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Across America by Bicycle: Alice and Bobbi's Summer on Wheels
by Alice Honeywell and Bobbi Montgomery
University of Wisconsin Press, 2010
eISBN: 978-0-299-24883-3 | Paper: 978-0-299-24884-0
Library of Congress Classification GV1045.H662010
Dewey Decimal Classification 796.64

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Biking from Oregon to Maine is no small feat, especially for two newly retired women who carry everything they need for three months, powered only by the strength of their legs and a desire for adventure. Alice Honeywell and Bobbi Montgomery invite readers to follow their ride by bicycle across the United States, as they face scorching sun, driving rain, buffeting winds, equipment failures, killer hills, wild fires, and even a plague of grasshoppers.
    As Alice and Bobbi pedal along  their 3,600-mile journey, they test and deepen their friendship, defy their aches and pains, experience the vast and varied beauties of their country, and discover the challenges and satisfaction of a scaled-down lifestyle. And, they encounter unfailing generosity from people they meet—from the prayers of a North Dakota woman for their safekeeping, to the offer of a house in Michigan, to invitations for dinner and a place to sleep at stops all along the way. And there are incidents to laugh over, too, such as the bewildered woman who asked them, “Well, but where do you pack your dresses?”
    Ride along with Alice and Bobbi as they embrace retirement with gusto and live their dream.


Winner (Gold Medalist), Travel Essays, Foreword Magazine’s Books of the Year

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