Trail of 32: The True Story of a Youthful Spirit That Knew Not of Defeat

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TOP 100 ON AMAZON AT #86, #1 TRAVEL, #1 SPORTS & RECREATION, #2 MEMOIRS AND #2 TRAVEL ADVENTURE      THE ASTONISHING TRUE STORY of a group of thirty-two boys and leaders who accomplished an amazing feat in 1972, when they rode their bicycles from Wood Dale, Illinois to Jacksonville, Florida. It was a simpler time--a common sense two-pedal world with realistic adventures, and everyday heroes. An innocence was lost when twenty-six young boys in a small rural town set out to accomplish something bigger than themselves. 

Their journey of nearly 1,400 miles would take them through eight states, crossing over the Great Smoky Mountains. It was a tremendous achievement--one that would be hailed as the longest organized bike hike in the history of Scouting.     PRAISE FOR TRAIL OF 32     "Really enjoyed the read...ride! Brought you back to a time of fewer worries and wonderful experiences." --Doolah    "....young boys with hearts and spirits the size of a giant!" --Maurine Roller
"I keep thinking this has got to come out as one of the greatest experiences for these boys. I would put this up with any amount of education, any amount of travel and any amount of history. I just can't say enough about an organization that puts itself through a thing like this." --Mal Bellairs, Former Radio Talk Show Host, WIVS-AM, Crystal Lake, Illinois 

"Rega writes with wonderful prose about the life of Boy Scouts, about his experience and the impact the movement had on his life....a fantastic piece of nostalgia, a tribute to the best of an organization and the best of the human spirit." --Christoph Fischer Books 

"Take a deep breath and prepare yourself for the journey of a lifetime!" --D.G. Torrens, Bestselling Author of Amelia's Story 

"....be prepared...this book is tough to put down once you start reading it." --Danny Zoubek, BSA Leader 

"While reading this I feel like I was given exclusive access to a time machine where I was able to lose myself in the past for a brief time." --Jellis 

"....beautifully written and I kept wanting more. All the details throughout the book made me feel as if I was part of them. I could clearly see the images in my head, like a movie." --Jude Ouvrard, Bestselling Author of Ophelia 

"What amazing young men and what a wonderful experience that they were able to accomplish their dream! It makes one positive about our future." --Sue Olson 

"The descriptive writing expressed well the inner struggles that all young boys must go through to know themselves and others. It was an example of the possibilities of an innocent age, as a nation and an individual." --Bonaventure Lussier 

"This book was wonderful....the author keeps the story moving, and I didn't want to put it down." --Bratty     "Paul Rega knows how to tell a story...." --Diane Olsen   

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Trail of 32 chronicles an amazing feat about thirty-two boys and leaders, who rode their bicycles nearly 1,400 miles from their hometown of Wood Dale, Illinois to Jacksonville, Florida in 1972. At 14 years old, the author was a junior leader on the trip. 

This is a true coming of age story about growing up in the late 1950's through the early 70's. There were no cell phones, GPS or even bike helmets at that time. However, the Scouts were armed with their new Sears Free Spirit 10-speed bikes, and a unique set of values they learned as children. The historic trip has been hailed as the longest organized bike hike in the history of Scouting. The boy's adventure was covered by many TV and radio stations as well as several newspapers all over the country. The book contains 24 original pictures, many taken by the author in 1972. 

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Paul Rega is an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. He began his writing career in 1980 while attending Western Illinois University as a staff reporter for the Western Courier. Upon graduating with a degree in biology and journalism, he spent the next thirty years in business having started an executive search firm in 1984. His passion for writing stayed with him throughout his business life, and he started writing his first book in 1993. He published, How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs in December 2011. The book was an instant success, and hit #1 on Amazon's bestseller list for career and job hunting books in March 2012. He published 12 Steps To Freedom in August 2013, Trail of 32, a true coming of age story in September 2013, and A Two Pedal World: The Beginning and A Two Pedal World: The Journey series in May 2014. Paul currently lives in a small town along the Gulf Coast of Florida, where he is writing a young adult mystery series.

Books By Paul Rega                       A Billy Logan Mystery Series (Coming Soon)The Buried Camera (01) The Dead Fish (02)The Hitchhiker (03) The Stinky Oyster (04) A Two Pedal World-The Beginning A Two Pedal World-The Journey Trail of 32 12 Steps To FreedomHow To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs                               Web: paulrega.comTwitter: twitter.com/paulregabooks
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LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/paulrega
Pinterest: pinterest.com/paulrega/boards/Goodreads: goodreads.com/paulrega

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