Synopses & Reviews
Few areas have more to offer the mountain biker than the Hudson Valley, with its scenic beauty, intriguing history, and abundance of trails, organizations, and facilities created expressly for fat tire devotees. Kick's selection of 25 tours is as diverse as their settings. They range from Lake George to Yonkers, from family outings to challenging peak climbs, from rail trails to canal towpaths to heritage bikeways. Each tour description includes complete directions, a comprehensive map, a list of bike shops nearby, and a wealth of details about the land and cityscapes. Written with sensitivity to the Hudson Valley's tradition of outdoor stewardship, will tell you how and where to get the most from your mountain bikeall closer to home than you may think. 26 maps, appendix.
- Our classic 25 Bicycle Tours series (230,000 copies sold) keeps the medium-and longer-distance two-wheeler on blacktop, revealing off-the-beaten-path tours of small towns and country roads.- The Mountain Biking series plants riders firmly in the dirt for exciting off-road rides through woods, fields, and streams.- Our new Backroad Bicycling series uncovers the best of the on- and off-road worlds, and provides rides for both touring cyclists and mountains bikers alike.- The Bicycling America's National Parks series is the first and only series of its kind, describing the best rides in and around our nation's natural treasures.
This updated guide covers a wide selection of mountain biking routes along the Hudson River.
About the Author
Peter Kick is a licensed hiking and paddling guide in the Catskills, Adirondacks, and Florida Everglades. He has authored several books on hiking and mountain biking including Backroad Bicycling in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, 25 Mountain Bike Tours in the Hudson Valley, 25 Mountain Bike Tours in the Adirondacks, and 25 Mountain Bike Tours in New Jersey. He lives in Saugerties, New York.