Bicycling for Women

Gale Bernhardt

From bone structure to physiology to aging patterns, women are different from men, yet most serious cycling books fail to take into account the particular concerns of female athletes. In Bicycling for Women, cycling authority Gale Bernhardt discusses all things female for beginning and intermediate cyclists.

Bernhardt offers smart, up-to-date advice for women about bike fit, equipment, training, cycling and pregnancy, injury prevention for women, nutrition and diet plans for the female athlete, and tips for making cycling more comfortable.

Encouraging for newcomers and invigorating for experienced athletes with new goals, Bicycling for Women is an indispensable resource for women who enjoy fitness and love to ride.

Paperback. Charts, tables, and illustrations throughout.
6″ x 9″, 328 pp., $18.95, 9781934030288

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”It would take a female rider about 10 years of whispered group ride conversation to accumulate the knowledge in Bicycling for Women.” Women’s Adventure magazine
Bicycling for Women is the most thorough female-specific book about how to get the proper fit on a bike, how to train, how to stretch, how to eat and how to deal with the aging process that I have ever come across. This book is packed with good advice.” —Cycling for Boomers
“Knowledge is power and Gale Bernhardt packs enough information on bike fit, training programs, heart rate zones and nutrition to propel a casual cyclist to the next level…It’s taken me five years to learn about the measurements of bikes and my own physique, a process that could have been much more efficient had I been armed with the first chapter of Bicycling for Women…For those inspired to either pick up a bike for the first time or itching to push themselves further, Bicycling for Women provides a well-rounded guide to the unique world of women’s cycling.”
Bicycling for Women offers a good overview of cycling for females just delving into the sport, but also has enough advanced skills and tips to be helpful for longtime female cyclists.” Salt Lake Tribune
Bicycling for Women is packed with information and advice that will benefit any cyclist. Bernhardt shares a treasure trove of knowledge she’s gathered over 34 years of riding and coaching endurance athletes.”
”Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned rider, a young woman or a middle-aged one, Bicycling for Women will help you understand the sport of cycling and how to train for it in a fresh new way — from a woman’s perspective. Bernhardt tells you how women are different from men and why you need to know. She shares expertise that you won’t find in other cycling books.”
”Thorough, informative, specific, and detailed.”