John N. Jax

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Miles from Nowhere: A Round-The-World Bicycle Adventure

A must-have for all libraries without a copy of the original, especially those with active biking communities seeking entertaining adventure stories. Savage also provides practical touring advice relevant to any bike traveler.

South Away: The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels

Biking and adventure travel enthusiasts will revel in the author’s descriptions and ability to endure such an arduous trip, and find this account restores one’s faith in human goodness.

One-Way Ticket: Nine Lives on Two Wheels

Vaughters rode during a bike racing era that can be described as astonishingly wild and potently drug-fueled. His honest take is refreshing and required reading. For all libraries.


The World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero

Kranish mixes sports and history, along with the realities of racism, in a valuable addition for all libraries with collections touching on those areas.

The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France

De Visé's account stands out owing to its depth of coverage, captivating prose, and variety of historical and contemporary news sources. An impressive read for anyone interested in cycling.

Escape by Bike: Adventure Cycling, Bikepacking and Touring Off-Road

A good balance of eye candy and substance, sure to inspire many cycling odysseys. For libraries with active and outdoorsy populations.

Higher Calling: Cycling's Obsession with Mountains

The author's passion for cycling and his scrutiny of every detail of the sport makes this latest work a shining contribution to the genre. For all libraries.

How Cycling Can Save the World

Walker has certainly done his homework. For libraries wanting to update their sports collections as well as those seeking to foster a more bike-friendly infrastructure in urban and rural areas.

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