Book by Grant Petersen, Mary Anderson...
|Title||:||Roads to Ride: A Bicyclist's Topographic Guide to Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin Counties|
|Publisher||:||Heyday Books June 1, 1983|
|Number of Pages||:||142 pages|
|File Size||:||964 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Roads to Ride: A Bicyclist's Topographic Guide to Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin Counties Reviews
This (and its companion book) are the best ride books I have ever read. In fact, they're the only ones I've ever even liked.
This is a good book for the cyclist seeking roads to ride in Contra Costa, Alameda, and Marin county and was at my bedside as I planned the next day's ride during the 1980's and early 1990's. The book shows you in percent how steep some road grades can be and what to expect. However the book needs to be updated badly, published in the early 1980's, and due to the population and housing explosion in the Bay area and the Delta, some roads have changed and even are not there anymore. I would like to see the author do a book on Calaveras county which has some incredible roads to ride placing it in serious competition with Marin county.
I use it for planning motorcycle trips as well as cycling routes. It's very easy to understand - great resource.