Women Bike Book Club: Now We are Two

A booklist from the Women Bike Book Club, meeting at the intersection of bikes, books, and feminism on the first Thursday of the Month at the Golden Gate Branch library.

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):


April 2017
Pedal Zombies: Thirteen Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories / edited by Elly Blue

May 2017
No selection (met at Bike to Work Day Happy Hour)

June 2017 
Zines about bikes from Microcosm Publishing and Brown Recluse Zine Distribution

July 2017
No selection (Show and tell – bike routes and crafts)

August 2017
Our Bodies, Our Bikes / edited by Elly Blue & April Streeter

September 2017 
Wadjda (film) / Haifaa al-Mansour


October 2017
The Velocipede Races / Emily June Street

November 2017
Tillie the Terrible Swede: How One Woman, a Sewing Needle, and a Bicycle Changed History / Sue Stauffacher
(and more here: oaklandlibrary.org/kidsbikebooks)

December 2017
No selection (potluck!)

January 2018
You & a Bike & a Road (graphic novel) / Eleanor Davis

February 2018
Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories in Extreme Futures / Elly Blue

March 2018
Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry’s Extraordinary Ride / Peter Zheutlin