New England Biking:
100 of the Best Road
and Trail Rides

Foghorn Author: Melissa L. Kim
Publisher: Moon Outdoors/
(formerly Foghorn Travel)

Put on your helmet, fill up your water bottle, and head out to discover the best bike rides in New England. Whether you're in search of a kid-friendly trail or a ride through fall foliage, you'll find the perfect route among more than the 100 on- and off-road choices. From sand dunes in Cape Cod to the peaks of the White Mountains, there's a ride in this book for you.

Covering the most popular New England biking destinations, this is the biker's guide to finding the best rides throughout the region. Foghorn Outdoors New England Biking guides bikers through Acadia National Park, Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, Cape Cod and the islands along with rides through rural lanes and remote, lush hills undiscovered by tourists. This book describes both road and trail rides, from easy, family-friendly excursions to challenging single-track rides. Complete with comprehensive listings of routes, elevations, tips, and directions, as well as bike shops, riding clubs, and biking organizations throughout the six New England states, Foghorn Outdoors New England Biking has the details on the best New England biking available.

"Meticulously researched and smartly written, Foghorn Outdoors offers some of the best recreation guides around. The books provide exceptionally reliable information on each location and activity, while emphasizing sensible, low-impact enjoyment of the outdoors."

> Helpful at-a-glance information, from difficulty ratings to terrain and trail type, so you know what kind of ride to expect

> Lists of Best Bike Rides, such as Coastal Rides and Historical Rides

> Essential planning details, including round-trip distance and riding time, turn-by-turn route directions, contact information, maps, and elevation profiles for each ride

> Precise driving directions to each ride, plus details on where to park

NOTE: The first edition of New England Biking was written by Melissa Kim. The book is now in its second edition, which was written by Chris Bernard.

I wrote a seasonal bi-weekly column for the Maine Sunday Telegram Outdoors section on biking in Maine. Here are links to previous columns.