Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area

A Guide To The Bay Area's Greatest Off-Road Bicycle Rides

Book Description

This handy guide offers more than 80 rides from the birthplace of the mountain bike revolution; from the top of Mount Tamalpais to the redwoods of Big Basin. Ride legendary Repack, Annadel State Park, Mount Diablo, Wilder Ranch, Henry Coe State Park, and El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve. Mountain biker, triathlete, and author Lorene Jackson offers tidbits on local history, wildlife, and points of interest to make this more than just a trail guide to the best mountain bike rides in and around the San Francisco Bay Area, including rides in the North Bay, South Bay, East Bay, and San Francisco Peninsula.

About Jackson, Lorene

Lorene Jackson is a native Californian who's happiest outdoors. Graduate school in environmental health at UC Berkeley brought her to the Bay Area and she never left. Soon, the open spaces of Marin became the playground for raising her three sons. Lorene began mountain biking as a mother hen for the neighborhood boys. She would take them further into the hills than they could go alone. It wasn't long before she found herself racing cross country, if only to make sure the boys made it to the finish line safely. Gradually moving up the ranks herself, she has won the expert division of her age group at the NORBA National races. More recently, she can be found racing mountain bike triathlons. This trail guide has been an excuse to lift her head up from the training rides, explore new trails, and smell the wildflowers.