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Out for a Rip
A Bike Ride Across Canada
by Aidan Garcia Sadler , Zachary Rohland and Jeremy Mercado

Blood-sucking mosquitos, dark tunnels, heart-pumping mountain roads (and the occasional run-in with police) are just some of the challenges a trio of friends encounter on their cross-Canada adventure. After completing high school, Aidan Garcia Sadler, Zachary Rohland, and Jeremy Mercado put into motion a plan that would test their mettle and their friendship. The three men—two on bicycles and the third providing support in an old Volkswagen Jetta—embark on a journey that takes them from Vancouver, British Columbia to Halifax, Nova Scotia. This unique travel memoir unfolds in triplicate, with each friend sharing his first-person perspective on the day’s trials and triumphs, covering a dizzying 6,000 kilometres in 47 days. It’s a road trip like no other, fuelled by local fruit pies and greasy fast food, punctuated with hilarious “quote of the day” reminiscences, and head-scratching and heart-warming encounters with colourful characters along the way. More than simply an adventure or travel story, Out for a Rip is a thoughtful memoir that offers lessons learned about challenging yourself, the power of friendship and faith, and the kindness of strangers, while leaving readers to ponder the unsolved mystery of more than 100 banana peels.

“This book is a true testament to friendship in the twenty-first century.” —Jerachdan Garado Rohlsad “Incredible, captivating, glorious, an absolute masterpiece. I was clenching all the way.” —Schrödinger’s second cat

Aidan Garcia Sadler, Zachary Rohland, and Jeremy Mercado met as high-school friends in Vancouver, British Columbia. The dream of cycling across Canada was born in the minds of Aidan and Zach, with Jeremy following as a support driver and an unwilling victim to their schemes. Aidan Garcia Sadler lives in Santa Clarita, California. Zachary Rohland and Jeremy Mercado both live in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Aidan Garcia Sadler
Zachary Rohland
Jeremy Mercado

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