Hello, Bicycle: An Inspired Guide to the Two-Wheeled Life (Paperback)

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An inspirational and encouraging illustrated guide to the world of bicycles and cycling, with practical information on bike buying, riding, repairs, and maintenance as well as countless suggestions on how to better enjoy your wheels, from packing a bike picnic to crafting art projects using spare parts.  

Believe or not, anyone can be great at cycling. Let Hello, Bicycle empower you. Riding a bike is one of life’s simple joys—it’s fun, freeing, and good for the planet and our health. Hello, Bicycle is a practical guide to the bike life with real-world advice, covering everything you need to know to up your bicycling game and ride with confidence and style. Filled with everything you need to know about:

 • Buying new, used, and custom bikes
 • Making the switch to bike commuting
 • Riding, locking, and storing your bike
 • Maintaining your bike at home (and what your mechanic should handle)
 • Picnicking, traveling, camping, and touring by bicycle
 • Creating DIY bike projects 

 • And much more!

Adorable illustrations and friendly tips will make even the most daunting cycling endeavors seem doable! This inspiring, giftable, informative, and fun handbook offers something for cyclists of all types, whether you’re new to biking, looking to get back into it, or a seasoned rider who wants to take it to the next level.

About the Author

Anna Brones is a freelance writer and film producer, and the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. She is also the founder of the online food magazine Foodie Underground. Find more of her work at annabrones.com.

Praise For…

"Books Every Geek Should Read This Fall [...] Even cycling aficionados can learn a thing or two from this comprehensive guide to all things bicycles. From must-have maintenance tools (old toothbrushes are ideal for cleaning sprockets and chains) to DIY projects (how to make a wallet out of a bike tube) to tips for riding comfortably in a skirt (secure the fabric to the saddle using a clothespin), Anna Brones covers it all in a slender volume that’ll fit in your bike basket."
—Lucy Feldman, The Wall Street Journal

"Wanna be a bikin’ babe? This book can help! Whether you’re a total noob currently enrolled in adult bike lessons or have an entire wardrobe of spandex shorts, this handy guide by Anna Brones has everything you need to get, and stay, pedaling. Ditching your car for a two-wheeled commute can seem daunting, but Hello, Bicycle will hold your hand through the scary parts—and the super cute illustrations will help ease your nerves.”
—Kaleigh Wright, BUST magazine

“Fun, fresh, and filled with actionable advice, Hello, Bicycle is a go-to resource for anyone who wants to experience the freedom and empowerment that comes with one of the greatest pleasures in life: riding a bicycle.” 
—Leah Flickinger, executive editor of Bicycling magazine

“With Hello, Bicycle, Anna Brones delivers a quick-start guide for beginners that is both charming and thorough, demystifying everything from fixing flats and concocting delicious ride snacks to navigating the often-harrowing purchasing process. Clear and concise, her writing has the optimistic, enthusiastic feeling of a homespun, grass-roots racing series; everyone is cheering for you, and you definitely want to get involved.”
—Heidi Swift, editor at large of Peloton Magazine

“Showing how the bicycle can be a simple and effective game-changer in your life through inspiring essays, comprehensive tips, and even some delicious recipes, Anna Brones's guide to the two-wheeled life will help you fall in love—for the first time or all over again—with the singular joy of riding a bike.”
—David Niddrie, creative director of Momentum Mag

"Anna Brones has managed to pack into one book the vast potential that cycling holds, which is an astounding accomplishment. From how to change a flat to how to change the world (and look good doing it), this book has it all."
—Jonathan Maus, editor and publisher of BikePortland.org

Product Details
ISBN: 9781607748830
ISBN-10: 1607748835
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: June 7th, 2016
Pages: 192
Language: English