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Moon Northern California Biking: More Than 160 of the Best Rides for Road and Mountain Biking

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Put on your helmet, fill up your water bottle, and head out to discover the best bike rides in Northern California. Whether you're in search of a family-friendly trail or an overnight trek for experienced riders, you'll find the perfect route among the 150 on- and off-road choices selected by outdoors expert Ann Marie Brown.

Features include: Helpful at-a-glance information, from difficulty ratings to terrain and trail type, so you know what kind of ride to expect, Lists of best...

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Moon Northern California Biking: More Than 160 of the Best Rides for Road and Mountain Biking

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Overview

Put on your helmet, fill up your water bottle, and head out to discover the best bike rides in Northern California. Whether you're in search of a family-friendly trail or an overnight trek for experienced riders, you'll find the perfect route among the 150 on- and off-road choices selected by outdoors expert Ann Marie Brown.

Features include: Helpful at-a-glance information, from difficulty ratings to terrain and trail type, so you know what kind of ride to expect, Lists of best bike rides in several categories, such as ocean-front, wildlife-viewing, and wine-tasting, Elevation charts, route maps, and option to extend or shorten routes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612381640
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/10/2012
  • Series: Moon Outdoors Travel Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 806,128
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

The author of 13 outdoor guidebooks, Ann Marie Brown is a dedicated California outdoorswoman. She hikes, bikes, and camps more than 150 days each year in an effort to avoid routine, complacency, and getting a real job.

Ann Marie's work has appeared in Sunset, VIA, Backpacker, and California magazines. As a way of giving back a little of what she gets from her experiences in nature, she writes and edits for several environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and National Resources Defense Council.

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Table of Contents


How to Use This Book     6
Introduction     9
Author's Note     10
Biking Tips     12
Biking Safety     12
First Aid and Emergencies     16
Bike Maintenance     17
Mountain Biking Etiquette     18
Mountain Biking Basics     19
Protecting the Outdoors     20
Best Bike Rides     21
Best Bike-and-Hike Rides
Best Butt-Kickers on Pavement
Best Mountain Bike Rides for Families
Best Oceanfront Rides
Best Paved Bike Paths
Best Rides for Wildlife-Watching
Best Rides for Wine-Tasting
Best Rides Through History
Best Rides to High Overlooks
Best Rides to Waterfalls
Best Rides with Overnight Camping Options
Best Single-Track Rides
San Francisco Bay Area     29
Mendocino and Wine Country     179
Monterey and Big Sur     235
Sacramento and Gold Country     289
Tahoe and the Northern Sierra     339
Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes     397
Redwood Empire     435
Shasta and Lassen     467
Resources     511
Northern California Mountain Bike Parks     512
Northern California Bike Shops     513
Index     537
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