Pilgrim Spokes…

The journey across America continues

Book Two of the Cycling Reflections series is now available in bookstores everywhere.

A cross-country bicycle adventure is the canvas for this 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, continuing the saga begun in Neil’s award-winning previous book—Pilgrim Wheels—which reconnoiters the western half of the journey.

More than just a journal of a bike ride across the country, Hanson’s delightful and beautifully written story takes the reader on an engaging pilgrimage of observation and reflection. Often hilarious, sometimes poignant, and always inspiring, it’s a must-read adventure that will stir your soul.


“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.”

~ Kirkus Reviews


“Pilgrim Spokes delivers a delightful blend of travelogue, cycling insights, and reflections. . . . [It’s] 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


“Neil Hanson takes you on a journey that’s both on the road and in the mind. For him, travel sparks observations on a myriad of topics, which he shares in his sparkling prose.”

~ Stan Purdum, author of Roll Around Heaven All Day and Playing in Traffic


“The clear and engaging voice, the conversations, and the introspection makes Pilgrim Spokes much more than just a journal of biking across the country. It’s also entertaining and informative.”

~ Jim Hoy, author of Flint Hills Cowboys