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50 Shades of the USA

One woman’s 11,000 mile cycling adventure through every state of America.

Join us on February 6 to discuss "50 Shades of the USA," by Anna McNuff.

Disillusioned with corporate London life and with no previous experience as a long-distance cyclist, Anna decides to clamber atop a beautiful pink bicycle (named Boudica) and set out on an 11,000-mile journey on her own, through each and every state of the USA.

Dodging floods, blizzards and electrical storms, she pedals side by side with mustangs of the Wild West, through towering redwood forests, past the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains and on to the volcanos of Hawaii. Along the way, she meets record-breaking grandmas, sings with Al Green at a gospel service and does her best to avoid becoming a grizzly bear’s dinner.

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, March 5, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, July 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