The Book

His thirty-year military career ending, Army Civil Affairs colonel Christopher Holshek takes off on his Harley-Davidson for an 8,000 mile adventure across the United States. Inspired by John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, he goes to find out what it means to be an American in today’s world.

As he explores the country he served for so long and often so far away, Holshek finds himself on a mental and spiritual rediscovery. He comes to realize that the future of our nation—and with it, our world—depends on each one of us, in every generation, taking our own journey to find out who we are, what we’re about, and what we’re willing to do to face the challenges of our times.

Travels with Harley is both a stirring memoir with an inspiring call to find personal and national identity thorugh service to others. "Service to others doesn't require a uniform – and when you serve your community, you serve your country."

As the nation ponders its future after a pivotal election, the book's positive and empowering message couldn't be more timely or needed. It now serves as inspiration for the National Service ride project.

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