Synopses & Reviews
Where to Bike New York, is a cycling guide to the city for recreational cyclists who want to know more about fun interesting places to ride their bikes for family time, fun and fitness. Cycling is booming. It's free, healthy, environmentally friendly, sustainable and most of all it's fun. But Where to Ride? Where to Bike New York contains 58 interesting rides around New York City. There's also a section covering how to prepare and what to take with you.
A42 Rocky Mount Ride
This ride takes you to two of the three extinct volcanoes within the Portland city limits. The third is Powell Butte which has unpaved pathways perfect for mountain biking. The two buttes on this ride are Rocky Butte and Mount Tabor. Rocky Butte offers a sweeping 360 degree view of Portland and surrounding areas. Mount Tabor has a popular sunset view of the city of Portland.Rocky Butte is an extinct volcanic cinder cone butte. The ride up is not as steep as it seems when you are at the bottom of the hill looking up. At the summit is the Joseph Wood Hill Park which is constructed of stone and resembles a fortress. Hill established the Hill Military Academy which is now home to the City Bible College at the base of the hill. Several of the bunkers have been renovated and are used by the college today. In the park at the summit old fashioned lights sit atop the hand carved stone wall and illuminate the park at night. Rocky Butte is a favorite of mountain climbers and there are over 150 climbing routes available. From the summit you can see the airport, the Columbia River Gorge, downtown Portland, and Vancouver.
Where to Bike Portland cycling guidebooks. Where to Bike Portland contains 47 interesting rides for adults and 26 kids' rides to motivate and inspire. It also includes a section covering how to prepare and what to take with you.
Where to Bike Portland, is a cycling guide to the city for recreational cyclists who want to know more about fun interesting places to ride their bikes for family time, fun and fitness. Cycling is free, healthy, environmentally friendly, sustainable and most of all fun. But Where to Ride? This book contains 47 interesting rides for adults and 26 kids' rides to motivate and inspire. It also includes a section covering how to prepare and what to take with you.
Where to Bike Chicago, Best Biking in the City and Suburbs
About the Author
J.P. Partland is a riding writer, or writing rider. Either way, cycling is his beat. And his favored way to commute. And run errands. And exercise. And it's a hobby. And a passion. And, just perhaps, an obsession. He rides just about every day, whether he needs to or not. It's the means, it's the end. J.P. is a native New Yorker. With or without his bikes, he loves his islands off the coast of America. It's a great place to live, to work, to recreate, and to ride bicycles. If you come visit, and you should, don't just stand on the corner staring at your map, waiting for the light to change; people here move. On the weekends, J.P. likes to go fast. He races on the road, on the track, in cyclocross. He's medaled at the state and national championship levels and has competed internationally as well. New York City is good for bike racing, with several racing venues, including a velodrome. His work as an ink-stained wretch began by freelancing cycling articles. Shortly thereafter, he took the helm of the start-up mag Cycling Times, a regional cycling publication for the New York metropolitan area, and he has gone on to write three books and hundreds of articles on cycling and cycling-related themes and topics for just about every cycling mag and website, as well as plenty of mainstream publications like The New York Times, Outside, and Fitness. He's also opined on the importance of cycling for The Huffington Post. Somewhere in there, he got in on the ground floor of the Internet boom and was present for its bust (oh, the stories). J.P.'s books are Mountain Bike Madness, The World of BMX, and Tour Fever: The Armchair Cyclist's Guide to the Tour de France.
Table of Contents
Authors NoteAbout the AuthorIntroductionRide OverviewHow to Use this BookWhat to TakeBefore You GoOn the RoadOff the RoadYou Your Bike and Transport in Philadelphia The Glorious City of Philadelphia1. Center City Bike Lane Heaven2. Spring Garden to the Italian Market3. Schuylkill Banks Park4. (The West Philadelphia loop)5. (Brewery Ride)6. (Kirsty’s GREAT CiTY ride?)7. (The Fairmount – Northern Liberties Loop)8. (The Old City/Society Hill Loop; fmrly the ‘Independence Ride’)9. Cheesesteak Ride #1: Tony Luke’s10. (Belmont Plateau/FDR Park)11. (Manayunk Towpath)12. Forbidden Drive13. (The Wissahickon MTB)14. Pennypack Park15. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge16. The Cobbs Creek Bikeway Kelly Drive Departures17. The Loop18. (Art Museum To Manayunk)19. (Schuylkill River Trail to Valley Forge)20. Boathouse Row to Brunos21. (Art Museum to Doylestown)22. Cheesesteak Ride #2: Dalessandros23. (A loop around Lower Fairmount)24. Spring Garden Bridge to Bartram’s Garden25. (NBW to the ZOO…from Skuk banks park)Bucolic Bucks and Merry Montgomery Counties26. Valley Forge National Historical Park27. Valley Forge to Perkiomenville and Green Lane28. The Audubon Loop29. The Mysterious Norristown Farm Park30. (Chestnut Hill to Bryn Athyn)31. (Quiet Streets in Jenkintown)32. The Teeming, Twisting Tyler State Park33. Doylestown ‘Bike for Barak’ Loop34. The Pennsylvania and New Jersey Canal Loop The Mainline and Beyond 35. (The Radnor Trail)36. Ockelhocking Hills37. (The Mainline Loop)38. Ridley Creek State Park39. (The Chaddsford/Westchester Loop)40. PASA Bike Fresh Bike Local41. The stunning Struble and Uchwalan Trails42. (Horses & Creeks in Chester County) …and South Jersey!43. Cooper River Park44. (The HaddonField/Collingswood Loop)45. (The Pie Ride)46. (The Old World Bakery - Smithville)47. (Chatsworth – Pine Barrens – Tabernackle (nixons general store)48. Long Beach Island Loop49. (The Princeton Metric)50. (Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail Trenton to New Brunswick via Princeton)Kids Rides The Glorious City of Philadelphia1. The Fantastic Franklin Square2. The Schuylkill River Park3. (Kelly Drive by the Angels)4. Clark Park5. (Pennrose park)6. (FDR Park/Smith Memorial)7. (Forbidden Drive/kitchen lane)8. (Pennypack Park)Bucolic Bucks and Merry Montgomery Counties9. Fort Washington State Park10. Tyler State Park (Tyler Drive)11. Peace Valley County Park12. Mason’s Mill Park13. Lower Perkiomen Valley Park14. (Montgomery Park)The Mainline and Beyond15. (Wynnewood Valley Park)16. (Narberth Playground)17. (Mainline Park)18. (Ridley Creek/Radnor Trail)19. Struble Trail…and South Jersey!20. (Cooper River Park)21. (Hopkins/Evans Pond)22. (Pennypacker Park)23. (Merchantville Bike Path/Newton Park)24. (Ocean City NJ Boardwalk)25. (Long Beach Island – Beach Haven)