Fired from her lifelong passion: teaching music. Stripped of her self-worth. Can she regain her life through bicycle racing? Joanne Brick's thirty years as an elementary school music teacher evaporated into the rising sea of layoffs. A lifetime of dedication gone. At forty-nine, single with an ailing mother and bitter, divorced sister, the future looked bleak. Then one day, while cleaning out the garage for a yard sale, inspiration struck as she dusted off an old, forgotten bicycle. And when she took her first ride she knew it was time to sink or pedal. Pedal is an inspirational journey. It is a contemporary story that deal not only with family relationships, but with life's turning points and how ordinary people deal with them.