Frequently Asked Questions

What does Adventure Cycling Association do?

Adventure Cycling Association is North America's largest membership cycling organization with 47,000 members. We create bike-friendly routes throughout North America — more than 42,180 miles to date. We produce maps that are designed specifically for cyclists, publish the award-winning bicycle-travel magazine Adventure Cyclist, run more than 70 bike tours each year, and lead national efforts to improve conditions for bicycle travel and touring, such as the development of an official U.S. Bicycle Route System. Adventure Cycling is a nonprofit association. Learn more about us.

Is Adventure Cycling a nonprofit organization?

Yes, we are. Visit Guidestar to find out more about our nonprofit status.

What are your office hours?

Adventure Cycling Association's office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time, Monday through Friday. During the summer months, we are open select Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., see our Visit Missoula page for specific dates.

What is your fax number?

(406) 721-8754. Complete contact information.

What is your mailing address?

Adventure Cycling's street address is 150 E. Pine Street, Missoula, MT 59802, and our post office address is P.O. Box 8308, Missoula MT 59807. Complete contact information.

How do I get to your office?

If you are coming to Missoula from the east on Interstate 90: Take the Van Buren Street exit. Take a left on Van Buren and then a right on Broadway. At the second stoplight, you will take a right on Pattee and proceed one block. We are on the corner of Pine and Pattee at 150 E. Pine Steet.

If you are coming from the west, use the Orange Street exit: Take a right on Orange Street. You will go through an underpass. When you reach Pine Street, turn left. Go down three and a half blocks, and you will see us on the corner of Pine and Pattee at 150 E. Pine Steet.

If you are coming from the south, you will come into Missoula on Highway 93: Eventually Hwy 93 will become Brooks Street. You will follow Brooks for quite a while. At the intersection with Higgins Avenue, take a left and follow Higgins to the downtown area. When you get to Pine Street, take a right and go one block; we are on the corner of Pine and Pattee at 150 E. Pine Steet.


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How in the heck did you end up in Missoula, Montana?

Read a short history of our how we came to be and be in Montana, you may also want to peruse Adventure Cycling's organizational timeline.

Why does a national organization continue to work out of a small town in western Montana?

Well, there's no compelling reason to move and many reasons to stay. We're located in a wonderful state for bicycling, and our mission meshes well with the vibrant, creative community of Missoula. Finally, it's a great excuse for people from more crowded areas pay a visit to the mecca for bicycle travel and experience the beauty of Big Sky Country. Our Contact Us page tells you more about our headquarters. Learn more about visiting Missoula.

How many people travel by bicycle every year?

Thousands, and growing. However, it's difficult to give an exact number since many people just get up and go. We can look at three indicators from our organization's perspective:

  • map sales
  • membership
  • visiting cyclists

In the last decade, we’ve seen a 40% growth in our membership and a 42% growth in map sales. Since 2002, the number of visiting cyclists to our Missoula, MT, headquarters has nearly doubled, from 555 in 2002 to 1,096 in 2010. In 2012, Adventure Cycling had its best year since being established in 1973.

Who travels by bicycle?

Students, retirees, former military, young, old, men, women, solo adventurers, fundraisers, families, and the list goes on!

What are some of the reasons that people travel by bicycle across the country?

Many cross-country cyclists whom we encounter are in the midst of a life transition, having recently graduated from college or other institution, retired, or having experienced a loss or an addition in their lives. Some of them are simply looking for a new challenge, or they're on the road to raise money and awareness about a cause or issue about which they feel impassioned. Some are just out to have fun!

What is a "My Adventure Cycling" account and why do I need one?

Creating a "My Adventure Cycling" account allows you to manage your Adventure Cycling Association account and mailing information, submit a trip to our Ride Registry, as well as offering more streamlined submittal of map corrections. It also provides access to members-only content. You will need an account to do most financial transactions such as becoming a member or signing up for a tour. 

Here are some of the features of a "My Adventure Cycling" account:

Everyone

  • update your name, mailing address, and email
  • set your communication preferences (types of emails you’d like to receive)
  • download catalogs and sample issues
  • contribute to the Ride Registry
  • streamlined submittal of map correction information

Members Only

  • submit Companions Wanted listings
  • view and download the most recent issues of Adventure Cyclist
  • check your membership status
  • get the latest membership affiliate benefit discount codes
  • get member pricing on maps
  • view your upcoming and past tour participation and see payment status

How do I create a "My Adventure Cycling" Account?

If you have given Adventure Cycling your email address, an account has already been created for you. You can set your password by entering your email address into the Forgot Password field.

To create a new account click on "My Account" at the top of the page or click on the "My Adventure Cycling" link and follow prompts.

What if I forgot my password?

You can reset your password by entering your email address into the Forgot Password field.

How do I log into the Adventure Cycling Forums?

Your username and password for discussion forums are unique to the forums. Your forum login information is separate from your My Adventure Cycling login information. However, to make things a bit easier, you can use the same email and password for both accounts. Please note: Your login information for the forums is not connected to your Adventure Cycling membership number.

I had a My Adventure Cycling account before April 15, 2013. Can I still use that information?

Your account will be registered with us, but the first time you log in, you will need to reset your password.