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Biking to Blissville

A Cycling Guide to the Maritimes and the Magdalen Islands

by (author) Kent Thompson

Goose Lane Editions
Initial publish date
Jan 1993
Atlantic Provinces, Cycling
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1993
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Over highways and byways and converted railway roadbeds, Biking to Blissville gives maps and precise directions for about forty bicycle rides through the most scenic areas of Maritime Canada. Most of the trips are loops. Each leads from a country inn, motel, or campground through uncrowded countryside, and author Kent Thompson has tested them all for fun, safety, and degree of difficulty. Thompson also suggests accomodations that fit cyclists tastes and purses, and the vagaries of the weather, from rustic campgrounds to opulent country inns, from old-time sporting camps to cozy bed-and-breakfasts.

About the author

Kent Thompson was born in Waukegan, Illinois, in 1936. From 1966 to 1994 he taught English and creative writing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, serving twice as editor of The Fiddlehead. He now lives in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. He has edited three anthologies, and he has published two books of poetry, a cycling guidebook, five novels, and two story collections. "A Local Hanging," a winner in the 1981 CBC Canadian Literary Awards, appeared in A Local Hanging and Other Stories (1984).

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Editorial Reviews

"Biking to Blissville takes you on a very pleasant journey, one spiced with snippets of poetry, laughter, nostalgia, adventure and just plain fun."

<i>Daily Gleaner</i>

"[Biking to Blissville] works to both inform and entice his readers."