Mountain Biking Authors

Don Douglass and Réanne Hemingway-Douglass

Don holds a BSEE degree from California State University, Pomona, and a Masters in Business Economics from Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of Exploring Vancouver Island's West Coast and, with his wife, Réanne, co-authored the acclaimed Exploring the Inside Passage to Alaska, Exploring the South Coast of British Columbia, Exploring the North Coast of British Columbia and Exploring the San Juan and Gulf Islands. Don holds honorary membership in the International Association of Cape Horners. He has written several skiing and mountainbiking guidebooks and, as a father of the sport, was elected to the Mountain Biking Hall of Fame in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Réanne Hemingway-Douglass holds a BA degree in French from Pomona College. She attended Claremont Graduate University and the University of Grenoble, France. Sailor, writer, cyclist and language teacher, Réanne's articles have appeared in numerous outdoor magazines. Her best-selling book, Cape Horn: One Man's Dream, One Woman's Nightmare, describes pitchpoling in the Great Southern Ocean and has been published in French and Italian.

In the 1980s, Réanne led the first women's bicycling team to cross Tierra del Fuego at the tip of South America. She is also the principal author of Mountain Biking the Eastern Sierra's Best 100 Trails. Her articles have appeared in numerous outdoor magazines, including Pacific Yachting and Cruising World. Réanne is the chief editor of FineEdge Productions.

Delaine Fragnoli

Delaine Fragnoli, contributing editor to Bicycling Magazine, is the co-author of Mountain Biking Southern California's Best 100 Trails and Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails. She is past editor of Mountain Biking and Southwest Cycling magazines. Her free-lance work has appeared in Women's Sports & Fitness, BIKE, and VeloNews.

Jamie Griffis

Jamie Griffis, a professional bicycle mechanic, is the author of Terragraphics' Touring the Los Angeles Area by Bicycle and a co-founder of the Los Angeles Female Off Road Cycling Enthusiasts (L.A. FORCE). She is a co-author of Mountainbiking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails.

Jim Hasenauer

Jim Hasenauer, professor of Speech Communication at California State University, Northridge, has been hiking and riding the Santa Monicas for over 20 years. Jim is a co-founder of CORBA (Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association) which represents the interests of mountain bicyclists in the Santa Monica Mountains. He is also a member of the Sierra Club and has servee as the president of IMBA (International Mountain Bicyucling Association). In his co-authored book, the Santa Monica Mountains, Jim provides expert trail descriptions, tips and notes of interest that will enhance your appreciation of this unique environment. He is co-author of Mountainbiking the Coast Range: The Santa Monica Mountains.

Mark Langton

Mark Langton has been a mountain bike journalist and advocate for more than 13 years. He has also been a mountain bike instructor since 1988, teaching literally thousands of riders the importance of proper technique and backcountry etiquette. He began riding mountain bikes in 1983 in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California. In 1985 he began racing and attained the rank of Expert, garnering a factory sponsorship from Yeti Cycles and numerous top 10 finishes in national-level competitions, including fourth overall in the nation in 1988.

Mark was the editor of "Mountain Biking Magazine," one of the country’s most successful mountain bike publications, for over seven years during the mountain biking boom of the late ‘80s and early to mid ‘90s. He is also the author of Golden Books’ "Mountain Biking" and co-author of Fine’s "Mountain Biking the Santa Monica Mountain’s Best Trails."

As a mountain biking advocate, Mark has helped shape mountain bike use policy in the largest urban parkland in the country. He currently sits on the boards of the Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association (CORBA) and the City of Thousand Oaks’ Conejo Open Space Trails Advisory Committee (COSTAC). Mark helped establish and grow the Mountain Bike Unit (MBU) the nation’s largest volunteer mountain bike backcountry patrol with more than 100 members which is sponsored by the National Park Service. He is currently a monthly cycling columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News and the Gear Editor at Weider Publications’ Men’s Fitness Magazine.

Mickey McTigue

Mickey McTigue has been a backcountry cyclist since 1958. Active in trail building and maintenance, he leads cycling expeditions in Los Padres National Forest. He is a co-author of Mountainbiking California's Central Coast.

R.W. (Ray) Miskimins

R.W. Miskimins is a clinical psychologist with a consulting practice for adolescents and adults, as well as a bicycle shop owner in Reno. He, his wife, and dedicated staff, operate Great Basin Bicycles, a full-service bicycle business geared to the entire family—recreationists to racers. Over the past three decades, Miskimins has published over 60 books and articles on various subjects ranging from residential treatment for emotionally disturbed youth to whitewater rafting. Ray has documented his off-road exploring experiences in the Lake Tahoe Basin for everyone to enjoy in Lake Tahoe's Top 20 Bike Rides.

Bob Shipley

Bob Shipley co-authored Guide 10, Mountain Biking the San Bernardino Mountains with Allen Thibault. Bob has been an ardent cyclist for more than 40 years starting with his first derailleur bike: a four-speed Gerindingo built in an Italian prison. After 15 years of working as an engineer, his cycling passion culminated in ownership and operation of a high-end bicycle shop on the University of California-Riverside campus.

Bob currently teaches business Engligh and computer applications at UCR in the English as a Foreign Language Department. He still rides his custom David Hunt titanium mountain bike in the Riverside area.

Robin Stuart

Robin Stuart, co-author of Northern California's 100 Best Rides, is a free-lance writer whose work has appeared in numerous bicycling magazines. She lives and rides in the San Francisco area.

Mike Troy

Mike Troy, co-author of Mountainbiking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails is a co-founder of the Grapevine Mountain Bike Association, and he regularly performs trail building and maintenance in the Angeles National Forest.

Kevin Woten

Kevin Woten pioneered many popular routes in the Saugus District of the Angeles National Forest and in the Los Padres National Forest in eastern Ventura County. He was also a co-founder of the Grapevine Mountain Bike Association and a member of IMBA's southern region board of directors. Kevin is a co-author of Mountainbiking California's Central Coast.


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