75 Classic Rides Colorado

Author: Jason Sumner
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594858594
Format: PDF, Mobi
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• Includes rides ranging from easy to epic • Features rides within easy distance from population centers, plus 2 multiple-day trips and 1 cross-state tour • Free, downloadable turn-by-turn cue sheets for each ride Jason Sumner was on his way to becoming a pro sports reporter when he happened to cover a bike race. It changed his life. He writes, “Becoming a cyclist meant exploring my home state in ways I never had before. Fifteen years and thousands of miles later, I get to share what I discovered with you.” This guide is intended for cyclists from novice to expert. It’s accessible, friendly, and fun, highlighting less-driven back roads, scenic views, epic mountain-pass challenges, and ambling routes. Each ride includes the following information: • Difficulty level • Distance • Average Time to complete • Elevation Gain • High Point • Best Season to ride • Maps/Info on land managers for reference • Directions to start of route • Description of ride: nature of the ride, sights along the way, best places for food/refueling, and more • Variations/Alternate Route details • Full map of route • Elevation profile • Photo

Great Road Rides Denver

Author: Jay P. K. Kenney
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
ISBN: 9781555917371
Format: PDF, Docs
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Metro Denver is justly famous for its miles of dedicated bike trails, and yet beyond the trail system lie hundreds of miles of bike-friendly streets just waiting to be explored. Great Road Rides Denver offers the best of both worlds, with 25 rides that link streets and bike lanes with the city's well-loved trails to create entertaining and interesting rides across the metro area. Ranging in length from 15 to 70 miles, and stretching from Golden to Aurora, Arvada to Centennial, these rides will appeal to both recreational cyclists who are tired of the same old routes and serious road bikers who want to explore harder, longer, and surprisingly steeper terrain. What's more, they were designed to be accessible from your doorstep, no matter what part of the metro area you call home. Each ride includes a detailed description and useful take-along map, and features information about the neighborhoods, streets, and landscapes it explores.

Road Biking Colorado

Author: Michael Seeberg
Publisher: Westcliffe Pub
ISBN: 9781565794337
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Colorado cyclists know that the state's paved roads are as beautiful and exciting to ride as its famous mountain-biking trails. This comprehensive guidebook -- the first and only one of its kind in the state -- documents nearly every stretch of pavement recommended for road biking. Whether you're a seasoned Colorado cyclist looking for new challenges or a visitor in quest of America's highest and most scenic paved roads, you can choose from 141 routes of all difficulty levels, or you can link adjacent routes to customize your own ride. Full-color photographs, maps, and elevation profiles round out the book, making Road Biking Colorado: The Statewide Guide a ready companion on any Colorado cycling excursion. Book jacket.

Cycling Colorado s Mountain Passes

Author: Kurt Magsamen
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 9781555912949
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The first guidebook to tell bicyclists everything they need to know to ride Colorado's 38 highest, paved mountain roads.

Epic Bike Rides of the World

Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1760341878
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated book. From family-friendly, sightseeing urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. Destinations range from France and Italy, for the world's great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia. These journeys will inspire - whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started. The book is organised by continent. In the Americas we join a family bikepacking trip in Ecuador; we pedal the Natchez Trace Parkway and stop at legendary music spots; we ride the Pacific Coast Highway in Oregon and California; go mountain biking in Moab and Canada; and explore the cities of Buenos Aires and New York by bicycle. European rides include easy-going trips around Lake Constance, along the Danube and the Loire, and coast-to-coast routes; routes in Tuscany, Spain and Corsica; and professional journeys up Mt Ventoux and around the Tour of Flanders. In Asia, we venture through Vietnam's valleys; complete the Mae Hong Son circuit in northern Thailand; cross the Indian Himalayas; and pedal through Bhutan. And in Australia and New Zealand we take in Tasmania and Queensland by mountain bike; cycle into Victoria's high country and around Adelaide on road bikes; and try some of New Zealand's celebrated cycle trails. Each ride is illustrated with stunning photography and a map. A toolkit of practical details - where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay and more - helps riders plan their own trips. There are also suggestions for three more similar rides around the world for each story. Each piece shows how cycling is a fantastic way to get to know a place, a people and their culture. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Bicycling Complete Book of Road Cycling Skills

