Come to Vancity’s first bike cafe, Tandem Bike Cafe, on Saturday, March 26th to hear Madi Carlson, urban cyclist and family biking advocate, speak on a variety of Urban Cycling topics including the many benefits of bicycling, riding with kids, and bike security.
Bring questions and your own stories to share about urban cycling and family biking.
The cafe is open until 4:00 p.m. (menu here!), the event goes until 5:00 p.m., and the bike shop is open until 6:00 p.m.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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