Sue Knaup believed she had landed her dream job as director of the Thunderhead Alliance, a national bicycle nonprofit. Though she had escaped abuse as a child, her ambition obscured her descent into workplace abuse. Her Bike Hunts, searching for then giving away used bikes, became her lifeline back to her former, courageous self and the world. Recollections of her daring as a San Francisco bike messenger, river guide, and hitchhiker reminded her of a time when no one could bully her.
BIKE HUNT: A MEMOIR is a tragic love story of an enchantment with and sacrifice for a magical machine. In the end, it is a story of hope and resilience for anyone who has ever let themselves slip away into ambition.
Sue Knaup’s BIKE HUNT is at once a compelling memoir, a narrative of discovery and political activism as well as a look at bicycles as you haven’t seen them before.
- Thomas Cobb author of DARKNESS THE COLOR OF SNOW and CRAZY HEART
BIKE HUNT is about a woman on a mission to share her wheels and open up the world to the people she meets. Knaup’s story is deeply moving—sad and funny and full of moments of insight. She has the rare talent to see with clarity where meanness or dishonesty have prevailed, and her adventures are a thrilling read.
- Elaine Greensmith Jordan author of MRS. OGG PLAYED THE HARP