The Bike to Work Guide (Google eBook)

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Adams Media, Nov 17, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 224 pages
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Biking to work can save someone loads of money and lots of calories--all the while, the earth, too. But bike-commuting isn't always easy--there are many things a rider needs to know to get to work on time, safely, and happily. Expert bikers Roni Sarig and Paul Dorn teach potential bikers the tips and tricks to traveling to and from work. From buying the right bike, to fueling the body, to road safety, this all-inclusive primer will get bikers on the road in no time. Whether someone is buying a first bike or is a bicycle enthusiast, this book will teach how to: buy the right equipment; pick a route; weather-proof the ride; maintain the bike; follow traffic laws and ride safely; and enjoy the experience! Like a roadmap for the future, this guide teaches bikers how to make a difference in their bodies, wallets, and communities--and get to work--today.
  

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Review: The Bike to Work Guide: Save Gas, Go Green, Get Fit

User Review  - Breana Cross Hall - Goodreads

great info for new bike commuters Read full review

Review: The Bike to Work Guide: Save Gas, Go Green, Get Fit

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

An excellent introduction to bicycle commuting and bicycling in general. It covers topics including what gear to use, how to choose a bike, how to choose a route, basic repairs, etc. Read full review

Contents

Why Commute by Bicycle
1
Bike Components
15
Suspension
28
Bicycle Types
31
Fix Up the Old Bike or Buy New?
44
Finding the Right Fit
57
Hydration
74
Weight Control
87
Bicycling and Traffic Laws
140
Dressing for lhe Job
159
Bicycle Maintenance and Repair
167
Wheels and Tires
175
Derailleurs and Freewheel
185
Bicycling Beyond the Trip to Work
195
References
201
Index
213

Hearl Heallh
89
Commuling Safely
114

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About the author (2008)

Roni Sarig (White Plains, NY) is a bicycle enthusiast and professional writer.
Paul Dorn (Sacramento, CA) is a bicycle commuting blogger and writer in northern California, and creator of a popular bike commuting advice website at www.runmuki.com/commute. He is the former executive director of the California Bicycle Coalition, and former board member and newsletter editor of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Dorn is certified by the League of American Bicyclists as a League Cycling Instructor (LCI #1237).

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