Pedaling on the North Coast


Biking the Streets of Greater Cleveland

by Murray Fishel, Stan Purdum

Pages: 212

Size: 6 x 9

SKU: 978-1-931968-96-6 Category: Tags: , ,



Grab your bicycle, start pedaling, and prepare to explore Ohio’s North Coast. Stan Purdum returns with Murray Fishel and more great rides around Northeast Ohio. Pedaling on the North Coast is your guide to the best routes in the Greater Cleveland Area. From lakeside rides to trips to Cleveland landmarks like the historic West Side Market, Pedaling on the North Coast is the perfect companion for everyone from the casual cyclist to the seasoned vet.

The eighteen rides offer a diverse selection to discover Cleveland and the surrounding area: crank over to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Cleveland Browns stadium; bike along the famed Emerald Necklace; check out the Cleveland Botanical Gardens and Art Museum; ride through neighborhoods like Little Italy, Shaker, Tremont, Ohio City and many more.

Pedaling on the North Coast includes detailed directions for every ride, including maps and mileage notations. Purdum shares his favorite spots to eat and explore along each route as well as rich, historical background and revealing sidebars. Saddle up and get ready to ride!

About the authors

Murray Fishel

Dr. Murray Fishel is professor emeritus of political science at Kent State University. He is a late arrival to bicycling, purchasing his first bike at age fifty-one. Since 1991, Murray has become an avid recreational cycle tourer. To date, Murray has ridden in forty-two states and seven countries and has completed many long-distance rides—across the U.S., down the Mississippi, along the Oregon Coast, and from San Francisco to Mexico, to name a few.

Stan Purdum

Stan Purdum is a writer, editor, and pastor who has written for both general and religious journals. A long-distance cyclist, Stan is the author of Roll Around Heaven All Day, an account of his cross-nation ride, and Playing in Traffic, which recounts his bicycle journey from Niagara Falls, New York, to El Paso, Texas, on U.S. 62. He has also written a book of short stories, New Mercies I See, and a study of the ministry of Jesus, He Walked in Galilee. He lives in North Canton, Ohio.

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Ohio History and Culture


Murray Fishel, Stan Purdum

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