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The Mtn. Biker's Guide to Central Appalachia

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By Joe Surkiewicz, edited by Dennis Coello
Copyright 1993, 179 pages
Price: $10.36 at
Amazon.com, plus S&H
ISBN: 1-56044-198-4
Published by Menasha Ridge Press
3169 Cahaba Heights Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35243 and
Falcon Press
P.O. Box 1718, Helena, Montana 554624
800-247-9437 and 800-582-2665

Part of Dennis Coello's America By Mountain Bike Series, this book covers parts of the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland (western only), and West Virginia. It covers 56 rides with text and maps and photos are sprinkled throughout. Features glossary of mountain bike terms.

The Mountain Biker's Guide to the Midwest

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By Dave Shepherd
Copyright 1995, 201 pages
Price: $12.95, not including shipping and handling
ISBN: 1-56044-329-4
Published by Menasha Ridge Press
3169 Cahaba Heights Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35243 and
Falcon Press
P.O. Box 1718, Helena, Montana 554624
800-247-9437 and 800-582-2665

Part of Dennis Coello's America By Mountain Bike Series, this book covers parts of the states of Ohio, Indiana and llinois. Covers 58 rides with text and basic maps. Photo for each ride (though some dark). Glossary of mountain bike terms, mountain biker code of ethics included.

Mountain Biking In West Virginia

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By Frank Hutchins
Copyright 1995, 193 pages
Price: $12.95 at
Amazon.com, plus S&H
ISBN: 0-9646197-1-7
Published by Quarrier Press
1416 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
304-342-1848

Covers 17 suggested mountain bike rides around state. Majority of rides in southern half of state. All rides pictured in basic maps that include trails, connecting trails, gravel roads, and paved roads. Detailed descriptions with levels of difficulty and scenery ratings for each. North Bend Rail Trail also covered. Appendices on outdoor recreation companies, shops, mountain bike races, state park and tourism offices. Scattered photos.


New River Gorge Trail Guide

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By Steve Carter
Copyright 1996, 92 pages
Price: Sold for $10.99 in September 1996
at the Pathfinder in Morgantown
Published by King Coal Propaganda
P.O. Box 471, Fayetteville, WV 25840

Covers trails in New River Gorge area, Cranberry Glades and Greenbrier River Trail (rail trail)--all in Southern West Virginia. New River Trails and Greenbrier River Trail each contain maps and elevation graphs. The New River trail maps also show elevations and depict "cliffs." Cranberry Glades trails listed in extensive chart that includes difficultly levels. Long lists of camping, bed and breakfasts, motels, restaurants, bike shops, and other tourist contacts in area. Photos sprinkled throughout.

Pennsylvania's Rail-Trails

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Editor, Tom Sexton
Copyright 1998, 144 pages, 4th Edition
Price: $12.95 at
Amazon.com, plus S&H
ISBN: 0-925794-14-7
Published by the Rails-to-Trails
Conservancy PA Field Office
105 Locust Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
717-238-1717
fax 717-238-7566

Contains individual maps of Pennsylvania's 79 rail-trails, as well as directions, surfaces, mileage, endpoints and local contact persons. Some of the trails also list amenities such as restaurants, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds and bicycle shops. Long and narrow, book is made to fit easily in pocket or pack.

Rail Trails Along the
Greenbrier River

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By Jim Hudson
Copyright 1996, 116 pages
ISBN: 0-9646197-3-3
Price: $8.95
Published by Quarrier Press
1416 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
304-342-1848

Covers both the West Fork Trail (25 miles) and the Greenbrier River Trail (80 miles). Biking, hiking, horseback riding and cross country skiing opportunities listed. Contains three maps of WFTrail and nine of GRTrail. Glossary of contacts, an annotated bibliography on region, and bits of information on selected places and former railroad stops along trails.

Short Bike Rides in Eastern Pennsylvania

By William Simpson
Copyright 1998, 192 pages, 4th Edition
ISBN: 1-56440-152-9
Price: $8.76 at
Amazon.com, plus S&H
Published by Globe Pequot
P.O. Box 833
Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475
800-243-0495 or 800-962-0973

30 Great Mtn Bike Tours in Central Pennsylvania

By James Davis and William Ingle
Copyright 1994, 124 pages
ISBN: 0-8117-3063-8
Price: $14.95, plus shipping and handling
Published by Stackpole Books
5067 Ritter Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Attention: The publisher has removed this book from store shelves because of factual errors in text.

Touring the Pennsylvania Countryside By Bicycle:
Cycling in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

By Peter Powers
Copyright 1992, 176 pages
Price: $12.95 at
Amazon.com, plus S&H
Published by Terragraphics
P.O. Box 1025, Eugene, OR 97440
503-343-7115 or order directly from
Ten Speed Press
Box 7123 Berkeley, CA 94707
800-841-BOOK

Contains two maps of Southwestern New Jersey and 15 of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Several cue sheet type tours are included with each map. These very crisp maps are unique--computer generated 3-D effect, showing rolling hills and valleys. Small and narrow but sturdy, easily fits into pocket.

25 Bicycle Tours in Eastern Pennsylvania

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By Dale Adams and Dale Speicher
Copyright 1989; 167 pages, 2nd Edition
CURRENT OUT OF PRINT & STOCK
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Price: $8.95, plus shipping and handling
ISBN: 0-88150-127-1
Published by Backcountry Publications
The Countryman Press
P.O. Box 175, Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-4826

Part of 25 Bicycle Tours Book series. Each tour covered begins with historical details, then moves into in-depth mile by mile tour descriptions. Maps are very detailed. One photo accompanies each tour. Appendix on region and touring checklist.

25 Bicycle Tours in Ohio's Western Reserve

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By Sally Walters
Copyright 1991, 248 pages
Price: $9.60 at
Amazon.com, plus S&H
ISBN: 0-88150-166-2
Published by Backcountry Publications
The Countryman Press
P.O. Box 175, Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-4826

Part of 25 Bicycle Tours Book series. Each tour covered begins with historical details, then moves into in-depth mile by mile tour descriptions. Maps are very detailed. One photo accompanies each tour. Outlines of all tours on line drawn map of entire region.

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