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Elly Blue is a writer and bicycle activist living in Portland, Oregon. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Grist, Bicycling Magazine online, Bitch Magazine, BikePortland, The Magazine, and Momentum, among other publications. She has been featured on Democracy Now!, in the Oregonian, and on Oregon Public Broadcasting. Along with Joe Biel, she is co-producer and director of Groundswell, a series of movies about people using bicycling to make their communities better and a co-owner of Microcosm Publishing.

Essential Recipes for all Occasions

Essential Recipes for all Occasions

by Elly Blue Author and Anna Ricklin Author

While most cookbooks feature specialized fare for rare occasions, or worse yet, optional recipes for unique occasions,…

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Everyday Bicycling: Ride a Bike for Transportation (Whatever Your Lifestyle)

Everyday Bicycling: Ride a Bike for Transportation (Whatever Your Lifestyle)

by Elly Blue Author

Everyday Bicycling is your guide to everything you need to know to get started riding a bicycle for transportation. Elly…

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Manspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior

Manspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior

by Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author and Meggyn Pomerleau Illustrator

You've heard of mansplaining, but what about manstitutions? From manologues to manversations, mantrums to manger,…

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On Bicycles: 50 Ways The New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life

On Bicycles: 50 Ways The New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life

by Karl Anderson Author, Elly Blue Author, Shawn Granton Author and Amy Walker Author

Bike culture is exploding in cities like Portland, OR, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Montreal, and Vancouver, BC.…

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On Quitting: Tips for Kicking Alcohol

On Quitting: Tips for Kicking Alcohol

by Elly Blue Author

Alcohol plagues a lot of people, and if you've decided you no longer want it to plague you, this handy little…

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Our Bodies, Our Bikes

Our Bodies, Our Bikes

by Elly Blue Editor, April Streeter Editor, Katura Reynolds Contributor and Emily June Street Contributor

An homage to the classic Our Bodies, Ourselves, this encyclopedic, crowd-sourced compilation of essays, resources,…

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Patch #238: Feminist Chainring Fist

Patch #238Feminist Chainring Fist

by Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author and Cecilia Granata Author

Sometimes it's hard to sum up the totality of who you are in a single symbol. Peace signs, anarchy symbols,…

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Patch #241: My Feminism Helps You Too

Patch #241My Feminism Helps You Too

by Joe Biel Author and Elly Blue Author

So often we are told that feminism means that someone else is losing something or that we are another crazy chick on the…

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Patch #243: Legalize Blackness

Patch #243Legalize Blackness

by Joe Biel Author and Elly Blue Author

How hypocritical that our media tries to make other countries seem scary. And yet, forty percent of Americans don't…

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PDX by Bike: Your Guide to Discovering Portland, Oregon by Bicycle

PDX by Bike: Your Guide to Discovering Portland, Oregon by Bicycle

by Elly Blue Author and Meghan Sinnott Author

In this hands-on guide, Meghan and Elly lay out a basic primer for getting your feet wet (often literally) in the City…

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Pedal Zombies: Thirteen Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories

Pedal Zombies: Thirteen Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories

by Elly Blue Editor, Amelia Greenhall Contributor, Jessie L. Kwak Contributor, Gretchin Lair Contributor, Maddy Spencer Contributor and Emily June Street Contributor

In the not-so-distant future, when gasoline is no longer available, humans turn to two-wheeled vehicles to transport…

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Pin #221: Bikenomics

Pin #221Bikenomics

by Joe Biel Author and Elly Blue Author

Pedaling our way to health and wealth, one bike and button at a time! Encourage healthy cycling habits for yourself and…

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The Portland Box

The Portland Box

by Alexander Barrett Author, Elly Blue Author, Laura O. Foster Author, Shawn Granton Author and Meghan Sinnott Author

Celebrate the awesomeness of Portland with this counter display pack including:• 6 This is…

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The Post-Structuralist Vulva Coloring Book

