In the spring of 2016, Bike East Bay created The Women Bike Book Club as part of an initiative called Women Bike, which aims to “encourage and inspire more women, trans and femme folks to ride bikes.” In January 2017, the library began co-sponsoring this club.
We've been meeting for over two years now! We discuss experiences and issues, and sometimes we do a little coloring too. While the focus of this group is women and biking, everyone is welcome to join.
Last year we posted our one year list, so we thought we'd do it again this year. Here is everything we read (or watched or did):
Pedal Zombies: Thirteen Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories / edited by Elly Blue
No selection (met at Bike to Work Day Happy Hour)
Zines about bikes from Microcosm Publishing and Brown Recluse Zine Distribution
No selection (Show and tell – bike routes and crafts)
Our Bodies, Our Bikes / edited by Elly Blue & April Streeter
Wadjda (film) / Haifaa al-Mansour
The Velocipede Races / Emily June Street
Tillie the Terrible Swede: How One Woman, a Sewing Needle, and a Bicycle Changed History / Sue Stauffacher
(and more here: oaklandlibrary.org/kidsbikebooks)
No selection (potluck!)
You & a Bike & a Road (graphic novel) / Eleanor Davis
Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories in Extreme Futures / Elly Blue
Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry’s Extraordinary Ride / Peter Zheutlin