Changing Gears

A Distant Teen, a Desperate Mother, and 4,329 Miles Across the Transamerica Bicycle Trail
by Leah Day

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What happens when a mother and her 16-year-old son drop everything to bike across the country? On the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, they struggle up hills in the pouring rain, they feel soreness in muscles they didn’t know they had, and they learn more about each other than they ever knew...
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Published By Familius

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 256

Publication Date 05/10/2022

ISBN 9781641706544

Dimensions 5.9399999999999995 inches x 8.94 inches

"Riding across America is about so much more than covering a few thousand miles by bike. Leah Day writes about her adventures, both internal and on the road, with insight and empathy, bringing readers along for a view of magic moments, big and small."
—Alex Strickland, editor of Adventure Cycling Magazine

"As an educator and bike tour guide, I've found the bicycle to be an ideal way for young people to learn to interact with the world around them. The bike facilitates adventure, encourages exploration, and provides limitless opportunities for the curious mind. Experiencing the open road and the people, places, and communities along the way empowers young people to make connections and opens worlds of possibilities. More than a form of exercise or mode of transportation, a bike is the perfect tool for discovery for young and old alike!"
— Jesse McDonough, director of the Breakwater Bike Program