Welcome to foxguidebooks



This is the companion website for the travel guidebooks written by Richard Fox, a combination of: 

enCYCLEpedia.net for enCYCLEpedia Southern California - The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides

and penderhandbook.com for The Pender Islands Handbook. 
This site acts as an extension of the books, containing updates, news, features, links, corrections, and anything else that didn't make it into the books or came to light post-publication. 
enCYCLEpedia contains password protected updates for book owners with access to expanded versions of several rides, other articles, and take-along maps, which are gradually being added. Send e-mail to request one to be added sooner.  The current Password is the 1st word top of p270, case sensitive.
You can also purchase enCYCLEpedia directly from this site using PayPal (but not the Pender Islands Handbook at this time).
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CONTACT FOR BOTH BOOKS: info (at) enCYCLEpedia.net  --or--  info (at) penderhandbook.com   



enCYCLEpedia Southern California - The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides  2nd Edition (2017)


enCYCLEpedia WINTER SALE!  The perfect gift for the outdoorsy folks in your life.

SAVE $2 on enCYCLEpedia's new 2nd Edition plus free shipping, personal dedication and gift wrap!  See "Buy Now" button below.

..... or, buy from Amazon.com


This colorful guidebook was first published in April 2014, perfect for bicyclists who like to enjoy beautiful, fun, safe rides.  It presents over 200 scenic ride options that take you to Southern California's storied beaches, starkly beautiful deserts, pine-covered mountains, bucolic wine country, stunning cityscapes and bustling harbors, historic city centers, and to everything in between, from San Diego to Cambria to Palm Springs. 


Click here to get to the enCYCLEpedia pages, which includes the stores that are stocking the book. The 1st Edition ($26.95) is out of print, but you can "Look Inside" the original first edition to see a similar Table of Contents on Amazon.


A new updated/improved 2nd Edition (Oct 2017, $21.95, ISBN: 978-1-61850-117-2) IS NOW AVAILABLE from enCYCLEpress from this site (see below) and on Amazon. It will also gradually be in various SoCal stores, as listed on this page. If it's not in your store of choice, request it and mention this website. 


Individuals: To order enCYCLEpedia 2nd Edition you can pay by credit or debit card, etc, using PayPal via the BUY NOW buttom below (US Only).  A PayPal account is not required. Select Media Mail for free shipping, or 1st Class Mail for an extra fee.


WINTER SALE ON NOW!  SAVE $2 -- plus free shipping

Shipping Options

Books purchased through this site are signed and can be personally dedicated and gift wrapped upon request for no extra charge, making a special gift for the casual SoCal cyclist on your list. To request this add a note to the PayPal transaction with the type of dedication desired. Or, send an e-mail simultaneously with the request referencing your name to orders (at) enCYCLEpedia. net.

An example would be: To Betsy and Joe, Enjoy the bike rides!  (Author's signature). You get to choose the "to" and what to say as long as it's appropriate for an author to say to them.  


U.S. Book and Other Stores:  To order enCYCLEpedia 2nd Edition send e-mail with terms, invoicing info and quantity desired to: orders (at) enCYCLEpedia . net.  


enCYCLEpedia Blog contains photo essays of rides included in this book, plus elsewhere in the US and Canada, including "Top 10" lists, and media coverage. Click here for the external link. Click here for a list of articles by subject/region. 


enCYCLEpedia was featured in the May 22, 2015 Orange County Register



enCYCLEpedia book owners can obtain feature articles, such as "Best of" ride lists and expanded ride descriptions such as the North San Diego Coast (SDC1) tour. The password for those pages is the first word on P270, as written.


The Pender Islands Handbook

The Pender Islands are a northwest vacation paradise located in the Gulf Islands along the ferry route between Vancouver and Victoria in southern British Columbia, Canada. Resplendent with parkland, the Penders offer a low-key commune with nature while providing enough services to satisfy both visitors and residents.The Pender Islands Handbook was released in July 2006, updated in July 2009 for the 2nd Edition, and again in 2016 for the special   10th Anniversary Edition ISBN: 978-0-98131-081-7.  It is the Pender Islands' first and only comprehensive guidebook, with 400 pages of information useful for both visitors and residents. The highlight is a 75-page hiking and coastal access guide with detailed accompanying trail maps. Boaters will find the 50-page boating guide helpful whether setting out in a kayak, power, or sail boat. This 400-page book contains just about everything one could need to know about the beautiful island.


The Canadian printing ($25 CDN) is available exclusively on Pender Island at Driftwood Centre at Talisman Books ph:250.629.6944, and the Visitors Centre at the Chamber of Commerce office, and at the Pender Islands Museum. The printing is slightly darker than the U.S. Create Space version ($19.95 US) that is available at:  Amazon.com,  Amazon.ca , Amazon.co.uk, and BN.com.   New: 2nd printing for 2017 contains updates. Available in new books purchased directly from amazon.com. 


The Pender Islands Handbook is not available for sale via this website at this time.



Comments about this website? Please send an email to info (at) penderhandbook (dot) com