This is the international companion website for the travel guidebooks written by Richard Fox, a combination of:
enCYCLEpedia.net for enCYCLEpedia Southern California - The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides (USA), and
penderhandbook.com for The Pender Islands Handbook (Canada).
CONTACT FOR BOTH BOOKS: info (at) enCYCLEpedia.net or info (at) penderhandbook.com
enCYCLEpedia Southern California - The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides 1st (2014) 2nd (2017) and 3rd (May 2021) Editions:
Press Release for the 3rd Edition
As featured in The Orange County Register and RV Life, Trailer Life, Palm Springs Life, and Southern California Life magazines. May 2021 interview on NBC TV Today in Palm Springs.
Password for Bonus Materials: first word of text, Top page 342 , case sensitive. Last changed July 2022.
This colorful guidebook is perfect for bicyclists who like to enjoy beautiful, fun, safe rides. It presents over 200 scenic ride options that take you to Southern California's storied beaches, starkly beautiful deserts, pine-covered mountains, bucolic wine country, stunning cityscapes and bustling harbors, historic city centers, and to everything in between, from San Diego to Cambria to Palm Springs.
It is currently in its 3rd Edition, published in May 2021, available on Amazon. The 2nd Edition, published in 2017, sold out in February 2021 due to the pandemic bike boom.
Click here to get to the enCYCLEpedia pages. Two of the enCYCLEpedia pages contain password protected updates for book owners with access to expanded versions of several rides, other articles, and take-along maps, which are gradually being added. Send an e-mail to request one to be added sooner. The current Password is the 1st word of text Top page 342, case sensitive.
The Pender Islands Handbook 1st (2006) 2nd (2009) and 3rd/10th Anniversary Editions (2016/2017)
As featured in Victoria's Times Colonist, Gulf Islands Driftwood, Vancouver North Shore News, Aqua, BC Tourism, Islands Independent
The Pender Islands are a northwest vacation paradise located in the Southern Gulf Islands along the ferry route between Vancouver and Victoria in southwest British Columbia, Canada. Resplendent with parkland, the Penders offer a low-key commune with nature while providing enough services to satisfy both visitors and residents.The Pender Islands Handbook was released in July 2006, updated in July 2009 for the 2nd Edition, and again in 2016/17 for the special 10th Anniversary Edition ISBN: 978-0-98131-081-7. It is the Pender Islands' first and only comprehensive guidebook, with 400 pages of information useful for both visitors and residents. The highlight is a 75-page hiking and coastal access guide with detailed accompanying trail maps. Boaters will find the 50-page boating guide helpful whether setting out in a kayak, or power or sail boat. This guidebook contains just about everything one could need to know about the beautiful island.
The Canadian printing ($25 CDN) is available exclusively on Pender Island at Driftwood Centre at Talisman Books ph:250.629.6944 and at the Pender Islands Museum. The printing is slightly darker than the U.S. Amazon version ($19.95 US) that is available at: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca , Amazon.co.uk, and BN.com.
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