Woman & a dog named Jackson

 Benefiting amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research,


Uli's Journey

Uli’s Journey: Angels Along the Way is an insightful and unforgettable memoir about a woman on a journey across North America with only her dog, her determination, and the kindness of friends and strangers to see her through.

In May 2017, Uli Schackmann and her loyal canine companion, Jackson, took off on a six-thousand-mile solo bicycle trip from Alaska to Key West, Florida, to raise money and bring attention to the cause of HIV/AIDS. What began as a daring dream-come-true quickly became a physically and emotionally challenging adventure as Uli battled her own fears and the elements, surviving encounters with bears, rattlesnakes, cougars, and other wildlife. However, her most profound and life-changing encounters were with the people she met along the way—complete strangers who exhibited to Uli, a gay woman and a U.S. immigrant, both the best and the worst of humanity during a very divided time in America.

Uli’s writing style takes you on a journey, a journey of body, mind and soul. From the moment the journey starts you feel the cold of the Alaskan winds, the roar of the eighteen wheelers as they rock Uli and Jackson, but the warmth of Uli’s heart and the strangers she encounters along the way warm you to the core. A totally captivating page turner.