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Great Lakes Bicycle Touring Guide Books

'Round Lake Ontario: Bicyclist's Tour Guide
'Round Lake Erie: Bicyclist's Tour Guide
'Round Lake Michigan: Bicyclist's Tour Guide
'Round Lake Huron: Bicyclist's Tour Guide

'Round Lake Superior: Bicyclist's Tour Guide
Erie Canal Bicyclist & Hiker Tour Guide
Long Distance Bicycle Touring Primer

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'Round Lake Ontario: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 3rd Edition, 2010 Rev. is now available. 

   

    Here is a comment from one of the many bicyclist's who used the 2nd edition wrote about this definitive tour guide:
                I will publicly state, when I publish my crazyguy journal that your route is the right route.
                Every time I deviated from it I paid dearly.
                    J. S., Pepper Pike OH, July, 2007, www.crazyguyonabike.com

    'Round Lake Ontario: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide has been expanded! The 2nd Edition includes not only the complete   circumnavigation route, 600 mi. (965 km.), for Lake Ontario but also an additional 600 mi. (965 km.) of routes along both sides of the Rideau Canal in Ontario and along both sides of the St. Lawrence River.
    The 'Round Lake Ontario route is essentially rural cycling interrupted by only a few cities for 600 mi. (965 km.)!  A cyclist’s delight!
    A series of lightly traveled roads, most with wide paved shoulders, ring the lake shore. In the few urban areas, Toronto, Hamilton, Kingston, ON and Rochester, NY there are bikeways along the Lake. It’s a flat ride almost all the way. Not boring though, since the circumnavigating roads make small twists and have occasional rolling hills thanks to the drumlins left behind by glaciers. The farmland is broken by villages and resort areas (many in their original early 20th century glory), wildlife refuges, and War of 1812 sites.
    It’s only a two week trip ‘round Lake Ontario traveling at 10-15 mph. (16-24 kph.) for 50 mi. (80 km.) per day; including 2 non-riding days for sightseeing in Toronto or lolling on beautiful beaches!
    With the addition of the Kingston to Ottawa, ON routes along both sides of the beautiful Rideau Canal; and the routes from Kingston, ON/Cape Vincent, NY to Montréal, QC along the St. Lawrence River the touring bicyclist has more options to cyclotour forever! 
    A connecting route from Montréal to Québec's Chambly Canal takes the cyclotourist to Lake Champlain. From there the bicycle tourist can use the Erie Canal Bicyclist & Hiker Tour Guide to travel along either side of Lake Champlain to the Erie Canal at Albany, NY.
    The weather, great!  The June through September temperature is in the mid 70s°F(low 20s°C). A bit lower at night with low humidity for perfect sleeping. Average rainfall in summer is 2-3 in. (5-7 cm.) per month. Mighty fine conditions for a two week cyclotour!
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    'Round Lake Ontario: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 3nd Edition    US $25.95

    Send us an email to reserve your copy of the 3rd edition for the 2008 cycling season.

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        Please include your name, address, city, zip/postal code, and telephone number.
        We will send you two emails when the book is ready to be shipped (late January, 2008) and a post card if you do not respond to the emails. We do not spam you. Our database is kept on a separate disk not the hard drive.
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‘Round Lake Erie: A Bicyclist’s Tour Guide, 2nd Edition
    A 725 mi. (1170 km.) circumnavigation of this Great Lake.  Through the cities of Windsor, Leamington, Cleveland, Detroit and Buffalo; along the rural roads of Southwestern Ontario, Western New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio; across the Lake via ferries and Islands the cyclotourist travels! 
    Jutting out on a peninsula into the Lake, Point Pelee National Park is one of the gems of Canada’s National Park System. Noted for its extensive system of paths and its avian wildlife this unique Park will delight your senses.
    Riding through rural Southwestern Ontario the many port villages along the Lake’s North shore will provide entertainment and fine dining experiences. Almost every small Ontario village has a fine bakery too.
    Presque Isle with its 17 miles of trails and beautiful beaches will delight your senses with its unique flora and fauna. Its on a peninsula and accessible by bike from nearby Erie, PA via road and aquabus.
    Theme and amusement parks will bring a smile to your face as you ride through the industrial heartland of North America. Visit industrial and social history museums. Just plain enjoy yourself on this cyclotour.
    A Side trip to Niagara Falls, cycling on top of the Niagara escarpment, is included in the complete circumnavigation of Lake Erie.
    'Round Lake Erie: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd Edition    US $24.95
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    'Round  Lake Michigan: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd. Edition
    1300 miles (2100 kilometers) of magnificent riding. That’s the equivalent of bicycling about half way across North America!  Many cyclotourists split their tour of this Great Lake into a 2 year adventure by using the across Lake Michigan ferry.
    The 2nd. Edition of 'Round Lake Michigan... includes 2 routes connecting Lake Michigan to Lake Huron in the middle and at the bottom of the Lower Peninsula. An improved route through Indiana connects Lake Michigan to Lakes Erie and Huron.

