Media & Press



Memory Lab DCPL

Digitizing  all those photos for “Outpedaling ‘The Big C'” wasn’t magic. Thank goodness I discovered Memory Lab at the D.C. Public Library. Librarian Robert LaRose interviewed me for the Lab’s podcast in this episode: Memories on Tap: A Bike, A Book, and a Bundle of Photos. “I enjoyed our conversation for this episode very, very much!” LaRose told me afterward. “You are one of the most fun and vibrant guests I’ve had on the podcast so far, and I loved hearing your story and your message.” May 11, 2021

Listen or download the mp3 here



The Outspoken Cyclist logoDiane Jenks, the “Outspoken Cyclist” from Cleveland, Ohio, captures the essence of Elizabeth’s physical trek across this country’s landscape and her deeper journey into surviving melanoma and rediscovering the spirit of her father. Feb. 27, 2021.

Listen to Diane’s conversation with Elizabeth 

Radio & TV Appearances

Click on the links below to hear/watch more about Elizabeth cross-country bicycling adventure.


“An American Story” on PBS39 serving the Greater Lehigh Valley, PA

PBS “More Than Money” host Gene Dickison interviews Elizabeth about her bicycle trek, her cancer odyssey and her journey to rediscover her father during this “An American Story” episode aired Sept. 22, 2020. Runs 28 minutes.

CBS News Radio “Eye on Travel” with Peter Greenberg

  • CBS Travel Detective Peter Greenberg interviews Elizabeth about her cross-country bike ride, Heals on Wheels, and how vital bicycling has become during the coronavirus pandemic. Aired Aug. 26. Note: Interview with Elizabeth starts at 29 minutes, 36 seconds into the segment.

Magazine, Newspaper & Newsletter Articles

‘Outpedaling’ cancer: Book recounts journalist’s bike ride to benefit ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital

Elizabeth’s May 19 Outpedaling interview at the National Press Club is previewed by reporter Cara Spoto in the Waukesha (Wisconsin) Freeman, May 18, 2021.


Index pages of Guide to Advanced Melanoma

“We’re Living Life to the Fullest: Don’t Give Up”

Elizabeth cancer survival story and “Outpedaling” are featured in the Spring 2021 issue of Health Monitor’s Guide to Advanced Melanoma.


The Potomac Appalachian: Newsletter of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
November 2020 issue, page 9
Keep Calm and Read On: One of Our Own 


Jane Friedman’s “Getting Published” guest post
Oct. 22, 2020
 I Spent Nearly Two Decades Writing and Editing My Book. It Finally Found a Publisher.


Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association
Autumn 2020 issue
McGowan spins moving tale of cross-country bike odyssey 


Crain NewsPro
October 2020 issue
“Getting Around Trump: Environmental Reporters Share Different Tactics” page 4 


Idaho Magazine
October 2020 issue
Cambridge to White Bird – A Lone Cyclist on a Long Ride 


The Racine (Wisconsin) Journal Times
Oct. 4, 2020
Our Authors: One woman’s journey for rediscovery 


The Janesville (Wisconsin) Gazette
Oct. 1, 2020
Book chronicles cyclist’s journey to outpedal ‘The Big C’

Melanoma Research Alliance, Melanoma Stories
Sept. 18, 2020
Elizabeth McGowan @ Outpedaling ‘The Big C


“Mary Beth Danielson writes” guest post
September 2020
 Outpedaling ‘The Big C’: My Healing Cycle Across America