Bike Tribes: A Field Guide to North American Cyclists

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A hilarious and essential illustrated field guide that breaks down the tribes of the bicycling community: from the spandex-clad weekend warriors to the hipsters on street bikes who love to laugh at each other (and themselves)

Anyone who rides a bike knows the bicycling world is made up of tribes. From tattooed messengers to pretty urban hipsters to grouchy shop owners, they may look like they live on different planets, but they are united by ...

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Overview

A hilarious and essential illustrated field guide that breaks down the tribes of the bicycling community: from the spandex-clad weekend warriors to the hipsters on street bikes who love to laugh at each other (and themselves)

Anyone who rides a bike knows the bicycling world is made up of tribes. From tattooed messengers to pretty urban hipsters to grouchy shop owners, they may look like they live on different planets, but they are united by their abiding love of bikes—and often their total disdain of other members of this insular world.

Bike Tribes is the Preppy Handbook of bicycling, replete with one-of-a-kind illustrations that taxonomize the special habits, clothing, preferences, and predilections of cyclists.

Mike Magnuson, an avid rider, bicycling expert, and longtime contributor to Bicycling magazine, covers the basics of racing, etiquette, and apparel and gear, including running commentary on cycling culture, poking holes in practically every pretension in the cycling world. Bike Tribes is a fun romp through the various subcultures in the bike community—bound to appeal to newcomers and grizzled cyclists alike.

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"Bike Tribes...is a field guide to pedal pushers. Even more, it's an entertaining catalog of two-wheeled snobbery." — OUTSIDE MAGAZINE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609617431
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,357,422
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

MIKE MAGNUSON is the author of Lummox: The Evolution of a Man and Heft on Wheels: A Field Guide to Doing a 180. He is a longtime contributing writer with Bicycling and lives in Oshkosh, WI.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Commuter Tribe

    Highly entertaining, specially if you ride.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    From review killer

    You guys dont know any thing about bikes which I rcomed not reading this book because it is the worst

    Later to all my fans and check my latest post by

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    To cave gaurd toms

    Sleep here

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