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The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide
The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide

The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide

By James Rubin, By Scott Rowan

SPORTS & RECREATION

264 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781600785665

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Aug 2011)

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Overview

Written for cycling enthusiasts who expect to run into vehicular traffic or urban traffic patterns anywhere in the world, this book is not limited to only cyclists in major cities. Observations from years of cycling the city streets of Chicago and Los Angeles inspired these solutions, and every tip, hint, trick, and tactic can be applied to cycling anywhere—rural or urban.

Author Biography

James Rubin is a journalist who has written for regional and national publications including the Economist Intelligence Unit. He rides his 10-year-old specialized mountain bike largely through scenic Griffith Park and the surrounding Hollywood Hills and Los Feliz. He lives in Los Angeles. Scott Rowan has worked in professional sports since 1995 as a reporter, an editor, and a producer. He began bicycling for all his commuting and transportation needs in 2004, averaging approximately 2,500 miles per year.

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James Rubin discusses safe cycling and The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide on "The Bob Edwards Show" on Sirius XM Radio.
The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide was featured on Treehugger.com's "10 Bike Books We Want To Read Now" list.

James Rubin, co-author of The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide, will be interviewed on December 14, 2011 on "Northwest Passage" on KLCC (Eugene, OR), an affiliate of NPR.

James Rubin, co-author of The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide, will be interviewed on November 25, 2011 on "Conner Calling" on WUFT (Gainesville, FL).  This program covers various topics such as sports, education, health and entertainment news.

Scott Rowan, co-author of The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide, talked in-studio on October 27, 2011 on "WGN Midday News" on WGN-TV (Chicago). Watch the interview here.
Scott Rowan talks about The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide and Critical Mass with the Chicago Tribune.
Scott Rowan joins Chicago Tonight to discuss Critical Mass and The Urban Cyclist's Survial Guide.
Visit the Chicago Now blog of Scott Rowan for more info on Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide.

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The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide
By James Rubin & Scott Rowan

 

As gasoline prices reach record highs and one-third of Americans are considered obese, many city dwellers have made a lifestyle change that trims their expenses-and waistlines. They've traded automobiles and bus cards for bicycles. From young parents in Brooklyn with their children in protective seats and baskets laden with groceries to tech workers pedaling down Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard, urban cycling is a growing trend.

 

The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide answers the questions that commuters have when thinking about using bikes instead of car or public transportation. Authors James Rubin, a former professional athlete based in Los Angeles, and Scott Rowan, a cyclist who has logged more than 15,000 miles on Chicago's streets, share insights gleaned from riding the roads of two of America's largest cities.

 

Survival tactics include:

 

• Sharing gridlocked city streets with road-raging drivers
• Perfecting lock techniques to thwart bicycle bandits
• Fixing a flat so fast you'll make your morning meeting
• Adopting twenty-first century packing options-beyond the basket
• Selecting stylish and safe helmets and clothing

 

The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide is for cycling enthusiasts who expect to run into urban traffic anywhere in the world. But this book is not only for cyclists in major cities. Every tip, hint, trick and tactic can be applied to rural and suburban as well as urban cycling. What should a cyclist do after getting hit by a car? What legal tricks do bicycle messengers use navigate city traffic? What can bicycle cops teach normal cyclists about avoiding theft? The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide answers these questions and more, making it essential reading for commuters of all kinds.

 

About the Authors:
A Los Angeles-based journalist, James Rubin has written for regional and national publications including the Economist Intelligence Unit. He rides his 10-year-old Specialized mountain bike largely through scenic Griffith Park and the surrounding Hollywood Hills and Los Feliz.

 

Scott Rowan has worked in professional sports since 1995 as a reporter, editor, and producer. He began bicycling for all his commuting and transportation needs in 2004, averaging approximately 2,500 miles per year.

 

CONTACT: Josh Williams, Independent Publishers Group, 312-337-0747, jwilliams@ipgbook.com

 

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