The Best of Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac

The Best of Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac


Ten years in the making, The Best of Boneshaker is a weather-worn collection of prose, poetry, interviews, art, and literary cycling miscellany from ten issues of Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac. Modeled loosely after the War Department’s 1941 Soldier’s Basic Field Manual, Boneshaker spent the past decade shining autumnal light on utilitarian bicycling.

With over 50 contributors (from Poem Store creator Jacqueline Suskin and Colorado Book Award-winning author Jonathan Waldman, to Sonic Youth co-founder Lee Ranaldo and Tiny Showcase co-creator Shea'la Finch) The Best of Boneshaker is a collective ode to the ride itself—that fundamentally lonesome experience one has in the saddle—and the results of repeating that ride over and over in different directions on different days to different destinations.

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""A philosophical love letter to life in the saddle." –ESQUIRE

“Literary-minded essays, poems, and interviews for the silent soldiers of the bicycle army.” –UTNE READER

“Boneshaker occupies a long unfilled niche by offering something relevant to the multitudes of hungry cyclists.” –BIKE PORTLAND

“A companion for you and your bike. It is delightful.” –MOMENTUM

“Witty and intelligent. A survival guide and source of inspiration.” –MOUNTAIN FLYER

“The next best thing to coasting downhill with the wind in your hair.” –BOING BOING