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Cruise the Ozarks: an Anthology
An anthology of issues 1 through 8
Mr. David L. Bell
Why did David Bell publish this paperback book for avid CTO readers?
"I put this together so that I could share with others the places I love to ride in the Ozarks. I want others to enjoy this wonderful riding area as much as I do," he said.
"Inside these pages you'll find great places to ride to, great roads to ride on, and wonderful places to stop, get off your bike, and just enjoy the views."
Why did he start CTO back in 2011?
"I had written lots of stories for national motorcycle magazines about the Ozarks over the years. I wound up with lots of stories and photographs left over."
Bell has written for Rider Magazine, Ride Texas, RoadBike Magazine, as well as other general interest publications. The state of Arkansas has hired Bell to keep its own motorcycle vacation guide updated over the years.
But he wanted to reach riders directly. He wanted to share his photos and stories directly with other riders.
"My goal was to share my personal stories and pictures with riders who also wanted to cruise the Ozarks."
The first issue was centered on the quirky tourist town of Eureka Springs, but quickly he found readers were more interested in exploring all over the greater Ozarks region. So Bell changed the focus to an Ozarks-wide vision, and the rider's guide has grown every year since.
Readers contact David directly to tell him how much they enjoy his magazine.
"I think that readers realize this magazine is a labor of love, and that is who they want to get advice from about cruising the Ozarks... from an Ozarks' native who wants to share the area he loves."
He keeps it a high-quality glossy publication because he wants it to stand up to the competition.
"I want to be able to hold my head up when readers pick up my magazine alongside any other national motorcycle magazine," he said. "I want it to be something that they'll want to keep and not just throw away."
He has come across readers who have kept every issue; many have called to fill in voids in their collection.
"I think that is because they want to use it as a reference for planning their trips to the Ozarks."
This anthology has more than 112 pages of editorial content -- rides, destinations, select ride maps, and the history of the Ozarks in full-color splendor.
- Publication Date:
- 1540690164 / 9781540690166
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8.5" x 11"
- Full Color
- Related Categories:
- Travel / United States / South / West South Central