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Bicycle Journeys

Epic adventures on two wheels

Are you a metro-area bicycle commuter who dreams of strapping a set of panniers onto your bike and heading far from the madding crowd? One needn’t be a cyclist to enjoy a tale of long-distance cycling – experience perhaps doesn’t even help the enjoyment. The books below are a combination of first-person narratives of explorations of undiscovered territories, both external and internal, and well-researched histories of epic journeys across continents.

tour de oz

Bikes, Bites and Bucket Lists

Epic Journeys for the Rugged Cyclist

May is National Bike Month and what better way to get motivated than to read some cycling memoirs.  Some of these may jump onto your bucket list while others will make good couch reading.  If you're looking for a local ride, join DC Public Library on the 10th Annual Tour de DCPL on Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m.  Click here to register.  We hope to see you on the trails!


Gearin' Up Cycles Bike Repair Clinic

A great "How-To" program for all ages!

Gearin' Up Bicycles is rolling over to our branch on May 26th at 1:30 p.m. for a FREE, two hour bike repair pop-up clinic! Get your bike ready for the summer by learning all about simple bike repairs, safety and general maintenance from this local non-profit.

Tour de DCPL VI

A Mt. Pleasant Rider's Review

Tour de DCPL: A Rider’s Review  by C.T. Lechner, Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library Patron For more information and photos from the ride, head to

Bike Ride

Library Lovers Like To Bike! Woodridge

Woodridge Interim Library Family Bike Tour

Families! Join us for a community bike ride from the Woodridge Interim Library in celebration of National Bike Month on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Learn about some local history, meet neighbors, visit historic sites and learn about the New Woodridge Library.   Meet up at 18th and Douglas streets NE.                        


Family Fun Time: Bike Decorating

Saturday, May 30, 2 p.m.

Celebrate National Bike Month with us by creating fun and fabulous decorations for your bikes, including bike license plates, noisemakers, streamers, and more. We'll provide the supplies, you bring your creativity! Can't wait until May 30? See what else is going on throughout DC Public Library to celebrate Bike Month by clicking on the "National Bike Month" tag at the bottom of the page. And be sure to check out our vast collection of children's picture books about bikes, such as these popular titles:

Along a Long Road

Books for Beginner Bike Lovers

Picture books about bikes and biking

There is something intrinsically appealing about bike books. Bikes remind me of warm sunny days and the wonderful feeling of freedom and exploration. I think I share that trait with most of the younger population. What little kid doesn't like to go out and ride their bike? Finding a good book about bikes and bike riding can be a great way to draw in active reluctant readers as well as established book lovers. They can also be useful for teaching kids how to ride bikes and building confidence for beginner riders. Here are a few that I have enjoyed: