From the Italian Market to the Manayunk towpath, Fairmount Park, Chestnut Hill, and Doylestown, the Philadelphia area has been celebrated for its commitment tobike friendly streets and trails. Now the area’s thousands of cyclists – from amateurs to pros – have a personal guide to pedal-pushing. Where to Bike Philadelphia is every cyclist’s must-have guide to discover or revisit Philadelphia’s best bike trails.
Committed to the promotion of bicycle use, the city has implemented programs like the annual city employees’ Bike-to-Work Day, improvements to the Schuylkill River bike paths, links to the Valley Forge Bikeway, and the recent addition of miles of bike lanes on the Center City streets. But the best bicycle path is of no use unless you knowwhere it is, how to get there, and the best way to tackle it.
One of the first in America of a new guidebook series, Where to Bike Philadelphia is aimed at recreational cyclists, including families with children looking for a weekend outing and adult cyclists looking for fun and fitness.Guided by Julie Lorch, a lifelong resident and avid cycling enthusiast, the book features more than 70 rides in and around the city. In addition to maps and photography, each ride is accompanied by a description of the people behind the route and the sites you will encounter along the way. Find the best farmers markets, trails, picnic spots, swimming holes, cafés, and more.
Where to Bike Philadelphia includes 50 adult rides and 21 fun, safe, traffic-free kids rides. Each ride is rated by difficulty and comes with interesting facts, helpful tips about where to eat and drink along the way, and suggestions for side trips and landmarks worth visiting. The hardcover, spiral-bound book features spectacular color images of the city and suburbs and easy-to- use maps generated by the author using precise, up-to-date GPS mapping techniques.
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