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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 new updated full color 2nd Ed of "enCYCLEpedia Southern California" presents 200+ scenic ride options at SoCal's beaches, deserts, mountains, wine country, harbors, and historic city centers from San Diego to Cambria to Palm Springs. Casual cyclists who enjoy beautiful scenery and biking to brunch while avoiding car traffic and big hills will find the rides heavenly. Detailed downloadable maps depict paved (~75%) or novice mountain bike (MTB) trails; or pleasant on-road routes of 5 to 25 miles with options to extend mentioned. enCYCLEpedia.net contains additional rides, features and updates for book owners.  
Contents:
Intro: SoCal trains can access and combine rides. Bird & whale watching. Best beaches. The Missions. Rides from campgrounds.
San Luis Obispo Co: Tour Cambria and Morro Bay. Montana de Oro State Park (SP) MTB. SLO Town info. Avila Beach's path. Pismo beach/road rides. Carrizo Plain Nat. Mon. MTB. 
Santa Barbara Co: Wine Country: Solvang, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez on road and path. Lompoc-Surf Beach road ride. Santa Barbara waterfront path. Connect to Goleta path and UCSB paved and MTB or coast route to Carpinteria.
Ventura Co:  Beach bike paths, harbor tour. Rail trails: Ventura to Ojai. Oceanfront Rincon road and path.
Los Angeles Co:  Beach trail Santa Monica-Redondo Bch. San Pedro, LA Harbor tour. Long Beach ocean paths, connect to Naples Isl, Seal Beach. Best of San Gabriel River (SGR) Trail: El Dorado Pk, Whittier Narrows Pk, Santa Fe Dam Pk. West Fork SGR paved mountain trail. Puddingstone Resvr Loop. Griffith Pk/LA River Loop. Sepulveda Dam trails. San Marino/ Huntington Gardens. Pasadena road tour, path. Catalina Island's Avalon.
Orange Co: Huntington Beach ocean path. Best of Santa Ana River Trl (SART): Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Yorba Linda. Newport Beach: Back Bay Loop to Irvine paths, Balboa Isl ferry to ocean path. Irvine's San Diego Crk Path, Shady Canyon/Turtle Rock loop. Mountains to Sea Path Newport-Orange. Peters Canyon MTB. Crystal Cove SP's paved blufftop, inland MTB. Laguna Beach bike routes, pano fire road. Aliso Wood Canyons Pk MTB, road ride, Aliso Creek Trl to foothills. Salt Creek Path to beach. Dana Point's Doheny SP beach paths, harbor cruise, connect to San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano (SJC). SJC paved path to beach, mission, horse country. San Clemente beach path or hilly road route through town, connect to path/roads to surfing beaches, San Onofre SP, Camp Pendleton to Oceanside. Yorba Linda Rec Trail. Old Town Orange and Santiago Creek paved path to Santiago Oaks and Irvine Park MTB. Fullerton Loop MTB, connect to historic downtown. Chino Hills SP Telegraph Canyon MTB. Summary of Whiting Ranch and Caspers Parks MTB trails. Trabuco Canyon MTB and paved trails near O'Neil Park.
San Diego Co: San Marcos paths. Lake Hodges MTB. Oceanside's San Luis Rey River Trail, beach path, harbor cruise, coast ride to La Jolla. San Diego Mission Bay loop, beach path, connect to Old Town, Ocean Bch, La Jolla, San Diego Harbor tour. Road route to Balboa Park/Zoo/Hillcrest. Ferry to Coronado's coastal paths and bike route around San Diego Bay. Pt Loma/Cabrillo NM Class II. Paths at Lake Miramar, Lake Murray. Mission Hills Pk paved, MTB. Los Penasquitos Preserve prime MTB. Marian Barr and Rose Canyon MTB. Laguna Mountains MTB/hike on Pacific Crest Trail/visit and bike Julian.  
Kern Co/Inland Empire:  Kern River Trail, Bakersfield highlights. SART Norco-San Bernardino. Historic Riverside, Victoria Ave bike path, Citrus SP. Temecula wine country, Old Town. Claremont downtown, Thompson Crk path, Pacific Electric Trail through Montclair, Upland, Rancho Cuc, Fontana, Rialto.  Big Bear Lake's Alpine Pedal Path, bike routes to alpine village. Snow Summit lift, MTB down.
The Deserts:  Palm Springs' stars' homes tour. City loops. New CV Link path. Paths through Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio (Coachella, Stagecoach). Joshua Tree MTB. Anza Borrego Pk's paths.

