Synopses & Reviews
Forget about the espresso bars - the best buzz in Washington is on its fantastic mountain biking trails. From freshwater lakes to towering peaks and green valleys, Washington's landscape is as exciting as it is diverse. And with so much to discover, it pays to have the inside scoop on mountain biking in the Evergreen state. Mountain Bike! Washington will introduce you to the thrill of exploring this wilderness while you experience its most unforgettable rides. Mountain Bike! Washington provides detailed information on over 85 breathtaking rides throughout Washington, including tours in the Cascade Mountains, the Olympic Mountains, and rides in and around Seattle, Spokane, Bellingham, and Vancouver. From high-adrenaline single-track to mellow jaunts through fabulous scenery, if it's good riding, it's profiled here. Each route profile features at-a-glance information, a thorough ride description, a detailed trail map, helpful sources of information, proximity of important services, valuable commentary on elevation changes and possible hazards, and a rescue index. Mountain Bike! Washington also features vivid descriptions of native flora and fauna, a glossary of mountain biking terms, and tips on mountain biking etiquette. (6 x 9, 448 pages, maps, b&w photos)
Forget about the espresso bars and concentrate on what makes Washington truly unique -- its magical and diverse landscapes! Former freelance race reporter for VeloNews, Alan Bennett, and veteran biking authors Laurie and Chris Leman have teamed up to bring mountain bikers an incredible collection of 87 breathtaking rides in Mountain Bike! Washington.
Washington's diverse environment includes ocean beaches, tidelands, temperate rainforests, and freshwater lakes, all nestled amid towering peaks. And that's just the Olympic Peninsula! Biking enthusiasts will find plenty of trail options for all abilities -- from grueling single-track trails to family friendly routes -- in Wenatchee National Forest, the Mt. Adams area, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, and Capitol State Forest, among many other mountain bike friendly areas. So leave Seattle's grunge scene in the dust and enter Washington's haven of mountain bike options.