Westcliffe Publishers and Big Earth Publishing of Boulder, CO have announced the publication of enCYCLEpedia Southern California: The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides by Richard Fox. This unique guidebook takes the reader on a journey of discovery to the most scenic places in Southern California accessible via easy bike rides, from the beaches to the mountains to the deserts. Fox provides plenty of insider tips in this densely packed volume with over 200 ride options from San Luis Obispo to San Diego Counties, Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and everywhere in between. Anyone comfortable riding a bike can handle these easy bike rides, mostly on paved and dirt trails away from vehicle traffic. The excursions are typically in the 5 to 20 mile range with minimal hills, making them perfect for casual cyclists, social groups, most families, or even serious cyclists, with options presented to shorten or lengthen the distances as appropriate.
Fox keeps you entertained with all the sights and sounds of the trail that you might not be aware of. He draws attention to present day attractions, historic places, shopping districts, bird and whale watching spots, surfing beaches, dining options, campgrounds and RV resorts, and almost everything else that the rider might encounter on or close to the route.
Full color maps and photos accompany the impeccably researched text along with whimsical additions such as songs and foods paired with each ride. There isn’t another cycling guide on the market that is written so entertainingly with so much information. On rainy days it can be your “armchair” cycling guide.
The book continues onto its companion website enCYCLEpedia.net with extra articles and post-publication updates, plus expanded versions of ride descriptions and printable take-along maps available free to book owners. It is available in book, gift and bike shops throughout Southern California as well as Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com.