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Books on Cycling in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania

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Books Whose Covers Are Pictured Include:

Bed, Breakfast & Bike--Mid-Atlantic: A Cycling Guide to Country Inns
Best Rides in the Mid-Atlantic: DE, NJ, NY, MD, Penna, VA, DC & West Virginia
Best Rides In the Midwest: IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, Ohio, and WI
Biking Ohio's Rail Trails
40 Great Rail Trails in the Mid-Atlantic
FreeWheeling Easy in Western Pennsylvania
The Mountain Biker's Guide to Central Appalachia
The Mountain Biker's Guide to the Midwest
Mountain Biking in West Virginia
New River Gorge Trail Guide
Pennsylvania's Rail-Trails
Rail Trails Along the Greenbrier River
Short Bike Rides In Eastern Pennsylvania
Touring the Pennsylvania Countryside By Bicycle:
Cycling in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

25 Bike Tours in Eastern Pennsylvania
25 Bike Tours in Ohio's Western Reserve

Adventure Guide To WV Rail Trails

By Lynn Hartman, Frank W. Proud and Marty Weirick
Copyright 1995, 28 pages
ISBN: 0-9646197-4-1
Price: $7.95, plus shipping and handling
Published by the West Virginia Rails-To-Trails Council
P.O. Box 8889 South Charleston, WV 25303-0889
304-722-6558

Detailed text narratives and highlighted topograhical maps of 17 rail trails in the Mountain State. Thin book with plastic spiral type binding and 8.5X11-inch paper. 

  Bed, Breakfast & Bike--Mid-Atlantic:
A Cycling Guide to Country Inns

By Alex and Nancy May
Copyright 1992, 256 pages
ISBN: 0-933855-06-0
Price: $14.95 at
Amazon.com, plus shipping and handling
Pubished by White Meadow Press
P.O. Box 56 Boontown, NJ 07005
201-584-1725

Best Bike Rides in the Mid-Atlantic States:
DE, NJ, NY, MD,
Pennsylvania, VA, DC & West Virginia

By Trudy Bell
Copyright 1997, 288 pages, 2nd Edition
Price: $11.16 at
Amazon.com, plus S&H
ISBN: 0762700491
Published by Globe Pequot Press
P.O. Box 833
Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475
800-243-0495 or 800-962-0973

Best Bike Rides In the Midwest:
IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, Ohio, and WI

By Phil Van Valkenberg
Copyright 1997, 256 pages, 2nd Edition
ISBN: 0762700505
Price: $10.36 at
Amazon.com, plus S&H
Published by Globe Pequot Press
P.O. Box 833
Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475
800-243-0495 or 800-962-0973

Bicycling Through Civil War History:
A Guide to the Mid-Atlantic

By Kurt B. Detwiler
Copyright 1994, 216 pages, spiral bound
ISBN: 0-939009-82-X
Price: $11.96 at
Amazon.com, plus S&H
Published by EPM Publications

Bike Rides Around Pittsburgh:
300 bicycle rides from .6 to 100 miles

By Oscar Swan
Copyright 1995, 101 pages
Published by Lektorek
6649 Woodell Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-521-2207

Brief descriptions of the routes of 300 rides in counties bordering and including Allegheny (Pittsburgh) county. Each description is in paragraph text and contains necessary route information and total mileage. One map of region enclosed. Long and narrow book easily fits into pocket.


Bike Rides from Beaver Stadium:
An Atlas of Central Pennsylvania's Greatest Mountain Bike Rides

By Scott Adams
Copyright 1992, 128 pages
ISBN: 1-88-2997-01-8
Now Out of Print but
Amazon.com will
do free search of used bookstores to try to locate it.
Published by Beachway Printing
9201 Beachway Lane
Springfield, VA 22153

Biking Ohio's Rail-Trails

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By Shawn E. Richardson
Copyright 1996, 96 pages
Price: $8.95 at
Amazon.com, plus S&H
ISBN: 1-885061-16-1
Published by Adventure Publications. Inc.
P.O. Box 269, Cambridge, MN 55008
800-678-7006

Covers 24 rail-trails and similar trails suitable for biking. Descriptions include length, surface, uses, parking, points of interest, maps, and 1-2 page narratives. Maps have blue highlighting. Information on other sources of Ohio bike routes and section on bicycle safely. Scattered photos.

Chuck and Gail's Favorite Bike Rides:
75 Great Rides in the Mid-Atlantic from the Chesapeake Bay to the Shenandoah Valley

By Chuck and Gail Helfer
Copyright 1992, 224 pages
ISBN: 0-9614137-8-6
Former price: $16.95, plus S&H
Now Out of Print but
Amazon.com will
do free search of used bookstores to try to locate it.
Published by Cycleways Printing
P.O. Box 5328A
Takoma Park, MD 20913
301-434-4450

Cycling the New River Valley

By the New River Valley Bicycle Club Staff
Copyright 1993, 68 pages
ISBN: 0-936015-42-X
Price: $5.75 at
Amazon.com, plus S&H and $1.85 surcharge
Published by Pocahontas Printing

40 Great Rail-Trails in the Mid-Atlantic

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By Karen-Lee Ryan
Copyright 1995, 281 pages
Price: $14.95 at
Amazon.com, plus S&H
ISBN: 0-925794-10-4
Published by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
1400 Sixteenth Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
202-797-5400 or fax 202-797-5411

Provides a narrative, map and photo of each trail. Gives basic trail facts, uses, and contact at beginning of each trail description.

FreeWheeling Easy In Western Pennsylvania, 2nd Edition

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By Mary Shaw and Roy Weil
Copyright 1996, 144 pages
Price: $9.95 at
Amazon.com, plus S&H
ISBN: 0-9646014-2-7
414 South Craig Street, #307, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The authors introduce this book as such: "If you like to bicycle but you don't like to ride in automobile traffic or on rough, steep, undeveloped trails, this guide is for you. You'll find trails for short family outings and trails for multi-day touring...Depending on their history, these routes are variously called rail-trails, bike paths, greeenways, towpaths, and linear parks." All trails included follow this philosophy and are relatively flat. Includes four main sections: Trails In and Around Pittsburgh; Trails East and South: Laurel Highlands; Trails North: Upper Allegheny Valley; and Trails West: Lake Erie and Eastern Ohio. Detailed descriptions, maps, history, amenities and occasional photos included.

Mountain Bike Madness in Central PA:
An Atlas of Central Pennsylvania's Greatest Mountain Bike Rides

By Scott Adams
Copyright 1998
Price: $10.95 at
Amazon.com, plus S&H
ISBN: 1-882997-02-06
Published by Beachway Printing
9201 Beachway Lane
Springfield, VA 22153
800-257-8481

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