Sunday, December 16, 2007

Harley Davidson Ride Atlas makes a great gift!

Rand McNally Introduced the 1st edition Harley-Davidson(R) Ride Atlas Custom-Built for Motorcycle Riders last year and the 2nd edition this year....making for a great gift whether you purchase one or both!

The 1st edition and the 2nd edition Ride Atlas of North America Features Select Harley-Davidson Rides, Exclusive Rand McNally Motorcycle Maps, Can't-Miss Stops and Rider Tips

-- There are road trips and then there are rides. Rand McNally and Harley-Davidson know the difference: Cars take to the interstate for a road trip and bikers hit the back roads for a ride.

For the millions of motorcycle enthusiasts looking for adventure, Rand McNally introduces the first-edition Harley-Davidson® Ride Atlas of North America. Packed with definitive maps of secondary roads, road construction information, local motorcycle laws and an expansive mileage directory, the compact 8.5-inch by 11-inch ride atlas fits snugly into a saddlebag. Wrapped in a black, rubber-like, touche cover are 284 pages of four-color maps, mileage charts, city indexes and descriptions of motorcyclist-tested rides in the United States.

The Harley-Davidson Ride Atlas is packed with in-depth descriptions, custom trip maps and essential rider tips for 25 key rides nationwide. The scenic rides take motorcyclists off the beaten path -- to the coves, hollows and water gaps of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Parkway, through the towering oaks and cedars of Texas Hill Country, and past the emerald lakes and swift streams of the Cascade Range in northern California.

Other unforgettable rides climb from the southern tip of Lake Superior toward the Canadian border along state Route 61, or hug the shoulders along the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway in Wyoming. Others meander through history along "The Trace" in the Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky and Tennessee. Still others cruise down a desert highway well-stocked with gas stations -- but no roadwork -- or crisscross the Rio Grande along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Each ride features its own map highlighting the route, nearby points of interest and geographic features. The rides also include useful touring information, suggested side trips, best seasons to ride, gasoline availability, road conditions, Web sites and phone numbers for state tourism resources, and other insider tips.

"We've enjoyed a long association with Harley-Davidson and were thrilled to partner with them on this exciting venture," said Laurie Borman, Rand McNally's editorial director. "For this book, we talked with Harley-Davidson riders about what they wanted and needed in a ride atlas and trip guide. The result -- the Harley-Davidson Ride Atlas of North America -- is the ultimate motorcycle enthusiast's book, incorporating the best of all the suggestions. Now motorcyclists have their own guide to know where to go, what to do, and how to get there and have fun doing it all."

Packed with features that enhance the rider's experience

"Our customers live for the time they spend out on the open road," said Tom Parsons, Harley-Davidson Acting General Manager of General Merchandise. "The all-in-one Ride Atlas features some of the most incredible rides in North America, hand-picked by Harley-Davidson and detailed by Rand McNally."

In addition to ride maps, the Ride Atlas contains reliable, detailed Rand McNally maps of each U.S. state, major U.S. cities, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The maps are tailored to riders' needs, with the minor highways and secondary roads highlighted in bold color. The 25 featured rides and other scenic routes also are highlighted brightly.

Each state map features listings, locations and phone numbers of Harley-Davidson dealerships, which also are indicated by symbols on the maps. Beside the maps are crucial state motorcycle laws and contacts for emergency roadside assistance, state motor vehicle information and tourism resources.

The Ride Atlas also features detailed border crossing information for Mexico and Canada, contacts for U.S. state parks and profiles of America's 10 most popular national parks. A mileage and minutes guide provides driving distances and times between major U.S. cities. It also includes information on Harley-Davidson factory tours, Rider's Edge® -- The Harley-Davidson Academy of Motorcycling, Harley-Davidson Authorized Rentals, the Harley Owners Group® and motorcycle shipping.

News Source: Rand McNally & Company

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About Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's web site at .

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Las Vegas Thomas Guide 2008

The 2008 Las Vegas Thomas Guide has been released and is in stock in time for your holiday travel or end of the year business write off!

It contains 1,783 new streets and updates. The Las Vegas Thomas Guide includes Pahrump, Henderson, Boulder City, and Bullhead City for vacationers or tourists as well as residents of this Nevada area.

