Cycling the Islands

A Guide to Scenic Routes on the San Juan and Gulf Islands

By (author): John Crouch
ISBN 9781771601610
Softcover | Publication Date: March 31, 2016
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
184 Pages

About the Book

Cycling the Islands is the ultimate guidebook for those travellers looking to explore the beauty and splendour of British Columbia’s Gulf Islands and the American San Juan Islands by bicycle.

Featuring over 30 adventures on 11 different islands, each route includes a map and detailed information on local history, topography, aesthetics, places of interest, type of road, general route condition, level of difficulty, start and end points, checkpoints along the way and plenty of full-colour photographs. All of the text and accompanying information is fun, accessible, clearly laid out and easy to use.

Readers can escape to unique destinations in both Canada (Salt Spring Island, Pender Island, Mayne Island, Galiano Island, Gabriola Island, Denman Island, and Hornby Island) and the United States (San Juan Island, Lopez Island, Orcas Island, and Shaw Island).

Complete with detailed information for all travellers, John Crouch’s latest guidebook is the perfect resource for anyone heading to these popular destinations.

About the Author(s)

John Crouch has cycled most of his life. As an adult, cycling has become one of his abiding passions. He has toured extensively in Western Canada including riding from Whitehorse in the Yukon to Victoria, BC’s capital; crossing the province in five days and exploring the back roads of Southern Alberta. He has also toured through Western Washington State and rode from Victoria to San Francisco just to attend a friend’s birthday. All the long tours in this book he has completed more than once. As a competitive athlete, John has won both the Canadian Masters’ long distance triathlon and duathlon championships in his age group and won the World Endurance Duathlon championship in the 60 – 64 age group. John lives in Victoria with his wife Lorinda. Besides riding his bike, he enjoys walking in his local neighbourhood and hiking in the hills surrounding the city. He has written five other books: Walk Victoria; Hike Victoria; Bike Victoria; Cycling the Islands and a cycling memoir, Six Highways to Home.