The Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest

Litman, Todd & Kort, Suzanne

"Fifty great treks through the spectacular scenery of the Pacific Northwest (British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho) with total geographic coverage for the enthusiastic biker. Outlined are a diverse array of great tours, with challenging treks for the lean, mean veteran and pleasant excursions for the Sunday cycle. Included is a journey along the former logging roads showcasing the striking Olympic Peninsulas national forest, a ramble from the outskirts of Victoria, B.C. through lush farmlands and forest, and a ride on the Centennial Trail through Spokane, Washington, along a city river linking parks and historical sites. Every ride profile includes a rating of difficulty, information of general interest, elevation profiles, places to eat/rest, detailed directions and mileage, as well as a useful map. An appendix of touring clubs and other cycling resources is also featured. Todd Littman is past president of the Bicycle Federation of Washington and former state representative for the League of American Wheelmen. Suzanne Korts ecological background has provided her with a singular ability to select cycling routes for their intrinsic beauty and environmental interest."