Mountain Biking Moab 2nd edition

By Bridgers, Lee

ISBN 9780762728008

Price $18.95

We flock to it in droves to pay homage to what many consider the North Shore, the Mount Everest, the Vatican, the Taj Mahal, the Empire State Building, the Marilyn Monroe of mountain biking -- Moab, Utah. But mind you, Moab is not for everyone. Nowhere is the terrain more challenging or more dangerous. Nowhere is the penalty stiffer for screwing up. But if mountain bikers don't ride Moab, they will forever dream of what could have been. Moab is simply the best mountain bike destination on earth. No question. No controversy. No ifs, ands, or buts. It gets under your skin. Come here once, and you will come again and again.
From this book mountain bikers can expect exhaustive and comprehensive trail descriptions, from beginner to advanced, GPS-quality, digitally designed relief maps detailing each ride, and accurate profiles maps showing the ups and downs of each route. In addition, detailed directions get cyclists to the ride without getting them lost. Detailed mile-by-mile directional cues are also provided with difficulty ratings, elevation gain, trail contacts, and much more.


Jacket Description/Back:
There's more to Moab than just the best mountain biking in the world. Once the hideout of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and now the gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Moab is a town steeped in history and surrounded by spectacular desert. Likewise this book is more than just a guide to forty-eight heart-pounding rides. It's a cultural experience, a memoir, an explosion of ideas. Along with practical information on slickrock- and sand-riding techniques, emergency services, and trail etiquette, local guide Lee Bridgers has assembled a collection of irreverent stories about colorful local characters, his concerns for the landscape, and his own experiences on the trail. He also includes descriptions of geological anomalies, Native American rock art, and native plants, offering an in-depth picture of a desert town turned mountain biking mecca.
Inside you'll find: detailed mile-by-mile ride descriptions; GPS-quality, digitally designed shaded relief maps; elevation profiles; ratings for physical and technical difficulty.
Wherever you ride and whatever your skill level, let Mountain Biking Moab be your guide to this mountain biking paradise.