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PRESS RELEASE: Cyclist plans to settle in Baker City for a year to write a guidebook on cross countr
Eric Schubert, a 26-year-old cyclist who is planning an 8,000 mile ride beginning in 2007, has decided to settle in Baker City for a year to begin writing his cross country touring guidebook "View from the Saddle."
Schubert spent some time in Historic Baker City earlier this month and was pleased with the overall experience. "The surrounding roadways were perfect for cycling, the people of Baker City were very friendly, there was a plethora of dining options, the cost of living is remarkably low, and the Trans America Trail runs right through the heart of the city" said Schubert.
The upcoming guidebook will be the first of its kind for the cycling industry. Eric Schubert has written a handful of online guides for students looking to travel through Europe on a shoestring budget and now plans to bring that mentality to the cycling realm. "I think that with the poor exchange rate and cost of travel on the rise students are starting to look for a better alternative. This is why we're starting to see a surge in younger cross country cyclists and I see this as a perfect opportunity to jump in and raise awareness for cycling" said Schubert. He added that "now is the time to prove to the market that you do not have to spend an arm and a leg to cross the country on a bike".
Schubert has built a team of five experienced cross country cyclists who will be contributing to the project.
Apart from the book project, Schubert brings with him a wealth of online experience. He maintains more than 40 websites and has already launched a Baker City based cycling website, . The website will eventually offer any and all information a cross country cyclist traveling through Baker City could possibly need. "I fell in love with Baker City from the moment I first passed through and I want to do what I can to help inform others of this northwestern treasure", said Schubert.
Schubert has locked down a rental in downtown Baker City and will be moving in on September 1st, 2006.