The Ride of Our Lives

Lessons on Life, Leadership, and Love
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The Ride of Our Lives

The Ride of Our Lives is a true story of John Gronski’s bicycle ride across the United States with his wife, Berti, and fifteen-month-old son, Stephen.

In the 3-month adventure the Gronski family experience trials, triumphs, and learning lessons. 

They discovered incredible people from Tacoma Washington to Scranton Pennsylvania. 

They faced wind, rain, traffic, and an angry bull. 

They never gave up. The book is a powerful reminder that neither should you. 

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The Ride of Our Lives Reviews

Today I read “The Ride of Our Lives” by Major General (Retired) John Gronski, former commander of the 28th Infantry Division.  I highly recommend it. In this book, MG Gronski recounts a months-long bicycle trip he took with his wife and firstborn son Stephen in 1983, when Stephen was under two years old.  They cycled from Fort Lewis, Washington to General Gronski’s hometown in Pennsylvania after he left the regular Army and prepared to join his family’s business. MG Gronski presents a compelling narrative full of interesting anecdotes.  He writes in clear, concise, declarative sentences, making the story easy to follow and comprehend.  The conclusion is solid — a recounting of the life lessons General Gronski and his family took from their bike trip.  The book isn’t very long — I completed the Kindle version from start to finish in one reading this morning. “The Ride of Our Lives” is well worth checking out.

An entertaining & easy read

This book was a delight to read. There are life lessons scattered throughout the story that would benefit people of all ages. I highly recommended this book for anyone who wants to be entertained or needs a little nudge to try something new in life.

You won't be disappointed

A pleasant and delightful read that left me feeling all the emotions as this courageous couple ventured across the US. This book has a great story that is intertwined with life lessons for anyone, of any age or stage of life. A must read!

Positive, uplifting, inspiring.

An inspirational story full of timeless lessons. Decide to undertake your adventure! My favorite quote, “It’s people, not things, that nurture our souls”.

An Amazing Story!

What an amazing story! The adventure that John and Berti embarked on, and the challenges they needed to overcome will prevent you from being able to put this book down!

General Leadership Rules

John Gronski’s second book will be released in the fall of 2020.

In this leadership book, John draws upon his 40+ years of experience in the military and the private sector, leading small and large teams across the globe.

John shares his learning lessons, stories, and principles for success in any situation. This book will be an absolute must-read.


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