Women Bike Book Club

Cover of The Velocipede Races, by Emily June Street, showing pink corset

For October, we're thrilled to welcome local author Emily June Street! We will be reading her steampunk cycling novel, The Velocipede Races. (Request it through LINK+ here.) From the author's website

Cutthroat velocipede racing enthralls the citizens of Seren, and Emmeline Escot was born to ride. There's only one problem: she's a girl. Serenias -- the high-born women of the city -- live tightly laced lives, cloistered by their families before marriage, rigidly controlled by their husbands after. 

Emmeline watches her twin brother gain success as a professional racing jockey while her own life grows increasingly narrow. Yet her hunger to ride never dies. Ever more stifled by the rules of her life, Emmeline rebels -- with stunning consequences. 

Can her dream to race survive scandal, scrutiny, and heartbreak?

We can't wait to discuss this story and its inspiration with Emily June on October 12 at the Golden Gate Library. 

Upcoming meetings of the Women Bike Book Club: November 9, December 14, and January 11 at the Golden Gate Branch (5606 San Pablo Ave). 

For more information, call 510-597-5023 or send us an email


Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Golden Gate Branch

5606 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94608
Phone: (510) 597-5023