Bikes are becoming an ever-more vital part of daily life for people of all ages. Laura Robinson combines fascinating history (the first bike was propelled by the rider's feet pushing against the ground) with useful and fun information, including tips for the way to dress for safe and efficient biking; what to eat for maximum body efficiency; and how to select and maintain a bike. The book features riding superstars like Lance Armstrong as well as the kids from Chippewas of Nawash First Nations, whose mountain bike team is coached by Robinson. Detailed diagrams and charts of different types of bikes, tire treads, and even road signs, along with bios of famous cyclists throughout history make this lively book the perfect resource for both dedicated riders and first-time cyclists.
LAURA ROBINSON has been a freelance journalist for nearly twenty years, and she is the author of five books on issues in sports. She was a former member of Canada's national cycling team and a former Canadian rowing champion. Robinson coaches the Anishinaabe Racers, a mountain bike and Nordic ski team at Cape Croker First Nation Elementary School in Ontario, Canada. Her first children's book, Great Girls- Profiles of Awesome Canadian Athletes, became a best seller. Cyclist BikeList- The Book for Every Rider is her second children's book. AMON K. PEREZ has been working as a cartoonist for little over a decade. His catalogue of work is as diverse as the styles he employs. He has illustrated comic books, manga, children's books, role-playing games, collectible card games, and magazines. Ramon K. Perez is the creator of a somewhat autobiographical weekly online comic strip Butternutsquash and the new adventure comic strip Kukuburi.