Urban Cycling at Burien Library

Saturday, April 30, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Burien Library
Location: Multipurpose Room
400 SW 152nd St
Burien, 98166
Facebook event

Part of King County Library System’s Everyone’s Talking about It series.
When everyone’s talking about it we can make a difference. Join in lively conversations about topics that matter.

Meet Madi Carlson as she discusses Urban Cycling: How to Get to Work, Save Money and Use Your Bike for City Living. Her new book covers all the information a novice needs to get on a bicycle and start living a happier lifestyle!
Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Bicycle commuting is growing by leaps and bounds, especially among women. For many prospective bike commuters, simply seeing a bicyclist cruise past their car or bus while stuck in heavy traffic is enough to inspire a change. But many novice bike commuters crave a manual. The largest percentage of would-be bicycle commuters falls in the “Interested But Concerned” category–they have questions about rules of the road, fears about traffic, or uncertainty about how to get started. Urban Cycling is the easy-to-navigate resource that answers it all!

Author, advocate, and urban-cycler extraordinaire Madi Carlson provides accessible and appealing guidance, giving even the most hesitant bicyclist all the tools she needs to join the cycling community. Carlson details everything from choosing a bike and gear accessories to safe riding techniques, city cycling infrastructure to route planning, and multi-modal commuting to basic maintenance. She also discusses legal issues around urban biking and commuting with children. Illustrations and diagrams of various bicycle facilities and traffic situations help show readers what is expected in each, while photographs demonstrate gear essentials and riding techniques. Tips, personal anecdotes, and profiles of bike commuters and cycling organizations from around the country provide additional advice and inspiration.

Urban Cycling: How to Get to Work, Save Money, and Use Your Bike for City Living
By Madi Carlson
ISBN: 978-1-59485-943-4
Price: $18.95
Mountaineers Books


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