Elly lives in Portland, Oregon and has been writing about bicycle transportation since 2006. Her work has appeared in Grist, Bitch, BikePortland, Momentum, and elsewhere. Her first book, Everyday Bicycling, came out in December, 2012. Her next full-length book, Bikenomics: How Bicycling Will Save the Economy, comes out in December, 2013. Both books are published by Portland-based Microcosm.