Press Releases

For more information about the news items below, or other media inquiries, contact Communications Director Lisa McKinney at press@adventurecycling.org or (406) 532-2759. 

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July 15, 2015
Nominations are now open for Adventure Cycling Association's 11th annual Bicycle Travel Awards.
Nominations are now open for Adventure Cycling Association's 11th annual Bicycle Travel Awards.

Celebrating the heroes of bicycle travel in the U.S., Adventure Cycling’s awards include the Pacesetter Bicycle Travel Award, June Curry Trail Angel Award, Sam Braxton Bike Shop Award, and the Adventure Cycling Volunteer of the Year Award.

May 26, 2015
U.S. Bicycle Route System Expands 900 Miles, Adds Two States
U.S. Bicycle Route System Expands 900 Miles, Adds Two States

Official national bicycle network expands to 8,992 miles with addition of three new routes in Idaho and Utah; eighteen states now have U.S. Bicycle Routes.

May 1, 2015
Adventure Cycling Launches 6th Annual U.S. Bicycle Route System Campaign
Adventure Cycling Launches 6th Annual U.S. Bicycle Route System Campaign

For the sixth year in a row, Adventure Cycling is kicking off its celebration of National Bike Month by launching a month-long U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) fundraising campaign, Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. 

April 27, 2015
Adventure Cycling Selects Bike Travel Scholarship Winners
Adventure Cycling Selects Bike Travel Scholarship Winners

Adventure Cycling Association is thrilled to announce the two winners of its 2015 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship program. Now in its 2nd year, the scholarship program was developed at the request of Adventure Cycling members as a way to bring more young people to the experience of bike travel.

April 23, 2015
After 40 Years, the Ride Continues: Adventure Cycling Seeks to Reconnect with Bikecentennial & TransAm Cyclists
After 40 Years, the Ride Continues: Adventure Cycling Seeks to Reconnect with Bikecentennial & TransAm Cyclists

Adventure Cycling’s 40th anniversary celebration in 2016 will include events, tours, reunions, ’76 retro merchandise and more.

March 12, 2015
Adventure Cycling Film Series Launches
Adventure Cycling Film Series Launches

Adventure Cycling Association today announced its second episode of Adventure Cycling Montana, a short film series produced with Epic Montana. 

March 2, 2015
Adventure Cycling Releases Bicycle Route 66 Maps
Adventure Cycling Releases Bicycle Route 66 Maps

Adventure Cycling's 2,493-mile bicycle route will revitalize the “Main Street of America” — this time with traveling cyclists

February 11, 2015
Adventure Cycling Association Honors Bicycle Travel Award Winners
Adventure Cycling Association Honors Bicycle Travel Award Winners

Missoula, Montana — Adventure Cycling Association, North America's largest cycling membership organization, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 Bicycle Travel Awards.

January 12, 2015
Adventure Cycling Opens 2015 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarships

MISSOULA, MONTANA, January 12, 2015 — Adventure Cycling Association is now accepting submissions for the Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship. Two successful candidates will be selected to participate in one of Adventure Cycling’s 2015 educational courses.

December 16, 2014
U.S. Bicycle Route System grows to over 8,000 miles

Missoula, Montana, December 16, 2014 — Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today announced that AASHTO’s Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering has approved 1,253 miles of new U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBRs).

November 4, 2014
10 Indicators that Bicycle Travel and Tourism are Booming — and Changing

Missoula, Montana, November 4, 2014 — As 2014 winds down, bicycle tourism and travel continue to zoom upward – and around the planet. In its third biennial survey, Adventure Cycling Association has found that the bicycle tourism sector in the U.S., and globally, is becoming more prominent, more lucrative, and is changing to meet consumer demands.

August 14, 2014
Second Annual Bicycle Travel Video Contest Winners Announced

Missoula, Montana, August 14, 2014 — The winners have been chosen for Adventure Cycling Association’s 2014 Bicycle Travel Video Contest on Vimeo, which celebrates the beauty and spirit of bicycle travel through videos shot around the world by amateur videographers traveling by bike.

June 24, 2014
Adventure Cycling Campaign Raises Over $160,000 for U.S. Bicycle Route System

Missoula, Montana, June 24, 2014 — Adventure Cycling Association's fifth annual Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign raised more than $160,000 for the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) during National Bike Month (May 2014).

June 17, 2014
U.S. Bicycle Route System Adds 800+ Miles of New Routes

MISSOULA, MONTANA, June 17, 2014 — Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today announced that AASHTO's Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering has approved more than 800 miles of new routes: U.S. Bicycle Route 1 in Massachusetts, U.S. Bicycle Route 10 in Washington State, U.S. Bicycle Route 50 in Ohio, U.S. Bicycle Routes 36 and 37 in Illinois, and U.S. Bicycle Route 50 in the District of Columbia. The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) now encompasses 6,790 miles of routes across the nation.

May 29, 2014
Deadline Nears for 2014 Bicycle Travel Video Contest

Winners will land prizes and broad exposure to Adventure Cycling members and robust online communities

MISSOULA, MONTANA, May 29, 2014 — The deadline is drawing near for Adventure Cycling Association’s 2014 Bicycle Travel Video Contest, which celebrates the beauty and spirit of bicycle travel through videos shot around the world by amateur videographers traveling by bike. Submissions must be made through the contest’s Vimeo group by June 30, 2014.

May 1, 2014
Adventure Cycling Launches 5th Annual U.S. Bicycle Route System Campaign

Annual fundraiser kicks off to support creation of the largest official cycling network in the world

MISSOULA, MONTANA, May 1, 2014 — For the fifth year in a row, Adventure Cycling is kicking off its celebration of National Bike Month by launching a month-long U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) fundraising campaign, Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. Thanks in part to more than $270,000 raised over the last four years by this spring event, 5,973 miles of U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBR) have been designated, with thousands more to come.

February 25, 2014
Adventure Cycling Releases Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route Maps

New 518-mile off-pavement cycling route provides access to 50+ hot springs and beautiful wildlands

MISSOULA, MONTANA, February 25, 2014 — Maps are now available for Adventure Cycling Association’s Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route (IHSMBR). The brand-new two-map set guides cyclists through the breathtaking landscape of central Idaho along a spectacular 518-mile off-pavement route, offering four substantial singletrack options, and featuring access to more than 50 hot springs in the Gem State. ?

February 4, 2014
Adventure Cycling Association Launches Youth Touring & Leadership Scholarship

Two college students will be selected to participate in an Adventure Cycling educational tour, free of cost

MISSOULA, MONTANA, February 4, 2014 — Adventure Cycling Association is now accepting submissions for its new Youth Touring and Leadership Scholarship. One or two successful candidates will be selected to participate in one of Adventure Cycling’s 2014 educational courses. 

December 20, 2013
Adventure Cycling Association Celebrates Another Strong Year

Membership and tour participants hit all-time highs, new maps on the way

MISSOULA, MONTANA, December 20, 2013 — Adventure Cycling Association finished FY13 strongly, achieving all-time highs in membership and tour participants. It also completed research for its new Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route and began mapping its much anticipated long-distance route, Bicycle Route 66.

December 3, 2013
Adventure Cycling Association Honors Bicycle Travel Award Winners

MISSOULA, MONTANA, December 5, 2013 — Adventure Cycling Association has announced the winners of its 2013 Bicycle Travel Awards. “This was an inspiring for our awards program, we received 66 outsanding nominations,” said Alison Riley, awards committee chair. “We couldn’t be more excited to present this year’s winners.”