(Big Earth Publishers/Westcliffe Publishing, 2014, new edition coming in 2017 from enCYCLEpress)
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Welcome to the wonderful world of easy scenic cycling. There's no need to buy expensive cycling clothes or join a club (not that there's anything wrong with that!), fear for your life on the highways, or be in top physical condition like some of the athletes in your circles. Just hop on a safe, well-fitting bike, put on a well-fitting helmet (our recommendation but not required if over 18), become comfortable riding the bike, and thrill to all that Southern California has to offer, just about any day of the year!
Enjoy some fresh air, scenery, companionship or even solitude if you fancy getting away from it all; a great way to generate creative thoughts. We sampled the trails and routes of SoCal, and came up with the best of the best for your enjoyment. The trails are even rated 1 to 4 stars; of course that's our opinion based on a number of factors combined with the opinion of others that went along with us.
Your experience doesn't have to end with what is in the book. You'll notice that the book is already a hefty volume, but it could have been much bigger and heavier. Just like editors shorten movies to fit within certain space and criteria, the same can be done to guidebooks. While the book is the final optimized product, regard this website as the Director's Cut (or sometimes more appropriately "Deleted Scenes"), and find full versions of ride descriptions that were chosen for the editing floor because they did not fit our criteria for the purposes of this book as well as others did. Book owners can request copies of those ride descriptions, as well as selected maps to take along on the ride, by contacting us via e-mail using a password as described in the CONTACT section. In some cases, instead of re-inventing the wheel, the Take-Along Map is a link to a publicly available map available to all.
And then there's errata, indicated by X. In a book this densely packed with info it's virtually impossible to get it all correct, especially in the first edition. Chances are you wouldn't have noticed these minor items, since we didn't after a gazillion reads! If you find more, please let us know via e-mail.
BUY THE BOOK - While this notice is here, enCYCLEpedia is not available except from various So Cal bookstores that may still have a copy. Stay tuned until the Spring when hopefully a revised edition will be printed.
FREE DEDICATION & GIFT WRAP WHEN YOU BUY THE BOOK DIRECTLY FROM THE AUTHOR
Once the book is re-printed, you can purchase a signed copy by following instructions on the bottom of the CONTACT page. The book can also be personally dedicated by this method.
Once the book is re-printed you can also order the book on-line from amazon.com.
ALSO CHECK THESE FINE SO CAL BOOKSELLERS Some may still have a copy of the book.
Barnes & Noble's * REI's
Santa Barbara: Granada Books, Chaucer's Bookstore and Tecolote Bookshop La Canada: Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Los Angeles: Skylight Books, UCLA Bookstore Manhattan Beach: Pages
Montrose: Once Upon A Time Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Books
La Jolla: Warwicks