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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

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."   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. 
See the 1st Edition's Amazon page to "Look Inside" and get a general idea of the layout and Table of Contents: amazon.com/dp/1565796594. 
New for 2018:  Take-along maps (for book owners only) can be printed or viewed on your phone, available from password-protected pages on the enCYCLEpedia.net companion site. Also available are bonus articles, expanded description of several of the rides (most notably the North San Diego Coastal Tour), news, and ride updates. The site also contains a link to purchase signed/dedicated copies from the author.

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.

The regions covered, with 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. Note: The Santa Clarita area is described but not mapped or featured; see book website for link to city's bike trail map); 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, Palm Desert, La Quinta).

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

By Wayne D. Cottrell

Falcon Guides
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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

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.

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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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.

Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails

By Delaine Fragnoli

Brand: Fine Edge Productions
Paperback (270 pages)

Mountain Biking California s Central Coast Best 100 Trails
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From the dramatic cliffs of Big Sur to the palm-lined beaches of Santa Barbara, California's central coast offers everything the mountain bike enthusiast could want: sun, scenery and miles of cycling-perfect roads and trails. Fully illustrated with maps and photographs, this comprehensive guidebook details over 100 routes in the area's best state parks, national forest lands and other open spaces.

Includes classic routes, new routes, and never before documented routes that will take you to the best spring wildflowers, hidden Chumash rock art, waterfalls, lookouts, and other surprises.

Mountain Bike! Northern California: A Guide to the Classic Trails

By Linda Gong Austin

Menasha Ridge Press
Paperback (576 pages)

Mountain Bike! Northern California: A Guide to the Classic Trails
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From the Redwood forests of northern California to the mountains around Lake Tahoe, this land was made for mountain biking. With so much to explore, it pays to have the inside scoop to the fate-tire trails in this region, Mountain Bike! Northern California gives mountain bikers a leg up to the most unforgettable rides in this area. Some of the trail profiled include: Grasshopper Peak Loop, Clickapudi Trail, Manly Gulch Loop, American River Bike Path, Bullards Bar Loop, Sardine Valley Loop, Angora Lakes Out-and-Back, Mt. Diablo-Mitchell Canyon Loop, Henry Cole Middle Ridge Loop, and Monterey Recreation Trail.

Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails

By Delaine Fragnoli

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Mountain Biking Northern California s Best 100 Trails
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This completely updated version describes all the best places to ride a mountain bike, from Santa Cruz to Lake Tahoe, from San Francisco Bay to the Redwoods. The West's leading mountain biking authors share with you their top choices of fat-tire routes in this comprehensive guidebook. Explore Northern California's backcountry trails and dirt roads along the Pacific coast, through wine country and gold country, to the summit of Mammoth Mountain in the Eastern High Sierra, and across the high desert to the Reno-Carson City area. Numerous new trails have been described for the first time.

Mountain Bike! Southern California

By David Story

Brand: Menasha Ridge Press
Paperback (428 pages)

Mountain Bike! Southern California
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From its beloved beaches to its ancient sequoia groves, the region that gave birth to mountain biking is an off-road biker's dream come true. Southern California offers a myriad of fat-tire adventures; take in a vista of mountain peaks one day and wonder at a painted desert the next. With so much to explore in this diverse wilderness, you'll need Mountain Bike! Southern California to lead you to its most fantastic and unforgettable rides.

Newly revised and expanded to include 100 of the best rides throughout this wilderness fantasyland, this guide offers aficionados a wealth of exploration. With so many trails covering such diverse terrain, there are rides to please mountain bikers of all tastes and skill levels. From paved suburban trails to the toughest single-track, if it's good riding, it's profiled here.

Each route profile features at-a-glance key information, a thorough ride description, a detailed trail map, helpful sources of information, proximity of important services, valuable commentary on elevation changes and possible hazards and a rescue index.

This guide also features interesting and entertaining photographs, vivid descriptions of the native flora and fauna, a glossary of mountain biking terms, tips on mountain biking etiquette, and a list of recommendations for special interests.



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