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Publisher's Summary

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 listeners 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.
©2010 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System (P)2013 Redwood Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"A heartfelt account of crossing America on two wheels from a pair of gutsy women. Alice and Bobbi prove it's never too late to put a dream into high gear, to let the road reveal a country and the true meaning of friendship." (Joe Kurmaskie, author of Metal Cowboy)
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By Holly on 04-27-14

What an experience - inspirational!

Would you try another book from Alice Honeywell and Bobbi Montgomery and/or Rosemary Benson?

If Alice and Bobbi write the book for the proposed north south trip I would like to listen to it. Hopefully Rosemary will narrate this one too.

Which scene was your favorite?

Not just once scene. I enjoyed listening to their entire trip - especially their separate thoughts at the end.

Was Across America by Bicycle worth the listening time?

Yes. I finished it in two days. I see that another reviewer said the book was boring and that he/she kept waiting for something to happen. This was a book about a life experience, not CSI or Fifty Shades of Gray. This is a story about two wonderful women in their 50s who plan a trip for two years and then ride 3,600 miles across the U.S. in 90 days. Thank you Alice and Bobbi for sharing your story.

Any additional comments?

I really liked the narrator, Rosemary Benson. I plan to look for other books narrated by her.

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By Laurie Hume on 02-13-14

Very inspiring book. Enjoyed this book so much

Would you consider the audio edition of Across America by Bicycle to be better than the print version?

This audio book was such a joy to listen to. I was so inspired to hear about the stories of their feelings and joys and sorrows during their trip. I hope to someday take a trip like this and enjoy it like they did

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the honest description of their journey

What does Rosemary Benson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I was listening to this book as I was running and it inspired me so much that I wanted to do this myself

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I like to savor my audio books and listen to them traveling and on my runs. It was hard to turn off though after getting to my destination

Any additional comments?

Anyone interested in bicycling should read or listen to this book

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