Praise for Cycling Sojourner

Cycling Sojourner is like bike touring with a witty fellow bike nerd who is full of enough lively anecdotes to keep you entertained but enough information to keep you from getting lost. Whether you’re planning a weekend bicycle get away or a multi-day fully loaded tour, Ellee’s book is worth the weight in your pannier! Cycling Sojourner has set the bar high for other bike touring guides and it will no doubt join the ranks of other seminal bike touring books. Save yourself the hours of researching about bike touring in Oregon and get this book and start pedaling!

–Russ Roca and Laura Crawford, The Path Less Pedaled

Oregon has some of the best bike rides in the world and Ellee’s book provides us with a way to enjoy them. In a world filled with great cycling, I keep coming back to Oregon’s superior routes. Ellee’s new book will expose these jewels to a world audience. Thanks Ellee!

–Jerry Norquist, Executive Director of Cycle Oregon

If you’re planning a bike trip anywhere in Oregon there are only three things you absolutely, positively must have besides your wheels: a well-equipped tool kit, a positive attitude and Ellee Thalheimer’s meticulously assembled guide to bicycle touring in The Beaver State.

–Peter Zheutlin, author of Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry’s Extraordinary Ride

Thalheimer’s outright love for cyclo-touring is palpable throughout this superbly researched book. Aside from the usual practical information you’d expect, it’s packed with geographical and historical insights and sprinkled with bits of philosophical reflection that get at the why of touring, as well as the how. Cycling Sojourner captures the essence of Oregon’s most breathtaking two-wheeled adventures while providing rock-solid route information that takes the guesswork out of heading to the hills. Finally, Oregon has the cyclo-touring bible that it so deserves.

—Heidi Swift,  Editor at Large , Peloton Magazine

The next best thing to riding with Ellee is riding with her in this fabulous book! She explores every beautiful corner of Oregon and gives the advice nobody else dares to give.

—Ryan Ver Berkmoes, author, Lonely Planet USA

Ellee Thalheimer’s love of bicycle touring is evident in her acute observations and useful information on Oregon’s varied landscapes, towns, attractions, and surprises. This book makes a compelling case for discovering the beauty and grandeur of Oregon on two wheels.

—Earl Blumenauer, Oregon Representative, U.S. Congress

Oregon is a great place to ride a bike, with fantastic scenery, wonderful roads, and friendly people. Everyone who lives here or comes to visit, quickly learns that this is an amazing place to be a cyclist, and the Cycling Sojourner Guide will be a very useful tool for riders looking for the inside scoop on some of Oregon’s great cycling routes.

–Chris Horner, professional racer

Ellee’s book produces the desired effect- after reading it, I’m planning a family bike tour of Southern Oregon for this summer. The book makes it easy to do either camping tours or our family favorite, credit card touring.

–Dave Guettler, River City Bicycles

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