Cycletherapy Grief and Healing on Two Wheels

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  • Copyright: 2016-05-10
  • Publisher: Elly Blue Publishing
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Can you pedal your way through everything life throws at you?

Taking on the bicycle as a means of making sense of life and death, contributors write about their experiences on a bicycle, enjoying the little things about everyday life, dealing with the most difficult, and overcoming loss, trauma, and fear. Contributions range from the lyrical to the profane, the deeply personal to the keenly analytical. Includes essays, art, and a short story.

Author Biography

Elly Blue is an author and activist who lives in Portland, OR and writes about bicycle transportation. She is the author of Everyday Bicycling: Ride a Bike for Transportation (Whatever Your Lifestyle) and Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy.

Anika Ledlow studied sociology at Reed College.

Contributors to this volume include Anna Brones, Joe Biel, Gretchin Lair, Karen Canady, Connie Oehring, Julie Brooks, Lauren Hage, Sara Tretter, Lindsay Kandra, Jamie Passaro, Erin Fox, Amy Subach, Katherine Hodges, and Barb Grover. Cover art is by Kenton Hoppas.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Making Peace with the Wind 9
Barb Grover
Yes, Women Ride 13
Anna Brones
Pedaling Uphill 21
Elly Blue
Magazine 29
Sara Tretter
My Body, My City 35
Katherine Hodges
Bicycle Epiphanies 41
Karen Canady
Stroke 45
Joe Biel
Five Spokes of Grief 49
Julie Brooks
Ariel 55
Gretchin Lair
The Other Deepest Thing 57
Erin Fox
Riding the White Line 65
Connie Oehring
A Different Road: An Interview with Delicia Jernigan 79
Anika Ledlow
Fiction: The Crash 87
Lauren Hage
The Xtracycle Diaries 101
Jamie Passaro
Why We Ride 111
Amy Subach
Reviews: Women & Cycling Zines 117
Julie Brooks
Parting Shot: Definition 127
Lindsay Kandra

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