Buy your Las Vegas Thomas Guide at a discounted price directly from Map Books 4 U. Need a large quantity? Email
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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

In Midst of Record Dry Year, Potential 2008 Water Shortages, Southern California World Water Forum to Encourage College Students to Address World, Regional Water Issues

Friday Event Launches Year-Long Grant Competition for Hundreds of Students at Local Universities, Community Colleges

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metropolitan Water District of Southern California:

WHAT:  More than 200 students from nearly 30 universities and community colleges throughout Southern California to join officials from UNICEF, Metropolitan Water District and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to kick off Southern California World Water Forum. The World Water Forum is a pioneering grant competition aimed at developing water-wise concepts, communication strategies and technologies that can help provide relief to water-stressed regions, locally and internationally.

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 12, at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Board Room, Metropolitan Water District headquarters, 700 N. Alameda St., adjacent to historic Union Station, downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles County Thomas Guide page 634, G/H-3)

PARTICIPANTS: College students throughout Southern California; Metropolitan board Chairman Timothy F. Brick; MWD General Manager Jeff Kightlinger; Vanessa Tobin, deputy director, Programme Division, UNICEF; Lorri Gray, regional director, United States Bureau of Reclamation; and officials from Friends of the United Nations, Water for People, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, local regional chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers

BACKGROUND: As part of the United Nations' "International Decade of Fresh Water," Friday's event launches a competition mobilizing hundreds of college students throughout the Southland. The program will award $10,000 grants to as many as 18 college teams to research, develop and communicate water-use efficiency technology that can be employed cost-effectively in water-stressed regions, locally or internationally.

The competition kicks off as water agencies throughout Southern California plan to deal with continuing record dry conditions and potential water shortages in 2008 and beyond. The World Water Forum is co-sponsored by Metropolitan, USBR, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, Water for People, Friends of United Nations and ASCE.


Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Bob Muir,
213-217-6930; 213-324-5213, mobile

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

2008 A Good Map Company Street Atlas Released (Formerly Road Runner Maps)

A Good Map Company, formerly Road Runner Maps, produces Street Atlases for the following counties in the Puget Sound Area and Western Washington State: Kitsap County Street Atlas, Jefferson County & Clallam County Street Atlas, Grays Harbor County Street Atlas, Mason County Street Atlas, Thurston County, and Lewis County Street Atlas.

We carry the 2008 NEWLY released Road Runner Maps Street Atlases, now known as "A Good Map Company", in stock! A Good Map Company, while operating under the name of Road Runner Maps, also put together all seven counties into one convenient spiral bound street atlas and simply named it the Seven County Street Atlas!

These Puget Sound Area and Western Washington State county street atlases are spiral bound and have a page and grid system much like the King County, Olympia Thomas Guide w/Thurston, Spokane & Coeur d'Alene Thomas Guide,
Tacoma & Pierce County, Snohomish County, King & Pierce County, King & Snohomish County, and the King, Pierce, & Snohomish County Thomas Guide.

Monday, April 23, 2007

GPS Navigator by Rand McNally is here!

GPS Navigator Rand McNally GPS Navigation System

Map Books 4 U is proud to be one of the few approved and authorized distributors of Rand McNally' s GPS Navigator, a portable global positioning system utilizing Rand McNally' s 150 years of expertise and cutting edge technology.

The Rand McNally GPS Navigator is the only gps system available with both paper road maps and a portable navigation device. You get the big picture that a road atlas provides and turn-by-turn GPS navigation in one box.

Unique Features:

  • Simple, intuitive, and easy-to-use GPS system with preloaded maps of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands for voice-guided door-to-door routing.

  • Portable and lightweight design that's a full inch thinner than many other GPS devices in its class, so it takes less space on the dashboard, in your purse or briefcase.

  • The Rand McNally Road Atlas and Travel Planner for a big picture overview of where you want to travel.

  • 26 Best of the Road™ trip itineraries by Rand McNally, with suggested attractions, restaurants, and shops selected by Rand McNally's award-winning editorial staff.

