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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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! …

$17.95 27 comments

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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 …

$14.95 9 comments

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True Trans Bike Rebel

True Trans Bike Rebel

by Lydia Rogue Editor, Trista Vercher 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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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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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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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 …

$12.95 9 comments

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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 …

$13.95 8 comments

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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

—Please help fund this book on Kickstarter through the end of October!—From the great, winged, …

$11.95

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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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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, …

$14.95 4 comments

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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 …

$9.95 11 comments

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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 …

$9.95 2 comments

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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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Bicycle Culture Rising #4: How Kittie Knox Democratized Bicycling

Bicycle Culture Rising #4: How Kittie Knox Democratized Bicycling

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 …

$3.00 5 comments

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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 …

$19.95 8 comments

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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 …

$14.99 10 comments

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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 …

$1.00 1 comment

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