Courtesy of Biking Bis:
Today, Bob Robinson says those towns can cater to touring bicyclists who pass through on the backroads and bicycle paths that make up the 3,000-mile Mississippi River Trail.
Robinson is a bicyclist from Fort Smith, Arkansas, who has just written and published the definitive guidebook — Bicycling Guide to the Mississippi River Trail — for bike travelers wanting to explore this historic route.
The Mississippi River Trail follows the Mississippi River from its headwaters in Itasca, Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. The book guides you along the designated route, turn by turn, and includes information on the available services, points of interest, and history of the areas you pass through, so cyclists can better appreciate the communities and scenery along the route.
Bob Robinson has been an avid cyclist for over 25 years, and during this period he has raced both road and mountain bikes, organized races for both road and mountain bikes, built mountain bike trails, served as cycling club president, organized bicycle tours, and worked as a committee member for the National Trails Symposium.
Bob looks forward to meeting cyclists, and sharing stories with them around the campfire, during his future rides along the Mississippi River Trail, as he researches updates to the guidebook.