how many hills to hillsboro Author:Fred Bauer Five Bauers, four bicycles, a sixteen-pound tent, sleeping bags, food, stove, clothing changes, rain gear, bike parts, tools--and westward ho! — Starting in sight of the Statue of LIberty, the bicycling Bauers, Dad and Mom, Laraine, thirteen, Steve, eleven, and three-year-old Chris perched on his special seat behind Dad, headed for California. — T... more »hey battled gruelling mountains, blistering heat, tornadic winds, drenching downpours, mechanical problems, frightening mishaps-- and still averaged forty-five miles a day as they cycled their way across the country.
Theirs is an enthusiastic view of America. Its breath-taking natural beauties, its industry, its folklore. But more important to them was their wonderful discovery of the boundless generosity of hundreds of curious, good-natured people who cheered them and helped them along the way.
Through the Bauers' eyes, here is a wry, colorful account of the fun, the mishaps and the satisfactions of their unusual odyssey. . . an educatuion in cycling and family camping. . . and a kaleidoscope of hopeful, heartening close-ups of America.« less