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Heaven on two wheels. The Puget Sound Area offers miles of smooth singletrack, steep climbs, crystal clear lakes, and amazing mountain views. Veteran mountain biker and author Santo Criscuolo outlines more than fifty of the best rides from Olympia to Bellingham and from the Kitsap Peninsula to Cle Elum and Cashmere.
Explore dense forest on Galbraith Mountain, discover the wild beauty of Mad Lake's massive rockslides, enjoy urban adventure in Renton's Tapeworm, and test your skills on the ultimate challenge, the Cascade Triple Crown. This guide will give you the inside track on everything from the best day of the week to ride individual trails, to specific types of bikes for each ride, and even where to get a cold drink and a burger after a hard day in the saddle.
Also included: detailed ride descriptions; easy-to-read maps; ratings for physical and technical difficulty; tips on riding and trip preparation.
Wherever you ride and whatever your skill level, let Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area be your guide to fat tire fun in the Northwest's diverse landscape.
Explore 40 of the best off-road bicycle rides in the Seattle area along with photos, detailed descriptions, directions, and more.
Veteran rider and local author Santo Criscuolo becomes a personal mountain bike trail guide as he explores every twist and turn of single track in the Puget Sound region from Olympia to Bellingham and from the Kitsap Peninsula to Cle Elum and Cashmere. Not only does he tell bikers where to find the trails, he tells them how and when to ride them to avoid poor trail conditions, crowds, and potential natural disasters common out in the dirt. Delivered with a fresh, irreverent perspective, this highly detailed mountain bike guide uses easy quick-references so readers can find what they are searching for right away. Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area
also provides some of the most detailed maps of any guidebook available.
This guide includes 40 of the greatest off-road bicycle rides in the Seattle area. Explore every twist and turn of singletrack in the Puget Sound region from Olympia to Bellingham to Kitsap. Along with maps, photographs, detailed descriptions, directions, and much more, the pages reveal where to find trails and how and when to ride them to avoid poor trail conditions, large crowds, and potential natural disasters common while out in the dirt.
About the Author
is one of the original founders of the online mountain bike guides Dirt Northwest
. Previously, he was a radio and TV sales executive, an online advertising sales manager, and an editor for Northwest Skier
magazine. He is also the author of Ski & Snowboard America: The Pacific Northwest & British Columbia
(Globe Pequot Press, 2001). His in-the-dirt and on-the-trail experience includes seven years of cross-country racing, starting Team Dirtworld.com, the largest amateur mountain bike racing team in the nation, and searching for singletrack all over Western Canada, The U.S., and Central America. Rain or shine, you are sure to find him in the saddle somewhere in the Puget Sound region.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: ) The East Side 2) The South End 3) The North End 4) Olympia and the Kitsap Peninsula 5) Highway 410 6) The Outer Limits