The Cyclist's Manifesto: The Case For Riding Out The Oil Crisis on Two Wheels

Author(s): Robert Hurst


Robert Hurst takes off his gloves to lay out the case in favor of the bicycle as today's superior mode of transport - and to voice a resounding call to action for people to use it. In an engaging narrative that takes us from the past to the present and into the future, the author visits a surprising variety of places and historical moments. Hurst argues that the West's aversion to bicycling for transportation is a unique historical - cultural absurdity based largely on false assumptions and bad information. Humorous but more than a little exasperated, "The Cyclist's Manifesto" paints a tantalizing picture of just what the effects of substantially increased bicycle usage might be - the health care savings would be astronomical, for example, and the ways that individuals and governments can go about wresting back control over their energy destiny.


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Robert Hurst, a veteran bicycle messenger and all-around cyclist, is the author of several Falcon Guides, including The Bicycle Commuter's Pocket Guide (also June 2009) and The Art of Cycling. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

General Fields

  • : 9780762751280
  • : Globe Pequot Press
  • : Globe Pequot Press
  • : July 2009
  • : 215mm X 140mm X 15mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : 213
  • : Paperback
  • : Robert Hurst