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Paperback Mountain Bike America: Colorado: An Atlas of Colorado's Greatest off-road Bicycle Rides (Outside America Guides) Book

ISBN: 076270697X

ISBN13: 9780762706976

Mountain Bike America: Colorado: An Atlas of Colorado's Greatest off-road Bicycle Rides (Outside America Guides)

Where else can you complement a day's mountain bike ride with a dizzying glissade down a mid-August snowfield? Where else can you descend nearly 40 miles through five biogeographical zones? Where else... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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Thorough and complete

This book covers it all, from accurate and interesting ride descriptions, to quality maps, to action photography, to a veritable database of other outdoor adventure resources. The book does a great job capturing the overall scope of Colorado mountain biking, throughout all of Colorado. One of the best guide books I've ever seen.

All the information you need in one place

Well worth the money. Excellent maps, background information on every ride, good directions to trailheads. I recommend this book to everyone who does off road in Colorado.

local who uses the book

This book is a fantastic guide to some of the best trails in Colorado. As an avid mountainbiker I have used the book to get me to and through many rides both in my area and on many a weekend journey. The informatoin on lodging, places to eat and other recreation in the areas is a great aditional tool that most guide books overlook. if you are going riding in Colorado this is the book you need.

Chock-full of local color and written with a sense of humor

I found this book for sale in a bike shop in Boulder, Co. I was about to embark on a ten day biking holiday and was relying on some short ride descriptions I had from a regular guide book. Throughout the holiday I never regretted making the purchase. No, not all the information was immediately useful because I never needed the section on how to distract a mountain lion from attacking you but it was fun to have (throw stones but don't bend down to pick them up - shout loudly and authoratitively - don't run). The author leverages his local knowledge to bring you an exhaustive list of rides ranging from the well-known to previously well-kept local secrets.I particularly enjoyed the Monarch Crest Trail - a savage and long ride that takes you high above the tree line through a range of different montaine environments. The book is full of essential information but also takes time out to bring you stories full of local color and history. For example, the story of how Nipple Peak got its name is written with subtle and deliciously understated wit. You don't just get a list of lengths, elevations and ride descriptions, you learn a lot about local history and the environment in which you ride, which will help you appreciate what you see even more.If you're planning a trip to Colorado or even just want to enjoy some great travel writing, you should read this book. However, be warned. Once you read about these rides, you'll want to try them all.I had a great holiday - you will too.


This book covers it all. I have been in Colorado for ten years and this book has trails I have never heard of. The suggestions for how to prepare and how to repair are wonderful. You will love the history snibits that accompany the trail facts. Get it, got it, good. John Gray
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