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Grant Petersen is a bicycle designer and the founder of Rivendell Bicycle Works. He was U.S. marketing director for Bridgestone Cycle (U.S.A.), Inc. during the 1980s and 1990s, where he designed the XO series of bicycles.
Additionally, Petersen has authored four books. The first, Roads to Ride - A Bicyclist's Topographic Guide to Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin Counties, written with Mary Anderson, was published in 1984 (the dedication reads "Dedicated to B.F. Skinner - who must be the most misunderstood person of all time - and Bob Dylan. It's the least I can do and the only thing I can think of.") The second, Roads to Ride South - a Bicyclist's Topographic guide to San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties, with John Kluge, was published in 1985. The third was titled Just Ride and was published in 2012. The fourth was titled Eat Bacon, Don't Jog and was published in 2014.
- RBWs official site
- BikeRadar Petersen interviewed by Gary Boulanger, July 2007
-  Men's Journal article on Grant Petersen by Kolby Yarnell, July 2012
-  Book Review: ‘Just Ride’ by Grant Petersen, July 2012
-  5 Reasons Why He's Grant Petersen and You're Not, May 2013
-  Drinks With: author Grant Petersen, December 2014
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