The definitive guide to a crown jewel in the American rail-trail system sharing the trail from the perspective of the touring cyclist. A thorough trail guide and description for the cyclist who plans to ride the Katy Trail plus a journey story that magnifies the ride along the trail into a delightful tale of discovery that everyone will enjoy.
Neil's fans will delight in his award-winning storytelling style as he and Christine meander along the trail on their tandem bicycle exploring the quiet beauty of the Missouri backwoods and the remote serenity of a trail that runs along a river that helped to shape American history wrestling with some difficult questions about the divide that seems to be growing between rural towns in the middle of America and the rest of the nation.
Author and speaker Neil M. Hanson is one of the country's foremost bicycle-touring experts. He's pedaled across America along the Natchez Trace across several of the nations' premier rail trails and throughout northern Italy.
The Flint Hills of Kansas are home to Neil. The wide landscape of the deep tallgrass prairie taught him to cultivate a broad perspective while searching for subtleties hidden in low pockets sheltered from the winds of what feels obvious.
He lives in Colorado navigating his bicycle up and down the inclines of the Rocky Mountains. His books provide both outstanding guidance to help cyclists plan and execute a bicycle tour and journey stories that anyone will enjoy. His mastery of the art of storytelling inspires touring cyclists to reach for their next level of adventure wannabe cyclists to go out and start turning the pedals and armchair adventurers to imagine a delightful tailwind or to vicariously explore a small town along the trail.