Approaching 60 years old, Neil Hanson pedaled 3400-miles across the country, exploring an America that can only be discovered on winding backroads from the saddle of a bicycle. 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.
Pilgrim Wheels reveals an inspirational story of journey, discovery, and place, told from the saddle of a bicycle, rolling down the highways of America. Neil Hanson’s bicycle ride becomes a canvas for his pilgrimage of wonder as he explores the people he meets along the path, the obstacles he faces, the pain he endures, and the boundless joy he achieves pedaling across America. Pilgrim Wheels takes the reader up to the humid farmland east of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, while the sequel to be released in May — Pilgrim Spokes — takes the reader from Medicine Lodge to Annapolis on the east coast.