Synopses & Reviews
Written for cyclists of all stripes, Best Bike Rides books offer a diverse array of scenic tours in and around some of America's largest urban destinations. Road rides, rail rides, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 30 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures. Each book features 35 to 40 rides with color photos, maps, point-by-point miles and directions, and GPS coordinates of starting and finishing points.
Best Bike Rides Portland focuses on road and mountain biking routes in Portland and within 1.5 hours of Portland that provide locals and visitors alike a chance to see the beauty of Portland and its surrounding area’s diverse landscapes by bicycle. This guide provides shorter routes that appeal to the casual cyclist and families with young children as well as longer more challenging routes that appeal to seasoned cyclists, and provides insight into Portland’s history, neighborhoods, and cycling culture.
About the Author
Lizann Dunegan is a freelance writer and photographer specializing in writing outdoor guidebooks and travel articles about the Pacific Northwest. A Portland resident, she has been riding and exploring bike routes in Portland and the Northwest for over 15 years. Lizann has written other cycling guides to Oregon including Road Biking Oregon and Mountain Biking Oregon: A Guide to Northwest and Central Oregon’s Greatest off-Road Bicycle Rides.
Ayleen Crotty is the editor of ORbike.com, a resource to help people find bicycle adventures in and around Oregon. She is also the director of Filmed by Bike, a film festival that travels the globe featuring the world's best bicycle movies. As an avid traveler, Ayleen's favorite way to discover new regions and cultures is to explore by bike.