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.
Comprehensive and scientific, Bernhardt’s presentation is up-to-date, smart, and easily understood. She addresses basic questions on bike fit, equipment, and training before moving on to the additional issues specific to women, such as 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 pages.
"It would take a female rider about 10 years of whispered group ride conversation to accumulate the knowledge in Bicycling for Women." —Susan Hayse, 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
"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." — WomensAdventureMagazine.com
About the author:
Gale Bernhardt has coached and instructed athletes since 1974, and served as the USA Triathlon team coach in the 2004 Olympic Games. A certified USA Cycling Level I Coach, she has also served on the USA Triathlon National Coaching Committee since 2000 and is a USA Triathlon World Cup coach. Bernhardt is the best-selling author of Training Plans for Multisport Athletes, Triathlon Training Basics, and Workouts in a Binder(r): Swim Workouts for Triathletes.