Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area: A Guide to the Bay Area’s Greatest Off-Road Bicycle Rides Individual Sports Cycling Excursion Guides Lorene Jackson Falcon 1st editionAug 18
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. Youll 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 areas 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. Youll 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.
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.
This handy guide offers more than 80 rides from the birthplace of the mountain bike revolution; from the top of Mount Tamalpais to the redwoods of Big Basin. Ride legendary Repack, Annadel State Park, Mount Diablo, Wilder Ranch, Henry Coe State Park, and El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve. Mountain biker, triathlete, and author Lorene Jackson offers tidbits on local history, wildlife, and points of interest to make this more than just a trail guide to the best mountain bike rides in and around the San Francisco Bay Area, including rides in the North Bay, South Bay, East Bay, and San Francisco Peninsula.
Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area: A Guide to the Bay Area’s Greatest Off-Road Bicycle Rides (Regional Mountain Biking Series)
Mountain Biking Northern California
Mountain bikers, beginner to expert, all share a common need – a place to ride. Mountain Biking Northern California gives fat-tire enthusiasts the skinny on where to go. Here are sixty-seven of the best rides in Northern California, including coastal loops from Monterey to the Oregon border and mountain trails of the southern Cascades and the Sierra Nevada. Take your pick from scenic road routes, hot singletracks, lung-popping climbs, and demented downhills. Detailed ride descriptions make it easy to find the trailheads and follow the routes. You stay on track with accurate distances keyed to easy-to-read maps and ratings for physical and technical difficulty. This handy guide will help you choose a ride that’s appropriate for your fitness and skill levels. It’s an indispensable companion for all your fat-tire fun. (6 X 9, 312 pages, b&w photos, maps, charts)