Jeff Mapes coming to Charleston to talk about 'How Cyclists are Changing American Cities'

Senior political reporter for The Oregonian, Jeff Mapes is now also author of "Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities" and he's coming to Charleston to chat about it.

Read more stories on this subject in our bike topic page.Wondering what exactly it's about? This publisher's description should help: "In a world of growing traffic congestion, expensive oil, and threats of cataclysmic climate change, a grassroots movement is carving out a niche for bicycles on the streets of urban cityscapes. In Pedaling Revolution, Jeff Mapes explores the growing urban bike culture that is changing the look and feel of cities across the U.S. He rides with bike advocates who are taming the streets of New York City, joins the street circus that is Critical Mass in San Francisco, and gets inspired by the everyday folk pedaling in Amsterdam, the nirvana of American bike activists."

The free discussion will be at South End Brewery (161 East Bay Street) on Thursday, February 4, from 7 to 9 p.m.

You can learn more about the night's event at Bike Charleston, and learn more about the book in this New York Times review

Also, Blue Bicycle Books will have signed copies on February 5.

We've had a flurry of bike-related posts of late -- there's no agenda, that's just how the cards fall sometimes.