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“While there are thousands of books on bicycling, this is the best book I’ve come across for offering lots of hard-earned, practical advice for staying alive. Happily, Hurst is a skilled writer with a passion for history, so he weaves a tale that gives historical and even philosophical perspective in a manner I found totally engaging. . . . [A] gem of a book.”
This is the only book I have found that focuses on safely riding in urban traffic. Well done, except I am not sure I agree with his conclusions regarding helmets.Published 19 months ago by Richard B. Postal
I would highly recommend this book. It provides vital education to cycle safely in the city. I didn't read all if the history portions but the practical chapters could save your... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Jessica
Almost skipped it due to the one star review. Ignore it, must have some issue with the author's opinion.
This book is simply the best of its kind. Read more
Of all the thousands of books about cycling, this is one that actually helps you stay alive. After getting all my family members on bikes, I felt a responsibility to find the best... Read morePublished on January 30, 2011 by Steve Leveen
I've been commuting in the city for decades. When I read the previous edition of this book I found a treasure trove of simple but effective ideas on safe and efficient riding. Read morePublished on December 10, 2010 by Richard Edwards
This is a must read by anyone with an interest in cycling. It is especially helpful for adults new to cycling again, possibly in a new environment. Read morePublished on August 7, 2010 by Steve Sabatini
I want to start my review by saying that I cycle about 3000-4000 miles a year, mostly commuting and a little touring, and most of this in a city of about 50,000 people in Indiana,... Read morePublished on July 4, 2010 by Jack
I bought this on the recommendation of some buddies on [...]. I thought I'd be tricky & buy it for Kindle, so I can easily take it with me and read it on the train to work. Read morePublished on June 5, 2010 by Smaug
I find the content of this book to be very entertaining, and eye opening as I am a suburban/rural rider, not an urban cyclist. Read morePublished on May 11, 2010 by M. R. Smith