Reviews, endorsements, articles

AARP story and interview, January 27, 2011

Wisconsin State Journal, September 30, 2010 p. 3
Article by Doug Moe, “Bike Trip Across U.S. Makes Great story–and Book”

Isthmus/The Daily Page, September 10, 2010, p. 27
Article by David Medearis: “Two ‘word nerds’ find adventure in Across America by Bicycle

Cincinnati Magazine, September 2010
Article by Linda Vaccariello: “Two women, nine flat tires, one strange trip,”  with several short excerpts from the book.

Booklist, September 15, 2010

How can you not like this book? …Alice and Bobbi are immensely likable people; their cheerfulness and determination bring a smile to your face. When you finish the book, you might think: well, that was a lot of fun; maybe I ought to do something similar.”

Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2010

. . . Told with panache and a wholesome, modest sensibility, Honeywell and Montgomery’s voyage became a supreme exercise in patience, determination, self-sufficiency and unwavering friendship. And the daring duo isn’t finished—a north-south, border-to-border trip is in the works. . . . Exhilarating fun and good motivation for armchair adventurers.

Library Journal, September 1, 2010

“Honeywell and Montgomery…explore what it means to live the pared-down existence of loaded touring as they pedal slowly enough to enjoy the beauty of the country. [They] also discuss their equipment, time management, and the ever-important aspect of all cycling journeys—locating and consuming lots of food.”

Joe Kurmaskie, author of Metal Cowboy, Momentum is Your Friend, and Mud, Sweat and Gears:

“A heartfelt account of crossing America on two wheels from a pair of gutsy women. Alice and Bobbi prove it’s never too late to put a dream into high gear and let the road reveal a country and the true meaning of friendship.”

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Upcoming Appearances 

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2011, noon. Downtown Rotary Club, Madison.
  • Thursday, September 8, 2011, noon. Waunakee Rotary Club, Waunakee, WI.
  • Saturday, October 22, 2011. Books by the Banks Book Festival, Cincinnati.

Completed appearances— 

  • Friday-Saturday, June 17-18. Southeast Wisconsin Book Festival, Waukesha, WI
  • Thursday, May 26 now June 2, 7 p.m. MacMillan Library, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
  • Thursday, May 19, 7 p.m. Bloomington REI, Minneapolis, MN
  • Saturday, May 7. Ohioana Book Festival, Columbus, OH
  • Wednesday, May 18,  7 p.m., Maple Grove REI, Minneapolis, MN
  • Tuesday, May 3, 10:30 a.m. Warner Park Community Center, Madison, WI
  • Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m. Waunakee Public Library, Waunakee, WI
  • Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m. Oakbrook Terrace REI, 17W160 22nd St., Oakbrook Terr, IL
  • Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m. Schaumburg REI, 1209 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL
  • Tuesday, April 26, 7 p.m. Lincoln Park REI store. 1466 N. Halsted St., Chicago
  • Monday, April 25, 7 p.m. Northbrook REI store, 888 Willow Rd., Northbrook IL
  • Tuesday, April 19. Attic Angels Coffee and Conversation, Madison, WI.
  • Saturday, April 16, 11:30 a.m. Fox Cities Book Festival, Menasha Pub Lib, Mensha, WI.
  • March 31, 6:30 p.m. St. Louis REI store, 1703 S. Brentwood, St. Louis, MO
  • Saturday, March 26, 2011. Retired Federal Employees, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Tuesday, March 1,  2011, 11 a.m. Bethel Luthern Church Christian Men’s Fellowship, 312 Wisconsin Ave., Madison
  • Friday, January 14, 7 p.m. Lakeside Coffee, 402 W. Lakeside St., Madison.
  • Thursday, December 16, 7 p.m., Cycle Sport and Tri, Loveland, Ohio
  • Saturday, December 4, 2 p.m. Alicia Ashman Branch, Madison Public Library, 733 High Point Rd., Madison. An enthusiastic group of twelve on a snowy, blizzard of a day.
  • Tuesday, November 16, Madison Sports Hall of Fame Club. Fifty retired men and a few women enjoyed Alice’s talk and PowerPoint slide show.
  • Sunday, November 14, 2 p.m. Boswell Books, 2559 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee. We had an enthusiastic reception at this terrific independent bookstore (formerly Harry Schwarz).
  • Thursday, October 21, 7 p.m. Kiel Public Library, Kiel, Wisconsin. Great turnout in Kiel–only 15 miles from part of our route across Wisconsin.
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 7 p.m. REI, Madison. Register by calling (608) 833-6680 or at REI online. SRO audience of about 60 people.
  • Sunday, October 3, 2010, 12:30 p.m., A Room of One’s Own Books, 307 W. Johnson St., Madison. Wisconsin Book Festival Great fun! SRO group for our talk and AmyLou Jenkins’.