Synopses & Reviews
Portland is bicycle nirvana. The city itself is beautiful, and the ever-expanding bike infrastructure makes for safe and pleasant riding. And it is a city full of bicyclists: 40 percent of residents bike recreationally and nearly 10 percent commute daily on bike. No wonder Bicycling magazine regularly names it one of the top cities to bike in America!
Pedal Portland celebrates the city's passion for pedaling in an accessible, fun, and family-friendly way. It features 25 easy rides that explore the most interesting parts of the city, from north to northwest to northeast, southwest to southeast, and the surrounding areas, like Beaverton and Vancouver. Each ride is accessible to anyone with a bike--including kids. The rides range from eight to twelve miles and many can be shortened by taking advantage of the city's bike-friendly public transportation. Each route features a scavenger hunt that highlights the quirky and interesting sites along the way and includes tips on where to eat, drink, and stop to appreciate the view.
Pedal Portland is the perfect way to experience the city!
Portland is consistently named one of the most bike-friendly citiesin America, but biking in any city can be intimidating to a beginner. In this book, Todd Roll, owner of Pedal Bike Tours,complies 25 rides that are accessible to all levels and allow bikers to see and experience the city. He begins by explaining how tonavigate a city on bike--how to take public transportation, stay safe, and follow road rules. The guidebook then details 25 rides.Each profile contains turn-by-turn directions, difficulty and elevation gain, total distance, a description of the route, and fundetails like short scavenger hunts, attractions along the way and lime green and white illustrations.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
About the Author
Todd Roll has been riding bicycles since learning to ride on a logging road in Cottage Grove, Oregon on his first hand-me-down Schwinn. Never liking to sit still and drive, he's dragged bikes to everywhere he's lived, including Eugene, Rome, San Diego, Seattle, Zurich, and now Portland. Todd has done bike tours all over the west coast, Canada, and Europe. Todd started Pedal Bike Tours to provide visitors and locals alike the experience of the most bike-friendly large city in America. When not telling visitors where to go, he and his wife Lota can be found riding around town as slowly as possible on their city bikes, exploring Portland's neighborhood cafes, bars, and restaurants.