Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike

Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike

by Grant Petersen Author

In much the same way that Michael Pollan’s bestseller Food Rules brought a gust of common sense to the everyday activity of eating, Just Ride is a revelation.

Forget the ultralight, uncomfortable bikes, flashy jerseys, clunky shoes that clip onto tiny pedals, the grinding out of endless miles. Instead, ride like you did when you were a kid—just get on your bike and re-discover the pure joy of riding it.

A reformed racer who’s commuted by bike every day since 1980, whose writings have appeared in major bicycling and outdoor magazines, and whose company, Rivendell Bicycle Works, makes bikes for riders that are ready to opt out of a culture overrun by racing, Grant Petersen shares a lifetime of unexpected facts, controversial opinions, expert techniques, and his own maverick philosophy.