Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 24th, 2008 at 1:13 pm
Rubber To The Road is a two-volume set of guide books (first published in 1998 by David Guettler and compiled by Peter Marsh) that detail some of the Portland area’s very best road rides. It was one of the first books on biking I picked up when I moved to town.
Now, the books are set to go digital with a new website (RubberToTheRoad.com of course), new rides, and new features.
According to a mention in the River City Bicycles newsletter, the shop is collaborating on the project with pro cyclist and writer Jacob Erker.
Erker told River City,
“When I moved here a couple of years ago, The Rubber to the Road books essentially became my training program. They were a phenomenal tool for discovering incredible, forest covered, quiet roads all over the area. I’m very excited to increase the visibility of the fantastic riding around Portland by bringing it online.”
Slated for the new website will be interactive maps, more detailed ride descriptions (where to get water, food, etc…) and the route maps will be offered for download in a GPS-friendly format.
Stay tuned to RubberToTheRoad.com for developments and check out this month’s “Rubber to the Road Featured Ride” at RiverCityBicycles.com.