Bicycle Touring Map: Pacific Coast Section 4

Bicycle Touring Map: Pacific Coast Section 4

Bicycle Touring Map: Pacific Coast Section 4

Map #4 OF 5 MAPS covering the entire West Coast of the USA.
From San Francisco to Santa Barbara, CA. A range of 380.5 miles
16 panels divide the map into areeasonable size, ideal to be read while riding.

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Bicycle Touring: How to Prepare for Long Rides

Bicycle Touring: How to Prepare for Long Rides

The bicycle touring classic, updated!

Tells you how to prepare for a long bicycle tour, no matter what your age, financial situation, or physical fitness. Includes advice on the selection of a bicycle and other equipment, information on cycling clubs, maps and other research sources, with an emphasis throughout on the fun and the challenges of bicycle touring.

Updates from the best-selling first edition include changes in equipment availability and prices, as well as discussions of new equipment options such as smartphones. This new edition also gives advice on using the internet in information and map searches, and it includes nearly two hundred web-links for sources of equipment, maps, and information.

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The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

In keeping with this vision, in 2002 a Troop of Boy Scouts in the Elk Grove area organized a six-day cycling tour covering over 420 miles down the coast of California from San Francisco to Carpenteria. Subsequent tours were held in 2004, 2006, and 2010. Since that first tour 54 young men and 37 adult leaders have completed the journey. Each year it has grown bigger and has involved a broader group of Boy Scouts from various troops throughout the Elk Grove/Sacramento area and has become a hallmark experience for the boys.

For the 2012 tour the group decided on a theme centered on bringing awareness to physical fitness and cycling safety for our youth with two core messages of Breaking the Chain of Obesity, and helmet safety when riding. The 2012 tour will promote these messages as we make our way down the coast of California with the goal of not only leading by example, but also promoting this message as we train and ride.

Bicycle Touring Map Pacific Coast Section 4

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  1. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Pacific Coast Bike Riding: Adventure Cycling Maps 4 & 5 / PUBLISH DATES 2011 & 2012, August 2, 2014
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    Riding southbound on Hwy 1 from San Francisco to Santa Barbara seems easy enough, however, there are areas where this map is actually fairly essential if you want to avoid wrong turns, etc.

    I’m from CA, and I can say that driving a car and a bike are two different things with regard to how one progresses. With a car, you can’t drive on a bike path. With a bike, you can’t (usually) drive on a freeway. However, in this journey, I did ride alongside the freeway legally and other times had to ride the bike trails and such. The map along with local assistance will get you there 95% of the time.

    The FIRST thing to always notice BEFORE you buy the map is its publish date. An old map won’t do
    you any good. My map edition was year 2012 for the Section 4 map and year 2011 for the Section 5 map. The current year is 2014. Get the gist ? The Association does publish updates on its website as reported by bike riders that you need to print out and take with you.

    The SECOND thing you need to do is to actually study the map for an hour or more BEFORE you ride because these maps are broken up into small sections and are not printed with N on top, for example, so you have to first get used to reading a map without N as the top most part of the area you are looking at. And the text alongside each map is sometimes cryptic and hard to understand. So, read over the whole map before you ride and understand its method of use. Its not as easy as reading a gps or an auto map. And the updates then have to be incorporated into your thinking.

    I found that I HAD to ask locals for help as the map did not always convey understandable logistics due to space limitations on the text descriptions. Those situations were almost always when I hit an urban area where multiple bike trails went different directions, for example, and the map was just describing “follow the bike trail.”

    I only came across one direction that I totally disliked. The map took me directly across the University of California, Santa Barbara, college campus. It was interesting to see. BUT I would NOT want to ride through there during active class sessions! Had school been in operation when I went through, I probably would have had to have walked to avoid all the people on foot. Its a tour that is best done outside of school hours or not at all.

    Final note. A Garmin GPS or other branded gps will not get you to your destination as its not programmed that I know of for bike trails and the maps do direct you through bike trails here and there. I used a CatEye just to pace my milage as I knew how many miles I had to do each day. However, if you get confused, a gps would be helpful in certain situations. Just take that baby off when you lock your bike for lunch!

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  2. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    Fantastic, July 28, 2013
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    My husband was so happy and excited he spent 2 hours reading this product. Apparently it is a great map. It has everything you could possibly want for a bike trip.

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  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Map is great, June 28, 2015
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    Map is great, I like the way it shows both north bound and south bound detailed directions. It will come in handy for the round trip. It also gives me an idea of where the hills are so I can plan my stopping points.

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  4. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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    Bicycle Touring, June 1, 2013
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    This review is from: Bicycle Touring: How to Prepare for Long Rides (Kindle Edition)
    It was a good winter read because I wasn’t able to get outdoors and ride but lots of the information was standard information not really new information on touring.

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  5. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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    Perfect pick up in my off-season, January 23, 2013
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    Winter weather had me down (and off the road) when I found this book available. It is the perfect pick up, keeping myself excited about another trip (waiting for warmth!) and learning a few new things in my off-season. I’m absolutely ready to add this to my travel pack… shouldn’t weigh me down much – how much does a download weigh? Thank you Kindle app!

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  6. Loved your scout/ high adventure activity. BIG group of young men. Great to see. Good memories. Way to go scout leaders. Way to go young men. Loved it. Cyclingtodd Seattle, WA.

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