Containing all the knowledge required to get started riding a bicycle for everyday transportation, Elly Blue introduces readers to the basics, including shopping for a bike, honing street smarts, dressing properly for conditions, carrying everything from groceries to children to furniture, and riding in all weather. Although the daily commute to and from work is included, the focus for this manual is to make a lifestyle change to a transportation bicyclist whether it be to run a few errands, pick up the kids from school, or head to a birthday party for a friend with the birthday cake. Encouragement and entertainment are found throughout in the form of personal anecdotes, stories of impressive feats performed by everyday people, and whimsical illustrations. With its positive, practical approach, this book will prepare anyone considering making this lifestyle change to hop on the bike.
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Elly Blue is a writer and bicycle activist whose work has appeared in BikePortland, Bitch Magazine, Grist, Momentum, and Reclaim. She has been featured on Democracy Now!, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and in the Oregonian, and she blogs about bicycling and empowerment at www.TakingTheLane.com. She lives in Portland, Oregon.Review:
"A great book for the budding cyclist with know-it-all aspirations and little time to commit. And it's something you can grow with as a cyclist, with helpful reminders that what’s right for one is not necessarily right for all." —www.grist.org
"Bicycling is one thing each of us can do that will have an immediate, positive impact on the environment. This book is an excellent place to start." —Matthew Modine, actor and founder, Bicycle for a Day
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Book Description Microcosm Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1621067254 Brand New! Everyday Bicyclingis a guide to everything you need to know to get started riding a bicycle for transportation. Elly Blue introduces you to the basics, including street smarts, bike shopping, dressing professionally, carrying everything from groceries to children to furniture, and riding in all weather. With its positive, practical approach, this book is perfect for anyone who has ever dreamed of riding a bicycle for transportation. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1011322
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