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Got this for my future sister in law, as she is a big type bicycle rider (competitive racer), and she loved it! I actually didn't realize how great it was until i looked through it. It tells you the best times of year tonride these trails, what the pack, and where to start and end for the best ride. I highly recommend.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 27, 2019
Like a similar title from Lonely Planet, I selected "Epic Bike Rides of the Americas (Lonely Planet)" by Lonely Planet out of curiosity and hoping for gorgeous photography. Then I received it and went, "I don't bike!" That meant, while I do enjoy the photography, I was perhaps not the real audience for this particular book. So I lent it to a family member who regularly bikes (road and mountain) and he really liked the book. The focus on the Americas made it workable for him because it is cost-effective. He liked that there is practical advice as well as travel advice and preparation. It is both aspirational and do-able. He also liked the photography too. He wouldn't say if it was 'epic' but since he considers 'epic' an overrated term, that's a compliment. It is more that the rides are workable to him and he can already see himself doing some of them. It is a gorgeously packaged book and it would look good on the coffee and as a conversation piece for those of us who don't bike. For those who do bike on the regular, this is definitely worth the look.