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.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

New Book, New Website!

Finally, the book is here! It is renamed The Bar Mitzvah and The Beast. For more info, go to my website Matt Biers-Ariel.com. April 22 is the book launch at the US Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis at 4:00 PM. Hope to see you there!

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