A bicycle is a human-powered, pedal-driven vehicle, first developed in the 19th century and remaining a popular form of transportation and sport today.

Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain
My Bike
Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike
Eat, Sleep, Ride
The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle
Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save The Economy
Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
Ben Rides On
How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers: A Simple but Brilliant Plan in 24 Easy Steps
The Best Bike Ride Ever
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle
Off We Go!
In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist
The Enlightened Cyclist: Commuter Angst, Dangerous Drivers, and Other Obstacles on the Path to Two-Wheeled Trancendence
Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle
It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels
The Girl and the Bicycle
Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling
Bicycle Diaries
Duck on a Bike
The Enlightened Cyclist: Commuter Angst, Dangerous Drivers, and Other Obstacles on the Path to Two-Wheeled Trancendence
Along for the Ride
The Patchwork Bike
Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
Pack Your Bags and Get Out! by David ClarkeMud, Sweat & Gears by Ellie BennettUnderground  Overground by Andrew MartinNarrow Boat by L.T.C. RoltNotes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
Best UK Travel Books
23 books — 10 voters
By Any Means by Charley BoormanLong Way Down by Ewan McGregorAussie Grit by Mark  WebberRace to Dakar by Charley BoormanDanica by Danica Patrick
motorsport memoirs
13 books — 4 voters

Bikenomics by Elly BluePedal Zombies by Elly BlueThe Velocipede Races by Emily June StreetThe Culinary Cyclist by Anna BronesUrban Revolutions by Emilie Bahr
The Bike Revolution
17 books — 4 voters
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey WoodBoo Hoo Bird by Jeremy TankardMake a Wish Bear by Greg E. FoleyFroggy Goes to Bed by Jonathan London
114 books — 16 voters

Full Tilt by Dervla MurphyCatfish and Mandala by Andrew X. PhamMoods Of Future Joys by Alastair HumphreysMiles from Nowhere by Barbara SavageThunder  Sunshine by Alastair Humphreys
Bike Travel
53 books — 41 voters

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Neal Stephenson
I had to ride slow because I was taking my guerrilla route, the one I follow when I assume that everyone in a car is out to get me. My nighttime attitude is, anyone can run you down and get away with it. Why give some drunk the chance to plaster me against a car? That's why I don't even own a bike light, or one of those godawful reflective suits. Because if you've put yourself in a position where someone has to see you in order for you to be safe--to see you, and to give a fuck--you've already b ...more
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Angela Carter
To ride a bicycle is in itself some protection against superstitious fears, since the bicycle is the product of pure reason applied to motion. Geometry at the service of man! Give me two spheres and a straight line and I will show you how far I can take them. Voltaire himself might have invented the bicycle, since it contributes so much to man’s welfare and nothing at all to his bane. Beneficial to the health, it emits no harmful fumes and permits only the most decorous speeds. How can a bicycle ...more
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