Mountaineers Books 75 Classic Rides Northern California: The Best Road Biking Routes

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From loops around wine country, along rugged coastlines and up into the Sierra Nevadas, 75 Classic Rides Northern California: The Best Road Biking Routes maps out 75 ride options to get you in gear.


  • Features 75 classic cycling routes all around Northern California for cyclists of all ability levels
  • Overviews and in-depth descriptions include elevation, difficulty level, distance, conditions and advice, as well as sights, best stop-off points and safety information
  • Accompanied by full-color maps and photographs of each route
  • Includes a downloadable turn-by-turn cue sheet


From the publisher: Bill Oetinger calls Northern California "something approaching cycling paradise." But, as he says in the introduction to 75 Classic Rides: Northern California, "Even paradise will be a muddled maze if you don't know your way around it, and that's where this book comes into play."

This guide is intended for everyone, from novice to expert cyclists. It's accessible, friendly, and fun, highlighting truly classic rides rated from easy to epic. For Bill, this means wine country loops, Berkeley waterfronts, Santa Cruz mountains, gold country tours, Sierra epics, and more. Think redwood cathedrals and rugged coastlines, grasslands and vineyards—and all along, Bill's expert advice guiding you down the road.

Out of 75 rides, the majority are doable as one- or two-day outings; ambitious cyclists, however, will find a cross-state route to plan for or dream about, too.
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