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Bicycling America's National Parks: California Paperback – Bargain Price, May 17, 2000
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Story introduces each chapter with a brief description of the geography and history of the park. Then Story lists several rides within the park, each accompanied by detailed descriptions (including technical and aerobic difficulty, best time of year to ride, overall length of trail, etc.) and maps. Though some road bike routes are included, most trails are for mountain bikes. Each trail I rode was accurately described. Each chapter also contains boxes describing the fauna (animals) and flora (plants) you'll likely encounter within each park.
This book isn't just a cycling guide, it contains virtually all the information you'll need to plan your trip. Story concludes each chapter with information about local lodging, camping, bike shops, grocery stores, and restaurants (his recommendations are first rate). He also provides helpful contacts (park visitors centers, etc.) which should be able to provide any other information you might need. Story has also eliminated the extraneous elements so many other cycling guidebooks seem to contain (elevation maps might be visually enticing, but let's face it, they aren't necessary).
What is really remarkable about this book is Story's terse, engaging writing. The abundance of information this book contains is presented in readable, often witty language. He doesn't just describe, he gives the reader a feel for each park and the surrounding communities (when applicable).Read more ›
Many a time I have been able to locate ranger stations where you can check in and be loosed on the back country trails. Luckily many people are not aware of these areas. Some trails you can go all day without running into a soul.
David Story should be ashamed of him self fore giving away the secret. But I am glad I found this book.
The book is divided into 15 locations and in each location there is a description of where you can stay and where you can rent bikes along with other relevant information.
There are also trail maps and photographs from the area. Most important is inclusion of addresses for more up to date and more detailed information.
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Good, but misses some of the best rides. There is just too much in CA to fit in one book.Published on August 17, 2014 by Sam Albrecht
I agree with the other reviews that this book is informative and engagingly written, with excellent and thoroughly researched paved and back road routes. Read morePublished on September 12, 2007 by Harold Marcuse
What a great book! It helps you to explore American National Parks in every detail. Wonderfull guide to american natural wonders, which you can discover on your bicycle every day. Read morePublished on June 16, 2000