The Shred Girls Series has some HUGE News!

Hey everyone! You might have noticed that the last couple weeks, it hasn’t been possible to buy Lindsay’s Joy Ride on here or on Amazon. That’s because I have some HUGE news: after I announced the book, Rodale Kids—the children’s publishing branch of Rodale, the publishing house that focuses on health and wellness and owns magazines including Bicycling, Women’s Health and Runner’s World—got in touch.

Long story short, Rodale Kids is going to be publishing the Shred Girls series, starting next year with Lindsay’s Joy Ride—and we’ll be adding illustrations and some other fun stuff!

I couldn’t be more excited: as a brand, Rodale is so invested in creating content that promotes healthy lifestyles, so to have Shred Girls as part of that is just the coolest thing ever.

So, what does that mean for the series and this website? Well, first of all, it means that the lucky people who got some of the early copies are in an exclusive club (and I would love to hear from you how you liked the book!). I’ve had a ton of Tweets and Instagrams that made my heart melt as parents shared photos and stories of their kids reading and deciding which Shred Girl was most like them.

This website and the Instagram aren’t going to shut down until the book release, of course: Instead, we’ll be hosting a ton of new content over the year, with the Real Life Shred Girls plus some video how-to content. And you can still grab a Shred Girls cap, tshirt and other fun swag here. We’ll also be hosting some events throughout the year, and we’ll do a huge launch when the book is out!

Sign up for the newsletter now so you can be the first to know pre-order details for the new release, plus all the news around Shred Girls HQ (and those of you with the original copy, definitely stay tuned because I’m going to do something SUPER special for you!).

This is a dream come true for me, and I’ve been holding my breath waiting to tell everyone. It’s so cool to me that, with Rodale Kids behind it, Shred Girls will be able to reach tons more girls and get even more people excited about bikes!

Lots of love,

Molly (and Lindsay, Ali & Jen)

The official announcement:

Bicycling magazine writer-at-large and co-host of the Consummate Athlete Podcast Molly Hurford’s Shred Girls, a  three-book series of illustrated middle-grade novels about three girls who bond over their shared love of extreme sports, to Mark Weinstein at Rodale Kids, with the first book scheduled for publication in Winter 2019, by the author.

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