In the last 5 years, we have enjoyed many special milestones and achievements for bicycle travel — but truly, 2013 was one for the record books.
With the generous support of our members, donors, and supporters, Adventure Cycling staff and volunteers achieved new levels of accomplishment in every program.
More Adventure Cycling members than ever (46,700!)
A newly re-designed Adventure Cyclist magazine, with more pages printed than ever
A completely revamped website (www.adventurecycling.org), with many new features for members and bike travel newcomers
More tour participants than ever, with even more tours planned for 2014 — 82 in all
Outstanding work to create better bike travel conditions, including advocacy for better road surfaces and fewer rumble strips, and the creation of a new advisory commission at Amtrak for better bike services
Adoption of new U.S. Bicycle Routes along with the completion of a Best Practices Guide for the U.S. Bicycle Route System
Research on digital map options, updates on dozens of Adventure Cycling maps, and final work on the new Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route
Major exposure for bike travel and tourism, as we were invited to headline cycling and tourism conferences all over the U.S. and Canada, and provide resources to innumerable media outlets
Record levels of participation in our social and e-media channels, with more than 50,000 subscribers to Bike Bits (our e-newsletter), another 54,000+ fans on Facebook, and many more on Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. The latter drew thousands of viewers who wanted to see our first route highlights video, devoted to the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route
These symbols of inclusion, connection, and support indicate why Adventure Cycling is so successful — our wonderful community of members, staff, and volunteers are committed to inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
It’s been an amazing year, and we couldn’t have done it without our loyal and passionate members. Thank you for all you bring to Adventure Cycling. We look forward to sharing more fantastic news with you next year, including new maps, advocacy, tours, and plans for our 40th anniversary in 2016.
Read more about Adventure Cycling's successes in 2013, download our 2013 Annual Report (PDF).