The Urban Cycling Survival Guide: Need-to-Know Skills and Strategies for Biking in the City Paperback – Mar 1 2015
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"This modern guide is filled with great advice that will help people become more confident and educated bike riders. For all libraries." ― Library Journal
"The Urban Cycling Survival Guide is a great primer for riding in the city. Even riders who are comfortable navigating traffic could learn something from a writer who’s thought about the nuances of city cycling." ― Canadian Cycling Magazine
"Urban cycling is not an overwhelming, insurmountable task or a niche interest for elite cyclists. It is a doable and even enjoyable pursuit! Bambrick's passion and enthusiasm made me confident I could be a better cyclist, and The Urban Cycling Survival Guide showed me how." ― Rabble.ca
“Naturally, new, and potential cyclists will get the most from this book, and it starts right from the beginning by focusing on how to pick out the right ride. But there’s enough here to appeal to seasoned cyclists, too, so whether you’re a Lycra-clad commuter or a weekend warrior, you’ll probably walk away wiser than before, particularly due to the book’s breadth.” ― Village Living Magazine
“With commuting costs climbing and environmental damage from car emissions increasing, cycling is becoming a more attractive form of urban transportation every day. In her charming book, renowned cycling advocate Yvonne Bambrick provides accessible and inspiring information on how we can get out of our cars and onto our bikes safely, thereby improving not only our communities but our own lives too.” ― Dr. Faisal Moola, Ph.D., David Suzuki Foundation
"This excellent guide provides real, practical cycling advice that is clear, easy to follow, and obviously based on experience." ― Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists
"Yvonne Bambrick’s highly readable and informative compact survival guide skillfully illustrated by Marc Ngui speaks effectively to the challenges for cyclists (and drivers and pedestrians) as we get used to sharing the right-of-way." ― Ken Greenberg, urban designer and author of Walking Home
"The Urban Cycling Survival Guide is a comprehensive, yet easy to read book that will enlighten you about all things urban cycling. Yvonne Bambrick is the perfect guide for any beginner cyclist, and by the end of the book you will surely be ready and excited to jump into a life changing adventure of riding a bicycle through your city." ― Mia Kohout, CEO & editor-in-chief of Momentum Mag
"The Urban Cycling Survival Guide is packed with useful tips and tricks, particularly for those new to urban cycling." ― Mia Birk, author of Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet
"Yvonne Bambrick has written the definitive book for the urban cyclist. Whether you're in Austin, Texas, or Calgary, Alberta, she’s managed to cover the essentials for transportation cycling for the beginner as well as the veteran. Easy to read, well organized ― it’s my new favorite book on cycling." ― Robin Stallings, executive director of Bike Texas
"This book is like the act of riding a bike itself: easy, efficient, and fun. Essential reading for anyone contemplating cycling in a city ― and for anyone already doing it." ― David Miller, Toronto mayor (2003–2010) and avid environmentalist
“From wearing a skirt or dress shoes to picking a bike to riding safely in traffic, The Urban Cycling Survival Guide breaks the basics of cycling down into manageable and understandable chunks helpful to novices and experienced cyclists. This is cycling for the every-person.” ― Gabe Klein, former commissioner of Chicago and Washington, D.C., Department of Transportation and member of the NACTO Strategic Advisory Board
“Yvonne Bambrick has written a book that will be loved ― and well used ― by cyclists of all ages. Her perspective gained as a result of her years as a cycling advocate offers rich context for this terrific book. The Urban Cycling Survival Guide will help cyclists not just survive, but thrive!” ― Eleanor McMahon, MPP (Burlington), former CEO and Founder of Share the Road Cycling Coalition
About the Author
Yvonne Bambrick was the founding Executive Director of the Toronto Cyclists Union (now Cycle Toronto), and is currently working as an independent Urban Cycling Consultant, as an event photographer, and as Coordinator of the Forest Hill Village Business Improvement Area. Marc Ngui is a Toronto based professional creator. He studied architecture at the University of Waterloo and has pursued his passion for drawing and visualization across a wide variety of activities including illustration, comics, storyboards, animation, production design, scenic painting, videography and contemporary art exhibitions. He is one half of the eutopian art duo HappySleepy with partner Magda Wojtyra.
Top Customer Reviews
Lots of great tips.
Read it in the streetcar and the next day use your bike!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Not much lingo to learn or a lot of useless filler, instead just what you need to survive. There are illustrations and photos that go along with the easy to read and informative copy. If you have specific questions about laws in your area or other misunderstandings, there are external internet links in the back listed, as well as other informative sites that include all things bicycles.
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