I came across a mention of this little book while flipping through a Vogue magazine at my allergist today. You just never know when you're going to spot something interesting.
The Casual Cyclists Guide to Melbourne by Matt Hurst and Guests
THE CASUAL CYCLIST'S GUIDE | The Humble Vintage
"Bringing together contributions from a range of Melbourne architects, historians, chefs, designers and local identities, the guide goes beyond a book about bikes and is a unique book about the city itself."
Are there similar resources available about the cities in your area?