“Oregon Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Tours in Oregon (Into Action Publications, $17.95) by Ellee Thalheimer, is a guide for adventurous souls who long to hit the Oregon road with their bikes for extended periods of time. This guide features 8 multi-day bike tours in every part of the state, including complete camping and lodging info, 12 breweries, 3 scenic bikeways, and 14 mountain passes. All levels of cycle touring are included, and tours for every season are recommended, as well as tours for every budget. . . . Perhaps our secret favorite book on this list is Hop in the Saddle ($9.95), a cleverly named guidebook to Portland’s craft beer scene, by bike . . . This little red beauty covers 20 breweries, 8 bottleshops, and 31 bars and restaurants. Each of these beer spots is a local treasure such as Amnesia Brewing, Hair of the Dog, Grain and Gristle, etc. NOT included are the national chain locations, common in every city. There are 5 Portland Beer Routes (and 5 Bike Nerd Extended Routes) to get you to your destinations, with plenty of things to see along the way. Beervana indeed.”—Broadway Books, Portland
Read more and buy Oregon Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Tours in Oregon; Biking Portland: 55 Rides from the Willamette Valley to Vancouver; Hop in the Saddle; Where to Bike Portland; 75 Classic Rides Oregon: The Best Road Biking Routes; and Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die from Broadway Books or your local indie.
Each day until Christmas, the tireless booksellers at Broadway Books will post a recommendation for a great gift book (or seven!) on the store’s blog, Bookbroads. 24 Days of Books posts are written by Sally McPherson, Roberta Dyer and Kate Bennison.