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Saturday, May 10, 2014
Table Time and Bike Month
But if a fossil fuel powered road trip isn't your bag, the small table is featuring books dedicated to bike month. That's right, May is officially the month of the bicylcle (oh how I wish we still called them velocipedes). We've got histories and memoirs, picture books and repair manuals...all featuring bikes!
The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett
A little girl sees a shiny new bicycle in the shop window. She hurries home to see if she has enough money in her piggy bank, but when she comes up short, she knocks on the doors of her neighbors, hoping to do their yardwork. They all turn her away except for a kindly old woman.
The woman and the girl work through the seasons, side by side. They form a tender friendship. When the weather warms, the girl finally has enough money for the bicycle. She runs back to the store, but the bicycle is gone What happens next shows the reward of hard work and the true meaning of generosity.
Wordless, timeless, and classic, The Girl and the Bicycle carries a message of selflessness and sweet surprises and makes an ideal gift for graduations and other special occasions.
The Rules: The Way of the Cycling Disciple by The Velominati
Practical and motivating (Rule #12: the correct number of bikes to own is N + 1, where N is the number of bikes currently owned), unflinching and authoritative (Rule #9: If you're out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.), The Rules will help readers find their cycling passion, whether it's in high alpine passes or tight velodrome races, in the garage before the ride or in the bar afterward. "Vive la Vie Velominatus."
In honor of bike month, show your bicycle helmet to the cashier and receive 10% off your purchase. Don't forget your bike saddle bags! You never know what kind of goodies you'll find! Also stay tuned for more info on our Bike to Work Stations.