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Our book is finally here! Bike NYC

After a year of interviews, rides and writing…the book I co-authored with Marci Blackman and Ed Glazar has hit the shelves.

BIKE NYC. The Cyclist’s guide to New York City.

Pick it up in your local book store or order it from Amazon.com.

Here is the official press release from our publisher, Skyhorsepublishing.com

A ONE-OF-A-KIND CYCLIST’S GUIDE TO NEW YORK

BIKE NYC
The Cyclist’s Guide to New York City
By Marci Blackman, Ed Glazar, and Michael Green

Good news for both the health of city dwellers and the planet—regular bicycle riding has doubled in New York City in the past four years! With protected paths and bike lanes popping up everywhere from Broadway to Prospect Park West, commuter biking and joy riding is safer and easier than ever. BIKE NYC is the definitive guide to navigating the city via its fastest growing mode of transportation. Three seasoned riders and bike tour guides, including the creator of Bikeblognyc.com, offer advice on fabulous rides through all five boroughs. Part guidebook, photo-essay, history, and human-interest story, BIKE NYC is all about rediscovering the city and being a part of the bike culture movement. Get exercise and gain a new perspective on New York City with adventures such as:
• Riding Manhattan tip to tip, from 122-year-old Pier A to the Cloisters
• Checking out the “Cemetery Belt,” an eighteen-mile ride through ancient cemeteries of Brooklyn and Queens
• Pedaling your way through a Manhattan and Queens art crawl
• Seeing Coney Island’s beaches as never before
• Experiencing “the Dead Pool” on Staten Island up close and personal—the place where tugboats go to die
• Taking a spooky Halloween night ride through Brooklyn brownstones
• And more!

Small enough to carry anywhere, BIKE NYC is packed with safety tips, historical facts, photographs, and listings of the best food stops and bike shops no matter where you are on your ride. Whether you’ve got a custom-built bicycle or an old hand-me-down, BIKE NYC will be your new key to the city.

About the Authors:
Marci Blackman has cycled through Europe, across the United States from San Francisco to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and through the high octane, traffic–snarled streets of New York City. Blackman writes and lives in Queens and works as a bicycle tour guide for Central Park Bike Tours.

Ed Glazar has been riding bikes for most of his life—from the ditches and BMX tracks of east Texas to the streets of New York City. His street cred includes several years of experience as a bike courier and a dispatcher, and most recently as a New York City bike tour guide. He has been taking photographs for more than ten years.

Michael Green is the founder of the innovative blog www.BikeBlogNYC.com, one of the key resources for urban cycling in New York and around the world. Michael has been quoted in the New York Times and has been interviewed by New York magazine, Time Out New York, the Village Voice, CBS, and several radio programs.

BIKE NYC
The Cyclist’s Guide to New York City
By Marci Blackman, Ed Glazer, and Michael Green
Skyhorse Publishing Paperback
On Sale: July 2011
ISBN: 978-1-61608-313-7
Price: $12.95

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
307 West 36th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
212 643 6816
www.skyhorsepublishing.com

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