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About the Book


                                                              is the story of a courageous young girl who loves weaving through trees, climbing over rocks, and zooming down hills on her bicycle. But before she can hit the trails with her Mommy and Daddy, Ryan’s body needs fuel, her tires need air, and Charlie needs a belly rub.


Soon, she’s fully immersed in the sights and sounds of the surrounding forest. Leaves crunch, birds chirp, and mud splish-splashes against her sweaty skin. On her mountain bike, Ryan feels free! But it’s not all smooth sailing. Steep hills challenge her endurance and when Ryan takes a rough tumble, her resilience is put to the test. 


As Ryan discovers that the view is always worth the climb, this sweet outdoor adventure narrative celebrates the pure magic that happens on two wheels. 


At the end of the book, readers can find the recipe for Ryan’s wholesome and delicious pre-ride breakfast + A Family Guide to Keeping Kids Safe While Mountain Biking!

Ryan Goes Mountain Biking

What people are saying...

"Katie Dalton and Craig Friedman tell an engaging tale of a young girl's love for the sport of biking. They capture the essence of a child's love of adventure and, with some colorful illustrations, craft a tale kids are bound to enjoy. Even readers who have never learned to ride will appreciate the sense of wonder and awe that riding outdoors offers a person."

Readers' Favorite 

"Every kid should get the chance to explore the world on two wheels. This is a story to inspire the next generation of mountain bikers."

David Wiens, Executive Director, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

Ryan, the young bicyclist in Ryan Goes Mountain Biking, is a great role model for young girls. She's ambitious, adventurous, likes to get muddy, and doesn't mind a few scratches and scrapes. She's connected to the natural world through her body and her bike. This is a great book to motivate young girls and boys to try out the exciting sport of mountain biking. 

David Sobel, Author and Professor Emeritus, Antioch University New England

"The quality of our life experience is defined by the magical and meaningful moments of our childhood. Ryan Goes Mountain Biking shares the joy of preparing and flowing through mother nature while learning life's winning habits.  She learns the power of respecting and taking responsibility for nature and all who share her trails.  This beautifully captured journey inspires through smiles to scrapes, courageous climbs to confident descents all with great gratitude and grit.  It will be a true family favorite." 

Mark Verstegen,

Founder and President, Exos

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