Shifting Gears: Coast to Coast on the Trans Am Bike Race

Shifting Gears: Coast to Coast on the Trans Am Bike Race

by Meaghan Marie Hackinen
Shifting Gears: Coast to Coast on the Trans Am Bike Race

Shifting Gears: Coast to Coast on the Trans Am Bike Race

by Meaghan Marie Hackinen


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Meaghan Marie Hackinen's follow-up to her award-nominated debut South Away charts her unforgettable, twenty-five-day journey on the Trans Am Bike Race: a coast-to-coast ride across the entire North American continent from Oregon to Virginia. Without the aid of a support crew, Hackinen must rely entirely on her wits, ingenuity and sheer determination to finish this extremely challenging feat. A sports story with a unique theme, Hackinen writes about the Trans Am Bike Race as a cultural whole, as she encounters consequences and unforeseen repercussions of an underground, unregulated athletic endeavour. Shifting Gears is another expertly-delivered travelogue and a thrilling glimpse into a world of athletes driven to impossible lengths.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781774390801
Publisher: NeWest Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 10/01/2023
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 655,344
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Meaghan Marie Hackinen is a writer and cyclist from Vancouver, BC. Her two-wheeled adventures have taken her from Haida Gwaii to Mexico's high plateaus, across Canada and the United States, and, most recently, from North Cape to Tarifa along some of Europe's highest paved roads. Her writing explores relationships, experiences on the road, and encounters with wild places. Her creative non-fiction, poetry, and prose can be found in literary journals and cycling magazines. She has an MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan and currently resides in Kelowna, BC.

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Frankfurt, Germany

Pre-Race: Astoria, Oregon

Day Zero: Astoria to Peoria, Oregon

Day One: Peoria to Mitchell, Oregon

Day Two: Mitchell to Richland, Oregon

Day Three: Richland, Oregon to White Bird, Idaho

Day Four: White Bird, Idaho to Lolo, Montana

Day Five: Lolo to Dillon, Montana

Day Six: Dillon to Ennis, Montana

Day Seven: Ennis, Montana to Moran, Wyoming

Day Eight: Moran to Jeffrey City, Wyoming

Day Nine: Jeffrey City to Saratoga, Wyoming

Day Ten: Saratoga, Wyoming to Kremmling, Colorado

Day Eleven: Kremmling to Pueblo, Colorado

Day Twelve: Pueblo, Colorado to Leoti, Kansas

Day Thirteen: Leoti to Nickerson, Kansas

Day Fourteen: Nickerson to Cassoday, Kansas

Day Fifteen: Cassoday, Kansas to Golden City, Missouri

Day Sixteen: Golden City to Houston, Missouri

Day Seventeen: Houston, Missouri to Chester, Illinois

Day Eighteen: Chester, Illinois to Marion, Kentucky

Day Nineteen: Marion to Sonora, Kentucky

Day Twenty: Sonora to Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Day Twenty-One: Harrodsburg to Lookout, Kentucky

Day Twenty-Two: Lookout, Kentucky to Max Meadows, Virginia

Day Twenty-Three: Max Meadows to Love, Virginia

Day Twenty-Four: Love to Ashland, Virginia

Final Hours: Ashland to Yorktown, Virginia



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