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With rides for all types of mountain biking enthusiasts, North America by Mountain Bike Series provide readers with at-a-glance key information for each route profiled.
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Follow the example of America's first settlers at Jamestown and discover the adventures and challenges that await you in the Old Dominion. Whether you're cruising alongside the Potomac after a visit to Mount Vernon or racing past a Civil War battlefield in the Highlands, Virginia's diverse geography and rich history are never far away on these rides. Neither is excitement. From converted railroad beds to technical single-track, Mountain Bike! Virginia will lead you on the state's most unforgettable rides. In this updated edition, you'll find detailed information on more than 90 trails in coastal Virginia, the piedmont, northern Virginia, Virginia's western mountains, and the Blue Ridge Highlands. Author Randy Porter gives you the lowdown on trails in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, York River State Park, Belle Isle, and Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, as well as fat-tire friendly places near D.C. and other metropolitan areas. If it's good riding, it's profiled here. Each route profile features: at-a-glance key information, a thorough ride description, a detailed trail map; helpful sources of information, proximity of important services, valuable commentary on elevation changes and possible hazards, and a rescue index.Mountain Bike! Virginia also features interesting and entertaining photographs, vivid descriptions of native flora and fauna, a glossary of mountain biking terms, tips on mountain biking etiquette, important safety information, and a list of ride recommendations for special interests. (6 X 9, 400 pages, b&w photos, maps, charts)
Randy Porter, a "born-again" Virginian, has lived in the Old Dominion since 1968. After graduating with a M.Ed. in Special Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, he moved to the Shenandoah Valley where he taught students with disabilities. His bicycling ventures have included partial ownership of a bicycle shop and cofounding Virginia¿s first commercial bicycle touring company.
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Book Description Menasha Ridge Press, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0897323769
Book Description Menasha Ridge Press, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110897323769