Bicycling Street Smarts by John S. Allen
"THE definitive booklet for learning to ride in traffic"
"Wow! This easy-to-read book will make you a better, safer cyclist."
W. Preston Tyree, Education Director, League of American Bicyclists
Bicycling Street Smarts is an updated and revised edition of Street Smarts, originally published between 1988 and 2000 by Rodale Inc.
This compact booklet describes the nuts and bolts of safe and legal on-road cycling including lane-positioning, navigating intersections, expert control of brakes and steering, emergency maneuvers, and dealing with difficult situations. By learning correct on-road riding techniques and mastering control of the bicycle, any cyclist from beginner to expert will enjoy increased confidence and safety while riding any road.
Size: 5 3/8" x 8 1/4", 46 pages
Bulk discounts below (direct from Rubel BikeMaps only) are for organizations who intend to give booklets away (not for resale):
BULK DISCOUNT PRICING
* Generic version $1 each in case quantity (multiples of 240 booklets). California version is costlier due to smaller average printings. See below for shipping costs and how to purchase.
Resellers: contact us for discounts + free display racks. Custom versions can be produced for large quantities.
Purchasing single copies | Bulk order discounts | Custom versions
10/4/01 Press Release
Free copies of Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Ohio versions
About the Author:
Street Smarts On-Line:
Please bear in mind that Bicycling Street Smarts is a copyrighted
publication. Permission requests for reproduction should
be directed to Rubel BikeMaps, PO Box 401035, Cambridge, MA 02140,
of Bicycling Street Smarts
appears on John Allen's web site. Other on-line versions are available for
(PA version is based on an earlier edition).
To obtain printed copies of state-specific booklets click
The current web-version of Bicycling Street Smarts appears on John Allen's web site. Other on-line versions are available for Arizona, Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania (PA version is based on an earlier edition). To obtain printed copies of state-specific booklets click here.
Shipping Costs for Bicycling Street Smarts:
Shipping to U.S. locations for 1-6 booklets is $1 for first booklet and $0.50 for subsequent booklets. For 7 or more booklets to continental U.S. locations use chart below (UPS ground). Contact us for shipping charges outside of the continental US. Sometimes lower-cost shipping is available via USPS options, particularly for longer distances.
Shipping cost via UPS to:
(residential locations add $2 per box)
||East of Mississippi
||Mississippi to Rockies
||West of Rockies
||7-10 ||$6.00 ||$7.00 ||$7.50 ||$8.50
||11-25 ||$6.50 ||$8.00 ||$8.50 ||$9.50
||26-50 ||$7.00 ||$9.00 ||$9.50 ||$12.00
||51-75 ||$7.50 ||$10.00 ||$12.00 ||$14.00
||76-100 ||$8.00 ||$11.50 ||$14.00 ||$16.50
||101-125 ||$9.00 ||$13.00 ||$16.00 ||$20.50
||126-150 ||$10.00 ||$15.00 ||$19.00 ||$24.50
||151-175 ||$11.50 ||$18.00 ||$22.50 ||$29.00
||176-240 ||$13.00 ||$21.00 ||$26.00 ||$34.00
||over 240 ||
Use previous line for multiples of 240; other lines for remainder
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Single copies or small numbers can be purchased via internet, US mail, or in stores.
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- via US mail: click here for mail-order form to print on your printer.
- not all stores carry this title, you may want to call ahead: Click here to find a store except bulk orders, see above.
- See above for bulk orders.
Obtaining state-specific versions:
Free or low cost printed booklets based on Bicycling Street Smarts can be obtained directly from the sponsoring organizations, typically at no charge for residents or groups in those states. Details may vary by state; for ordering or contact information click on one of these links:Arizona; sponsored by Arizona Department of Transportation.
California; sponsored by several organizations; copies may also be purchased from Rubel Bikemaps (while supplies last).
Florida; sponsored by Florida Bicycle Association, Florida Department of Transportation, and Bike Florida.
Idaho; sponsored by Idaho Transportation Department and Ada County Highway District.
Ohio; sponsored by Ohio Department of Transportation.
Pennsylvania; sponsored by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Custom versions of Bicycling Street Smarts:
New custom versions, feasible for large quantities, can be created with content tailored for your organization. For moderate quantities and customizing just the cover it is usually most cost-effective to apply a stamp or stick-on label to the standard booklet. Contact Rubel Bikemaps for details about custom booklets or pre-printed labels.
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Last update: 2017 April 20