The Complete Guide to Climbing (By Bike) is a series of cycling climbing guides (nationwide, California, Colorado, the Southeast US and Utah). Descriptions of each are below and on each book's page on this site.  Purchase information is below and on the 'How to Purchase' page.

The Complete Guide to Climbing (By Bike), 2nd Edition

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The Complete Guide to Climbing (By Bike) in California, 2nd Edition

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The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in Colorado

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The Complete Guide to Climbing (By Bike) in the Southeast

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50 Climbs (By Bike) in Utah

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The Complete Guide to Climbing (By Bike) is the ultimate guide book to climbing by bike and the most difficult hill climbs in the United States. It includes sections on training for cycling climbing along with memorable climbing performances and other climbing resources.

Each listed climb includes very accurate determinations of its length, grade, elevation gain and other statistics. Appendices in the book include a ranking of the 100 most difficult climbs, highest altitude attained climbs, greatest elevation gained climbs, steepest climbs and other climbing related lists. The measurements in this guide were all obtained directly on each hill climb and compiled by one source.

 

  • Title:  The Complete Guide to Climbing (By Bike), 2nd Edition
  • Author:  John Summerson
  • ISBN:  (13) 978-0-9792571-8-2
  • Size:  6x9 paperback, 399 pages, 110 photos

The Complete Guide to Climbing (By Bike) in California, 2nd Edition - is the ultimate guidebook to climbing by bike and the most difficult hill climbs in the Golden State.  It includes secitons on training for cycling climbing along with memorable cliimbing performances and other climbing resources.

Each listed California climb includes very accurate determinations of its length, grade, elevation gain and other statistics. Appendices in the book include a ranking of the 100 most difficult climbs (overall and by region), highest altitude attained climbs, greatest elevation gained climbs, steepest climbs and other climbing related lists. Each climb also has an additional data section that contains just about every statistic climbers need to know.  The measurements in this guide were all obtained directly on each hill climb and compiled by one source.

  • Title:  The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in California, 2nd Edition
  • Autor:  John Summerson
  • ISBN:  978-0-9792571-4-8
  • Size 5.5 x 8 paperback, 408 pages, 88 photos

The Complete Guide to Climbing (By Bike) in Colorado is the ultimate guidebook to climbing by bike and the most difficult hill climbs in the Centennial  State.  It includes secitons on training for cycling climbing along with memorable cliimbing performances and other climbing resources.

Each listed climb includes very accurate determinations of its length, grade, elevation gain and other statistics. Appendices in the book include a ranking of the most difficult climbs (overall and by region), highest altitude attained climbs, greatest elevation gained climbs, steepest climbs and other climbing related lists. Each climb also has an additional data section that contains just about every statistic climbers need to know.  The measurements in this guide were all obtained directly on each hill climb and compiled by one source.

  • Title:  The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in Colorado
  • Autor:  John Summerson
  • ISBN:  978-0-9792571-3-1
  • Size 4.5 x 6 paperback, 238 pages, 100 photos

The Complete Guide to Climbing (By Bike) in the Southeast is the ultimate guidebook to climbing by bike and the most difficult hill climbs in the Southeast United States.  It includes sections on training for cycling climbing along with memorable climbing performances and other climbing resources.

Each listed Southeast climb includes very accurate determinations of its length, grade, elevation gain and other statistics. Appendices in the book include a ranking of the 50 most difficult climbs, highest altitude attained climbs, greatest elevation gained climbs, steepest climbs and other climbing related lists. Each climb also has an additional data section that contains just about every statistic climbers need to know.  The measurements in this guide were all obtained directly on each hill climb and compiled by one source.

  • Title:  The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in the Southeast
  • Author:  John Summerson
  • ISBN:  978-0-9792571-1-7
  • Size:  4.5 x 6 paperback, 256 pages, 30 photos


50 Climbs (By Bike) in Utah is the guidebook for climbing by bike in Utah and the state's greatest paved climbs.  It includes sections on training for climbing and other climbing by bike resources.

Each listed climb contains accurate determinations of its length, elevation gained and average grade along with other statistics.  Appendices in the guide rank the most difficult ascents along with other categories such as steepest grade and greatest elevation gain.


  • Title:  50 Climbs (By Bike) in Utah

  • Author:  John Summerson

  • ISBN: 

  • Size:  4.5 x 6.5 paperback, 192 pages, 75 pictures