[All of these books can be found at your local library.]
Changing Gears by Jane Schnell (1990; Publ.: Milner Press, Atlanta, GA.) Female retiree's year-long, semi-solo, circumferential bicycle-camping tour of the U.S.A.
Computing Across America by Steven K. Roberts (1988; Publ.: Learned Information, Medford, NJ.) Continuing saga of freelance writer Roberts' self-sustained computerized recumbent bicycle travels all over the U.S.A.
Miles from Nowhere by Barbara Savage (early 1980's; Publ..: The Mountaineers, 306 2nd Ave., West Seattle, WA 98119.) Husband and wife 2-year/20,000-mile solo bicycle tour around the world.
The Long Ride by Lloyd Sumner (1978; Publ.: Stackpole Books, P.O. Box 1831, Harrisburg, PA 17105.) 3-year/30,000-mile solo bicycle tour around the world.
Pedaling Across America by Don and Lolly Skillman (1988; Publ.: Velo News, Brattleboro, VT.) Personal account (with maps) of their trip across America generally following the Bikecentennial "Trans-America Route" from Oregon.
Pedaling The Ends Of The Earth by David Duncan (1985; Publ.: Simon & Schuster, N.Y., N.Y.) 1-yr./14,000 semi-group tour around the world, experiencing many demoralizing hardships/conditions.
Daisy, Daisy by Christian Miller (1980; Publ.: Doubleday, 501 franklin Ave., Garden City, NY 11530.) English grandmother solos across U.S.A. on a 3-speed, folding bicycle!
The Wonderful Ride by George Loher. (Publ.: Harper, 1978) 1895 solo bicycle ride from Oakland, CA to N.Y. on a one-speed, no-brakes bicycle. He followed railroad rights-of-way, wagon tracks; averaged 80- to 100-miles per day!)
How I Learned To Ride The Bicycle -- Reflections of an influential 19th century woman by Frances E. Willard (reprinted 1991; Publ.: Fair Oaks Publishing Co., 941 Populus Place, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.) Philosophical diary on women's and Mankind's liberation via the seat of "The Wheel"/safety bicycle.