Product highlights:

  • Clear voice prompts tell you when to turn

  • Automatic rerouting if you miss a turn

  • "Detour" button to route around traffic jams

  • Bright 3.5" color touch screen with 2-D and 3-D modes

  • Day- and night-view map modes

  • Large keyboard for touch screen entry

  • "Go Home" button that directs the driver home from any location

  • Multistop route/trip planning and mileage calculator

  • Doubles as an MP3 player

  • Easy access to millions of points of interest including:

    • Food

    • Gas stations

    • Lodging

    • Banks and ATMs

    • Travel and shopping

    • Emergency services

    • Many others

Each box includes:

  • Rand McNally GPS Navigator

  • Rand McNally Road Atlas and Travel Planner

  • Memory card with full maps of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

  • Windshield mount*

  • Vehicle charger

  • Quick-start guide

  • USB connector cable

  • Software utilities

  • Documentation DVD

GPS product specifications:

  • Unit dimensions: 4.5" W x 3.2" H x 1.4" D

  • Weight: 7 oz. (approximately 0.5 lb.)

  • Display: 3.5" color TFT LCD, LED backlight, 320 x 240 pixels, 65K colors, QVGA resolution, and landscape view

  • Hardware buttons: on/off, volume control, destination menu access

  • Battery: Lithium ion battery

  • GPS receiver: SiRF Star III with 20 channels

  • Antenna: Built-in patch

  • PC compatible: USB cable

  • Languages: English, French, and Spanish

Product Documentation

*PLEASE NOTE: Some state laws prohibit drivers from using suction mounts on their windshields while operating motor vehicles. Rand McNally does not accept any responsibility for any fines, penalties, or damages that may be incurred as a result of using the suction mount.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

The Ultimate NASCAR Trip Guide by Rand McNally

Check out the newly released The Ultimate NASCAR Trip Guide by Rand McNally! This is the guide to 31 Nascar sanctioned tracks for the die-hard NASCAR fan. Rand McNally has released this wonderful Nascar guide in plenty of time for Mothers' Day, Fathers' Day, and Grandparents' Day because it makes a fabulous and unique gift to give or receive.

You' ll find this NASCAR Road Trip Guide at Map Books 4 U , your secure online map dealer, at a discount now. These Nascar map book/trip guides are in stock now and a worthy edition to the Rand McNally family of travel guides.

Features include:

  • Mid-sized road atlas with full color maps of each U.S. state
  • Extensive coverage of the 31 NASCAR-sanctioned tracks throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico
  • Aerial photos and illustrated maps of each NASCAR speedway
  • Local map of each surrounding track, showing things to see and do in the immediate area
  • Regional maps and guide content packed with places to stop on your way to the race
  • Best routes to each speedway and helpful hints about parking and traffic flow
  • Camping and lodging info
  • Insider tips, like NASCAR radio stations, how to obtain NASCAR pit passes and information on track services, like driving schools and tours
  • Over 380 pages

Map Books 4 U is your secure online source for discounted Thomas Guide Books, Road Atlases, Wall Maps, and more! This Thomas Bros. Maps and Rand McNally Dealer offers larger discounts on local, state, and federal government orders as well as quantity orders. Call or email Map Books 4 U for a quote on all of your mapping needs.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Southeast Getaway Guide by Rand McNally

Heading South? Heading East? No matter where you are traveling to this summer, here is the perfect Southeast Getaway Guide by Rand McNally. This getaway guide/map book is loaded with points of interest, festivals, and more for convenient trip planning.

Rand McNally brings for your travel planning convenience....the Southeast Getaway Guide! From the beach to the mountains and everything in between, explore all the beautiful Southeast United States has to offer at home or on the road with this great new regional guide.

Features include:

  • 30 destination areas in the southeast United States
  • Regional maps include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia
  • Specially designed regional road maps that are not only easy to read but also clearly show important navigational and recreational features such as exit numbers, colleges and universities, parks and forests, and other points of interest
  • Destination maps are cross-referenced to the guide information for easy navigation
  • Articles include attractions and things to do in each area
  • Information on shopping and items unique to each region
  • Tips on lodging and special places to stay
  • Coverage of festivals and events throughout the Southeast
  • "Best of the Road™" editorial features with top attractions

A perfect addition to your travel planning tools and we are sure that timeshare and resort owners will find it full of a wealth of information for planning the perfect vacation or holiday trip!

Size: 8.5" x 10.875", 224 Pages, Paperback

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