Title: Fat Tire Tales & Trails: Arizona Mountain Bike Trail Guide
Author(s): Cosmic Ray
Topic(s): Sports & Recreation, Hiking
Details: The most well known and well loved mountain bike trail guide to the best summer and winter fat tire fun in Arizona. Cartoony, down to earth maps are adapted from topos and forest service charts, yet are friendly and easy to use. Maps are to scale and oriented north.
Each humorous route description includes distance, time, effort and skill required, best season to ride, level of route finding skill required, contour profile and “fear factor”. There is also a step by step mileage log when applicable. A “preferred trail” icon is used to indicate a particularly great ride in a given area for those on a limited time schedule. Rides are included for all levels of ability, but emphasis is given to the intermediate / advanced rider. A few severe / extreme rides are also included for those on the lunatic fringe.
Each ride has been personally selected and ridden by the author over the past 11 editions and updated annually. You are guaranteed a favorite ride each time with no “filler”. Many of the trails can be found nowhere else as they are based on personal exploration by the author. All rides are current and legal. Areas included are Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Sedona, Phoenix, Tucson, Payson, Prescott and more. Also features a hilarious illustrated glossary of mountain biking’s arcane jargon.
Extra Author Details: Cosmic Ray