People’s Coop Bookstore
On Bicycles talk & signing:
Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30pm – 9pm
1391 Commercial Drive
Join editor Amy Walker and writer Lori Kessler for stories from On Bicycles – 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life. Stay for a discussion and share your stories of how cycling has changed your life – and how it is changing life in your city.
Refreshments provided by East End Food Coop.
Bike culture is exploding in cities like Portland, OR, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Montreal, and Vancouver, BC. Whether people are riding folding bikes to the commuter train, slipping through traffic on streamlined single speeds, or carrying children and groceries on their cargo bikes, bicycles are making urban life more dynamic and enjoyable — simply better.
On Bicycles features 33 writers including locals Terry Lowe, Lars Goeller, Todd Litman, Stephen Rees, Carmen Mills, Ulrike Rodrigues (aka Mitey Miss), Wendell Challenger, Chris Keam, Finley Fagan, Lori Kessler, Ron Richings, Eric Doherty, Sarah Ripplinger, David Hay, Bonnie Fenton, Amy Walker, and Denise Wrathall.
Topics covered in this amazing collection of wisdom, wit and information include:
Because It’s Fun!
Cycling is Faster
The Art and Craft of Handmade Bicycles
All Abilities Cycling
Biking with Kids
Ciclovia – A Celebration of Car-Free Streets
Cycling for Health, Wealth and Freedom
The Physical Gifts of a Bicycling Lifestyle
Environmental Good of switching from Car to Bike
How to Help a Bike Shop Help You
A Rough Guide to the City Bike
Every Day Cycling Style
The Case for Internally Geared Bicycle Hubs
Shopping by Bike
Riding in the Rain
The Well-Tempered Cyclist
Women and the Benefits of Biking
Collective Bike Shops
Individuation of the Cyclist & the Law
A History of Bike Advocacy
Grassroots Bike Advocacy from Vision to Victory
Bike Friendly Workplaces
Small Bicycle Businesses
Bike Craft & Industry Boom for North America
Mixing Cycling with Other Modes
Safe Routes to Schools
Designing Our Cities for Bikes
Cycling Rights of Way
Disappearing Car Traffic
Visit the On Bicycles website: http://www.OnBicycles.com