Juliana Buhring is the first woman to circumnavigate the world by bicycle, a Guinness World Record holder and bestselling author. In 2011, at the age of 30, Juliana started cycling. Less than a year after her world cycle she was placed 9th, and was the sole woman to compete, in the 2013 Transcontinental Race, which is Europe's longest, toughest unsupported bike race, running from London to Istanbul. In 2014, she won the first edition of the Trans Am Bike Race (women) and was placed 4th overall, riding 7,137 kilometres (4,435 miles) in 20 days and 23 hours. She is considered one of the strongest female ultra-endurance cyclists in the world. In 2016, she will compete in the Race Across America (RAAM), one of the most respected and longest running endurance sports events in the world.Her first book, Not Without My Sister, was an international bestseller.
An incredible journey that is awe inspiring and completely captivating. I couldn't put the book down, couldn't wait to find out how Buhring would overcome the next barrier! She makes one realize that great dreams are possible to achieve. One of my all time favorites! - Lynne Cox, author of Swimming to AntarcticaThe story of Juliana Buhring's record-setting trek around the world by bicycle is impressive in itself. She endured fear, doubt, and pain to achieve a truly remarkable feat. But Buhring is more than an athlete - she's a phoenix, who rose from the ashes of a horrific childhood and a devastating personal loss to test herself against the unknown. You'll be amazed and inspired by this book. - Daniel H. Pink, author of DriveI read this book in a single sitting, transfixed by Juliana's incredible story . . . The physical achievement of riding around the world pales in comparison to the mental achievement of holding herself together and staying the course through such hardship. This is one of those stories that just pulls you along for the ride. Once I embarked, it just whisked me along until the end. - Alex Honnold, author of Alone on the Wall