This new book is ideal for new cyclists who need help building their skills before they take to the road. "Smart Cycling" is a good introduction to cycling for anyone interested for fun, fitness, or transportation. Cycling is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Many people are looking to cycling as the solution to concerns about rising fuel costs, environmental issues and lack of exercise. Biking to school or work is inexpensive, active and green, but some children have never learned to ride a bike and many adults haven't dusted off their bikes in years. This book will give the skills for teaching safe, fun, lifelong cycling.
The League of American Bicyclists was founded as the League of American Wheelmen in 1880. Today, the league's mission is to promote bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation and to work through advocacy and education.
Chapter 1. History and Benefits of Bicycling; Chapter 2. Choosing a Bicycle; Chapter 3. Rules of the Road; Chapter 4. Bicycle Handling Skills; Chapter 5. Avoidance Maneuvers; Chapter 6. Bicycle Parts and Quick Repairs; Chapter 7. Gear and Equipment; Chapter 8. Commuting by Bicycle; Chapter 9. Cycling for the Fun of It; Chapter 10. Ready to Ride.