Tracy and Peter Flucke put us through the ringer when it came to vetting our ability to help them put together a book chronicling their cross-country trip on a tandem bicycle. They knew they had a great adventure story that needed to be told, and they weren’t going to entrust it to just anyone. We are honored to have survived the “inquisition,” and have become friends with this incredible team.
Tracy and Peter Flucke have completed three unsupported cross-country bicycle trips on their tandem: Northern Tier (2014), Mississippi River (2015) and Route 66 (2016). The Fluckes own and operate WE BIKE, etc., LLC, a Green Bay, Wisconsin, consulting firm that specializes in engineering, education, enforcement, and encouragement for walking, bicycling, and healthy communities.
In many respects, Tracy and Peter Flucke are like many other active couples. They work a business together, they enjoy long-distance bicycling for exercise and fun, and their shared interests play a key role in building a strong and loving family. What sets them apart is the length to which they will go in the name of scratching their adventuresome itch – 4,362 miles to be exact.
Climb aboard and join the Fluckes on their tandem bicycle for their 2014 unsupported trip across the Northern Tier of the United States. Somehow, these determined personalities were able to endure the better part of seventy-two days within six inches of each other, surviving physical, logistical, and interpersonal challenges that made this an adventure of a lifetime.
“In the beginning all we had was an idea to write a book about our great adventure and share it with the world. Bonnie and Mike of M&B Global Solutions walked us through the book writing process from step one to publication, and beyond.
Now we have a book, Coast to Coast on a Tandem: Our Adventure Crossing the USA on a Bicycle Built for Two, which we are immensely proud of and the world seems to enjoy. We couldn’t have done it without them.”
Tracy and Peter Flucke