Connecting with readers, bringing them along  on an adventure in words.

Creative non-fiction that brings a story to life, and helps the reader feel like they’re in the story, on the adventure.

The Art of Truth…

Cycling in Maryland

Recent Appearances:


The Pedaling Pilgrim – My newest adventure!

High Prairie Press began publishing The Pedaling Pilgrim recently, with your’s truly as the Editor and Chief. (I just wanted to use that fancy title…)

It’s a fun digital magazine aimed at the touring cyclist, in particular those who, like me, have a bit of a minimalist bent to how we like to tour. Check it out here, and sign up for High Prairie Reflections to get a free copy each quarter when we publish it.


In May, we re-released The Pilgrim Way in preparation for the release of Pilgrim Spokes.

The new and improved version has more focus on ultralight touring, as well as enhanced route details.

Plus, we’re releasing a PRINT VERSION for the first time, complete with dozens of beautiful images from Neil’s bicycle touring adventures. The print version will be in book stores in June, and the eBook is available now!

Pilgrim Spokes Released in Print June 15

The award winning and highly anticipated sequel to Pilgrim Wheels continues the tale of discovery along the winding backroads of America’s heartland. The second book in the “Cycling Reflections” series, Pilgrim Spokes tells the story of the eastern half of the trans-American trek, concluding in Annapolis.

“Pilgrim Spokes delivers a delightful blend of travelogue, cycling insights, and reflections. . . .  a vivid read filled with personal reflection, philosophical insights, physical challenges, and a dose of spirituality that immerses the reader in an exhilarating ride.”
~ D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“Hanson is a thoughtful narrator… Readers will consequently feel fortunate to find themselves immersed in meditations…this isn’t just a book for bicycle enthusiasts; it’s also for any fan of the examined life. …A book that offers plenty of “shared sojourner’s camaraderie” in the company of a happy, philosophical companion.”
~ Kirkus Reviews


The practical guide for the cyclist crossing the country with less than 10# of gear

Passionate, eloquent, inspirational and devotional… a wonderful companion novel for anyone on a spiritual quest or needing guidance.

More than just a travelogue of a bike ride across the country, Hanson’s delightful and beautifully written story takes the reader on a journey that is engaging and insightful, often hilarious, sometimes poignant, and always inspiring. It’s a must-read adventure that will stir your soul.