Bike Books from Microcosm

Books for new and experienced bicyclists

Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance

Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance

by Adonia E. Lugo, PhD Author

Bicycle/Race paints an unforgettable picture of Los Angeles—and the United States—from the perspective of …

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Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy

Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy

by Elly Blue Author

Now updated and expanded with new angles on social justice! Elly Blue's Bikenomics provides a surprising and …

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A now-classic book that makes the surprising and accessible economic case for bicycling.

Chainbreaker Bike Book: An Illustrated Manual of Radical Bicycle Maintenance, Culture, & History

Chainbreaker Bike Book: An Illustrated Manual of Radical Bicycle Maintenance, Culture, & History

by Ethan Clark Author and Shelley Lynn Jackson Author

An updated and expanded edition of our hand-illustrated and accessible introduction to the world of bike repair! …

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The only bike repair manual you'll ever need, geared towards people with older bikes.

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. …

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An entry-point to transportation bicycling perfect for busy people with a lot of responsibilities.

Urban Revolutions: A Woman's Guide to Two-Wheeled Transportation

Urban Revolutions: A Woman's Guide to Two-Wheeled Transportation

by Emilie Bahr Author

Urban Revolutions is a different kind of cycling book. Author Emilie Bahr draws on her experience as an everyday …

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The urban bicycle movement explained alongside tips for beginning commuters. The only book of its kind from a southern woman's perspective. Our graphic designer became a bike commuter after laying this out.

True Trans Bike Rebel

True Trans Bike Rebel

by Lydia Rogue Editor, River Katz Cover, Elly Blue Series Editor and Elly Bangs Contributor

Bicycling as a sport, a means of transportation, and a passionate pursuit is explored here by transgender, …

$9.95

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Bikequity: Money, Class, & Bicycling

Bikequity: Money, Class, & Bicycling

by Elly Blue Editor, Joe Biel Contributor, Lauren Hage Contributor, Gretchin Lair Contributor, Adonia E. Lugo, PhD Contributor and Katura Reynolds Contributor

Bicycling has the radical potential of equalizing our transportation system, creating more equitable opportunities from …

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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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An inspiring and encyclopaedic collection of essays, guides, and reporting about every aspect of gender and bicycling.

Dragon Bike: Fantastical Stories of Bicycling, Feminism, & Dragons

Dragon Bike: Fantastical Stories of Bicycling, Feminism, & Dragons

by Elly Blue Editor, Monique Cuillerier Contributor, Cecilia Granata Cover and Gretchin Lair Contributor

From the great, winged, fire-breathing lizards of the west to the wise, flying serpents of the east, dragons play …

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Bikes Not Rockets: Intersectional Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories

Bikes Not Rockets: Intersectional Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories

by Elly Blue Editor, Elly Bangs Contributor, Monique Cuillerier Contributor and Gretchin Lair Contributor

As you ride down the intergalactic bike path, you come to a crossroads. Which path will you take? Your choice could …

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Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories in Extreme Futures

Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories in Extreme Futures

by Elly Blue Editor, Jessie L. Kwak Contributor, Gretchin Lair Contributor, Cynthia Marts Contributor and Maddy Spencer Contributor

In a world with an uncertain future, do you imagine for the best or for the worst case scenario? Twelve writers tackle …

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The Culinary Cyclist: A Cookbook and Companion for the Good Life

The Culinary Cyclist: A Cookbook and Companion for the Good Life

by Anna Brones Author and Johanna Kindvall Illustrator

"The rules for living well, if you can call them that, are simple and a pleasure to follow. Eat local and mostly …

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Where sustainable food and transportation meet—a guide for anyone looking to change their life for the healthier and more delicious.

Pedal, Stretch, Breathe: The Yoga of Bicycling

Pedal, Stretch, Breathe: The Yoga of Bicycling

by Kelli Refer Author

If you’re a bicyclist who’s curious about yoga (or just about why your hips feel so tight after a long …

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Why We Drive: The Past, Present, and Future of Automobiles in America

Why We Drive: The Past, Present, and Future of Automobiles in America

by Andy Singer Author

Today, we're married to our cars. But life behind the wheel of an automobile didn't come naturally to …

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In text and comics, the history of how rail gave way to roads in every neighborhood in the US.

