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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Velo Press (August 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931382999
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931382991
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #804,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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  • Now cyclists everywhere can use Bicycling & the Law as a resource for protecting their own right to the road.--Lance Armstrong

  • This book should be read, digested, and practiced by cyclists and motorists alike. It should be a part of driver education and bicycle safety programs. Bicycling & the Law has one further, rare quality: it is eminently--and delightfully--readable.--Rep. James L. Oberstar (MN), Chairman, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

  • Cycling can be a tough job, whether you're riding to work or training for a race. Bob Mionske sets the record straight on cyclists' rights. If you love to ride, you should know what's in this book.--George Hincapie, Discovery Channel Cycling Team

  • Bob Mionske's superb Bicycling & the Law has filled a critical gap on our bookshelf, synthesizing essential information on the legal rights and responsibilities of cyclists into a coherent, comprehensive, and engaging volume. Anyone who rides a bicycle in the United States, whether commuter, roadie, tourist, messenger, or joy rider, should have a copy of this book at hand. It works beautifully as both a reference and a very readable narrative--pick it up anytime for fascinating tales of bicycle code and culture, and zoom in on the specifics and particulars as you need them.--Andy Thornley, Program Director, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

  • Knowing the rules is a key to safe bicycling. Bob Mionske sheds light on our complex legal system and arms bicyclists with the knowledge to make smart decisions to protect their rights.--Dan Grunig
    Executive Director, Bicycle Colorado

  • Big gains require real effort, and Bob Mionske has done the heavy lifting for all cyclists. Bicycling & the Law is a huge step forward for our rights on the road. In fact, everyone who rides should have a copy of this book.--Chris Carmichael, Carmichael Training Systems

  • Bob Mionske's book should be a must read for all cyclists to educate and inform them on their rights and responsibilities. We all hope that accidents won't happen to us, but common sense, common courtesy, and safe riding procedures are things we should all understand and follow. Cyclists should never leave the house without a rain jacket, a frame pump, a spare tire, and basic knowledge of this book.--Bobby Julich, Olympic medalist, Team CSC cycling team

  • Bicycling & the Law will promote cycling as a fun and affordable means of transportation and help create healthier, more livable cities. Mionske sets a positive example for both cyclists and drivers on how to share the road.-- Dorcas Adkins, Director of Education Programs, Washington Area Bicyclist Association

  • What an exciting book to read for all cyclists. The information here will only enhance your riding as you will be aware of your rights as a legal road user. It is a must read.--Bill Lazenby, Co-President, Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists

  • Anyone who has ever spent much time riding on the road knows how vulnerable it can feel to be a cyclist sharing the roads with cars, SUV's and trucks. This book is a fantastic resource to arm cyclists with basic information that will both educate and empower them.--Brad Tucker, ColoBikeLaw.com

  • A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to virtually all aspects of the legal system as they affect bicycling. Although directed at cyclists, this volume is also an important reference for law enforcement officers, attorneys, and judges.--Bicycle Transportation Institute

  • Everyone from the serious cyclist to the person thinking about dusting off the long-neglected bike in the garage will benefit from reading this book. Cycling instructors, avid riders, beginning cyclists, bike messengers, parents concerned about the perceived dangers of cycling for their children, those who are charged with providing suitable accommodations for cyclists, those charged with protecting the rights of cyclists, should at least scan Mionske's book.--Bob Chauncey, PhD, National Center for Bicycling & Walking

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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By DJS PDX on October 4, 2007
    Format: Paperback
    Bob Mionske has written a book that any serious cyclist should read or at least have as a reference. This book shares Bob's practical cycling experience with his specialized legal expertise. Know your two wheel rights - buy this book!
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. McKenna on November 4, 2007
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    The best resource (that I know of) on bicycle laws and their history.
    It will answer just about any questions you might have -- like what can you do when the left turn signal isn't triggered by your bike, etc.
    Highly recommended.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hound of the BookServile on June 19, 2008
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    I was hesitant at first but did eventually purchase this book. I wished I had this book a couple decades ago. Very informative about the abuse and bias towards cyclists, and also very helpful concerning the cyclists rights when on the receiving end of the abuse and bias. If you commute by bike or just ride for pleasure, this book contains some helpful insights should things go wrong, or even how to explain the effect of the annoyances so many cyclists have learned to tolerate. This book explains you do not need to tolerate many things accepted as normal when out cycling. I found some information explained in the book that is especially helpful when harrased by a potential road rage motorist that yells "get off the road", or simply being cut off by someone passing you too closely. Readers may find some of the history of the laws a bit much, but some of that dry history really helps explain the legal issues. A worthwhile read, especially since more and more people will hit the streets with pedal power as fuel prices increase. If I experience what I have in the past while cycling, this book will have paid for itself during the first minor incidence. I will be very glad I purchased this book the day it is necessary to put this information to use.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kyle Shannon on December 26, 2007
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    This book is perfect for anyone who gets on a bicycle. Although you would think the subject matter would be boring at times, the author discusses everything in an interesting context. Must read for cyclists.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Longtime Amazon Customer on September 1, 2009
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    I heard about this book from a fellow cyclist when seeking clarification of rights and responsibilities of cyclists. Mionske has written what I consider to be a wealth of knowledge for a cyclist concerned with legal issues. He explains difficult subjects in language that is both easily understood and interesting. This book is an important tool for arming even everyday cyclists with knowledge for discussing topics with those who have misconceptions about cyclists and their rights to the road.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve Garufi on January 24, 2011
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    This is the best resource I've ever read about the many legal aspects of bicycling. He covers a wide range of topics, from safety, common road rules, your rights if you're in an accident, harassment toward cyclists (and what you can do about it), if your bike is stolen and a lot more.

    If you're serious about cycling and want to know your rights, you must read this book!
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    Every serious cyclist should read this book. I read it cover-to-cover when I bought it about 7 years ago, and learned an incredible amount about topics I already thought I knew. It is not just about your rights, but about riding safely. Knowing your rights helps with safety because Mionske helps you realize that the laws are there to make everyone share the road properly, which translates to riding in a predictable and safe manner.

    To me, however, one of the best aspects of the book is how it makes you realize your "responsibility" in contributing to how the public regards cyclists. If you flaunt the law, you cause the public to lose respect for cyclists in general, not just for you who is running the red light. It has influenced the way I've ridden ever since, and I hope I've helped cyclists by setting good examples in front of the motoring public.

    I refer back to this book often to "prove" a point with a fellow cyclist, or to assist me as I write my own blog about bicycling safety. It's coincidental and a bit creepy to see that the drawing on the cover is of a cyclist going "head over wheels" in a crash, since that is exactly what happened to me and prompted my own inspirational cycling book.

    Ken Mercurio
    Author, Head Over Wheels
    blog: Head Over Wheels Biking Safety http://headoverwheelsbiking.wordpress.com/
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    This is a book with vital information for any serious cyclist. As more cyclists take to the streets and conflicts with automobile drivers increase, "Bicycling and the Law" give you the tools you need to survive and fight back against discrimination against cyclists. Practical, with down to earth examples that make it an easy read. Mine keeps getting loaned out, so get your own.
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