t started in Los Angeles and ended 2963 miles away in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. A challenge of endurance, a statement of commitment to protecting our environment, The Long Ride tells of the extraordinary passion and perseverance of Lucian Spataro and his team, as he rode on horseback from coast to coast. From the heat of the desert, through the traffic and smog of the cities, pouring rain in the Midwest, to autumn leaves in the East, this book recounts the spectacular journey with vivid storytelling and dramatic detail. Along the way, Lucian and his team personally spoke to 1000's of people, and introduced the rainforest issue to more than 4 million people through local and national media. Not to mention halving the previous record for a cross-country ride. It’s a historic feat that makes for a fascinating and inspiring read.