Family Biking Social: From Everyday Transport to Full On Adventures (Eugene, Oregon)

Friday, May 20, 2016
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Barn Light – East
545 E 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
Facebook event

A special presentation and inspiration from local & national experts to help you take the first steps to getting your family on bikes or to take your riding adventures to the next level.

Special guest Madi Carlson, Seattle family biking rock star and author of “Urban Cycling”. Plus other local experts talking about family bike adventures near and far. Whether you want to figure out how to get your kids to school, do a basic grocery run, or plan an overnight camping trip we’ll have some good tips and tricks to share!

Social hour mixing, presentation and Q&A.

Free event. Food provided. Cash bar.

Sponsored by LiveMove, Sustainable Cities Initiative, Arriving By Bike™ & Eugene-Springfield Safe Routes to School


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Kidical Mass: Prince Ride with Madi Carlson

Saturday, May 21, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Monroe City Park
10th and Monroe, Eugene, OR 97402
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Let’s have some Princely fun!

We’ll ride to Prince Pücklers as we rock out to some Prince tunes. Feel free to dress in whatever themed clothing you think might fit…but definitely something you can dance in.

Join us as we welcome Madi Carlson, author of “Urban Cycling” and family biking rock star from Seattle, who will be in town for a couple special events including taking part in one of our classic Kidical Mass rides from Monroe Park to Prince Pucklers ice cream/playground. This will be a fun ride for everyone and is part of the May is Bike Month events happening throughout the whole month. Come out and ride with a bunch of great people, play at two playgrounds, and have some great local ice cream. Does life get much better?

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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).

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
ISBN: 978-1-59485-943-4
Price: $18.95
Mountaineers Books

Urban Cycling: Meet the Author & Book Reading at Tandem Bike Cafe

Saturday, March 26, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Tandem Bike Cafe
3195 Heather St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3K3, Canada
Facebook event

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
ISBN: 978-1-59485-943-4
Mountaineers Books

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.

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
ISBN: 978-1-59485-943-4
Price: $18.95
Mountaineers Books

Urban Cycling at Lake Forest Park Library

Monday, March 21, 2016
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Lake Forest Park Library
Location: Meeting Room
Lake Forest Park Town Center
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, 98155
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.

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
ISBN: 978-1-59485-943-4
Price: $18.95
Mountaineers Books

Urban Cycling at Kirkland Library

Monday, March 14, 2016
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Kirkland Library
Location: Meeting Room
308 Kirkland Ave
Kirkland, 98033
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.

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
ISBN: 978-1-59485-943-4
Price: $18.95
Mountaineers Books