Dave Glowacz—known worldwide as Mr. Bike—is the author of Urban Bikers’ Tricks & Tips. He and his bike have dodged cars, beat thieves, and cruised roads for over 30 years. As a certified bike instructor with the League of American Bicyclists, Dave has talked and ridden with cyclists in every North American metro area and in cities all over the world.

Mr. Bike’s articles on biking basics have appeared in Bicycling magazine, and his Safe Bicycling series of books have won international praise. His journalism continues in print, broadcast, and on-line media at Inside Chicago Government.

From 2000 to 2007 Mr. Bike served as the director of education for the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation (now the Active Transportation Alliance), one of the continent’s most successful bicycling advocacy organizations. His workshops and classes have inspired Chicago’s cycling community, and his unique ability to empower inexperienced riders has earned him a reputation as a valuable and sought-after resource for all urban cyclists.