The Post-Structuralist Vulva Coloring Book

by Meggyn Pomerleau Illustrator and Elly Blue Editor

Vulvas are too often either crudely objectified or shrouded in mystery. No longer! The Post-Structuralist Vulva Coloring…

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Round the Clock Joe: Celebrating 24 Years of Microcosm Publishing (A Love Zine)

Round the Clock Joe: Celebrating 24 Years of Microcosm Publishing (A Love Zine)

by Elly Blue Editor, Sidnee Grubb Series Editor, Dr. Faith G. Harper Contributor, Nick Perry Author, Jessica Mullen Author, 6 more

In honor of the 24th anniversary of Microcosm, we solicited true stories from people who have known founder and…

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Sticker #312: Proud, Taxpaying Bicyclist

Sticker #312Proud, Taxpaying Bicyclist

by Joe Biel Author and Elly Blue Author

Given how the money is doled out, you may not always be proud to pay taxes, but it's likely that you are paying…

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Sticker #314: If I Had Biked Today, This Parking Spot Would Be Yours

Sticker #314If I Had Biked Today, This Parking Spot Would Be Yours

by Elly Blue Author

Got a car? Put it to work doing bicycle advocacy when it would otherwise just be sitting there! Let other drivers know…

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Sticker #315: Internet Antidote

Sticker #315Internet Antidote

by Elly Blue Author

Eyes glazed over? Fingers hurt from all that typing? Head filled with anger from that thing someone said in a comment?…

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Sticker #316: I Believe in Bicycles

Sticker #316I Believe in Bicycles

by Elly Blue Author

We believe in the power of the bicycle! You gotta believe in something and bicycles are pretty great.(Sturdy vinyl…

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Sticker #317: Feminist Machine

Sticker #317Feminist Machine

by Elly Blue Author

A bicycle is what a feminist machine looks like. In case anyone was wondering.(Sturdy vinyl sticker with black or…

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Sticker #318: Carfree and Carefree

Sticker #318Carfree and Carefree

by Elly Blue Author

Gas. Insurance. Constant repairs. Aggressive drivers. Poorly maintained roads. Will a car based life ever be a carefree…

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Sticker #319: Bike Love

Sticker #319Bike Love

by Elly Blue Author

Bike love! A simple message about how you really feel. Don't let the world's road rage get in the way!(Sturdy…

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Sticker #320: Bicycling Saved My Life

Sticker #320Bicycling Saved My Life

by Elly Blue Author

Everything changes when you start biking, often for the better. If bicycling saved your life and you want the world to…

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Sticker #321: Ann Strong quote

Sticker #321Ann Strong quote

by Elly Blue Author

"A bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and…

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Sticker #322: All-Weather Cyclist

Sticker #322All-Weather Cyclist

by Elly Blue Author

Let the world know that rain, snow, hail, wind, sun, drizzle, frost, fog, torrential mist: You ride through it…

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Sticker #323: Work Hard, Play Hard, Ride Bikes

Sticker #323Work Hard, Play Hard, Ride Bikes

by Elly Blue Author

A good life can be built out of three simple ingredients: hard work, hard play, and a whole lot of bike…

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Sticker #324: On Your Left!

Sticker #324On Your Left!

by Elly Blue Author

We shout it often, 'cause it's a good place to pass other cyclists, and is a great way to let people know…

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Sticker #325: Conan Doyle quote

Sticker #325Conan Doyle quote

by Elly Blue Author

"When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth…

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Sticker #326: My Taxes Pay for Your Roads

Sticker #326My Taxes Pay for Your Roads

by Elly Blue Author

This sticker basically summarizes our book Bikenomics in six words. (Sturdy vinyl sticker with black print on a…

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Sticker #327: You Look Very Nice Today

Sticker #327You Look Very Nice Today

by Elly Blue Author

True story! Let the top tube of your bicycle (or any other stickerable surface of your choice) deliver this situationist…

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