Open Road Press
Open Road Press is committed to excellence in publishing unique and uplifting works on love, life, and bicycling.
Open Road Press has four titles pertaining to long-distance bicycle touring and other matters of faith and inspiration. Two Are Better: Midlife Newlyweds Bicycle Coast to Coast and Bicycle Touring How-To: What We Learned were published in 2013. In 2016 came two more titles, Wheels of Wisdom: Life Lessons for the Restless Spirit and Metaphors in Motion: Wisdom from the Open Road.
Open Road Press has also published a business book, Hedging Commodity Price Risk: A Small Business Perspective. For more on this title, see Tim Bishop’s hedging website.
Tim and Debbie Bishop
Tim and Debbie Bishop have coauthored the four books mentioned above about their midlife launch into marriage, cross-country bicycle touring, and other matters of faith and inspiration. Two Are Better: Midlife Newlyweds Bicycle Coast to Coast captures the story behind the stories, while Bicycle Touring How-To: What We Learned shares their knowledge with bicycle touring wannabes. More recently, Wheels of Wisdom: Life Lessons for the Restless Spirit conveys some deeper truths that apply to virtually any life pursuit. Metaphors in Motion: Wisdom from the Open Road is an e-book containing more lessons like those found in Wheels of Wisdom.
The Bishops serve as volunteer Hope Coaches for TheHopeLine, a nonprofit organization that seeks to reach, rescue, and restore hurting teens and young adults. They are available for speaking engagements about their touring and life experiences. They reside in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, and blog periodically at this Open Road Press website.
In addition to consulting for small businesses, Tim Bishop has written Hedging Commodity Price Risk: A Small Business Perspective, an e-book that explains hedging concepts in easy-to-understand language with practical examples. He has over thirty years of business experience and blogs on hedging at http://hedging.openroadpress.com. Tim is a native of Houlton, Maine.
Debbie Bishop has taught for over twenty-eight years. She has a passion for reading and seeing that young people do it well. She also has a strong interest in recovery issues and encouraging others with her own triumphs over such struggles earlier in her life. She is a featured author in Love is Out There by Melissa Williams-Pope, in which she relates her own story of finding love later than most. Debbie volunteers as a facilitator for FINDINGbalance, an online support group dedicated to helping women who are struggling with eating disorders. Debbie is also a native New Englander.
Want to hear the inspirational story live and in person? Want to learn what adventure on the road is like? Or what lessons the road may teach you about life and yourself? Do you simply want to entertain your group with an engaging slide show of our beautiful land and consider the possibilities? We are available for speaking engagements. Simply send an inquiry through the form on our contact page. Whether you run a nursing home, a civic organization, a church group, or a school, do we have a story or two for you!
What we stand for
1. God empowers us to dream and accomplish more than we could in our own power
2. Two are better than one, in work and in play
3. Sharing authentically as a couple
4. It’s never too late; don’t let age limit you
5. Persistently strive to grow, improve, and achieve at all ages. And while doing so, enjoy the adventure!