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Best Bike Rides Los Angeles: The Greatest Recreational Rides in the Metro Area (Best Bike Rides Series)

By Wayne D. Cottrell

Falcon Guides
Paperback (320 pages)

Best Bike Rides Los Angeles: The Greatest Recreational Rides in the Metro Area (Best Bike Rides Series)
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Los Angeles is home to some of the best paved roads, dirt roads, mountain bike trails, and bike paths. Best Bike Rides Los Angeles describes over forty of the most diverse recreational and scenic rides in the Los Angeles area. With most rides between 3 and 50 miles, ranging in altitude from just above sea level along the beaches to over 5,600 feet ascending a peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, it's easy to find a ride that suits your tastes. Each route includes complete pointbypoint miles and directions, map, text description of the riding area, GPS coordinates of the start/finish point, and fullcolor photos of the ride's features. More than just a trail guide, Best Bike Rides Los Angeles gives the reader important information, such as flora and fauna, history, folklore, special events, and cultural happenings.

Look inside to find:

  • GPS coordinates
  • Detailed miles and directions
  • Descriptions of what you'll see along the way
  • Full-color photos

Bicycling The Pacific Coast: A Complete Route Guide, Canada to Mexico

By Vicky Spring

Brand: Mountaineers Books
Released: 2005-01-28
Paperback (272 pages)

Bicycling The Pacific Coast: A Complete Route Guide, Canada to Mexico
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CLICK HERE to download the 42 mile ride near Anacortes and the 48 mile ride along the Oregon Coast from Bicycling the Pacific Coast


* Bicycle touring the Pacific Coast is outlined in one trip or four separate adventures
* Road directions, points of interest, and available restrooms and provisions all built into daily mileage logs
* Elevation profiles and Table of Essentials overview for each day's ride

From Canada to the Mexican border, Bicycling the Pacific Coast is the most popular guidebook to bicycle touring this gorgeous edge of the U.S. Tom Kirkendall and Vicky Spring guide you turn by turn along the length of Pacific Coast Bicycle Route -- all 1816.5 miles. These forty-two suggested daily itineraries (averaging 53 miles each) begin and end at campsites.

Everything you need to know about each day's ride is included: from tunnel-riding strategies to where to buy a new derailer, from one-of-a-kind museums along the way to side trips to lonely lighthouses and towering sand dunes. Cyclists will find a quick-glance Table of Essentials for each daily itinerary, listing availability of bike shops, beach access, hiking trails, youth hostels, and activities while touring through California, Washington, and Oregon.

enCYCLEpedia Southern California – The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides 2nd Edition

By Richard Fox

Four Colour Print Group
Released: 2017-10-25
Perfect Paperback (396 pages)

enCYCLEpedia Southern California – The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides 2nd Edition
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Announcing the new updated 2nd Edition of "enCYCLEpedia Southern California - The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides."  See the 1st Edition's Amazon page to "Look Inside" and get a general idea of the layout and contents.  enCYCLEpedia presents over 200 scenic ride options that take you to Southern California's storied beaches, starkly beautiful deserts, pine-covered mountains, bucolic wine country, fabulous cityscapes and bustling harbors, historic city centers and to everywhere in between, from San Diego to Cambria to Palm Springs. 

Anyone comfortable riding a bike can handle these easy rides that keep you entertained, exhilarated, and mostly on both paved and dirt trails away from vehicle traffic. The bike rides are perfect for the casual cyclist, social groups, most families, and more serious cyclists for a change of pace. Options tailor the length of the rides to the cyclist's ability, from beginner to the more seasoned. Most base rides are between 5 and 20 miles long plus options to combine or extend rides, and about 75 percent are on pavement. Mountain bike trails are for novices, with options suggested for more advanced riders. 
If you want to just enjoy yourself on a beautiful ride with few if any hills, away from busy roadways, in a relatively safe area, and perhaps stop for brunch along the way, then these bike rides are for you. The comprehensive volume mentions restaurants, bike rentals and recommended RV and tent campgrounds along the routes as well as the best bird and whale watching spots, beaches, historic sites and popular attractions.  The book showcases the region's extensive rail system that enables many of the rides to be accessed and combined without a car. 

enCYCLEpedia is not only densely packed with detailed, carefully researched information including a comprehensive table of contents and index, it also sparkles with creativity with its colorful scaled maps, color photos, plus song and food pairings that accompany each ride. It is the perfect book for both So Cal residents and for those touring the region, and the attractive volume makes a great gift for the cyclists on your list.

enCYCLEpedia is updated on its companion website, enCYCLEpedia.net. It also contains additional features such as expanded ride descriptions available to book owners, news, new trail openings, live links mentioned in the book, a blog, and features. 

The regions covered, with examples of some of the cities and major parks and features include: San Luis Obispo County (Cambria, Morro Bay,Montana de Oro, Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Carrizo Plain); Kern County(Bakersfield and the Kern River); Santa Barbara County (Solvang, Los Olivos and wine country, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, UCSB, and vicinity);Ventura County (Ventura and Ojai); Los Angeles County (Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Long Beach, the San Gabriel River, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Claremont); Orange County (Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Irvine, Fullerton, Saddleback Valley; and Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Yorba Linda and the Santa Ana River); San Diego County (Oceanside, San Marcos, Lake Hodges, San Diego, Mission Bay, La Jolla,Coronado, Laguna Mountains, Anza-Borrego State Park, Borrego Springs); San Bernardino County (Big Bear Lake, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, JoshuaTree National Park); and Riverside County (Riverside and the Santa Ana River, Temecula and wine country, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, PalmDesert, La Quinta).

