Covering everything from choosing the right bike and rules of the road, to maintenance and customization, this practical guide is a must-have for every bike owner from beginner to advanced.
Fix a flat, winterize your bike, try a road race, and more. This is your guide to everything you might need to enjoy the sport of cycling in one comprehensive manual.
Find your perfect bike, customize your ride without spending a fortune, learn to do your own repairs and maintenance, ride with confidence whether in traffic or on the trail, and participate in races, cyclocross, and other biking activities.
PRACTICAL EXPERT ADVICE Bicycle Times magazine reaches hundreds of thousands of “everyday cyclists.” Their mission is to make cycling fun and accessible for everyone: families, commuters, travelers, and weekend warriors included.
CYCLE WITH CONFIDENCE Filled with practical, wheels-on-the-ground tips, this book will make you a safer and smarter rider. Never fear getting stranded by the roadside without the tools or know-how to fix your ride.
CYCLING BASICS, RIDING SKILLS, AND ADVENTURES! A complete breakdown of essential cycling information from choosing the correct bike to suit your needs to understanding the drive train, terrain tips, rules of the road, and more. Learn everything you need to get the most out of your two-wheeled adventure.
REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE Tips and education on how to repair and maintain your bike. Learn to fix a flat, perform a basic tune-up, change brakes, and everything else you may encounter in keeping your bicycle ready when you are.
Robert F. James is an endurance cyclist, retired U.S. Navy sailor, bicycle shop staffer, professor of literature, and professional writer. He has completed the Furnace Creek 508 ultramarathon bicycle race several times—a 508-mile ride in the heat of October through Death Valley and the Mojave Desert, as well as the AIDS/LifeCycle ride—a 7-day, 545-mile fund-raising ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.