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

Mountain Biking Southern California's Best 100 Trails

By Delaine Fragnoli

Brand: Fine Edge Productions
Paperback (351 pages)

Mountain Biking Southern California s Best 100 Trails
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Southern California's most popular mountain bike trail guide just got even better with an updated and expanded second edition. All of the best places to ride are included, from San Diego to Big Sur, from the Sierra Nevada to Death Valley and the Mojave Desert. With this guide's easy-to-use call-outs and detailed trail descriptions, cyclists of every ability level have the information they need for safe and fun mountan-biking adventures.

Gravel Cycling: The Complete Guide to Gravel Racing and Adventure Bikepacking

By Nick Legan

Velo Press
Paperback (304 pages)

Gravel Cycling: The Complete Guide to Gravel Racing and Adventure Bikepacking
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  • Drawing on interviews with top gravel junkies and his own hard-won knowledge from countless backcountry miles, Legan covers all the gear, bike setup, riding tips, course previews, and outfit
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    Head out for adventure on the unpaved back roads of America with Nick Legan’s complete guide to gravel grinders and bikepacking!

    Gravel cycling is a glorious return to the purest roots of two-wheeled adventure. From farm roads and miners’ paths to the high passes of the Rockies and the Alps, gravel cycling and bikepacking will set you free to explore, enjoy, persevere, and discover.

    Escape the traffic and ride unpaved with Nick Legan’s GRAVEL CYCLING: The Complete Guide to Gravel Racing and Adventure Bikepacking. In this ground-breaking guide, accomplished gravel cyclist Nick Legan shares everything you need to know to enjoy gravel cycling and bikepacking.

    Drawing on interviews with top gravel junkies and his own hard-won knowledge from countless backcountry miles, Legan covers all the gear, bike setup, riding tips, course previews, and outfitting strategies you need to enjoy gravel cycling with confidence. He profiles 18 favorite one-day gravel races and 8 epic multi-day bikepacking adventure routes. Legan shares colorful stories of the origins of gravel cycling in North America and its rapid spread to Europe, Asia, and South America. Best of all, this full-color guide is packed with more than 350 gorgeous photographs from beautiful rides that will inspire you to seek out dirt and gravel roads near you.

    Legan brings his experience as a ProTour bike mechanic to this guide, offering detailed data on bike setup, gear selection, and how to build your own dream gravel bike. He shares crucial ride-saving tips and smart ways to make sure you’ll enjoy every moment.

    Over one-third of the roads in the U.S. are unpaved, which means you can enjoy the roads less travelled at the perfect pace to soak up new vistas and valleys, canyons and creeks―or push the pace over an epic day with fast friends. From gear to racing, route planning to camping―the wild ride of a lifetime awaits you in GRAVEL CYCLING.

    Gravel grinders

    Includes complete profiles, tips, and gear set-up for favorite gravel races and events: Almanzo, Barry-Roubaix, Crusher in the Tushar, Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée, Dirty Kanza, Dirty Reiver, Grasshopper, Gravel Fondo, Gravel Roc, Gravel Worlds, Great Otway, Grinduro, La Gravel66, La Résistance, Land Run, Pirinexus 360, Rebecca’s Private Idaho, Trans Iowa.

    Bikepacking

    Offers route guides to favorite multi-day bikepacking routes: The Arizona Trail, The Colorado Trail, Denali Highway, Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Towpath, Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, Katy Trail, Oregon Outback, and Trans North California.

enCYCLEpedia Southern California: The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides

By Richard Fox

Westcliffe Pub
Paperback (376 pages)

enCYCLEpedia Southern California: The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides
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The first edition (2014) sold on this page is out of print.  Please see the link above to the new much improved updated Second Edition published October 2017.     
However, check the "Look Inside" feature on this page for most of the Table of Contents and samples from the book.  The 2nd Edition's page does not have this feature. 

Foghorn Outdoors Easy Biking in Northern California

By Ann Marie Brown

Brand: Avalon Travel Publishing
Paperback (260 pages)

Foghorn Outdoors Easy Biking in Northern California
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Covering Tahoe, Mammoth, The Redwoods, Lassen, Yosemite, Mendocino, San Francisco Bay Area, Shasta, and Monterey, this is the biker's guide to finding the best easy rides throughout Northern California. Families, day-trippers, and seasoned riders looking for a change of pace will all find the perfect trail among the options selected by veteran biker Ann Marie Brown. This guidebook provides updated, easy-to-use region and trail maps, descriptive keynotes for every geographical region, and steepness and skill ratings for each ride. Detailed descriptions let bikers know when a trail visits a waterfall, scenic overlook, or wildflower field. Complete with helpful information, including tips for "Biking with Kids" and an appendix of Northern California biking clubs, Foghorn Outdoors Easy Biking in Northern California has the details on great easy biking in the northern half of the Golden State.


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