We Like Bikes! Cycling Resources at the Library

Bloomington's B-Line Trail and bicycle-only traffic lanes make a trip to the Library fun and easy on two wheels. Our shelves—real and virtual—are full of practical and inspiring information on cycling. Try these titles:


Compiled by:
Ryan S.
The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love

Per J. Andersson
Adult Nonfiction 759.13 Kumar And

Part biography, part travelog, and part love story, this book will appeal to the optimistic, the romantic, and the armchair traveler. This is a story of human connection that spans continents, class, and race. —Library Journal


Bicycling Magazine
eMagazine – Bicycling

Features articles on all types of riding, from mountain biking to trail biking. The photographs and personal stories within its pages are invigorating and upbeat. Also tests out new bikes, riding gear, and other gadgets to improve your experience.—Amazon


Epic Bike Rides of the World: Explore the Planet's Most Thrilling Cycling Routes
Adult Nonfiction 910.4 Epi
Series: Lonely Planet

Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated book, illustrated with stunning photography and a map. A toolkit of practical details—where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay, and more. Each piece shows how cycling is a fantastic way to get to know a place, a people and their culture.—Lonely Planet


This Road I Ride : Sometimes It Takes Losing Everything to Find Yourself

Juliana Buhring
Adult Nonfiction 796.6 Buh

With only a few months' worth of training and the support of a good friend in Naples, the author would set out to pedal more than 18,000 miles across 19 countries. Just as compelling as the adventure, however, is her internal journey to manage her grief, deepen her understanding of the man she lost, and reconnect with the world. —Booklist


The Ultimate Bicycle Owner's Manual : the Universal Guide to Bikes, Riding, and Everything for Beginner and Seasoned Cyclists

Eben Weiss
Adult Nonfiction 796.6 Wei

A blogger and advocate of everything related to bicycling, Weiss (The Enlightened Cyclist; Bike Snob) imparts knowledge on bike styles, buying tips, maintenance, operation, equipment, transporting your bike, city riding, competition, and riding with children—and concludes with his beliefs on the future of cycling. —Library Journal