about bikes (and other stuff).
It’s time to get smart, and we don’t just mean using hand signals and fighting traffic tickets.
Making headway against 50 plus years of car-centric policies, planning, and culture is no easy task. We need to educate ourselves. The more we know the better we’ll be able to make the case for bikes, whether we’re talking about intersection design, the history of sprawl, or when to take the lane.
In the spirit of, “To inform and inspire”, we’ve created the BikePortland Bookstore. This is a new section of the site where you can learn about and purchase a carefully chosen selection of books on a variety of topics.
And the best part? When you buy anything from Powell’s (not just the stuff we’ve selected) using our super-secret partnership link a percentage of the purchase price goes directly to BikePortland.org so we can sustain and improve the stories and features we offer.
You can order books to be shipped to you — or better yet, if you are local, you can pick them up by bike! Just choose the “In-Store Pickup” option at checkout to have the books held for you at any Powell’s location.
Maybe you’re looking for a literate, all-encompassing book that gives you the tools you need to navigate the roadway, the culture, and the politics of bicycling — look no further, The The Art of Cycling is the definitive guide.
Or perhaps you want a bike-related kids’ book like SuperGrandpa for the young cyclist in your life.
BikePortland earns a percentage of the price of any books or merchandise that you buy from Powell’s on a visit that originates from this site.
We’ve also opened up a Book Talk section in the Forums where you join a discussion about bike related books and make suggestions about more books to include.
Stay tuned for new books on our books page, and book reviews here on the Front Page (if you want to review a book for BikePortland, drop me a line at elly[at]bikeportland[dot]org).
Check out our special selection of books and remember to add BikePortland.org/books to your list of bookmarks.
Elly Blue has been writing about bicycling and carfree issues for BikePortland.org since 2006. Find her at http://takingthelane.com