The most well known and well loved mountain bike trail guide to the best summer and winter fat tire fun in Arizona. Cartoony, down to earth maps are adapted from topos and forest service charts, yet are friendly and easy to use. Maps are to scale and oriented north. Each humorous route description includes distance, time, effort and skill required, best season to ride, level of route finding skill required, contour profile and "fear factor". There is also a step by step mileage log when applicable. A "preferred trail" icon is used to indicate a particularly great ride in a given area for those on a limited time schedule. Rides are included for all levels of ability, but emphasis is given to the intermediate / advanced rider. A few severe / extreme rides are also included for those on the lunatic fringe. Each ride has been personally selected and ridden by the author over the past 11 editions and updated annually. You are guaranteed a favorite ride each time with no "filler". Many of the trails can be found nowhere else as they are based on personal exploration by the author. All rides are current and legal. Areas included are Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Sedona, Phoenix, Tucson, Payson, Prescott and more. Also features a hilarious illustrated glossary of mountain biking's arcane jargon.
• Doug Eastcott → Rocky Mountain Publishing Company 1999
Backcountry Biking in the Canadian Rockies has been updated and expanded to keep up with the development of the sport and increased skill of riders. New rider-built routes, elevation profiles, and trails around Nordegg, Invermere, Cranbrook and Kimberley are all included. This guide covers over 200 trails in the Canadian Rockies and provides all the information you need to make your ride safe and fun. Trail descriptions are augmented by historical anecdotes and natural history notes.
Completely revised and updated, the second edition of Bay Area Mountain Bike Trails gives mountain bikers all the information they need to hit the trails of the Bay Area. This handy and complete guidebook details off-road biking areas in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Gilroy, Mount Diablo, Mount Tamalpais, the Marin Headlands, Santa Cruz, and Livermore. The rides range from five to 33 miles and are within easy distance of the region's major cities, and carefully prepared directions and detailed maps make each route easy to follow.
Featuring more than 25 of the regions greatest mountain bike rides, this guide gives you a look into the variety of off-road riding opportunities available to those living in or visiting the Greater Boston Area. You can take a relaxed ride through the heart of Boston along The Freedom Trail; spin over to Harvard; or visit the nation's very first public library. Perhaps you'd rather strap on the armor and ride the steps at Government Center; tackle Dogtown; or thrash about at Borderland. Take a step back in time and visit a working dairy at Great Brook; see an artist's retreat/commune at Maudslay; or visit Plymouth Rock, the stepping stone for all we have become. No matter what your taste or skill level, there's a great ride in this book just for you. From this book you can expect exhaustive and comprehensive trail descriptions, from beginner to advanced, GPS-quality, digitally designed relief maps detailing each ride and accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each ride. In addition detailed directions get you to the ride without getting you lost. Detailed mile-by-mile directional cues are also provided with difficulty ratings, elevation gain, trail contacts, and much more.
From the low desert to the high peaks, from rolling midlands to red slickrock, Arizona offers some of the finest, most diverse mountain biking in the world. A year-round riding season and a staggering array of trails make Arizona a destination for mountain bikers from every corner of the globe. The state is also the home and training ground for some of the most accomplished riders you'll ever meet. If you're ready to get pushed to the limits of body and mind, Arizona is the place to ride and this is the guidebook that will take you there. This guide includes: comprehensive trail descriptions, from beginner to advanced; GPS-quality, digitally designed maps detailing each ride; accurate route profiles show the ups and downs of each ride; detailed directions to get to the ride; mile-by-mile directional cues, difficulty ratings, elevation gain, trail content, local information, and much more. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 384 pages, b&w photos, maps, charts)
Throughout its 256 pages, Mountain Bike America: Indiana describes 32 of the state's greatest legal mountain bike rides, from the smoking dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan to the crumpled landscape of southern Indiana's Hoosier National Forest. Written by veteran cyclist and Indiana native, Layne Cameron, Mountain Bike America: Indiana is a one-of-a-kind look into the Hoosier State's best off-road bicycle trails. From this book you can expect exhaustive and comprehensive trail descriptions, from beginner to advanced. GPS-quality, digitally designed relief maps detailing each ride and accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each ride. In addition detailed directions get you to the ride without getting you lost. Detailed mile-by-mile directional cues are also provided with difficulty ratings, elevation gain, trail contacts, and much more.