On Bicycles Book Launch & Ride - Wed. Sept 21 6pm
On Bicycles - 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life
featuring the work of 33 writers, edited by Amy Walker
Wednesday, September 21st @ 6 pm | lululemon lab | 511 west broadway
COMMUTER CAPSULE LAUNCH PARTY:
Lululemon will introduce their new line of cycling-friendly clothing.
- Have your copy of the new book On Bicycles signed by editor Amy
Walker and the contributing writers in attendance including Ulrike
Rodrigues (aka Mitey Miss), Ron Richings, Sarah Ripplinger, David Hay
(maybe! as it's his birthday!), Denise Wrathall - and more!!!
- Bring your bike and wear your favourite gear for a guided musical
bike ride through the city following the event.
Books for sale on site.
Bike ride leaves at 7:30pm
Once the sole province of European cities like Amsterdam and
Copenhagen, bike culture is exploding in North American cities like
Portland, Vancouver, New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. Whether
people are riding folding bikes to the train, or slipping through
traffic on tricked-out fixed-gears, or carrying children and groceries
on their utility bikes, bicycles are making urban life more dynamic,
more enjoyable — simply better. People are giving up their cars.
Cities are holding car-free street festivals for walking and biking.
Dedicated bike lanes and bike pa rking are taking the streets back
from cars. Bikes in general are becoming a bigger part of daily life
for a lot of urban dwellers.
Amy Walker has been at the forefront of this trend as co-founder of
Momentum Magazine, which chronicles and inspires urban bike culture.
In On Bicycles - 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life,
she collects a wide-ranging group of cycling writers to explore the
ways that biking culture can change, and is changing, people's lives.
Bikes are becoming the primary mode of transportation and grocery
hauling for entire families, and On Bicycles covers a wide range of
contemporary bike culture.