Taking the Lane zine is back! We will resume publication in summer, 2017 with issue #14, Bikequity.
Taking the Lane zine, published since 2010, provides diverse perspectives on a wide variety of topics through the double lens of bicycling and feminism.
#1: Sharing the Road with Boys contains writing by Elly about sexist encounters in cycling and what to do about it. Out of print, but there’s an ebook.
#2: Revolutions Every Damn Day includes multiple contributors’ accounts of cyclists at work, including an interview with the owner of Sugar Wheelworks (formerly Epic Wheelworks). Out of print, but again—we made an ebook.
#3: Unsung Heroes: Featuring admirable cycling women, including an interview with the wonderful late Marilyn “Tweety” Hayward. Just a few copies left.
#4: Sexy on the Inside is the story of the Sprockettes, the world’s first all-women mini-bicycle dance troupe, and also about different feminisms. Still in print.
#5: Our Bodies, Our Bikes featured different contributors writing about topics from body image to pregnancy to menstruation to injury to fitness. The zine is out of print, but we have since published a book by the same name, co-edited with April Streeter, featuring some of the same content and much more.
#6: Lines on the Map, edited by Katelyn Hale, featured writing that all had a strong sense of place and landscape, especially hills. It’s out of print, sadly.
#7: BikeSexuality—the title is self-explanatory for this one! Also out of print, but some of the essays were reproduced in the Our Bodies, Our Bikes book.
#8: Childhood features writing about bicycling as a child and with children. In print and available!
#9: Disaster has accounts of bicycles being of use in times of crisis, from the personal to the geopolitical to the catastrophic. In print and available.
#10: Bikes in Space was our only fiction issue—specifically, science fiction! It was so much fun that we turned Bikes in Space into its own series. The original zine is out of print, but you can get the ebook.
#11: Four Paws, Two Wheels is all about dogs and bikes. Available and in-print.
#12: Religion was edited by Kirsten Collins and contains a number of personal stories that show the intersection of bicycling and different religions and spirituality. Available and in-print.
#13: Cycletherapy: Grief and Healing on Two Wheels was edited by Anika Ledlow. We tried to switch to a book format with this issue and launch a new series called The Journal of Bicycle Feminism—but it turned out this stuff all works better in zine format, so we decided to change back with…
#14: Bikequity. More information about this social justice themed issue is coming soon. The zine will come out in summer, 2017.
#15: Stay tuned here for a call for proposals for the next issue with the theme of transgender experiences with bicycling.
You may be interested in the Taking the Lane audiobook or the Bikenomics zine…
100% of our content comes from readers, and the themes for most issues are at the request of contributors. If you’re interested in writing or drawing something for an upcoming issue or anthology, check out our current calls for submission or get in touch to pitch us an idea for a future theme.
Taking the Lane is primarily reader-supported, but starting in 2013 we have offered a limited number of print advertising opportunities in each issue. Please contact us for rates and availability.