Zoom!

Zoom!

by Jennifer Charrette Author with Marcia Kinne, Kellie Day Illustrator and George Hincapie Foreword

A three-year-old rider scoots his push bike confidently through the mountains and mud, puddles and rain, and through a …

$5.95 1 comment

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Bikenomics zine: How Bicycling Will Save The Economy (If We Let It)

Bikenomics zine: How Bicycling Will Save The Economy (If We Let It)

by Elly Blue Author

In the follow up to her ten-part series on Grist, bicycle activist and journalist Elly Blue continues to dissect the …

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The zine that came before the book, this is a pocket-sized guide to the economic whys of city cycling.

Dream Whip #15: The Pedal-Powered Movie Tour

Dream Whip #15: The Pedal-Powered Movie Tour

by Bill Brown Author

“I've always ridden junker bikes in junky clothes, so these skintight bike shorts are a line I'm …

$10.95 4 comments

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The Velocipede Races

The Velocipede Races

by Emily June Street Author

Emmeline Escot knows that she was born to ride in Seren’s cutthroat velocipede races. The only problem: …

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Aftermass: How Portland Became North America's #1 Cycling Mecca

Aftermass: How Portland Became North America's #1 Cycling Mecca

by Joe Biel Author, Jeff Hayes Contributor, Alice Isley Contributor and Rev Phil Sano Contributor

The world looks to Portland, Oregon as an example of how bicycle culture can blossom out of the ruinous freeways of …

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This documentary movie tells the unbelievable back story of how Portland became famous for cycling.

Still We Ride

Still We Ride

by Andrew Lynn Author, Elizabeth Press Author and Christopher Ryan Author

This action packed documentary by Elizabeth Press, Andrew Lynn, and Chris Ryan is a glimpse into the shocking showdown …

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Bicycle Culture Rising #4: How Kittie Knox Made Bicycling for Everyone

Bicycle Culture Rising #4: How Kittie Knox Made Bicycling for Everyone

by Joe Biel Author

In the 1890s, bicycling was a cultural activity for the wealthy elite, with a bicycle costing about twenty weeks of a …

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A Rough Guide to Bicycle Maintenance

A Rough Guide to Bicycle Maintenance

by Shelley Lynn Jackson Author

Shelley created this as a little take home instruction guide for her bike repair workshop at the Portland Zine …

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A short pamphlet covering basic bike repair skills that anyone can learn.

Velo Vixen #1

Velo Vixen #1

by Rachel Krause Author

We are super excited to be carrying “Velo Vixen: A Zine About Women and Bicycling.” Rachel Krause in Kansas …

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big patch #101: Bicycles Allowed Full Lane

big patch #101: Bicycles Allowed Full Lane

by Randy Albright Author and Joe Biel Author

In Oregon and many places across the globe, a bicycle is allowed to occupy a whole lane of traffic (alone or with a …

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Sticker #102: I heart My Bike

Sticker #102: I heart My Bike

by Joe Biel Author

This sticker is pretty self explanatory. If you love your bike, perhaps you need a sticker to make sure everyone else …

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Sticker #314: If I Had Biked Today This Parking Spot Would Be Yours (car sticker)

Sticker #314: If I Had Biked Today This Parking Spot Would Be Yours (car sticker)

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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$20 Superpack: Get on Your Bike and Ride!

$20 Superpack: Get on Your Bike and Ride!

by Emilie Bahr Author, Elly Blue Author, Juls Generic Author and Super Pack! Author

So, you've been planning to start bicycling ... or maybe you've already started and have a ton of questions. Or maybe …

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Bicycle Revolution Subscription: All the BFF bike books fit to print!

Bicycle Revolution Subscription: All the BFF bike books fit to print!

Are you in love with bicycling? And books? Want to get every feminist bicycle book we publish, as it comes …

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