Meet & Greet with the author: Urban Cycling by Madi Carlson at Perennial Cycle

Saturday, April 16, 2016
9:15 a.m.
Perennial Cycle
3342 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
Facebook event

Madi Carlson is a Seattle based author, mom, DIY’er with a strong desire to help people understand that the bicycle can truly be an important piece of urban transportation. She will present some of her thoughts and open up for a healthy discussion about the ups and downs of cycle commuting.
If you are dreaming about family cycling (she often rides a cargo bike with kids on the back), or cycle commuting, Madi will be an inspiration!

This event is happening right before a 30 Days of Biking Pastry Ride that is hosted by Perennial Cycle. At 10am people will arrive for a parking lot donut-fest w/singer/songwriter Ben Weaver being backed up by the co-sponsors, The Banjo Brothers! Come early for the author visit, stay late for donuts, music and ride (and if you’re a vinyl fan, you won’t want to miss this ride).

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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