Cycling the Pacific Coast: Featuring Bill Thorness, author & cyclist

Event date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ever dreamed of cycling the Pacific Coast, but don’t know where to start?

Join us for Mountaineers Books’ next live web event, February 15th, “Cycling the Pacific Coast,” featuring cycling expert Bill Thorness, author of the new book Cycling the Pacific Coast: The Complete Guide from Canada to Mexico.

The Pacific Coast bicycle route runs the length of the West Coast, from Vancouver, British Columbia, nearly 2000 miles to the Mexico border. Travel with Bill as he discovers crashing surf, rocky headlands, epic coastal climbs, deep forests, wide sand beaches, seaside burgs and vibrant cities. You will soon wish you were on your bike doing the same!

Bill will provide an overview of the trail, and provide helping planning tips for anyone planning this epic adventure. In this presentation he will address:

  •         Logistics for key route access points
  •         Trip planning, packing, and safety advice
  •         Can’t miss major sites along the way (and kitschy local attractions too!)
  •         Suggested itineraries and descriptions designed to complement the ACA route maps

This event is being put on in partnership with Cascade Bicycle Club.

About Bill Thorness:
Bill Thorness is a freelance writer and editor based in Seattle. He is the author of five books, including three with Mountaineers Books about his two great passions, gardening and cycling: Cool Season GardenerEdible Heirlooms, and Biking Puget Sound, 2nd Edition. His travel articles appear regularly in the Seattle Times, and he is a columnist for Edible Seattle and Edible Portland magazines, as well as many other regional publications. He is a members and ride leader for Cascade Bicycle Club, the largest regional bicycle club in the country. Find out more at

Mountaineers Books Web Series, Episode 7

Tuesday, February 15, from 7 – 8 p.m.



(Register even if you can’t attend this evening and we will

email a recording of the webinar to listen to whenever it’s convenient.)

Erika Lundahl
Publicist, Mountaineers Books
(206) 223-6303 x 110