21 Jun, 2024

Books About Bicycles

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Adult Non-fiction

100 bike rides of a lifetime: the world’s ultimate cycling experiences by Roff Smith
This inspiring illustrated guide reveals the ultimate bucket list destinations for cyclists. Print

The Beautiful Race: the story of the Giro d’Italia by Colin O’Brien
A richly written celebration of the Giro d’Italia in all its kaleidoscopic glory after more than one-hundred stagings of this desperately hard race. Print

Bicycling with Butterflies: my 10,201-mile journey following the Monarch migration by Sara Dykman
Sara Dykman made history when she became the first person to bicycle along­side monarch butterflies on their storied annual migration–a round-trip adventure that included three countries and more than 10,000 miles. Print

The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the true king of American cycling, and a legendary Tour de France by Daniel De Vise
The Comeback chronicles the life of one of Americas greatest athletes. In July 1986 Greg LeMond stunned the sporting world by becoming the first American to win the Tour de France, the world’s pre-eminent bicycle race, defeating French cycling legend Bernard Hinault. Nine months later, LeMond lay in a hospital bed, his life in peril after a hunting accident, his career as a bicycle racer seemingly over. And yet, barely two years after this crisis, LeMond mounted a comeback almost without parallel in professional sports. Print

Training for mountain biking: a practical guide for the busy athlete by Will Peveler
A training guide for the nonprofessional mountain biker, this book provides elite-level information that is easy to follow and readily implemented into a busy life schedule. It covers topics such as equipment selection, bike mechanics, developing a training plan that fits your specific needs, proper nutrition, and more. Print

Adult Fiction

Luigi’s Freedom Ride: a story of curiosity, love, hope and bicycles by Alan Murray
After receiving his first bicycle as a young boy in Tuscany in the 1920s, Luigi’s passion for the bicycle continues during World War II as part of the Italian Army Cycling Corps. His story is about life, bicycles and the joy of the journey. Print

Junior Non-fiction

Bike Safety by Sarah L. Schuette
Accurate photographs and easily accessible text presents the most important rules for being safe while biking. Print

Major Taylor: world cycling champion by Charles R. Smith Jr.
A picture book biography in verse about legendary cyclist Marshall “Major” Taylor and the 6-day race. Print

The Young Cyclist’s Companion by Pete Drinkell
A fun guide for the aspiring bike rider which starts with choosing a first bike and advances to techniques for wheelies and bunny hops and the finer points of riding in a group. Also includes information about maintaining your bike. Print

Junior Fiction

The Adventures of a Girl called Bicycle by Christina Uss
Left at the Mostly Silent Monastery in Washington, D.C. as a toddler and home-schooled by a retired nun, twelve-year-old Bicycle rides cross-country to meet a famous cyclist who she hopes will be her first friend. Print

The Bicycle Spy by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Twelve-year-old Marcel loves riding his bicycle, and dreams of competing in the Tour de France, but it is 1942 and German soldiers are everywhere, stopping him as he delivers bread from his parents’ bakery around Aucoin–then one day he discovers that it is not just bread he is delivering, and suddenly he finds himself in position of dangerous secrets about his parents and his new friend from Paris, Delphine. Print

Easy Picture Books

My Rows and Piles of Coins by Tololwa M. Mollel
A Tanzanian boy saves his coins to buy a bicycle so that he can help his parents carry goods to market, but then he discovers that in spite of all he has saved, he still does not have enough money. Print

Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen by Cari Best
When Sally Jean outgrows her beloved bicycle, Flash, she experiments with various ideas for acquiring a new, bigger one. Print

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