James Hibbard

James Hibbard

James Hamilton Hibbard studied philosophy at the University of California at Santa Cruz and DePaul University and has received grants and been selected for residencies by PEN America and Tin House. A former UCI professional road cyclist and member of the U.S. Cycling Team, his debut, The Art of Cycling: Philosophy, Meaning, and a Life on Two Wheels was shortlisted for The Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year, Cycling. A California native, James lives in the foothills of the Santa Clara Valley with his wife and young son.

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The Best Cycling Books, recommended by James Hibbard

As a professional cyclist, James Hibbard looked to philosophy to provide some of the answers he was looking for. He describes that quest in his book, The Art of Cycling. Here, he shares some of his own favourite cycling books, from the best cycling novel to the true story of cyclists who aim to ride the entire length of the United Kingdom in 40 hours. These are books that you don’t need to be a professional cyclist or die-hard fan to appreciate.  

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