Downhills Don't Come Free: One Man's Bike Ride from Alaska to Mexico

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Jerry Holl

One Man. One Bike. One Tent.  Without a Doubt, One Hell of an Adventure!

Award-winning true story tells how a fifty-seven-year-old inexperienced 

and untrained distance cyclist pedaled his way solo across two countries, encountering “everything weird and wondrous North America had to offer”

Downhills Don’t Come Free is the recipient of the 2017 Book Excellence Award, Finalist, Adventure Category, and the 2018 IPPY Award, Bronze Medal, Sports/Fitness/Recreation Category.

“This book is an EPIC adventure tale that needs to be added to your collection. This book encourages you to overcome your fears, take calculated risks, and accept hospitality from complete strangers and it will even inspire you to plan your next trek so that you too will not give up on life and accept aging as most people do… This is one of my all-time favorite books that I have ever read…and now I’ll begin reading it a second time. If you are looking for a feel-good experience that will leave you eager to achieve more in your life, start here, read this book, and get ready for your spirit to be forever changed!” ~ Patrick Snow, international best-selling author of Creating Your Own Destiny  

“Downhills Don’t Come Free is a wonderful book! The whole concept of ‘finding your stretch’—that challenging place where you feel most alive—imbues the book with an energy and vitality that jump from the page. It is, in the end, an ode to persistence, endurance, and follow-through, and a celebration of living life fully and ecstatically. This book is not just for those who want to take a similar adventure but for anyone looking for their ‘stretch,’ be that physical, mental, or emotional.” ~ Dale Griffiths Stamos, Emmy-nominated writer, poet, teacher, and director