Bicycling Antietam National Battlefield (208pp guidebook)

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– 208 full-color pages (paperback)
– Guidebook for a 9.2-mile looped ride
– Covers the Battle of Antietam (1862)
– 43 maps, 100 photos, GPS points
– Detailed bike cues, road descriptions
– C&O Canal Towpath access maps
– Gear, lodging, touring tips
– Historical summaries with endnotes
– Focus on geography and monuments
– Glossary, bibliography, notes, index

Perfect Bound | 6″ x 9″ | November 1, 2020

SKU: 978-1-7326038-1-3 Category: Tags: ,


Bicycling Antietam National Battlefield: The Cyclist’s Civil War Travel Guide is the one-and-only book that you need to bike the Antietam battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Start your 9.2-mile looped ride at the Visitor Center or connect from the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath. This guidebook’s 208 full-color pages are packed with 43 maps, 100 photos, GPS points, and touring tips.

Written by a native Marylander who wanted to showcase the history of Maryland civilians and soldiers, Bicycling Antietam National Battlefield offers a unique approach to active, experiential learning.

This second book in Civil War Cycling’s military travel guide series belongs on every Civil War history buff’s bookshelf, whether you are a bicyclist or not. It is a short but dense reference work that teaches American history by weaving historical themes with the aid of maps and photos that enable “learning on two wheels.”

For readers who also appreciate supporting details, the book includes a substantial section of endnotes, a glossary, and a bibliography that focuses specifically on Civil War Maryland and hiking and biking tourism.


“After years of navigating Civil War Battlefields by car, bus, and foot, I’m convinced there is no better way to explore than by bicycle. … Thibodeau has done her research and her route maps are meticulously detailed… The book offers a broad battle overview, park signage, and fun facts, such as a list of presidents who have visited Antietam. Its wealth of information means you should study the book and routes before hitting the road but stick it in your bike basket or daypack as a quick reference…” ~Civil War Times

Perfect Bound | 208 pages | 6″ x 9″ | 978-1-7326038-1-3 | November 1, 2020