This book is for people looking to explore the area in and around Philadelphia by mountain, hybrid, or road bike. Most of the rides in the book are between 10 and 30 miles, although there are some rides that are a little shorter or longer. The rides were designed this way to cater to people who want to do more than a couple miles but aren’t looking to take the time and effort to do 50 or 60 miles. A number of the rides, however, are close together so those who want to do longer rides can combine or modify rides to create new or longer routes. All the rides in the book are appropriate for anyone who is healthy and has done some riding. Each ride includes a description of the length and terrain that will give you an idea of the difficulty of the ride. Before attempting longer and more difficult rides, it is a good idea to get some training under your belt by doing some of the shorter and easier rides.
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