After Paul Stutzman finished hiking the Appalachian Trail, he found himself longing for another challenge, another adventure. Trading his hiking boots for a bicycle, Paul set off to discover more of America. Starting at Neah Bay, Washington, and ending at Key West, Florida, Paul traversed the 5,000-mile distance between the two farthest points in the contiguous United States. Along the way he encountered nearly every kind of terrain and weather the country had to offeras well as hundreds of fascinating people whose stories readers will love. Through cold and heat, loneliness and exhaustion, abundance and kindness, Paul pedaled on. His rewardand the readers'is a glimpse of a noble yet humble America that still exists and inspires.
Anyone who longs for adventure, who loves travel and stories of travel, and who loves this place called America will enjoy this book.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Paul Stutzman is the author of Hiking Through. A former restaurant manager who left his career after his wife's death from breast cancer, Paul hiked the Appalachian Trail in search of peace, healing, and freedom. He continues to seek out adventure in new ways every day. When he is not hiking or on a cross-country bike ride he makes his home in Berlin, Ohio. Find out more at www.paulstutzman.com.
Table of Contents
1 A New Story 9
2 Five Thousand Miles of Unknowns 17
3 The Road Chosen 27
4 The Emerald Triangle 39
5 Danny 49
6 Caples Lake Caper 59
7 Middlegate Station 73
8 The Peace Train 89
9 Long Night in Utah 101
10 Colorful Colorado 119
11 Heroes and Friends 129
12 Choices on the Road toward Home 143
13 Biking the Bible Belt 159
14 Kudzu, Cotton Fields, and Canines 175
15 Front Porches and Diners 191
16 One Way 201
17 It's about Time 211
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Paul Stutzman in his new book, "Biking Across America" published by Revell shows us My Coast-to-Coast Adventure and the People I Met Along the Way . From the Back Cover: Discover the heart of America on this life-changing, cross-country bike adventure After Paul Stutzman finished hiking the entire Appalachian Trail, he found himself longing for another challenge. Trading his hiking boots for a bicycle, Paul set off to discover more of America. Starting at Neah Bay, Washington, and ending at Key West, Florida, Paul traversed the five-thousand-mile distance between the two farthest points in the contiguous United States. Along the way he encountered nearly every kind of terrain and weather the country had to offer-as well as hundreds of fascinating people who represent the challenges and triumphs of the entire country. Through cold and heat, loneliness and exhaustion, abundance and kindness, Paul pedaled on. His reward-and yours-is a glimpse of an amazing country that inspires us all. If you long for adventure, love to meet new people, and love this place called America, get ready for the ride of your life. "Biking Across America" is an interesting book. When my wife and I left the East Coast to move to the West Coast we made the journey by car. Over the course of our trip we saw quite a few states and cities and met a lot of really interesting people. This is somewhat similar to what Mr. Stutzman experienced though his was better, we made the trip by car, he made his by bicycle. "Biking Across America" is a memoir, an account of that journey. Want to know what our Country is like? This book is for you. Want to draw close to God? So did Mr. Stutzman and this book chronicles how he did it. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." Available May 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
What an amazing journey. Wow!
I read Hiking Through and really enjoyed it but Biking Across America was even better. I loved the message Paul was giving me. Many times I felt like I was right there with him on the ride. Great read!