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Discussion Groups 

There's lots to discuss about bicycling in the Hudson Valley, and bicycling in general. 

See Discuss Bicycling in the Hudson Valley


Books

  • The Art of Cycling, by Robert Hurst.  Globe Pequot Press, 2007.

Lots of specific suggestions, and an interesting overall perspective about interacting with motor vehicle traffic. Emphasis on handling city streets and traffic, but helpful for anyone riding on the roads.

  • Bicycling Street Smarts: Riding Confidently, Legally, and Safely, by John S. Allen.  Second edition, Rubel BikeMaps, 2001 (First edition, 1988 by Rodale).

 - - see version on the Web 

 - - purchase paper copy from Rubel BikeMaps 

  • Bicycling Magazine's Complete Book of Road Cycling Skills, by Ed Pavelka, et al.  Rodale Press, Emmaus PA, 1998.  ISBN 0-87596-486-9.

Chapters 17 - 21 give specific techniques for "safety in traffic".  The rest of the book has lots of ideas about skills and training. 

  • Effective Cycling, by John Forester.  (6th edition)  MIT Press, Cambridge MA, 1993.  ISBN 0-262-06159-7 and 0-262-56070-4.

The classic for the techniques (and politics) of riding a bicycle in traffic with motor vehicles.  Chapters 26 - 32 are very helpful on strategies and techniques for riding on the roads.  The rest of the large book has lots more on all aspects of bicycling.


Magazines

 


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