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Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area
     

Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area

by Bob D'antonio
 

Within a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia, riders can pedal their mountain bikes through dense, deciduous forest; ancient pine barrens; pastoral, rolling, farmland; the Pocono Mountains; and Fairmount Park, the world's largest landscaped inner city park. Like the city, the mountain biking around the Philadelphia area is diverse. The terrain includes tight, rocky,

Overview

Within a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia, riders can pedal their mountain bikes through dense, deciduous forest; ancient pine barrens; pastoral, rolling, farmland; the Pocono Mountains; and Fairmount Park, the world's largest landscaped inner city park. Like the city, the mountain biking around the Philadelphia area is diverse. The terrain includes tight, rocky, bone-jarring singletrack; wide, dirt-surfaced bridle paths; lonely country roads; and steep, mountainous climbs—all of which is found within this guide.

This book contains exhaustive and comprehensive trail descriptions, from beginner to advanced. GPS-quality, digitally designed relief maps detailing each ride and accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each ride. In addition detailed directions get bikers to the ride without getting them lost. Detailed mile-by-mile directional cues are also provided with difficulty ratings, elevation gain, trail contacts, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762728060
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
Regional Mountain Biking Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Bob D'Antonio was born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia. A well-known rock climber with over 700 first ascents throughout the United States and a mountain biker since 1982, he is the author of three rock climbing guides and three other mountain bike guides for different areas in Colorado. He spends his life living between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Louisville, Colorado.

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