Freidin’s book, which can also be obtained through Amazon.com lists several regions in Vermont to bike through and includes easy to difficult terrain routes. To be forthcoming, I sometimes alter the listed routes because it can be quite strenuous biking 26 or more miles on the various terrains. At times even the easy to moderate difficulty level may seem like a huge feat and you may want to either walk up the hill while saying to your partner “whose stupid idea was this?” only to realize it was yours, or just say “I’m done” and turn around. Been there!You don’t need a special bicycle to do backroad biking, but one that has fat tires or a hybrid (which is what I use) would be beneficial. You don’t even need to be experienced. When I say experienced I mean that you don’t have to have special knowledge or experience to enjoy backroad bicycling, not that you don’t need to know how to ride a bicycle. I don’t want someone suing me because they went biking in Vermont and could not ride and crashed into a tree. Just covering my bases.Backroad biking is not without some possible mishaps, so being prepared is a good idea. First, it is a good idea to take pictures of the map from the book with your cell phone so that you are not carrying a book while trying to ride. While the journey is half the fun, getting lost is not. Been there, done that also. We have met some very interesting people though while trying to find our way. The locals are the nicest people you will ever meet, but don’t expect to have a short conversation with them. Spent an hour once listening to some gentleman tell me about his lost dog all the while thinking “you’re not going to find him this way.” In addition, you want to make sure you have a water bottle that stays put when going over a rocky road to avoid having your traveling partner slam on their brakes to save the water bottle only to have them wipe out and end up on the road. The salesman at the bike store told us that the helmet had a lifetime warranty. Unfortunately its life only lasted one day. Another good idea is to purchase a pouch for your bike if you don’t have one. This comes in handy for stashing a cell phone, snacks, money, band aids, or syrup.