May 12, 2014

CYCLING SOJOURNER: A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Tours in Washington by Ellee Thalheimer

Summer is coming up, and long distance cyclists on the road have another tour guidebook, this time in the state of Washington!

Title: Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Tours in Washington by Ellee Thalheimer
Expected publication on May 15, 2014; Microcosm Publishing
Genre: travel guidebook, cycling

Publisher description:
As the second book in a one-of-a-kind cycle-touring series, this guidebook reveals hard-to-find information about exploring Washington by bike. Learn about the state’s remotest ribbons of road in the Okanagan, the best bikeable berry stands in the San Juans Islands, luscious Walla Walla wine country vineyards best reached by bicycle, and routes across the Cascade Mountain Range that will transform you into an interminable lover of the Pacific Northwest.

Like a cycle-touring concierge, Cycling Sojourner takes care of the logistics and removes obstacles between you and your two-wheeled adventure, so you can grab your bike and go. The nine tours in the book are meticulously laid out and include cue sheets; maps; and information about weather, difficulty level, camping and lodging options, and how to get to the ride’s start. The voices of Thalheimer and the four contributing Washingtonian authors use storytelling, local history, and humor to draw out your inner adventurer.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for feature/review.


  1. Wish I were a cyclist. Seems there are so many scenic tours one can take!

  2. I love my bike and this would be a great book to have if I ever visit Washington!!!

    Might have to check this series out!!

  3. Thanks for mentioning the book. One more note that may be of interest: Royalties from the book benefit Washington Bikes (, the statewide bike advocacy nonprofit. Great bike travel is one of the many reasons we've been the #1 Bicycle-Friendly State in the Nation 7 years in a row, according to the League of American Bicyclists.

    You should be able to find it at REI stores and you can order it online from us at

    Barb Chamberlain
    Executive Director
    Washington Bikes


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