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Mirabella debuts children's bike racing book

Two-time US Olympian Erin Mirabella is hosting several readings of her new book, Gracie Goat's Big Bike Race, which addresses teamwork in cycling and facing one's fears as well as offers tips on hydration kids can put to use in play and sport. The book is geared toward kids aged 5 and up and is illustrated by Lisa Horstman.

At each event, Mirabella will read her book, teach children about the Olympics, and give away cycling water bottles to kids. Mirabella represented the US at the 2000 and 2004 summer Olympics.

Upcoming readings are scheduled for Monday, June 18 at Racine Public Library in Racine, Wisconsin at 1:30 pm; Wednesday, June 20 at Turin Bicycle in Evanston, Illinois at 6:00 PM; Thursday, June 21 at Racine Cyclery in Racine, Wisconsin at 6:30 PM; and Friday, June 22 at Emery's Bicycle and Super Fitness in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at 6:30 PM The book is available at online retailers like Amazon and local book stores.

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Laura Weislo

Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Deputy Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. A former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks.