July 19, 2017

I spent 23 days exploring our 49th state (plus a bit of Canada). Alaska is also our biggest state by far, so even with three weeks of touring I barely scratched the...

July 11, 2017

On my first full day in Alaska, I visited Juneau's superb State History Museum.

 Motivation and trepidation both presented themselves as I rolled around Alaska's cap...

May 26, 2017

I made it.

After 2,038 miles pedaling from the Mexican border to Seattle, I'm back at home. Here's a look at the final days of CWU's West Coast tour.

On Day 41 I left...

May 14, 2017

First off: Happy Mother's Day to my biggest supporter, my mom, and also to all of the mothers out there! Without you, I'd have nobody to interview. 

Second off:...

May 4, 2017

Week 4, which began in California's wine country, now seems like a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away....

After chatting with a winemaker in Sonoma I headed to...

April 24, 2017

Week Three started out in the Salinas Valley with a ride through Salinas, the hometown of one of America's literary giants, John Steinbeck.

My road-worn pal was so...

April 15, 2017

California continues to intrigue me. And sometimes make me grumpy. 

Week 2 started out with a cruise through Hollywood after thanking some law school friends fo...

April 13, 2017

Just one week in and I've already inhaled a bowl of Mexican pozole (in Mexico), crossed the Southern California desert, slept among the coyotes, and slayed Los Ange...

February 20, 2017

Hello, friends!

After a couple off-bike months I've picked back up and once again am in full Conversations with US mode. I won't stop again until wrapping up the ent...

December 14, 2016

CWU's fourth week pedaling down America's East Coast started with one of the most daunting challenges yet faced by man and 100-lb touring bike: surviving the mean s...

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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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