Sunday, May 19, 2013

Biking Across America

Author: Paul Stutzman
Publisher: Revell
May 2013
ISBN: 978-0800721787
Genre: Memoir

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.

I had the opportunity to read and review Hiking Through, and I thoroughly loved it. When offered the chance to review BIKING ACROSS AMERICA I jumped at the chance. I picked it up today, knowing my review of the book is due in four days. I figured I’d read a chapter or two and then do my job.

Wrong! I inhaled BIKING ACROSS AMERICA, while my son reminded me multiple times about his desire to read this book. I quit only to do what I had to do, and go to church (as a pastor’s wife, reading a spell-binding book is not a good excuse to stay home) and finally finished the book at 10 p.m. All I can say is WOW. If you read one book this year, it has to be BIKING ACROSS AMERICA. Awesome book.  I wish I would’ve known Mr. Stutzman would be less than two hours from me on his journey and I would’ve driven up to meet him. Mr. Stutzman, if you are reading this review, I’m glad you chose to sell your rights to Hiking Through and allowing us to travel these journeys vicariously through you. Don’t miss BIKING ACROSS AMERICA or Hiking Through. $12.99. 226 pages.

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 Ohio. Find out more at

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