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Family-Friendly Biking in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania
     

Family-Friendly Biking in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania

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by Diane Goodspeed
 

Do you love bike riding with your kids, but are tired of rides that take you in circles around the neighborhood block? Looking for something more exciting, yet still safe and manageable?

Through years of research and a lot of trial and error with her own two children, Diane Goodspeed gives us the first biking book for this region geared specifically toward

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Do you love bike riding with your kids, but are tired of rides that take you in circles around the neighborhood block? Looking for something more exciting, yet still safe and manageable?

Through years of research and a lot of trial and error with her own two children, Diane Goodspeed gives us the first biking book for this region geared specifically toward families with young kids. Packed with photos and easy-to-follow maps, Goodspeed shows us where to find nearly twenty-five kid-friendly trails—trails that are not too steep or too long, do not encounter many roads, and provide ample access to food and restroom facilities.

You will find detailed information on popular New Jersey routes, including the Columbia Trail, Delaware & Raritan Canal Trail, Sussex Branch Trail, and Paulinskill Valley Trail, as well as undemanding rides through Duke Island Park, Hartshorne Woods, and Sandy Hook National Recreation Area. In eastern Pennsylvania, kids of all ages can peddle along the Lehigh Canal and the Delaware Canal and explore the many rambling paths of Tyler State Park.

These and many more rides are rated according to a child’s biking skills and each one is accompanied by detailed descriptions of the area. And because kids are always full of questions, Goodspeed includes a short history and interesting "did you know?" facts for each region. Tips on equipment options, bike safety, and the nearest bathrooms, playgrounds, and ice cream shops make this book the definitive source for kid-tested, parent-approved biking fun. It is an essential guide for planning the most enjoyable and rewarding family bike excursions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813535746
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
869,080
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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Family-Friendly Biking in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this book for Father's Day and my wife planned our first 'trip' for the other half of my special day. As an avid road rider, I was mediocore on the idea but we had a very enjoyable family day. We did need a NJ map to supplement directions but the book maps matched and we found the majority of the information very accurate. I highly recommend this book to families that want to bike. And it looks like there are lots of different rides, depending on how much biking your kids do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After a nasty collision with a thicket while avoiding a turning car two years ago, I swore I would never bike ride again. This book has changed my mind. A friend and I got out last weekend and did a ride on the Paulinskill trail and are now planning rides for free weekends. The book covers over 20 rides (though a few looked to short for us) and the directions/descriptions are right on target. If you like to bike but don't like to be around cars, this is the book for you. See you on the trail!