Mountain Biking Eastern New York: Seventy-four Epic Rides from North Jersey and Long Island to the Adirondacks

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Heaven on two wheels, Eastern New York offers trails ranging from scenic cruising to heart-pumping technically demanding singletrack. Veteran mountain biker and author Michael Margulis outlines seventy-four great rides from northern New Jersey and Long Island to the backcountry wilderness of the Adirondacks.Explore ancient stagecoach routes near Lake Placid on the Wild One tour; enjoy the solitude of Denning Trail, a Native American hunting path; and plan your own escape on rides through Westchester County where ...

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Overview

Heaven on two wheels, Eastern New York offers trails ranging from scenic cruising to heart-pumping technically demanding singletrack. Veteran mountain biker and author Michael Margulis outlines seventy-four great rides from northern New Jersey and Long Island to the backcountry wilderness of the Adirondacks.Explore ancient stagecoach routes near Lake Placid on the Wild One tour; enjoy the solitude of Denning Trail, a Native American hunting path; and plan your own escape on rides through Westchester County where American Revolutionary forces marched and fought for freedom. Insider tidbits about the region's rich historic background make this more than just a trail guide. Also included: detailed ride descriptions; easy-to-read maps; ratings for physical and technical difficulty; tips on riding and trip preparation. (6 x 9, 382 pages, b&w photos, maps)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762722648
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Series: Falcon Guides Mountain Biking Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 408,544
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Margulis is a softwar engineer, writer, karate blackbelt, and veteran mountain biker and hiker. He lives with his wife Barbara and daughters Alize and Chloe in Forest Hills, New York.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps ix
Map Legend xi
Ride Location Map xii
Preface xv
Acknowledgments xvi
Introduction 1
Trail Description Outline 1
Abbreviations 3
Topographic Maps 3
Trail Etiquette 4
Hitting the Trail 5
Long Island Tours 8
1 Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail 10
2 Stillwell Spaghetti 16
3 Glacier 8 Trail 22
4 Pandora's Box 26
5 Rocky Point 32
6 Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve 36
7 Southaven County Park 40
8 Fire Island National Seashore 44
9 Navy Cooperative Area Trails 49
10 Surf and Turf 54
11 Northwest by Northwest 60
12 Caumsett State Park 65
Northern New Jersey Tours 70
13 Allamuchy Mountain State Park 72
14 High Point State Park 77
15 The Labyrinth 83
16 Wawayanda Yahoo 89
Westchester Area Tours 94
17 Bedford Country Road Ramble 96
18 Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park 99
19 Indian Brook Road Loop 105
20 The Mianus Maze 109
21 Babcock Preserve 115
22 Taconic-Hereford MUA 119
23 Ye Olde Croton Aqueduct 123
24 Blue Mountain Nirvana 127
25 Alberto's Favorite 133
26 The Old "Put" Path 137
27 Ninham Mountain MUA 141
28 Hubbard-Perkins Conservation Area 145
29 Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park 149
Shawangunk Mountain Tours 152
30 Bonticou Road Tour 154
31 Land of Oz 160
32 The Trapps 166
33 Shangri-La 171
34 Wallkill Valley Rail Trail 177
Catskill Region Tours 180
35 North Lake Trails 182
36 Overlook Mountain Ascent 186
37 High Point Kanape Brook Trail 189
38 Vernooykill Falls Trail 193
39 The Holy Land 197
40 Bashakill 203
41 Flugertown Road 207
42 Willowemoc Road 211
43 The Denning Trail 215
44 Vertigo at Plattekill 218
45 The D & H Heritage Corridor 223
Adirondack Region Tours 227
46 Johnson Pond-Paradox Tour 229
47 The Wild One 232
48 The Bark Eater Backroads 237
49 The Mystery of Pine Pond 241
50 McKenzie Mountain Loop 245
51 Scarface 249
52 The Peninsula Trails 254
53 A Day at the Races 258
54 Whiteface--A Place in the Sun 262
55 The Flume Fall 266
56 The Bloomingdale Bog Trail 270
57 The Deer Pond Odyssey 274
58 Moss Lake 278
59 Safford Pond Trail 283
60 The Uncas Tour 287
61 The Limekiln Loop 293
62 Moose River Medley 298
63 Journey to Stillwater Reservoir 304
64 Bloodsucker Passage 309
65 Black River Wild Forest 314
66 Cedar River Flow 319
67 Sargent Ponds Wild Forest 323
68 The Osgood/Jackrabbit Run 327
69 Sweet Oseetah 332
70 Kushaqua Loop Trail 336
71 The Great Santanoni 340
72 Perkins Clearing 344
73 Lapland Lake 348
74 The Inner Circle 353
Glossary 358
About the Author 363
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