by Pete Holman

cover by Bernie Freytag

Listen in as Kelli interviews Pete Holman about his book.
After seven long years my first book is finally complete! CRUZ a fictional story of a Hispanic boy growing up in an impoverished village on the outskirts of Tizayuca, Mexico. Cruz’s parents decide to buy him a bike for his 13th birthday in hopes that it will take him away from the violence and sinister recruitment practices of the local drug gangs. The bike becomes more than an escape mechanism for Cruz; his daily rides to a cross high atop the Sierra Gorda mountain range give him freedom, a unique purpose, and a strong sense of faith.

Unable to shelter their son from the relentless and horrific drug violence, Cruz’s parents make an emotional decision to cross the border in search of the American dream; a decision that would alter Cruz’s life forever.

Part Breaking Away and part Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Cruz is the heartfelt story of an underdog. For anyone who has been bullied, denigrated, picked on or felt like they didn’t belong, this is your story. It is a story of adversity, a story of growth, a story of athletic prowess, and a story of love.

But most importantly, it is a story about a bike.

If you are a coach or trainer looking for strategies to mentor your clients, if you have developing athletes that need inspiration or if you are just trying to actualize your own human potential, this book is for YOU!