Bike_SnobAs you know I love my bike and I love riding wherever and whenever I can. I wouldn’t classify myself as a “bike snob” but when I came across the book of this name, Bike Snob, I had to read it right away. Bike Snob is written by BikeSnobNYC – which I guess is the person behind the blog of the same name (BikeSnobNYC) which the book is based on.

Bike Snob says this about his blog: “while I love cycling and embrace it in all its forms, I’m also extremely critical. So I present to you my venting for your amusement and betterment. No offense meant to the critiqued. Always keep riding!”

I have to say that Bike Snob is supremely entertaining as it simultaneously celebrates and lampoons bikes, riders and the culture surrounding bicycles. The books makes some interesting observations about bike culture with great illustrations from Christopher Koelle.

About Bike Snob by BikeSnobNYC: “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. 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.”

BikeSnob says he is “systematically and mercilessly realigning the world of cycling” and I for one am along for this most entertaining ride.

Bike Snob by BikeSnobNYC is available from Amazon and other fine book retailers.