Ride Michigan (Paperback)

By Bill Murphy

Arbutus Press, 9781933926490

Publication Date: November 4, 2014

List Price: 18.95*
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Michigan author Bill Murphy’s latest book is about much more than the simple joys
of exploring Michigan’s picturesque back roads. In truth, Ride Michigan is a story of
Michigan; its history, its marvelous places and attractions, and the events, people,
and culture that define us. It is about our beautiful state and the land we love. Murphy
sets the stage on page one where he writes:
“I love Michigan. I love the lakes and rivers, the forests and farms, the hills and river
valleys, waterfalls and lighthouses, the charming small towns and world famous
big cities, the fascinating history, the culture and people, and of course the features
that define us even from hundreds of miles in space; the Great Lakes.”
Murphy’s book also delves deeply into the philosophy of appreciation and exploration.
He defines the basic strategy of travel, and living life in general, with another
fundamental premise declared on page one.
“I strongly adhere to the principle that it is the journey that counts, not the destination.
Far too many folks focus on the end of the trip, whether it’s a motorcycle ride
or life in general, and miss out on the best part; the ride itself.”
Join Murphy as he explores Michigan and the Great Lakes region with 34 detailed
and entertaining chapters that chronicle places to go and things to see on the bucolic
back roads that crisscross this marvelous place Michiganders are fortunate to
call home.

Praise For Ride Michigan

Finalist Foreword magazine Book Award, 2015