Littleton, CO, March 15, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- "RAD (Ride Along the Divide)" is the latest cycling guidebook geared to a primarily offroad cycling audience, or those riders who love cycling in the mountains at high altitude, whether it be by bike or foot, over singletrack, jeep trail or the occasional stretch of pavement. Developed by Jeff Nussbaumer, who after moving to Colorado in 2001 sought to find a path along the highest ridges fit for a bike. After seven years of experimenting on various trail or non-trail options, Jeff found a path that was both spectacular in scenery, yet avoided private property and designated wilderness areas where biking is off limits. Avid cyclists are familiar with the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR), but herein lies a different kind of long distance cycling route of more extreme nature. Climbing and descending the Colorado Rocky Mountain's numerous peaks rather than merely following its massive skyline, RAD reaches up to 80 of the highest peaks and passes along the Continental Divide through Colorado. It starts at Encampment WY. and finishes in Chama NM. comprising singletrack trails, ATV and jeep trails, during its wild traverse through varying mountain geography of tree covered paths to rocky, dry ridges. Some key waypoints doubling as popular ski resorts include: Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs, Telluride and Silverton. The book provides essential information for accommodations, supplies, trail difficulty, distance, elevation gain/loss, wildlife and the average time for each segment. A blend of cross-country riding and hiking, RAD's cloud-busting trek also provides for alternate routes for safety during adverse weather or for more technical options in some instances. Novice mountain bikers will also find "RAD" appealing as there are segment portions of lesser technical trail and moderate grades.