Women* Bike Book Club

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We're excited to read Back in the Frame by Jools Walker for our November meeting. 

Jools Walker, the writer behind the blog VeloCityGirl, rediscovered biking in her late 20's after a ten-year absence from the saddle. Through blogging, a whole world opened up - but it's hard to find space in an industry not traditionally open to women - especially women of color.

Her memoir of "bikes, blogs, and riding through depression" is a deeply personal and highly relatable story. From the intro: 

This book isn't going to tell you how to become a 'proper' cyclist. The truth is, that doesn't exist. I've had cycling do's and don'ts rammed down my throat and I'm tired of it. [...] So instead, this book is about celebrating cycling! Riding a bike is one of the most joyful things you can do, so any rules or restrictions are to be banished. Cycling should be for absolutely everyone, without barriers.

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Pick up a copy now at Golden Gate! 

Questions? Please call 510-597-5023 or email esanders@oaklandlibrary.org. 

Women Bike Book Club is a collaboration between the Oakland Public Library and Bike East Bay. More info on their Women Bike program here




Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Golden Gate Branch

Lower Level Auditorium (please use rear entrance, and feel free to bring your bike inside!)
5606 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA 94608
Phone: (510) 597-5023