My wife and I hit Barnes and Noble last weekend and I'm checking out the end caps and sale tables before I hit my favorite magazine sections...the MTB and Music sections. Something catches the corner of my eye, a local end cap containing books about the history of the area and local authors and...a book on Mountain Bike Trails in the Spokane and Coeur d' Alene area? WHAT?!

For almost two years, I have been clumsily finding trails to ride and/or trying to hook up with people to show me or tell me where to ride...but a book on it? Who would have thought!!! I'm way stoked!

The book has 40 trails and mentions location, distance, time, tread, aerobic level, technical difficulty, hazards, highlights, land status, maps, and access. It also describes the ride in increments as well as has a plan view map and an elevation map.

Yeah, some of you already know there are books like this running around, I'm just mentioning it to all the heads out there that don't have a clue...like me. Anyways...the book is called “Mountain Biking – Spokane and Coeur d' Alene” Second Edition by Martin Potucek, Published by Falcon. Another cool thing is that if the trails are different, they want to know so they can update it for the next edition.



Another mention is The Fat Tire Trail Riders Club of Spokane has GPS'd Beacon Hill and created a very cool map. It's a must have.

Here is their website
http://fttrc.org/

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