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  1 Holy Spokes!: A Biking Bible for Everyone
Author: Coppolillo, Rob
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Class: 796.6
Age: 12-19
Language: English
LC: GV1048
Grade: 7-12
Print Run: 20000
ISBN-13: 9781936976232
LCCN: 2012936086
Imprint: Zest Books
Pub Date: 01/22/2013
Availability: Out of Stock Indefinitely
List: $14.99
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Physical Description: 197 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. H 7.5", W 5.5", D 0.49", 0.43 lbs.
LC Series:
Brodart Sources: Brodart's Insight Catalog: Teen
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TIPS Subjects: Sports
BISAC Subjects: YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / General
LC Subjects: Bicycles
Bicycles, Maintenance and repair
Cycling, Handbooks, manuals, etc
Cycling, Training, Juvenile literature
Handbooks, manuals, etc
SEARS Subjects: Cycling, Training
Reading Programs: Lexile Level: 1160
Brodart's TOP Paperback Titles | 01/01/2013
Save the gas and hit the road with the perfect bicycle for you. Learn what bikes accomplish, how they work, and how to embark on everything from city exploration to competitive racing and mountain trails. Common mistakes and a quiz help to prepare the reader for the next ride. 208pp.
Journal Reviews
Booklist | 01/01/2013
Grades 6-9. A journalist and biking enthusiast offers a practical guide to cycling and bike racing. One useful chapter analyzes types of bikes used for racing, transportation, and recreation, while another considers ways of purchasing bicycles, fitting them to the rider, and maintaining them. The brief chapter on cycling history praises Lance Armstrong's achievements and contributions. It notes the formal doping charges filed against him in June, 2012, but not the subsequent results, which presumably happened after the book went to press. Coppolillo discusses environmental and safety aspects of riding bicycles, as well as the experiences of racing and adventure cycling. Appearing at intervals, articles by a bike maker, a seller, a rider, and a racer add other informed, experienced voices to the presentation. Line drawings illustrate the text as needed, especially in the chapter on types of bikes. Clearly written and packed with useful information, this handbook will be helpful to novices and more experienced riders alike. Phelan, Carolyn. 192p. AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, c2013.
VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates Magazine) | 02/01/2013
4Q 4P J S. The author's fervor for biking comes across in every sentence of this overwhelmingly positive look at biking that may inspire even the least enthusiastic to give it a try. Coppolillo crams in advice on everything from how to choose the correct size and type of bike to details on repairs to biking in other countries on a multitude of terrains. Not just for casual bikers, this book is also aimed at those who might want to make a living by riding professionally, writing about the sport, or working in a bike shop--or even earn school credit by doing something like creating a mountain biking club. There is also the obligatory section on how biking may save the lives of both bikers and the planet. The dangers are not ignored, especially those riders might encounter while riding in traffic. Essays by some of the top names in the sport complete a few of the chapters. The book is current enough to mention the latest trials of Lance Armstrong but not the final outcome. Websites; books on bike history, bike culture, and bicycling stories; and feature and online films are among the resources offered. It includes line drawings only--photos would have added more interest.--Pam Carlson. 208p. VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES, c2013.