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by Bill Thorness

Category: Specialty Travel
Subcategory: Traveling
Author: Bill Thorness
ISBN: 0898869439
ISBN13: 978-0898869439
Language: English
Publisher: Mountaineers Books (May 29, 2012)
Pages: 256
Fb2 eBook: 1713 kb
ePub eBook: 1467 kb
Digital formats: azw mobi lit lrf

The book covers city rides, the suburbs and country rides.

7 people found this helpful. The book covers city rides, the suburbs and country rides. the maps are clear, the book is easy to read and the route guides are simple. I'm just getting back into bicycling again and this book has inspired me. It's a good book from new bicyclist to experienced riders. 5 people found this helpful.

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Biking Puget Sound book. This guidebook points you to the 50 best bike routes in the region, from Olympia to the San Juans, with most tours located close to Seattle. Biking Puget Sound" offers a mix of major bike routes, such as the Burke-Gilman, and the Centennial Trail, along with on-road bike routes. All trips can easily be done within a day, however, some trips can be combined to make longer outings. There are also overnight options at popular weekend destinations, including the Skagit Valley and the San Juan Islands.

Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans.

Explore the 50 best recreational bike rides in the Puget Sound area, encompassing Seattle and its seven surrounding counties, including the sought-after vacation destination of the San Juan Islands. Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans.

Puget Sound offers amazing scenery, and there is no better way to see the awe-inspiring mountains, dramatic shorelines .

Puget Sound offers amazing scenery, and there is no better way to see the awe-inspiring mountains, dramatic shorelines, and tranquil fields than by bicycle. Biking Puget Sound offers a mix of major bike routes, such as the Burke-Gilman, and the Centennial Trail, along with on-road bike routes.

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My book offers 60 rides in 9 counties, from urban to rural, for people of all cycling abilities. Get Away to the Islands. Looking for low-traffic roads, a slower pace of life and high-inducing views? The islands northwest of Seattle are waiting for you, just a ferry ride away. From beaches and marinas to rocky bluffs, friendly towns to campgrounds, island cycling gets you away from cities and traffic.

Explore the 50 best recreational bike rides in the Puget Sound area, encompassing Seattle and its seven surrounding counties, including the sought-after vacation destination of the San Juan Islands. All rides on paved surfaces, either bike trails, streets with bike lanes, or roads with the safest shoulder lanesOutings rated from easy to difficult, between 10 to 50 miles round-trip Most rides within an hour's drive of Seattle Handy "At A Glance" chart compares routes by features, including difficulty, length, elevation gain, biking time, and points of interest Puget Sound offers amazing scenery, and there is no better way to see the awe-inspiring mountains, dramatic shorelines, and tranquil fields than by bicycle. This guide uses all the region's major bike trails, such as the Burke-Gilman and the Centennial Trail, and the expanding network of on-road bike routes. About a third of the rides are in Seaettle, another third in the suburbs and surrounding cities, and a third in rural areas. All trips can easily be done within a day, however, some trips can be combined to make longer outings. There are also overnight options at popular weekend destinations, including the Skagit Valley and the San Juan Islands. For each tour, there is a comprehensive description noting points of interest, food and drink stops, road or trail hazards, and more. You will also find clear driving directions and information on where to leave your car, along with turn-by-turn bicycling directions, a chart showing elevation gain and clear maps. Helpful tips are included on preparing for a ride, what to take along, bicycling safety, commuting by bike, and riding with children.
Comments to eBook Biking Puget Sound: 50 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans
Monam
The info I was looking for.
MrCat
When it comes to road biking, this is great for biking Puget Sound. However, for biking info on trails that are separate from auto roads, the info is sparse or not there. Google maps is better: click the traffic drop down box on the right side of the map.
GWEZJ
Shipping was super fast. Book was brand new, as described. Would definitely buy from this seller in the future. Really useful book for cyclists in Washington State.
Wen
Book in very good condition. Great value. Arrived promptly, no problems.
Linn
We've been biking in Seattle for the past 8 years and have pretty much stuck to the same routes. After our 3rd trip on the Burke-Gilman out to Redhook this year, I picked up this book, and I'm sure glad I did!

The book begins with the Seattle standards, Burke-Gilman, Green Lake etc. which are all great rides and the maps and info are perfect for anyone that is new to biking in Seattle. But where things get really exciting are the abundance of rides that begin within a short car ride outside of the city. Thorness helps you navigate the network of trails that we have available to us and gets you out on beautiful country roads that are safe and comfortable for even novice riders. Once you've done a few you can combine various rides to make for longer trips.

Each ride is well researched and consistently labeled, ranked for difficulty, elevation gain, distance and rough timing. This info has definitely helped in choosing rides based on the comfort and mood of the group. Rides are explained in a fun way, pointing out interesting places along the way to stop and eat or snap a photo. The trip logs are accurately detailed to keep you headed in the right direction.

This is a great book!
Gashakar
This book is all someone would need in order to select an enjoyable bike route anywhere between Thurston County and the San Juans. Thorness has chosen 50 different tours, providing for each a clear map, elevation profiles illustrating terrain, and an interesting narrative describing the route and distinctive sights along the way. Each ride is ranked by difficulty; mileage and approximate riding time are also listed. Ranging from easy to difficult and from 10 miles to 50, there seems to be something here for any rider. A special benefit of the book is thorough description of many routes in heavily populated King County but those for other locations are equally helpful. Bill has ridden every one, most more than once I'd guess. In his introduction he says, "We are fortunate to live in a cycling wonderland, with the beauty of nature found everywhere, from diverse city parks to agricultural valleys, from waterfront lanes to island coastlines to mountainous back roads." These settings are accessible to bicycle riders and Biking Puget Sound contains all the details.
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I have owned this book for about year. This book lists 50 bike rides ranging from 10+ miles to 50+ miles within 1 hour driving from Seattle. I have tried some of them and they're definitely fun.

I have been commuting to work for more than 2 years. Before I have this book I rarely tried any route other than my regular commute route, as I had no idea where I should go and how to find route that is suitable/safe for biking - Google Map biking mode can be used if you know your start and destination! this book opens your knowledge. From there you can create your own routes.
If you are weary of cycling the same old routes and are looking for something different... check this book out. Biking Puget Sound is a cool collection of 50 rides.

Whenever I try to invent a new ride on my own...the results have often been frustrating. Other guides seem lackluster compared to this one. Biking Puget Sound is thorough, easy to use, and best of all.... fun!
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