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New book: The Urban Biking Handbook

Posted by on June 3rd, 2011 at 8:53 am

Just got word of yet another bike book… The Urban Biking Handbook. It’s not out yet, but you can pre-order from Powell’s.

Here’s a blurb from the publisher:

The Urban Biking Handbook
The DIY Guide to Building, Rebuilding, Tinkering with, and Repairing
Your Bicycle for City Living
by Charles Haine

Bicycle culture is bigger than ever before. From Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine, people are leaving their cars at home—and city planners are adjusting accordingly. Riders across the country are heeding the cost benefits, increased accessibility, greater fitness, and reduced carbon footprint of their two-wheeled transportation.

Quarry’s The Urban Biking Handbook is a hardworking, illustrated guide to the cycling lifestyle. Not only does it fully cover repair and maintenance techniques, it focuses on the health benefits and community aspects of riding while teaching non-competitive bike-lovers how to integrate their hobby into everyday life. Whether they’re looking to commute to work, ride on the weekends, venture off-road, or trek down city streets, The Urban Biking Handbook will prepare them for the journey

Topics Covered Include:
Choosing Your Ride
Riding in Traffic
Riding in a Group
Bike Clothing
A Car-Free Week
Bicycle Anatomy
How-to: Adjust Your Brakes
Building a Fixie

About the Author
Charles Haine has been a bicycle mechanic for over a decade. He learned to fix bikes at a bicycle co-operative at Oberlin College. He is currently the chairman of the Bicycle Kitchen, a non-profit bicycle education space in Los Angeles, California. He has taught beginning and advanced bicycle mechanics to countless people.

Here’s the link to the book on Powell’s… and remember, when you order books from Powell’s via our special links, BikePortland gets a bit of revenue from the sale.

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