As many of you may have heard by now, Taj Mihelich has released a new book called “Bernie The Bike Builder” that he wrote and illustrated! The book focuses on Bernie the rabbit and Monty the dog who build bikes for their friends to ride and have fun on. If you have followed Taj’s Instagram, you will know his drawings always have a story and humor behind them, making this a great book for the kids and for the adult bike lover. This isn’t focused directly on BMX, but it definitely appears to have plenty of BMX influence. The book originally sold out on Taj’s Big Cartel page, but it looks like it’s now available in Hardcover and Paperback styles on Amazon now for $22.35 (Hardcover) and $17.50 (Paperback). If you were hoping to get a copy of the book, definitely get on this! We haven’t had a chance to check it out yet ourselves, but we’ve been hearing nothing but good things about it! You know if Taj had his hand at it, that it’s going to be awesome and well worth the money!
“Bernie is a master bike builder. The bikes he designs and builds are sought after by bike racers all over the world. However, none of his close friends seem interested in riding bikes. After a discussion with Monty the Corgi he realizes that his friends think they can’t ride bicycles because no bikes fit them. Bernie takes on the challenge to build his motely crew of pals custom bikes that they can ride. It takes all of his creativity and skills to design and build special bikes for T-rex, Bat, Shark and more!”
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Written and Illustrated by former BMX world champion Taj Mihelich.
“In tight circles around a broad range of cycling subcultures old and new, BMX innovator, artist, animal lover and entrepreneur Taj Mihelich is a legend. A shy, clever, self-deprecating legend.
As a rider, Taj’s influence on ramp, street and trail riding still resonates three decades after he burst onto the BMX scene.
As an entrepreneur, Taj’s thoughtful, slightly irreverent perspective on the fun and freedom of riding a bicycle has inspired an army of smiling cyclers to follow his tire tracks worldwide.
“Bernie the Bike Builder” is the brightest peek yet into the colorful world of Taj Mihelich’s busy mind. Whimsically written and vividly illustrated by the life-long lover of all things two-wheeled, Taj’s first book follows an industrious rabbit and his Corgi pal Monty as the unlikely pair craft custom bicycles for a curious band of animal friends.
A sublime allegory about creatures and dreams big and small, “Bernie the Bike Builder” packs Seussian levels of heart and light into a story for all ages. Where the animals in Taj’s head dream of going might surprise you. How they get there will blow your mind.” – Harold McGruther
Check out more details over on Amazon.