The inveterate author-adventurer Glen Hanket is preparing once again to put his two wheels on the road, traveling across the land, speaking to students and adults about the country, the environment, and pursuing their dreams.

This page provides a short bio for Glen Hanket, and links to pictures which can be used in promotional fliers or newspaper articles.

Personal Data

Glen married his wife Susan in July 1992, and they began their walk in April 1993. They currently live in Broomfield CO, where they relocated after the walk. (Glen grew up in Boulder, CO.)

Glen is a software engineer by profession, with over 25 years experience. As a sideline, he owns and runs C A K Publishing, which has sold over $100,000 of books since it's inception in 1997.

Writing Career

Glen began his writing career penning travel articles for weekend getaways, for the San Bernardino (CA) Sun.

Glen has authored two books of his travels: Underwear by the Roadside and WOW! What a Ride!. He has also written over 25 bicycle guides for the trails in the Denver metro area and around Colorado, and ghost-written two books on financial planning.

In 2005, Let's Go Publications contracted with him to write a short article about charitable vacations. That article, Walk This Way, appears in Let's Go: USA (2006).

Adventure Trips

He and his wife walked from Maine to Oregon in twelve months, between April 1993 and Oct 1994 (they took the winter off to recuperate). On this trip, they collected an estimated four tons of trash: 1331 bags that averaged six pounds each. In 1998, Glen took a week to celebrate Earth Day, walking from Ft. Collins to Denver, picking up litter en route and talking to schools each day.

Each spring in 2002-2004, Glen biked across the United States in stages, riding from the Oregon coast to Denver to Chicago to Providence RI. Whenever possible, he began each day by speaking at a school. In May 2006, he began the reverse trip, bicycling from Baltimore to Detroit via Williamsburg and Roanoke VA and Charleston WV.


Here are links to pictures of: Glen on a local bike trail; Glen with his bike; Glen signing autographs for students in Bloomfield NY; and Glen and friend starting the '06 tour in wet weather. If you need a larger picture, I can email you the first two in 1600X1200 pixels, the last two in 2048x1536 pixels.