Custom Motorcycle Shop

Montefusco said she’d faced opposition from the moment she graduated the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Arizona, where she was laughed at for applying for a job at Harley-Davidson because she was a female. Even when she landed a job the company, Montefusco said she didn’t get a workbench to use.

“I worked on the floor, on my hands and knees, for the first four months,” Montefusco, 30, said. “A lot of the guys didn’t even talk to me.” She left the company after she was told she’d never make it as a mechanic, and started her own business, Black Widow Bike Works, in Toms River. After three years of working long days in a rickety building trying to convince people that she could do top-notch work, Montefusco decided to give up her dream and pack it north. But then her girlfriend pushed her to give it one more shot.”

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Posted by on November 13th, 2011 at 08:00 am

Category: people, recommendations, stores 5 comments »

5 Responses to “Recommendation: Black Widow Bike Works”

  1. Als

    I’m not a biker, but I love bikes (if that makes any sense!); this looks like the kind of place I’d love to just stop by and have a look round. Fabulous stuff and a great story, thanks!


    Black Widow Bike Works replied:

    Thanks for lovely comment :)


  2. MoTo-BunnY

    Being a woman motorcycle mechanic as well I say, rOck on sister!


  3. Black Widow Bike Works

    Thanks for the support :) Much appreciated. Glad to see theres another woman motorcycle mechanic out there. Keep kickin ass ;)


  4. Re



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