75 Classic Rides Northern California: The Best Road Biking Routes

By Bill Oetinger

Adventure Medical Kits
Released: 2014-03-13
Paperback (320 pages)

75 Classic Rides Northern California: The Best Road Biking Routes
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Bill Oetinger calls Northern California “something approaching cycling paradise.” But, as he says in the introduction to 75
Classic Rides: Northern California
, “Even paradise will be a muddled maze if you don’t know your way around it, and that’s where this book comes into play.” this guide is intended for everyone, from novice to expert cyclists. It’s accessible, friendly, and fun, highlighting truly classic rides rated from easy to epic. For Bill, this means wine country loops, Berkeley waterfronts, Santa Cruz mountains, gold Country tours, Sierra epics, and more. think redwood cathedrals and rugged coastlines, grasslands and vineyards――and all along, Bill’s expert advice guiding you down the road.



Out of 75 rides, the majority are doable as one- or two-day outings; ambitious cyclists, however, will find a cross-state route
to plan for or dream about, too. Each ride includes the following:


A downloadable turn-by-turn cue sheet

• Difficulty level and distance

• Average time to complete

• Elevation gain and high point

• Best season to ride

• Maps and key resources, including land managers

• Detailed route descriptions and photos

• Easy-to-use mileage log

Moon Northern California Biking: More Than 160 of the Best Rides for Road and Mountain Biking (Moon Outdoors)

By Ann Marie Brown

Moon Travel
Paperback (592 pages)

Moon Northern California Biking: More Than 160 of the Best Rides for Road and Mountain Biking (Moon Outdoors)
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Avid biker and experienced travel writer Ann Marie Brown knows the best places to cycle in Northern California, from steep ocean-front rides to meandering, scenic trails through Sonoma and Napa. Moon Northern California Biking guides seasoned riders and beginning bikers to the best trails, paths, and roads throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Tahoe, Yosemite, and Northern California wine country. Complete with elevation charts, route maps, and options to extend or shorten each route, as well as information on bike shops, riding clubs, and bike organizations throughout the region, Moon Northern California Biking gives bicyclists the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Bay Area Bike Rides Deck: 50 Rides for Mountain, Road, and Casual Cyclists

By Ray Hosler

Hosler, Ray
Cards (50 pages)

Bay Area Bike Rides Deck: 50 Rides for Mountain, Road, and Casual Cyclists
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Based on the successful Bay Area Bike Rides, in print since 1990, this handy deck makes touring the San Francisco Bay Area by bicycle a snap. Just take along a single card and have a route description, mileage log, and 4-color map at your fingertips!

Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking

By Charlie Kelly

Kelly Charlie
Released: 2014-10-01
Hardcover (264 pages)

Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking
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It all started with a small crew of bicycle-obsessed hippies bombing the downhill trails of Mount Tamalpais, in Marin County, California. As the friendly competition intensified on the steep dirt trail they called Repack, history's first mountain bikers began craving an upgrade from the old Schwinn cruisers they had rescued from the junkyard. With the single-minded focus found only among the truly obsessed, this rag-tag group sparked a rapid evolution that transformed the castoff Repack bomber into the modern mountain bike, a refined and elegant machine that quickly became the top-selling bicycle in the world.

Charlie Kelly -- co-founder of the MountainBikes company with Gary Fisher, organizer of the Repack races, and chronicler of the sport -- now delivers the true, complete, and often unbelievable history of the rise of mountain biking and its lasting culture. Rich with first-hand descriptions and bursting with original photographs, drawings, and memorabilia, Fat Tire Flyer is the definitive history of one of the most significant inventions of the 20th century.

Best Bike Rides San Francisco: The Greatest Recreational Rides In The Metro Area (Best Bike Rides Series)

By Wayne D. Cottrell

Falcon Guides
Paperback (296 pages)

Best Bike Rides San Francisco: The Greatest Recreational Rides In The Metro Area (Best Bike Rides Series)
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Written for cyclists of all stripes, Best Bike Rides books offer a diverse array of scenic tours in and around some of America’s largest urban destinations. Road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 30 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures. Each book features 35-40 rides with color photos, maps, and point-by-point miles and directions.

Mountain Biking Northern California (Regional Mountain Biking Series)

By Roger Mcgehee

Globe Pequot Press
Multicolor Paperback (312 pages)

Mountain Biking Northern California (Regional Mountain Biking Series)
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  • MOUNTAIN BIKING NO CALIFORNIA
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Looking for scenic singletrack? Look no further than Mountain biking Northern California. Roger McGehee spent years searching for the best trails in the northern half of the state. His discoveries are presented here in this comprehensive guide to more than 80 rides.

Roger McGehee worked as a field naturalist for fifteen years for the National Park Service and for the Yosemite Institute in Yosemite National Park. He currently lives in Marin County, wher he is a science teacher. He spends his spare time exploring mountain biking trails throughout northern California.


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