Books: by Title: Take Your Bike
Family Rides in the Rochester Area

The dynamic duo behind Footprint Press -- Rich & Sue Freeman -- have revised and expanded one of their most popular titles. Take Your Bike scores extra points for truth in advertising, since it is a guidebook for the best places to, well, take your bike in the Rochester area.

The guidebook is packed with maps and details for 42 bicycling trails, the very best places to ride in Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Cayuga, Ontario and Seneca Counties.

Learn where to park, how long you'll be riding, amenities to find along the way, and the type and difficulty of terrain to expect. The trails range from easy, paved bike paths to more rugged mountain biking trails. Learn local history and discover new places to ride, even if you've been a life-long resident.

This example, from Orleans County: "Just east of Medina, off Route 31, Culvert Road passes under the [Erie] Canal. Featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not, it's the only road that passes under the Erie Canal. Built in 1823, it's an interesting sight and worth the side trip to take a look."

Response to the first edition of Take Your Bike: "My husband is an avid biker who enjoys long road rides. I won't do that with the kids, so he was thrilled to be able to get us biking on trails. "Take Your Bike" was the real impetus for this and a blessing to me to know where we were going and what we were doing. And, I know the kids will be safe and have exercise and fun! Thanks." - Sherry Sabo

288 pages, 45 maps, 38 pictures
ISBN: 1-930480-02-4

Finger Lakes edition:
ISBN: 978-1-930480-20-9