enCYCLEpedia SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - THE BEST EASY SCENIC BIKE RIDES

 

2nd edition became available on November 1, 2017 from enCYCLEpress on this site (signed copies, request a dedication and free gift wrap with order) and on Amazon.com.

Retail stores, to order, send e-mail with terms, invoicing info and quantity to:

orders @ enCYCLEpedia . net   

 

As stores are very gradually added, they will be listed below.

 

Palm Springs Area:

Joel's Bicycle Shop, Thousand Palms  Just Fabulous, Palm Springs

San Diego County:

California Welcome Center - Oceanside

 

Password Protected "Update" Pages with Bonus Materials including Take-Along Maps:

First word on top of p355, case sensitive.   The password will change occasionally. 

 

enCYCLE's BLOG features articles about So Cal and around the US & Canada.

For a topical list of blog articles see the Features page.

 

Press Release for the 2nd Edition. 

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 a few of the 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 download copies of those ride descriptions on the two password-protected "Update" pages, as well as selected maps to take along on the ride (some are pending, feel free to request one via e-mail and we will place that one on line).  In some cases, instead of re-inventing the wheel, the Take-Along Map is a link to a publicly available map available to all. 

 

Some of the special features on the Password Protected pages, besides the take-along maps, are expanding articles such as for Ride SDC1 (the San Diego Coastal cruise), "Best of" lists such as Rail n Rides, Bike n Brunch, Camp n Ride, and many others. Since the author lives in SoCal and rides all the time, updates to rides and to maps will be ongoing as things change and new features are discovered. Input is always welcome, at info @ encyclepedia . net. 

Errata is indicated by X. In a book this densely packed with info it's virtually impossible to get it all correct. 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.