Why this blog?

Yonah Biers-Ariel refused to have a Bar Mitzvah. His parents insisted on an alternative rite of passage. In order to avoid leading a half-dozen prayers and dancing with his grandmother at his Bar Mitzvah party, Yonah pedaled a bicycle 3,804 miles—San Francisco to Washington DC—joined by his parents and little brother. Along the way, the family collected thousands of signatures on a global warming petition calling for the United States to undergo an energy rite of passage moving from our dependence on oil to a non-carbon energy future.

99 GALLONS OF GATORADE is the father’s memoir of this ordinary family’s extraordinary journey.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cover Article American Bicylist Magazine

Esteemed Readers,

No chapter today. Instead here is the link to American Bicyclist magazine. Last month I wrote the cover story and now it is available online at:


Granted, this article is much more tame than the usual chapter, but at least the pictures are good.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the the link. Seeing some of the pictures and descriptions, I can't wait to read the details of the Midwest.