From the Back Cover
Experience the birthplace of the mountain bike revolution. The amazing wide-open spaces around the San Francisco Bay Area provide mountain biking souls with an escape from the urban landscape. You’ll find breathtaking vistas and a range of trails from easy family trips to epic singletrack. No matter where you are in the Bay Area, a trailhead is nearby, including rides in the North Bay, South Bay, East Bay, and San Francisco Peninsula.
From the top of Mount Tamalpais to the redwoods of Big Basin, local mountain biker Lorene Jackson outlines more than sixty of the area’s best rides, including the legendary Repack, Annadel State Park, Mount Diablo, Wilder Ranch, Henry Coe State Park, and El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve. Insider tidbits on local history and wildlife make this more than just a trail guide. You’ll get the inside track on the best time of year to ride, local events and attractions, and tips on riding with kids. Also included:
• detailed ride descriptions
• easy-to-read maps and elevation profiles
• at-a-glance ride specs, including ratings for physical and technical difficulty
• tips on riding and trip preparation
Wherever you ride and whatever your skill level, let Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area be your guide to this mountain biking paradise.
About the Author
Graduate school in environmental health at UC Berkeley brought Lorene Jackson to the Bay Area and she never left. Gradually moving up the ranks of cross country racing, she has won the expert division of her age group at the NORBA national races. More recently, she can be found racing mountain bike triathlons. This trail guide has been an excuse to lift her head up from the training rides, explore new trails, and smell the wildflowers. She is a native Californian and mother of three sons.