Get out and Ride

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 by Travel_and_Outdoors

There are many benefits to living in the bay area and great weather is definitely one of them.  Where else can you find sunny 60+ degree weather in Jan and Feb?  And why not take advantage of the nice weather and pull out your road or mountain bike?  Whether younger or older, veteran or new rider, here are some great bike books to help you with your journey.

“Just ride:  a radically practical guide to riding your bike” is a great book that questions and debunks over eighty myths to highlight bicycling’s inherently enjoyable nature, addressing everything from clothing and accessories to health, fitness, and safety.

Just Ride Just Ride

For the true bike enthusiast who wants to work on or maintain their bike, check out “Zinn & the art of road bike maintenance” From shifters to derailleurs, pedal to handlebars, these books cover every component of a bike and lists the tools bike owners need to tackle simple and advanced projects along with many detailed illustrations on how to work on each part.

Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

Or check out the mountain bike version of “Zinn & the art of mountain bike maintenance.” 

Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance

For parents with young soon-to-be riders, check out “Discovery Channel pro cycling team teach your kid to ride a bike. 

Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team Teach your Kid to Ride A Bike Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team Teach your Kid to Ride A Bike

For the young ones who want to read their own bike book, “Froggy rides a bike” is a fun story about how Froggy learns to ride his shiny new bike.

Froggy Rides A Bike Froggy Rides A Bike

Wondering where to go on your road or mountain bike?  Check out “South Bay bike trails: road and mountain bicycle rides through Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.