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– 286 full-color pages (paperback)
– Guidebook for a 23.8-mile looped ride
– Covers the Battle of Gettysburg (1863)
– 34 maps, 100+ photos, GPS points
– Detailed bike cues, road descriptions
– Gear, lodging, touring tips
– Historical summaries with endnotes
– Focus on geography and monuments
– Glossary, bibliography, notes, index
– Optional PDF companion map sold separately
Perfect Bound | 6″ x 9″ | March 11, 2019
Bicycling Gettysburg National Military Park: The Cyclist’s Civil War Travel Guide is the one-and-only book that you need to plan your own self-directed, 23.8-tour through the Gettysburg battlefield. The guidebook’s 286 full-color pages are packed with 34 maps, 100+ photos and GPS points for as many monuments—categorized by theme (state, equestrian, portrait status, and more).
Take a ride back in time and learn the three-day story of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) from the perspective of a bicyclist. History buffs will enjoy the guidebook’s description of the battlefield landscape and 100+ monument histories.
Written for experienced and recreational bicyclists alike, this guidebook is a treasure trove of historical summaries that even licensed battlefield guides will enjoy reading and (re)committing to memory.
“Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast, history buff, or both, Sue Thibodeau’s Bicycling Gettysburg National Military Park: The Cyclist’s Civil War Travel Guide is a must-have for your next visit to Gettysburg. In fact, this 286-page book is so chock-full of useful maps, photographs, and reference information about the battlefield’s monuments, farm buildings, and areas of interest that it should be in the daypack of anybody touring the park and/or town of Gettysburg.” ~Civil War Times
“After following the book’s Culp’s Hill course on a balmy Saturday morning in May, I’m sold that there may be no better way to tour the battlefield than on two wheels. The opportunity to cruise past the landscape’s open fields, rocky hills, and woodlots, while easily hopping on and off bike for frequent stops to read monuments or signage or to snap photographs, is incomparable.” ~Civil War Times
“Bicycling Gettysburg is comprehensible to readers and riders of all ages and expertise… concise and readable for both aficionados and novices alike.” ~Civil War Monitor
“The best ways to truly see a battlefield are by walking and biking. And biking a battlefield such as Gettysburg provides a rush like no other. Sue has produced a valuable book about how to ride that most hallowed Civil War ground. A definite keeper.” ~John Banks, journalist, blogger, author
“Three days in July 1863 changed America. Whether you are an experienced cyclist or just starting out, a serious historian or history buff, you will want to visit Gettysburg more than once. Make sure you take this guide along.” ~Ken Rich, Gettysburg history buff
“Quite fascinating, Bicycling Gettysburg National Military Park is a great, easy to read book for history buffs and rookie history learners alike. It is a pictorial book that also has detailed information about the Battle of Gettysburg. I am excited to use the maps and images on my next visit to Gettysburg.” ~SPC Kevin Kozlowski, U.S. Army veteran
“I visited Gettysburg for the first time since I was kid last year, and used this book to plan a day long trip. Touring by bike gives you the best of both worlds. You gain a more personal view of the battlefield and have a better appreciation for the distances covered than if you were to take a car, yet you have greater mobility than someone simply hiking. Gettysburg is a rather large battlefield (though not the largest), and has many points of interest. I recommend this book as a way to plan an efficient trip, as Gettysburg is an easy place to get turned around and do a lot of back tracking trying to get to places you want to see. I’ll be visiting Gettysburg again this fall and will of course be seeing it by bicycle once again.”
“Very informative!! Loads of maps and photos, so much information, just read it slowly and take it in or will be over whelming . Great book whether you’re biking or touring the battlefield any other way.”
“I just received this book yesterday and have spent quite a bit of time with it. I wouldn’t consider myself a novice Gettysburg historian, but I know there is certainly more to learn. In the past couple of years I began cycling for pleasure and health, and found that I really enjoy it. I had thought about riding at some of the Civil War parks to feed both my love of history and enjoy riding. I really could not find a guide that coupled cycling with the battlefields-until now. I was surprised by the breadth and depth this book provides. This book will be a companion for my visit. I appreciate the travel hints regarding lodging, parking, routing, as well as the detailed information on the battle. If you plan on cycling Civil War battlefields, you need this book.”
“Great information! Easy to read. Wonderful pictures. Inspired me to start planning a trip there.”
“A well researched, thoroughly thought out bicycling guide to the Gettysburg Battlefield… Written by a dedicated Civil War historian who spent countless hours on site to research and photograph each marker and memorial, this book is well worth the purchase and quite informative. This book is easy to read and well organized. I have been bicycling in the Gettysburg Battlefield on numerous occasions and wish I had this book with me over the years as a guide and to enlighten me about some of the unknowns of the markers and memorials of the battlefield. Highly recommend this book…”
“Great format, points out little known locations.”
Perfect Bound | 286 pages | 6″ x 9″ | 978-1-7326038-0-6 | March 11, 2019