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Florida's Paved Bike Trails: An Eco-Tour Guide
     

Florida's Paved Bike Trails: An Eco-Tour Guide

by Jeff Kunerth
 

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Updated edition of the best-selling guide to bicycling in Florida
 
"Whether on bike, foot, in-line skate, or even horse, this trail book can help you find the paths and know what to expect when you get there, and what you might find along the way."--Tallahassee Democrat
 
"Good for those who are far

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Updated edition of the best-selling guide to bicycling in Florida
 
"Whether on bike, foot, in-line skate, or even horse, this trail book can help you find the paths and know what to expect when you get there, and what you might find along the way."--Tallahassee Democrat
 
"Good for those who are far from home and appreciate having few surprises on a grueling bike ride into the backcountry, even on a paved pathway."--Outdoor Adventure Magazine
 
"A must for people who enjoy the parallel pleasures of cycling and sightseeing."--Travel Writer Marketletter
 
"Kunerth took about a year to ride the trails in the book. Sometimes, it was a matter of day trips from Orlando. Other times, he and his wife took long weekends to the Panhandle or South Florida to ride four or five trails."--Jacksonville Times-Union
 
"Jammed with the info cyclists venturing into the unknown crave. There are simple maps that point out where to park, restrooms, water, crossroads, and 'watch out' places where extra caution is required along the routes."--Gainesville Sun
 
"Readers are advised where to find trendy shopping on Miami's M-Path; where to find a bike rack at the Flagler mansion in Palm Beach (just outside the front gate), and which trail goes by the second largest nudist colony in Florida."--Florida Bicycle Messenger
 
This thoroughly revised volume includes updated information on the more than forty trails featured in the first edition (and the deletion of one trail destroyed during the hurricane season of 2004/05). It also features detailed listings and descriptions of nineteen additional bike paths from across the state, built or completed in the past seven years.
 

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Publishers Weekly

This is both a portrait of Thomas Edison and a record of the vast changes to the region of Fort Myers, Fla., as it grew from a remote and unspoiled wilderness into a popular modern resort area with the attendant problems of overdevelopment and environmental damage. When Edison decided in 1885 to build a winter retreat and laboratory in Fort Myers, the region was regarded as a "frontier outpost." The local paper proudly announced Edison's decision, and the town enjoyed an economic boom as construction progressed on the inventor's compound. Edison's new second wife, young Ohio-born Mina Miller, arrived in Fort Myers in 1886 and initially found the lack of running water and abundance of bugs "miserable." But she grew to love the place and became a strong advocate for both the people and the environment. Albion, former curator of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, writes with an eye for extraordinary as well as ordinary details, from the difficult task of lighting Fort Myers in the late 1880s to family expeditions up the Caloosahatchee River and into the Everglades. B&w illus., maps. (Oct. 5)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813032559
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
09/14/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Kunerth has been a reporter with the Orlando Sentinel for thirty-four years. He is co-author of Georgia Adventures: One-Day and Weekend Getaways. He and his wife, Gretchen, have together bicycled thousands of miles in Florida and Georgia since the early 1980s.

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