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

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

by Ann Marie Brown

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Avid biker and experienced travel writer Ann Marie Brown knows the best places to cycle in Northern California, from steep ocean-front rides to meandering, scenic trails through Sonoma and Napa. Moon Northern California Biking guides seasoned riders and beginning bikers to the best trails, paths, and roads throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Tahoe, Yosemite, and Northern California wine country. Complete with elevation charts, route maps, and options to extend or shorten each route, as well as information on bike shops, riding clubs, and bike organizations throughout the region, Moon Northern California Biking gives bicyclists the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612381640
Publisher: Avalon Publishing
Publication date: 04/10/2012
Series: Moon Outdoors Travel Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 1,213,437
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.94(d)

About 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.

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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