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75 Classic Rides Northern California: The Best Road Biking Routes

By Bill Oetinger

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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.

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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The wait is over for the new, improved and updated 2nd Edition of "enCYCLEpedia Southern California - The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides." The book has been out of print since the original publisher, Westcliffe/Big Earth went bankrupt in September 2016, but now casual cyclists can once again dig in to the wonderful scenic rides summarized in full color in the revised volume.  See the first edition's page to "Look Inside" and get an 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 75percent are on pavement. Mountain bike trails are for novices, with options 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. 

The book is not only densely packed with detailed, carefully researched information including a comprehensive table of contents and index, but 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 Southern California is being continually updated on its companion website, enCYCLEpedia.net, so that the information that you have invested in will remain current. It also contains additional features such as expanded ride descriptions available to book owners, news, new trail openings, live links mentioned in the book, and features. 

The regions covered, with examples of some of the cities and major parksand 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, LosOlivos 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, HuntingtonBeach, 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 AnaRiver, Temecula and wine country, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, PalmDesert, Indian Wells, La Quinta).

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.

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!

Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails

By Delaine Fragnoli

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Paperback (349 pages)

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.

Along the King's Road: A Guide to Touring the California Missions by Bicycle

By Meredith Cherry

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (438 pages)

Along the King s Road: A Guide to Touring the California Missions by Bicycle
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El Camino Real, or the King's Road, was the route that originally connected the 21 missions of Spanish California. Traveling this ancient byway is an ideal way to visit the best sights of California. Pedal through the countryside and cities of California's coastline while experiencing history, tasting local cuisine, and having the adventure of a lifetime! This guidebook is the ultimate reference for bicycle touring El Camino Real. Detailed maps, grade and elevation information will help to guide you for the entire 850 miles. Each sightseeing opportunity is described to give you a better appreciation and fuller enjoyment of the visit. The best choices for restaurants, campgrounds, bed and breakfasts and hotels along the way are all included to make your trip comfortable and memorable. There's no better way to tour the King's Road!


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