"John Forester's Effective Cycling continues and expands his mission to make bicycling easy, enjoyable, rewarding and responsible. He recognizes that most US authorities put cyclists into an inferior status, and therefore into a dilemma, and conveys to them the attitude and the rules with which they can be appreciated and responsible road users. This book should be read by all cyclists, and especially by all 'authorities.'"--David Gordon Wilson, MIT Mechanical Engineering; author of Bicycling Science
"I have used previous editions of Effective Cycling as my go-to source for some 35 years. It is comprehensive, based on irrefutable logic and scientific data, and easily understandable."--Bill Hoffman, Former Director, League of American Bicyclists
"As a lifelong bicyclist, I didn't realize my eyes were wide shut with respect to bicycling matters until I first read Effective Cycling, fourth edition, in 1988 at age 30. John Forester's seminal, expansive, and tireless work in educating bicyclists and protecting the rights of bicyclists as drivers of vehicles has been incalculably valuable to me and countless thousands of others who pedal for fun and utility."--Wayne Pein, Bicycling Matters
This is the book that will save your bacon!
The book goes on to teach proper riding techniques and traffic lane positioning skills, which, if adopted, will truly transform the way one rides a bicycle.
I highly recommend Effective Cycling for anyone who regularly rides his/her bike in an urban setting or wishes to.
Was hoping this would help my pre-teen daughter ride safer, but she did not get much out of this.Published 18 days ago by Barry G. Allen
The book is the encyclopedia of bike riding. Thank you. I needed this.Published 19 days ago by ljoyce
Great book. Helped me learn to ride in traffic properly and made me the knowledgable rider among my friends. Good stuff.Published 1 month ago by William Schultz
These are just for my library. They were new when they arrived. shipped quickly. I'm happy.Published 1 month ago by C. Hankins
This is a fascinating, highly informed and somewhat opinionated book. The current edition is the 7th; it has been kept pretty well updated over the last 30-some years. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Philip Lohman
It's a bible. I don't 100% agree with what he says and you probably won't either, but you should read it. In fact, you must read it.Published 12 months ago by tx
For years, I intermittently rode my bike on 23 mile roundtrip paved trails, which was great exercise, but started to seem like such a big deal (needing to use the rack, the shoes,... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Runsilent
Wish I had read this years ago, when I first started cycle commuting to work. Anyone with experience cycling naturally begins to adopt the methods described in the book, except its... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Chrome boy
Forester's day has come and gone. This book is interesting to read from a historical perspective but has little practical value in the second decade of the 21st century. Read morePublished on August 25, 2012 by John Alldredge