SFBC Treehouse Talk: Biking Book Club

"Interested in reading bike and transportation books and engaging in robust discussions with other friendly folks? We will be discussing our recent picks: Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do by Tom Vanderbilt, and two optional books: Calvin Trillian’s Tepper Isn’t Going Out and David Byrnes’ Bicycle Diaries. If you didn’t make the first meeting, it’s not too late to join the the conversation in person and online at www.sfbike.org/books. We’ll also be choosing the next book(s) to read, so bring your ideas."

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