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A cyclist since age three, Alon Raab is a writer, activist and teacher in the department of Religious Studies at University of California, Davis. His true religions are football (soccer) and bicycles and he spends his time writing and dreaming about them.

Alon’s work includes two books on football – The Global Game: Writers on Soccer and Soccer in the Middle East; a forthcoming book on the history and culture of cycling in the Middle East; articles in academic and popular publications; and co-hosting radio shows about his two passions. Alon has also authored pieces in America Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States, The Oxford Handbook of World Sports, and The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture.

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