    Bikeways in Chicago and Milwaukee lead to signed rural road routes near the shore. Paved trails along abandoned rail beds bring you to delightful small towns.
    Around a bend, on a hidden peninsula’s rural road, the Lake emerges in your view as a sparkling blue sight. The Door and Traverse Peninsulas will bring delight to your pedal strokes as you meet bicyclists simply enjoying a day or two of riding.
    Sleeping Bear and Indiana Dunes National Lake shores will amaze you. The 300+ mi. (480+ km.) of National and State Forests will enchant you. These forests extend 50-100 mi. (80-160 km.) inland and are interlaced with Mt. bike trails.
    The vivid blue of the Lake will entice you to jump in to it! You’ll pull out your fishing pole and catch monsters of the deep blue. All this without leaving the United States!
    ‘Round Lake Michigan: A Bicyclist’s Tour Guide, 2nd Edition     US $24.95

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‘Round Lake Huron: A Bicyclist’s Tour Guide
    North on the Bruce Peninsula to Tobermory. Crossing Georgian Bay via the ferry. Along the way you’ve hiked the Bruce Trail; bicycled past the rock formations at Lion’s Head; and snorkeled among shipwrecks at Bruce Peninsula National Park.
    The ferry takes you to Manitoulin Island. To ride on or to explore the Island’s bays, inlets and lakes is a hard decision to make. Eastwards you go, ‘round Georgian Bay. Stopping at Killarney Provincial Park for two days of canoeing. Onwards to Owen Sound crossing the Bruce Peninsula to the western shore of Lake Huron.
    Resort towns and fine Parks to visit as you tour south bound to Sarnia. Crossing the Detroit River from Ontario into Michigan, north bound you go on Lake Huron's eastern shore, the sunrise coast!
    Fine lighthouses and beaches of delight; through National and State forests you'll bicycle on lightly traveled rural roads.
    A ferry transports you between St. Ignace on Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Mackinaw City on the Lower Peninsula. Perhaps you'll stop at Mackinac Island. No autos allowed here. A cyclist’s domain!

    A route to Michigan's Drummond Island and then on to Sault Ste. Marie is provided as an alternative to traveling directly across the Upper Peninsula to Sault Ste. Marie.
    Straight across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Sault Ste. Marie. The Eisenhower Locks allow magnificent ships to traverse the grand Great Lakes. Along the crystal clear waters of Lake Huron’s north shore to the Manitoulin Island Ferry. You’ve made a figure 8, and accomplished over 2000 mi. (3200 km.) of great bicycling!
    'Round Lake Huron: A Bicyclist’s Tour Guide    US $24.95
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'Round Lake Superior: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide
    The last of the Great Lakes Bicycle Touring Guide Book Series, 'Round Lake Superior: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide will be published in January, 2008.
    Return to this page and paragraph in find details of this unique and one of a kind bicycle tour guide book.
    Email us cyclotour@cyclotour.com with your name, address, city, zip/post code and telephone number to place your name on the 'Round Lake Superior order list. We keep our database on a separate disk and will not spam you. We send will send you two email and one post card (if you do not respond to the emails.) reminding you when 'Round Lake Superior is ready to ship to you. We will ask you if you still want the book.
    'Round Lake Superior: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide     US $26.95

Long Distance Bicycle Touring Primer
    A comprehensive how to tour yourself guide to bicycle touring. The text of the Primer forms the basis of the Tour Preparation chapter in each of our tour guides.
    In 2008, our Long Distance Bicycle Touring Primer will be available for downloading & viewing on digital book readers and mobile text message and cell phones using various platforms.
    The Primer is only available as a premium for businesses and organizations to sell or give away to their customers or members. A minimum of 500 copies must be ordered at the same time. Custom wording and custom pictures can be included.
    Please send us an email cyclotour@cyclotour.com for a quote.
    “I will be 67 next ride season. I have been riding for many years and always enjoyed touring. I have read most everything written on touring.  You have compacted most anything you need to know in a handy book.”
    E. H., Missouri, unsolicited letter.
Chapters & Topics include:
Choose your poison! Types of bicycle touring
How to allot time for training and touring
Where to Tour! Fantasy/reality tour locations
Maps, books and information sources
Public transportation & how to box your bike!
The touring bicycle! Including Mt. bike modifications
Equipment for carrying your gear
The Kitchen Sink & Other Necessities
Lodging choices: guerrilla camping to campgrounds to hostels to b&bs to motels
150 item equipment list, you choose what to take!

    Long Distance Bicycle Touring Primer    Price quote.  This book is only sold in lots of 250.

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'Round Lake Ontario: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd Ed., 2005 Rev. us $25.95
'Round Lake Erie: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd Ed. us $24.95
'Round Lake Michigan: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd Ed. us $24.95
'Round Lake Huron: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide us $24.95
'Round Lake Superior: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide (May, 2005) us $26.95
Long Distance Bicycle Touring Primer Quote

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[ New York State Bike Books ] [ Erie Canal Bike Book ] [ Finger Lakes Bike Book
[ Other Maps & Books ] [ New Zealand Biking ] [ French Canal Biking & Barging ] [ Lot River Canoe Guide ] [ Stratford, Ontario ]
[ Bike Events ] [ Finger Lakes Biking Events ] [ Bicycling Statistics ] [ Links ] [ Comments ] [ Improved Rtes ] [ Featured Biking Areas ]
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