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Meet local authors at Active Trans Social

This Thursday, join the celebration when local authors Greg Borzo and John Greenfield mark the release of On Bicycles: 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life at a meet-up for Active Transportation Alliance members and the public.

/When: December 8, 2011 8-10pm
Where: Cole's Tavern, 2338 N. Milwaukee

Greg Borzo and John Greenfield will read the chapters they wrote and sign copies of this new anthology by Amy Walker, cofounder of Momentum, a magazine that chronicles and inspires urban transportation cycling.

On Bicycles features many of North America’s leading authorities on bike culture, exploring the ways that biking can change, and is changing, people’s lives.

Borzo’s chapter, “Thanks for (Bike) Sharing,” examines the history and expansion of automated public bike rental systems in cities around the world.

Greenfield’s chapter, “Earn-A-Bike Programs: Lessons from Chicago’s West Town Bikes” looks at the growth of bicycle education programs that teach mechanics, bike safety and life skills to underserved youth.

No RSVP necessary. Cash bar is available.

Interested in organizing an Active Trans Social in your neighborhood?