On Bicycles – 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life, is a new book edited by Amy Walker. On Bicycles features the work 33 writers from across the spectrum who share a passion for cycling and a desire to share the gift of cycling with you. Here you’ll find posts related to the new bike culture and lifestyle – a culture defined by its emphasis on cycling for utility and transportation – plus writing, links and media to inspire, engage and delight you.
Utility biking is growing in cities like Portland, OR, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Montreal, and Vancouver, BC. Whether people are riding folding bikes to the commuter train, slipping through traffic on streamlined single speeds, or carrying children and groceries on their cargo bikes, bicycles are making urban life more dynamic and enjoyable — simply better.
Amy Walker has been at the forefront of this trend as cofounder of Momentum magazine, which chronicles and inspires urban bike culture and transportation cycling. In On Bicycles, she gathers a wide-ranging group of cycling writers to explore the ways that biking can change, and is changing, people’s lives. From utility bikes that are becoming the primary mode of transportation for entire families to the artistic creations of freakbike riders, On Bicycles has something for everyone who has ever ridden a bike.