by Gavin Lucas

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Acknowledging both the form and function of the BMX bike, Rad Rides dials into the world of BMX by providing an informative history of the culture, style, and mechanical evolution of the 20 inch ride. Spanning from the early 1970s with the initiation of BMX by radical, rebellious youth who pushed the limits of bicycling by customizing their whips into stunt racing machines, to its inclusion as a full medal Olympic sport in 2008, the evolution of BMX style and culture is documented through striking photography and salient script. So dust off your old Vans, true your spokes, and cruise down to the library, the sound of your freewheel buzzing and echoing off the concrete, to check this one out.  It's a rad read. 

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