Bike Snob NYC: The Book

More famous. Still anonymous.

In an era when every douche with a tumblr blog aspires to a book deal, it’s great when someone with talent rises from obscurity and anonymity to enjoy quasi-celebrity and anonymity.  This April, Chronicle Books will release Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling. This is one of those books that haters & lovers will read.  Snobby is at the epicentre of contemporary bicycle discourse (I’d say “culture” but even he hates that term now).  He’s the most read, most cited, and arguably the best-by-far bicycle blogger out there.

Here’s the blurb for Bike Snob:

Bike Snob — Cycling is exploding—in a good way. Urbanites everywhere, from ironic hipsters to earth-conscious commuters, are taking to the bike like aquatic mammals to water. BikeSnobNYC—cycling’s most prolific, well-known, hilarious, and anonymous blogger—brings a fresh and humorous perspective to the most important vehicle to hit personal transportation since the horse. Bike Snob treats readers to a laugh-out-loud rant and rave about the world of bikes and their riders, and offers a unique look at the ins and outs of cycling, from its history and hallmarks to its wide range of bizarre practitioners. Throughout, the author lampoons the missteps, pretensions, and absurdities of bike culture while maintaining a contagious enthusiasm for cycling itself. Bike Snob is an essential volume for anyone who knows, is, or wants to become a cyclist.

We now have another reason to pine for Spring.  Along with cleared streets and warmer days (especially for those of us living above the 49th), we can enjoy 208 pages of Snobby goodness.  If his three-year blog activity is any indication, it will be a good – and merciless – read.


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