Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C./Baltimore Area: An Atlas of Northern Virginia and Marylands Greatest Off Road Bicycle Rides 4th Edition

Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C./Baltimore Area: An Atlas of Northern Virginia and Marylands Greatest Off Road Bicycle Rides 4th Edition

by Scott Adams, Martin Fernandez
     
 
Here is everything bicyclists need to know to enjoy off-road adventures in a region layered in more than its share of pavement. Plunge down steep, rugged singletrack over Maryland's Allegheny Mountains; relax along leisurely lakeside trails minutes from the Beltway; or travel off-road through Virginia's scenic horse country, stopping only for a taste of wine from the

Overview

Here is everything bicyclists need to know to enjoy off-road adventures in a region layered in more than its share of pavement. Plunge down steep, rugged singletrack over Maryland's Allegheny Mountains; relax along leisurely lakeside trails minutes from the Beltway; or travel off-road through Virginia's scenic horse country, stopping only for a taste of wine from the region's great vineyards. This guide shows both novice and experienced cyclists how to get out of the gridlock and into the woods.

From this book cyclists can expect 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 them to the ride without getting lost. Detailed mile-by-mile directional cues are also provided with difficulty ratings, elevation gain, trail contacts, and much more.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is such a valuable resource for mountain bikers that it probably should be included as a part of the sale of any new mountain bike in the region. The maps are phenomenal!"
--Spokes Magazine

"There are trail guides, and then there's the real deal. Trail descriptions are top-notch."
--Bike Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762726578
Publisher:
Falcon Guides
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
Regional Mountain Biking Series
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Adams has written several mountain biking guidebooks, including Mountain Biking Virginia (now in its third edition) and Mountain Bike Madness in Central Pennsylvania. He is a regular mountain bike contributor to MetroSports Magazine and has competed in more 24-hour races than he likes to remember. A native Virginian, Scott lives with his wife and growing family in Charlottesville, Virginia. Few things reward him more than a long hike to the top of a mountain or an early-morning bike ride with no particular place to go.

Martin Fernandez is a native of Lima, Peru and now lives in Virginia. When he's not riding his FAT in the backcountry trails of Maryland and Virginia, Martin is hard at work designing publications and web sites or trying to come up with an award winning homebrew recipe. He is a graphic designer who enjoys the freedom of cycling more than anything.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Danville, California
Date of Birth:
June 8, 1957
Place of Birth:
Catskill, New York
Education:
B.A., Hartwick College, 1979; M.B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1986

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