DOWNHILLS DON'T COME FREE

ONE MAN'S BIKE RIDE
FROM ALASKA TO MEXICO

Downhills Don't Come Free

Downhills Don’t Come Free, a new award winning book by Jerry Holl

“This is an amazing story, full of (mostly) good experiences cycling along some of North America’s most beautiful scenery.  Lots of interesting characters (including some wild ones), and a lifetime of stories … All in all, I found DOWNHILLS DON’T COME FREE to be a fascinating, albeit a bit of a scary read. There’s a lot of good lessons here on how to make a trip like this (and maybe a few lessons on how to NOT make a trip like this?)  I am amazed that a non-cyclist could pull off this feat.” Chris L. – July 31, 2017

 

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Downhills Don’t Come Free selected for the prestigious 2017 Book Excellence Award Finalist in the Adventure Category.
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One Man. One bike. One tent. One hell of an adventure!

An inspiring true story of resilience, strength, and overcoming fear.

Biking from Alaska to Mexico solo is hard enough. But when you throw in bad weather, flat tires, hair-raising roadways, and unpredictable grizzly bears, only a fool would keep going.

Fortunately, Jerry Holl was just the fool for this particular two-wheeled odyssey. Coming off a lifetime of corporate positions, he wasn’t exactly prepared—his most trusted companion on the trip was a bike he didn’t know how to fix. But inexperience and lack of a concrete plan didn’t stop him. For fifty-one days, Holl pedaled his way across two countries, encountering everything weird and wondrous North America had to offer.

Downhills Don’t Come Free takes readers through the ups and downs (literal and figurative) of Holl’s ride. By turns amusing and reflective, self-deprecating and self- assured, it chronicles every aspect of the journey, from the breathtaking vastness of the Alaskan-Canadian wilderness to the fortitude, generosity, and eccentricity of the people he met along the way.

A dynamic speaker and relentless optimist, Jerry Holl’s book and message will inspire readers of all ages to work hard, play hard, and challenge themselves to their own adventures in life.

 

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Downhills Don’t Come Free selected for the prestigious 2017 Book Excellence Award Finalist in the Adventure Category.
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