May 4, 2012
6.75 inches X 9 inches
From a 50-mile route around Orcas Island or a family trip along Seattle's flat Burke-Gilman Trail, to a breathtaking climb up to Washington Pass from Winthrop -- if you're seeking the best bike trails Washington has to offer, you can bet your bottom bracket you'll find it in 75 Classic Rides: Washington.
75 Classic Rides is a Mountaineers Books series authored by passionate local cyclists who've put thousands of miles on their bikes to bring you the very best bike riding trails across their given state. The focus is on one-day routes (a mix of loops and one-way courses), but you'll also find suggestions for link-ups and some inspiring, longer routes for touring, including at least one cross-state route. Terrain varies from flat paved trails to epic mountain challenges. The bonus is all rides found within 75 Classic Rides also come with FREE downloadable ride cue sheets for each trip. Downloadable ride cue sheets are free with purchase of your book.
Each route description starts with the basic essentials to get you going: a brief overview, full-color map, elevation profile, difficulty level, round-trip distance, road conditions, and advice on the best season to ride. Full narrative descriptions tell what sights to expect, best towns for food or a cup of coffee, safety info on road shoulders and bike lanes, as well as turn-by-turn descriptions and mileage logs.