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Hey, Mom, Can I Ride My Bike Across America?: Five Kids Meet Their Country

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Dead Poets Society meets Stand By Me as 5 real 12- and 13-yr.-olds ride their bicycles 5,000 miles across America. They want to see if their country is as wonderful as their teacher says it is.
Paperback, 439 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by Seigel Boettner Fulton
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Stephen
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The United States isn't a nation that makes touring it by bike easy: those who wish to do it must tackle mountain ranges, broad deserts, a cornucopia of potential natural disasters -- and that's not even including American drivers. Imagine trying to do it while simultaneously watching over five teenagers -- five kids, really, a group of three boys and two girls, all eleven between eleven and thirteen years old. That's what John Siegel Boettner, a middle-school teacher in California, did in the y ...more
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Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: touring
Although dated, this is probably one of the best touring books I've read. I'm tempted to give it 5 stars, but I don't think it's quite _that_ good. It's a great story of 5 kids in middle school, their teacher and his wife who bike across the country east to west in 1986. Seigal Boettner does a great job capturing the kids interactions with all the different flavors of Americans, a great job capturing the trials and tribulations of their 4 month odyssey, and a great job describing his feelings an ...more
Stefan Sahlander
Oct 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I could not join the trip originally since I'm too old and live on the other side of the world, but with this book it was a joy to, from my armchair many years later, follow this team of kids bike across America
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