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Women on Wheels: A Handbook and How-To for City Cyclists

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ISBN13: 9780985457488
ISBN10: 0985457481
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Whether you are ready to ride and just desire practical tips, or have felt twinges of hesitation and need a nudge or two, this is the ultimate guide to ease your way into city cycling. Concise advice for making biking work with kids, groceries, pets, and weather. Handy help in finding the bike and wardrobe just right for you, as well as bike etiquette and anecdotes from the history of women on bikes.

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Why is this book important today?

City cycling is an easy fix for many urban dilemmas — bikes ease traffic jams, cut air pollution, and keep riders healthier and less stressed than car-bound citizens. When it comes to reaping this biking joy, however, men predominate in the cycling lanes by an average of three male cyclists to every one cycling female. It's not surprising — manufacturers have just begun to cater more to women cyclists. As the benefits to women are multiple, it's time for us to populate a bit more of urban bike lanes.

About the Author

April Streeter first biked the big hills of Piedmont, California on a Big Wheel, eventually graduating to a banana seat bike. Now she rides, and writes, in Portland, Oregon. A blogger for TreeHugger.com, Streeter also contributes to a number of magazines including Green Mobility and Ethical Corporation. This is her book publishing debut.

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maggie PDX, September 2, 2012 (view all comments by maggie PDX)
If you are a city gal who loved riding as a kid- this book is just what you need to get back in the saddle. If you already incorporate biking into your life- in it you will find fascinating history, tips on gear, and a renewed enthusiasm for cycling.
If you want to entice your girlfriends to join you on a ride, this is the perfect book.
At 4"x6" it made a very cute addition to a baby shower gift bag (it includes a great chapter entitled "Babies on Board").
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ISBN:
9780985457488
Subtitle:
A Handbook and How-To for City Cyclists
Publisher:
A Serious Press
Illustrator:
Averin, Fredrik
Location:
Portland, OR
Dimensions:
4"x 5.75"

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City cycling is an easy fix for many urban dilemmas — bikes ease traffic jams, cut air pollution, and keep riders healthier and less stressed than car-bound citizens. When it comes to reaping this biking joy, however, men predominate in the cycling lanes by an average of three male cyclists to every one cycling female. It's not surprising — manufacturers have just begun to cater more to women cyclists. As the benefits to women are multiple, it's time for us to populate a bit more of urban bike lanes.

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