Joyride tells the inspiring story of Mia Birk's crusade to integrate bicycling into daily life. A transplanted Texan who was used to driving everywhere, Birk borrowed a 10-speed Schwinn to get around while attending graduate school in congested Washington, D.C. Suddenly she was in the best shape of her life-and a love affair had begun.
The New, Updated Second Edition of Joyride Features
Birk's touching true story
Expanded how-to information on adopting bike-friendly policies
"Fifty Keys to Transforming Communities and Empowering People," a detailed checklist
Advice for bicyclists, city planners, city activists, sustainable-living enthusiasts, families, health and fitness providers, and more!
Birk's passion sparked a revolution that is transforming communities all across North America today. With only table scraps of funding and against fierce resistance, she transformed Portland, Oregon, into America's #1 cycling city. She then hit the road, teaching, advising, and inspiring hundreds of communities to become more healthy, safe, and livable. Her funny, touching "joyride" offers hope to any and everyone interested in changing our world for the better-one pedal stroke at a time.
Joyride is a book about community activism, biking for health and for sustainable cities, and an inspirational story of personal triumph. Portions of the proceeds from Joyride are shared with like-minded nonprofit groups that promote communities where bicycling and walking are safe, fun, and daily activities.