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Downhills Don’t Come Free: One Man’s Bike Ride from Alaska to Mexico
Join us for an evening with Jerry Holl
Author of Downhills Don’t Come Free: One Man’s Bike Ride from Alaska to Mexico
Thursday, March 21, 2019 • 6:30 PM
The Commons Hopkins • 915 Mainstreet • Hopkins MN 55343
Jerry Holl is the author of an Award-winning true story of how he, as a 57 year-old inexperienced and untrained distance cyclist, pedaled his way solo across two countries encountering “everything weird and wondrous North America had to offer”.
Not too many folks have quit their corporate careers at age fifty-seven to embark on an epic adventure, especially when their most trusted companion is a bike they don’t know how to fix. Jerry Holl isn’t most people, so he did exactly that. In his inspiring true story of resilience, strength and overcoming fear, Holl reveals how his journey forever altered his life and why he embarked on it in the first place.
Holl will share why he left his “anesthesized daily corporate routine” and his fear of what he calls “this living death” to see how he’d measure up to every adventure story ever written. His own adventure – a 51 day journey from Anchorage, Alaska to the Mexican border – was replete with bad weather, flat tires, hair-raising roadways and unpredictable grizzly bears. Holl notes that only a fool would have kept going.
“I was just the right kind of fool,” Holl reflects, “This is a story about personal initiative, personal R&D, my quest for explosive growth, and about creating my own future instead of waiting for it to just happen or expecting someone else to create it for me. Unforeseen and unbelievable opportunities have come as a result, and I believe they can come for anyone who dreams big and mindfully proceeds in the face of uncertainty.”
Downhills Don’t Come Free is the recipient of the 2017 Book Excellence Award, Finalist Adventure Category, and the 2018 IPPY Award, Bronze medal, Sports/Fitness/Recreation Category.
Jerry Holl is an award-winning author, a dynamic speaker and a relentless optimist. His messages are entertaining, informative, inspirational and 100% authentic. He’s also an independent business consultant and weekend warrior. He holds an engineering degree, and MBA and has over three decades of sales and leadership experience. Jerry resides in Minnesota with his wife and has three grown children.
Learn More about Jerry and to order his book: https://downhillsdontcomefree.com/