Cycling Sojourner in the media:

  • Bike Around Bend writes that “Cycling Sojourner will be THE guide for bike touring in Oregon for the next 50 years.”
  • BikePortland gives the book a rave review, adding “Just like the right bike can help stoke an entire new market, a good book can do the same. With multi-day bike touring already popular in Oregon, Cycling Sojourner could help it reach a tipping point.”
  • 1859 Oregon’s Magazine says in their Winter 2012 issue that Cycling Sojourner “is bound to motivate even the most seasoned cyclists. Author Ellee Thalheimer, freelance writer and master of everything bike-related, provides readers with a helpful tool for touring Oregon on two wheels.”
  • The Smithsonian‘s Constant Traveler paused for a moment to talk with Ellee about Cycling Sojourner and the joys of bike touring
  • Cycling Portland interviews Ellee about the guide book and her other work
  • A lovely mention of the book in BikePortland

Press release:

Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Tours in Oregon, the only multi-day, self-supported bicycle touring guidebook in the United States, will be released in the spring of 2012.

Learn more about the book and the author.

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Contact the publicity team for a media kit or to schedule an interview with the author.

Book information

TITLE: Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Tours in Oregon
AUTHOR: Ellee Thalheimer
PUBLISHER: Into Action Publications
SUBJECT: Travel / Outdoors
RELEASE: May, 2012
PRICE: Retail: $16.95
ISBN: 9781934620182
FORMAT: 224 pages, 5.5×7

Cycling Sojourner breaks the mold of traditional bicycling guides, providing readers with all the tools they need for multi-day self-supported bicycle tours in Oregon. The book is beautifully designed and features comprehensive, up-to-date, nuts and bolts information in a creative and accessible tone.

Thalheimer is an experienced bicycle tour leader and guidebook author, and her unfiltered voice is sure to inspire any seeker, adventurer, or desk worker who has even the dustiest thought that a bike journey could lead them down a strange and wonderful road.

All levels of cyclists and adventurers will embrace this guide as their muse to a complete, two-wheeled Oregon experience of micro-brew, yoga, strong coffee, outdoor festivals, dinosaur artifacts, culinary excellence, hiking, fishing, cowboys, pinot noir, and stunning National Parks. Travelers will pedal over ranges of snow-capped extinct volcanoes, through river valleys laced with vineyards, along wild rivers teeming with salmon, and past cities with some of the best cycling culture and infrastructure in the country.

Cycle Oregon, a non-profit dedicated to improving Oregon’s economy through cycling, and Travel Oregon, the state’s tourism organization, are enthusiastically sponsoring this guide.

Oregon is a bicycle tourist’s paradise, offering everything from an iconic rugged coastline with quaint seaside villages to remote artist colonies in the high desert. Ellee Thalheimer’s book is an in-depth guide to exploring many of Oregon’s backroads and small towns by bicycle. It has all the information a touring cyclist would need—where to get food and where to finding camping—but it also goes the extra mile with cultural information and activities to do when you’re off the bike. It’s a guide for both bike travelers on a budget or those that want to enjoy a comfy bed after a days ride. Unlike many bike touring books written in a drab mile marker to mile marker fashion, Cycling Sojourner is actually fun to read and makes you want to get on your bike and explore Oregon’s nooks and crannies.