How to Bicycle Across America is a solo tour of the southern United States, over 2,800 miles from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean, taking 32 riding days to complete. The journey was broken into five stages over five years. Flying in and out of each start and finish point, then cycling five to seven days to complete a section ranging from 450 to 700 miles. The book is a “how-to-guide” that covers all the details - equipment used, training, maps and elevation charts.
If you’ve had the urge to do a long distance bicycle tour or learn more about the southern United States, then come and take your time traveling the back roads through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Discover the uniqueness of each state, “tasting” the various local flavors while gaining a true appreciation for the country and people.
Read how the ride became a focus on people, pain, and persistence. Experience the various challenges and the rewards along the way. Enjoy the funny stories and lighthearted entertainment from an Aussie’s perspective. Be inspired to maybe start your own adventure.
•What a terrific story! Your ride just has to make all of us couch potatoes, green with envy.
– Dan (Cleveland, OH)
•The excellent descriptions are making my mouth water for a ride of my own.
– Ron (Scottsdale, AZ)
•Entertaining, to the point, and I can picture being there as you’re describing things.
– Linda (Pittsburgh, PA)
•Great reading!! Would love to do the same . . . Very motivating.
– Robert (Austin, TX)
•Succinct and witty observational humor.
– Joe (London, UK)
Shane was born in Australia and moved to the United States in 1997.He met his wife in Canada snow skiing and they have two grown children. Shane has worked in the technology industry for a number of years and owns a software company based in Scottsdale, Arizona.