Can you pedal your way through everything life throws at you?
Taking on the bicycle as a means of making sense of life and death, contributors write about their experiences on a bicycle, enjoying the little things about everyday life, dealing with the most difficult, and overcoming loss, trauma, and fear. Contributions range from the lyrical to the profane, the deeply personal to the keenly analytical. Includes essays, art, and a short story.
This is the first issue of the annual Journal of Bicycle Feminism is a compendium of smart, well-curated writing about topics in bicycling from a feminist perspective. It's the grown-up, moved-out, bigger, bolder, and better version of what used to be Taking the Lane zine.
There's a strong connection between moving the body and soothing the heart, and these gorgeous essays —by turns touching, defiant, and inspiring —drive (or should I say ride) the point home. Whether you bike as a form of political resistance or as a means to cart your kids to school, you'll find something to connect to in this sweet, tough book.
Katie Haegele, Slip of the Tongue and White Elephants