Biking the Grand Canyon Areaby Andrea Lankford, Chris Pergiel (Foreword by)
To explore the Grand Canyon by bicycle is to experience one of the world's greatest natural wonders in an especially peaceful, unfettered, and rewarding way. In this expertly written guide, author and former Grand Canyon National Park ranger Andrea Lankford profiles 27 of the North and South Rims' best rides for both mountain bikers and road cyclists. Riders of all ages and ability levels will find the perfect day ride, from paved park paths ideal for families to challenging and secluded single-track trails for experienced backcountry travelers -- plus spectacular mountain-bike rides never before published in a guidebook. Let Biking the Grand Canyon Area, the first biking guide specific to the region that embraces this marvel of nature, give you a fresh perspective on your next Grand Canyon visit.
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Andrea's been there and done that and tells all about it (and how you can do it too) in this snappily written, info-packed guidebook for biking the Grand Canyon. Though Andrea's a long-distance cyclist at heart, she's written this book for us regular folk. An intro includes tons of advice on biking in general and biking the Grand Canyon specifically, even including a history of biking in the area which is fascinating! Rides range from 1.2 miles on up and are rated for technical difficulty and family friendliness. She includes info for each ride on the type of terrain, the availability of water, elevation profiles, necc. permits, and the best season to bike it. The book is well illustrated with photos and maps and also includes anecdotes and local lore cyclists can enjoy over a campfire or when they're taking a breather. Andrea was a Grand Canyon National Park ranger for many years and her depth and bredth of knowledge about the place is incredible. For any level of mountain biker heading to the Grand Canyon, this book is as essential as your water bottle and a set of properly inflated tires.