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Cycling Sojourner Book Guides Riders Through Oregon

Posted: July 11, 2012 in Productsbooks

Cycling Sojourner, a new addition to our growing book offerings, provides compre­hensive, up-to-date nuts and bolts informa­tion on eight self-supported bicycle tours across Oregon. Tours vary in difficulty and length and include the coast, central Oregon, wine country near Portland and the stunning Steens mountains. The book should prove useful to beginners and experienced riders alike.

Cycling Sojourner - Hells CanyonPortlander Ellee Thalheimer (pictured above) -- an experienced guide and guidebook author -- writes in a conversational tone that's easy to digest. Her tips on preparing for, and maintaining a happy tour are good primers for beginners and reminders for experienced cycle tourists. Advice on gear, choosing a touring partner very carefully, and consuming enough calories to avoid getting "hangry" are great common sense reminders for all riders. There's plenty of "you can do it" motivational assurances for new tourists, such as the assurance that you can tour on many different types of bikes and equipment setups. Her detailed information and recommendations about each of the tours shows she has done these tours and knows how to plan and enjoy a tour comfortably and safely.

The guide leads sojourners through Oregon experiences of "micro-brew, yoga, coffee, outdoor festivals, culinary experiences, hik­ing, fishing, cowboys, wine, old growth forests, and of course lots of other beautiful Oregon scenery and experiences. The tours take travelers over ranges of snow-capped extinct volcanoes, through river valleys laced with vineyards, along wild rivers teeming with salmon, and past cities with some of the best cycling cul­ture and infrastructure in the country."

Cycle Oregon, a non-profit dedicated to im­proving Oregon’s economy through cycling, and Travel Oregon, the state’s tourism orga­nization, are enthusiastically sponsoring this guide.

Cycling Sojourner Scenery

Info from the publisher:

The Features

-Complete cue sheets, maps, and elevation profiles so you can grab your bike and go.

-Pages perforated along the inside edge so you can easily tear out maps (cue sheets on the back) for your map holder.

-Listings for every budget, from swanky mountain lodges to budget-savvy campgrounds and upscale restaurants to grocery stores.

-Tours for every species of cyclist, from beginners to old pros.

-A variety of tours representing the best cycling in Oregon, from cowboy country to Cascadian passes.

-Insider information researched meticulously from the saddle, including wisdom from locals.

-Unadulterated opinions and sass minus the word “stunning” but with the word “gravelicious.”

About the author

From the publisher: "Ellee Thalheimer is an accomplished free­lance travel writer and cycle tourist who be­lieves that there are few better ways to travel and learn than by bike. Co-founder of the non-profit business alliance Portland Society, zealous Oregonian, yogini, author of Lonely Planets’ Cycling Italy and drinker of yerba mate, Ellee rarely turns down a adven­ture."

About the Publisher

Into Action Publications is a new imprint focusing on the best travel and cycle tours around the U.S. It was founded in 2011.

Check out the author's website: cycletouringoregon.com

The book is on special during the month of July. Get the book in the online shop or call us today at 503-226-0696.

Posted: July 11, 2012 in Productsbooks