Civil War Travel Guides | Take a ride back in time

Welcome to Civil War Cycling’s educational website — YOUR source for U.S. Civil War travel guides. Here you will find lots of free content, as well as invitations to explore our shop of printed guidebooks and digital bicycling maps for touring U.S. Civil War battlefields.

The Cyclist’s Gettysburg Guidebook

“Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast, history buff, or both, Sue Thibodeau’s Bicycling Gettysburg National Military Park: The Cyclist’s Civil War Travel Guide is a must-have for your next visit to Gettysburg. In fact, this 286-page book is so chock-full of useful maps, photographs, and reference information about the battlefield’s monuments, farm buildings, and areas of interest that it should be in the daypack of anybody touring the park and/or town of Gettysburg.” ~ Civil War Times

Bicycling Gettysburg is comprehensible to readers and riders of all ages and expertise (in both the cycling and historical senses) through pacing and descriptions that are concise and readable for both aficionados and novices alike.” ~ Civil War Monitor

“Very informative!! Loads of maps and photos, so much information, just read it slowly and take it in or will be over whelming. Great book whether you’re biking or touring the battlefield any other way.” ~ Verified Amazon Customer

“The best ways to truly see a battlefield are by walking and biking. And biking a battlefield such as Gettysburg provides a rush like no other. Sue has produced a valuable book about how to ride that most hallowed Civil War ground. A definite keeper.” ~ John Banks, journalist, blogger, author

“Three days in July 1863 changed America. Whether you are an experienced cyclist or just starting out, a serious historian or history buff, you will want to visit Gettysburg more than once. Make sure you take this guide along.” ~ Ken Rich, Gettysburg history buff

“Quite fascinating, Bicycling Gettysburg is a great, easy to read book for history buffs and rookie history learners alike. It is a pictorial book that also has detailed information about the Battle of Gettysburg. I am excited to use the maps and images on my next visit to Gettysburg.” ~ SPC Kevin Kozlowski, U.S. Army veteran, American Studies graduate student

The Cyclist’s Gettysburg (Digital) Maps

“After following the book’s Culp’s Hill course on a balmy Saturday morning in May, I’m sold that there may be no better way to tour the battlefield than on two wheels. The opportunity to cruise past the landscape’s open fields, rocky hills, and woodlots, while easily hopping on and off bike for frequent stops to read monuments or signage or to snap photographs, is incomparable.” ~ Civil War Times

Take a ride back in time. Download and print your maps in bundles or individually (from $2.95)

NEW for 2020! The Cyclist’s Antietam (Digital) Maps

Route 1 is a 9.2-mile battlefield tour, 34 PDF pages. If you are planning a battlefield excursion from the C&O Canal Towpath, the southbound cyclist will want also to purchase Route 2. The northbound cyclist will need Route 3.

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