Bike economics, the book — almost

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Over breakfast a couple of weeks ago, I decided in between coffee refills that I wasn’t done thinking or writing about the bicycle economy yet. I’ll make it into a book, I decided.

The book itself is still a ways off — in the meantime, though, I’m remixing the best parts of the ten columns I wrote for Grist along with some ideas and stories that never made it in, plenty of original material, and a whole new structure, and publishing a zine — a small, stapled booklet that will make the economic case for bicycle transportation.

This project completely violates my “no new things” rule. I’m already gaspingly behind on my production schedule for my other zine, Taking the Lane #4. This one is exciting as well — I’m looking at groups of women in bicycling and grappling with community, empowerment, sex, and just what feminism is these days.

I’ll be spending most of the next month writing furiously. If you like what I write, and like having a small, charming book to carry in your pocket to read on the bus, coffeeshop, or in line at the post office, then you’ll like these. And here’s your chance to pre-order the first copies hot off the press — and to make it possible for me to print them in the first place. All for far less than the cost of the eggs and coffee that inspired it. You can back the zines, and order one or both, here.

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