“Zilong Wang’s journey seems more fable than narrative. With little previous experience on a bike, he pedaled into cycling’s heart. Raised on no religion, he somehow found America’s soul.” An account of Zilong Wang’s 3,400-mile bike ride and spiritual journey across America.

Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Cheri has been an editor at Longreads since 2014. She's currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.