Author: Jason Sumner
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623364965
Format: PDF, ePub
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Take your road cycling skills to the next level with the latest techniques, equipment, and skills. This completely revised edition of the popular handbook for everyday road cyclists is a comprehensive guide to road cycling skills and safety from the most trusted name in cycling, Bicycling magazine. Updated to include contemporary expert sources, fresh photography, and cutting-edge information on cycling technology, nutrition and supplementation, training, riding techniques, safety, and performance, this is a book no road cyclist should be without. You can improve your performance and bike skills, and this book will show you how. You'll learn how to ensure your bike is in tip-top shape in 8 easy steps, prevent injury and knee pain, boost your efficiency with smooth pedaling and proper form, brake without wasting speed or wiping out, discover the benefits of riding in a paceline, and master the skills of riding in traffic. Packed with tips from professional cyclists, coaches, and experts, Bicycling Complete Book of Road Cycling Skills is the ultimate guide to riding faster, stronger, longer, and safer.

The Cyclist s Bucket List

Author: Ian Dille
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623364469
Format: PDF, Docs
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The smell of lavender at a roadside picnic, waiting for the Tour de France to race past. The Pacific Ocean view from the 10,000-foot summit of Hawaii's Haleakalaā volcanic crater (after 5 hours of uphill riding). A fresh Fat Tire ale hitting your lips at the new Belgium brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. These, and a wide-ranging variety of other experiences, all rooted to a specific location or event, comprise The Cyclist's Bucket List. The book will definitively catalog both the iconic and little known--the accessible and aspirational--sensory and emotional experiences that instill cyclists with a deep passion for the sport. In this book, Ian Dille compiles and showcases the world's quintessential cycling experiences through extensive research and interviews with expert sources, vivid storytelling, stunning photography, and compelling design. The format includes lengthy in-depth descriptions as well as much shorter, easy to consume write-ups, ranging from locations such as Italy and Belgium to Nova Scotia and Texas. The Cyclist's Bucket List will serve as an indispensible, lifelong guide for every cyclist.

The Mountain Biker s Guide to Colorado

Author: Dan Hickstein
ISBN: 9780981901657
Format: PDF, ePub
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Thousands of miles of world-class trails and jaw-dropping scenery make Colorado a mountain biking paradise. With coverage of all the best rides in the state from crazy descents of jagged peaks to quick afternoon rides for the whole family, The Mountain Biker's Guide to Colorado makes it easy to plan your next trip. Full-color photos, detailed maps, elevation profiles, and turn-by-turn directions mean less time lost in the woods and more time riding. Consistent technical and physical difficulty ratings let you choose the perfect ride, from a gentle Sunday cruise to an all-day epic. For before and after the ride, the book also includes tips on local camping, hotels, and restaurants.

Complete Guide to Climbing by Bike in the Northeast

Author: Jon Summerson
Publisher: Extreme Press
ISBN: 9780979257162
Format: PDF
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Avid cyclists know that hill climbing is the crux of the sport. Getting up cycling's brutal slopes is often what separates average from elite riders. However, accurate information on this cycling sub-specialty has been lacking, particularly the location and profiling of the great Northeast climbs, some of which rival the major European professional tours' best. This situation has now been rectified as this guidebook provides cycling peak-baggers with everything they need to know; from how best to prepare to get to the top of the mountain to the most difficult paved ascents in the northeast United States defined as Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, eastern New York and Vermont. Information within the guide includes: -Climbing definitions and training tips -Descriptions and accurate climbing information including total elevation, length and average/maximum grade -Appendices with climb rankings and other information -Maps and easy to read directions -Climb profiles