After years of toiling through the stressors of car-driving in the urban jungles of Atlanta, Maryland and Washington D.C. Mike Cody challenged himself to a life-changing proposition.
Cody became a full-time Urban Biker, has been Car-Free for over three years and he’s lived to tell the tale – in fact, he’s lived better than ever.
Now he shares his experiences and insights in his debut Book:
“The Urban Bike” A guide to city bikes and biking.
This book will show you how to shop for, buy and set up a great Urban bike to fit YOUR budget and needs. Whether you want to go all out and ditch the car completely or just add a bicycle to your transportation choices, The Urban Bike will show you the way!
How to choose the best bike for YOU!
How to save money on buying and outfitting a great Urban bike.
Should you buy a new or used bike?
Can I really replace my car with a bike?
How to loose weight, be more healthy AND happy!
Do I have to give up my car completely?
The experiences he shares are invaluable to folks who wish to add a little more wheeling and a lot less dealing to their lives: the benefits of urban biking, how to choose a bike, how to keep yourself and your bike safe, and most importantly, how to put the pump in your pedal.
Choosing to use caricature cartoons commissioned solely for “The Urban Bike” instead of the more traditional photography, the book becomes a fun yet informative read.
A Humorous and vibrant storyteller Cody offers exceptional insights into critical points of urban biking like safety, theft protection and choosing the right Urban Bike for YOUR needs!
Whether you live in an urban environment or not, the Cody-isms and ticklish caricatures done by Australian artist Linda Cowen are sure to inform and inspire readers of all ages and biking experience.
Targeted Age Group:
from 5 to 500!
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I think I write in a friendly, entertaining and down to earth manner that is easy to read and understand.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
As I mentioned here in my Authors area, PASSION! You need to care about whatever it is you write about!
Also as I have no doubt you’ve heard before, use an editor. Yea yea I know this is repeated and repeated and repeated but your fans and buyers DESERVE the highest quality you can give them!
Mr. Cody was born in Asheville, N.C. and raised in the small town of Macon, Ga.
Music and reading became a passion early in life and led to a lifetime affair with Jazz, Classical, R&B, Funk music and thousands of books!
Now after over 20 years in the live theater, corporate theater and technical direction world, Cody has quite a few stories to tell! A musician, Urban cyclist, car-free enthusiast, foodie and now writer, Michael Cody is weaving tales of adventure, sharing real and almost always humorous stories from his “techie” days, and even throwing in a few ideas about cooking, being an Urbanite and musician!
Cody is writing not only the nonfiction backstory to all that, but action/adventure fiction to boot!
His first book, The Urban Bike, is a personal journey into the joys and challenges of a car-free lifestyle. Filled with tons of advise and wonderful caricature drawings, the book is a fun read even if you don’t own a bike!
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
After going Car-Free myself I thought I might have a few ideas and experiences others might find useful should they decide to go car-free or just ad a bike to there daily transportation arsenal of choices!