Author of Hell on Two Wheels
3,000 miles. Racing nonstop. If you sleep you lose. Hell on Two Wheels takes readers inside a harrowing, 3,000-mile long ultra-distance cycling race and follows a handful of courageous competitors who test themselves, each other, and the limits of human endurance. Hell on Two Wheels is a thrilling and remarkably detailed account of their ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies. This is more than just a race—it’s a monster, a crucible, an unforgettable allegory about the human experience of pain, joy, and self-discovery.
Amy Snyder grew up in New York City, earned an engineering degree with high honors from Princeton University, and worked as an engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area for a few years. Then she went to Stanford Graduate School of Business for her MBA. During her time in the Bay Area, this nerdy, unathletic city girl got her first taste of endurance athletics. Living in Marin County just north of San Francisco in the early 1980s—when triathlon and mountain biking were first being incubated—she was inspired by the setting and caught up in the local outdoor sports culture. With much enthusiasm, she began competing in short triathlons, half-marathons, and marathons.