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The Pilgrim Way

ISBN: 9780982639184
Binding: Paperback
Author: Neil M Hanson
Trim: 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Published: 5/30/2016

A complete description of the logistics route and details of a journey across America on a bicycle. The Pilgrim Way is an essential guide for those planning long-distance touring in general or a cross-country trek specifically.

Written for the cyclist considering unsupported long-distance touring without a mountain of gear The Pilgrim Way offers a minimalist approach to bicycle touring focusing on the enjoyment of the ride more than the schlepping of gear.

  • Detailed route directions and descriptions
  • Preparation and training
  • Bicycles and gear
  • Provisions and fuel for the body
  • Riding alone


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.