June 27, 2020

Dear Readers and Friends of CWU,
The world has changed since you heard from me last.
In early March 2020, as I sat typing my previous quarterly update, no state...

March 4, 2020

Dear Readers and Friends, 

It's done!!

Conversations With US (Vol. 2) - American Southwest is getting bound into its cover in East Peoria, IL as I type these words....

September 10, 2019

With cooling evenings, school in session, and pumpkin spice everything already cramming store shelves, it's easy to forget we're still in the final days of summer--...

June 5, 2019

The first Conversations With US book tour begins in a few days, rolling through the Great Lakes States to trace much of that route in reverse. I'll begin where the...

March 26, 2019

Last week, my company Spoke & Word Books released the first volume of the CWU series. It was quite the event.

Many, many thanks to Charlottesville's Peloton Station...

February 28, 2019

After several years, thousands of miles, dozens of states, scores of flat tires, hundreds of interviews, millions of crankset revolutions, and countless hours writi...

January 19, 2019

It’s official! Two months from today CWU’s first volume will transition from pedal to print. I am so very grateful to all of you for your years of support and encou...

November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

I wanted to get this update out before folks sit down at the dinner table with their families. Now, when the discussion gets too heated...

October 9, 2017

I recently wrapped up a 1,750-mile tour through CWU states 45-49: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, & Colorado. It was the final big ride of the project. Although stat...

August 9, 2017

It's almost time to get high. 

CWU's final multi-state tour launches next week in Casper, Wyoming, taking my pal and I through Big Sky country and across the Rocky M...

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The Conversations With US project is grounded in the notion that there must be more to America than the typical refrain offered by politicians and cable news pundits--that we are a nation divided. Is being at odds with one another really what defines us? Or is there another side to America--a common thread running along the Mississippi River and over the Rocky Mountains, connecting city streets with gravel farm roads? Readers can decide for themselves after meeting hundreds of Americans who shared their thoughts and stories with author Chris Register as he pedaled a loaded touring bicycle some 16,000 miles across the USA.

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Chris Register served in the Peace Corps, graduated Georgetown Law, and litigated cases in U.S. district court before undertaking the Conversations With US project. This 50-state, 16,000-mile bicycling exploration of America now invites readers to ride along and connect with the landscapes and people of our shared nation.


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