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Olympic cyclist to read new book for children in Wisconsin and Chicago

Boulder, CO, June 8, 2007 - Two time U.S. Olympian Erin Mirabellawill read her new book for children and families in four midwest locationsthis month. Monday, June 181:30 - 2:30 p.m.Racine Public Library75 Seventh St.Racine, WI 53403262.619.2571Wednesday, June 206:00 - 7:00 p.m.Turin Bicycle1027 Davis StreetEvanston, IL 60201(847) 864-7660Thursday, June 216:30 - 7:30 p.m.Racine Cyclery4615 Washington Ave.Racine, WI 53405(262) 637-7241Friday, June 226:30 - 7:30 p.m.Emery's Bicycle & Super Fitness9929 W. Lisbon Ave.Milwaukee, WI 53222(414) 463-BIKE (2453)Inspired by Mirabella's own

Racine Native Erin Mirabella Debuts Children's Book About Bike Racing

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Olympic cyclist to read new book for children in Wisconsin and Chicago

Olympic cyclist to read new book for children in Wisconsin and Chicago

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Boulder, CO, June 8, 2007 – Two time U.S. Olympian Erin Mirabellawill read her new book for children and families in four midwest locationsthis month.

Monday, June 18
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Racine Public Library
75 Seventh St.
Racine, WI 53403
262.619.2571Wednesday, June 20
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Turin Bicycle
1027 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-7660Thursday, June 21
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Racine Cyclery
4615 Washington Ave.
Racine, WI 53405
(262) 637-7241Friday, June 22
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Emery’s Bicycle & Super Fitness
9929 W. Lisbon Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53222
(414) 463-BIKE (2453)Inspired by Mirabella’s own Olympic experiences, Gracie Goat’s Big BikeRace addresses teamwork and facing one’s fears with a creative and lightheartedtouch that children ages 5 and up will love. Award-winning artist LisaHorstman brings the story to life with vivid illustrations of all the adventuresand triumphs of Gracie and her friends. The book also features a fitnesstip on hydration that kids can put to use in play and sport.At each event, Erin will read her book, teach children about the Olympics,and give away cycling water bottles to kids.The book will be available at each event and is now available at VeloGear.comand in many bicycle and book stores throughout North America.Gracie Goat’s Big Bike Race goes beyond the challenges of learning toride a bike to explain the sport of cycling and the teamwork that a bikerace demands. It is the first book in the Barnsville Sports Squad series,which focuses on different Olympic sports and champions good sportsmanshipthrough situations that children can easily understand. Each book in theseries will introduce kids to a different sport and tie in a fitness factpromoting a healthy lifestyle.Author Erin Mirabella represented the United States in cycling at the2000 and 2004 summer Olympic Games. Illustrator Lisa Horstman has createdsix picturebooks, four of which she also wrote. She is the 1994 winnerof the Dr. Seuss Picturebook Award.


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