Pedaling Revolution and more new titles in the BikePortland Bookstore

It’s been a while since we last added new titles to the BikePortland Bookstore. In the meantime, some new books have been released, most notably local author Jeff Mapes’ Pedaling Revolution, and many more old, good ones brought to our attention. A selection of newly featured titles is below.

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Newly released

Pedaling Revolution

by Jeff Mapes

“From Oregonian senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, Pedaling Revolution (OSU Press) is essential reading for the approximately one million people who regularly ride their bike to work or on errands, for anyone engaged in transportation, urban planning, sustainability, and public health — and for drivers trying to understand why they’re seeing so many cyclists. All will be interested in how urban bike activists are creating the future of how we travel and live in 21st-century cities.”

More recommended titles

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

by Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein

An architecture and urban design classic, providing classical inspiration and progressive thinking to anyone working on building projects big or small. Alexander literally gave us a whole new way of looking at the urban landscape.

Bicycle Science Projects: Physics on Wheels

by Robert Gardner

A reader wrote in about how much they like this book of bike-related science projects geared at 11 to 17 year olds.

Fun stuff


by Andy Singer

Andy Singer’s CARtoons are classics that you may have seen around already in magazines and on stickers. The text and cartoons in his book cast our relationship with the automobile in a counterintuitive — and very funny – light.

The Quotable Cyclist: Great Moments of Bicycling Wisdom, Inspiration and Humor

by Bill Strickland

“This book will provide any cyclist with unending pleasure, and inspiration to get out on the bike. It features quotes from such superstars as Lance Armstrong and Greg Lemond, and from civilians like John F. Kennedy, Mark Twain, and Albert Einstein. With chapters on road biking, mountain biking, winning, losing, descending, crashing, love and hate, The Quotable Cyclist will delight anyone who ever rode a bike.”

PeeWee’s Big Adventure (DVD)

Tim Burton’s 1985 classic comedy. Pee-wee’s bike has been stolen, and he sets off across the country to get it back. An inspiration to us all.

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Urban Jeff
15 years ago

Andy Singer is most certainly the man.

gregg woodlawn
15 years ago

I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Pedaling Revolution by Jeff Mapes. It is at the top of my reading list.

15 years ago

Yeah, I just finished Revolution, it was pretty good. Needless to say Portland is mentioned many times. Jeff has a lot to say about Davis, Ca. and how it developed as a biking community (and where it may be heading) that is pretty interesting. A good read.

15 years ago

mapes has been following the scene for a while. i am anxious.