Guide to South Florida Off-Road Bicycling

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9780967838502: Guide to South Florida Off-Road Bicycling
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The Guide to South Florida Off-Road Bicycling is an 80 page book featuring over twenty, approved, off-road bicycling destinations in South Florida: everything from technically challenging singletrack to more nature-oriented dirt roads and woodsy doubletrack. The Guide includes detailed descriptions, directions, maps, photos, wildlife information, local contacts, best times to ride, and even a history of Southeast Florida mtn-biking. Most of the trails described within the Guide have never before appeared in print. Moreover, the Guide is the first regional off-road bicycling guide that focuses only on South Florida riding.

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Rob DeGraaf is a native South Floridian who is active locally in off-road cycling advocacy and trail construction and maintenance. He has spent countless hours pursuing these inter-related efforts. Several ride sites appear in this guide as a result of his personal advocacy efforts. Rob is a long time member of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), a committee member of the Florida Off-Road Bicycle Advocates (FORBA), a working committee of the Florida Bicycle Association. He has served as a member of the South Florida Greenways Task Force representing off-road bicyclists in South Florida, and is a past board member of Club Mud. Rob is an Outward Bound graduate and holds a BA in Psychology from Florida International University. As a strong proponent for the preservation of Florida's natural lands, Rob is also passionate for the sport of mountain biking and for the positive presence off- road cyclists work to achieve and maintain in Florida. Rob is currently working on his second book which will cover West-Central Florida.

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From page 33. Caloosahatchee Regional Park. The trail soon leaves its bright and brushy beginnings and dives into adjacent shaded woods that border most of the park. Within this shady perimeter section lies a long and straight 10-15 foot high spoils ridge. The singletrack makes great use of both shade and ridge. The ridge is characterized by several short, steep climbs and descents, and a few slightly off-camber sections where the trail parallels the base of the ridge. . . .

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Published by R. DeGraaf (2002)
ISBN 10: 0967838509 ISBN 13: 9780967838502
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