The First Anniversary of the Women Bike Book Club: Read and Talk with Us

A booklist and some club history

It’s Bike Month!  Are you riding? And are you reading?  

If you’re looking for literary inspiration, we’ve got a booklist for you!

Last spring 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, the library began co-sponsoring this club. Each month we meet at the intersection of bikes, books, and feminism. 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.

We meet on the second Thursday of the month.  This month that day, May 11th, is Bike to Work Day! So we’re going to the Latham Square Happy Hour. We’ll have the bike library, buttons, booklists and other cool giveaways.

We hope you’ll stop by! 

And now, as promised, here is your Women, Bikes + Books booklist. We are celebrating a year of reading (and more) with the Women Bike Book Club:

April 2016

Joyride / Mia Birk

May 2016

Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution / Janette Sadik-Khan

June 2016

Notorious RBG / Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

July 2016

Rodando en La Habana: Bicycle Stories (film) / Jenn Hosek and Jaime Santos

August 2016

Ovarian Psycos (film) / Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle

September 2016

Bikeyface (web comics) / Bekka Wright

October 2016

Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy / Elly Blue

November & December 2016

No meeting

January 2017

On Bicycles: 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life / edited by Amy Walker

February 2017

Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling / edited by Suze Clemitson

March 2017

Wheel within a Wheel: How I Learned to Ride the Bicycle, with Some Reflections by the Way / Frances E. Willard

April 2017

Pedal Zombies: Thirteen Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories / edited by Elly Blue