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Cyclist returns to talk about 16,000-mile journey

June 14, 2019 Digital Media Exclusive

Chris Register was in Butler Thursday to promote the book he wrote after putting 16,000 miles on his bicycle in multiple trips through regions of the United States.

Four years ago, Chris Register rolled into Butler as a stop in his six-week bicycle journey from Minnesota.

He returned Thursday with a book describing the people he met along the way including a chapter on West Sunbury.

Register was at the Butler Art Center, 344 S. Main St., on a book tour for “Conversations with US: Two Wheels, 50 States, Hundreds of Voices, One America, Great Lakes States.”

Register, a former litigator who calls himself a cycling journalist, said he put 16,000 miles on his bicycle as he made a series of six-week tours of regions of the United States, meeting and talking with people.

Register said, “I set out to see what Americans have in common. I found we are each pretty different from one another."

“But what makes us Americans? Who do we want to be going forward?” he asked.

“We are all in this together. We all have problems. We all have things we love, things we are worried about,” he said.

This is an excerpt: — Pick up Friday's Butler Eagle to learn more about Register's bicycle trips.