Companions Wanted

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Each year, hundreds of cyclists grab their maps, plan their tours, pack their panniers or trailers, and head for the open roads and trails of America. Many of these intrepid two-wheeled travelers would like to have company for the journey. If you're looking for a touring companion for your adventure, here's the place to start. The cyclists below are all members of the Adventure Cycling Association, and they're getting ready to pack up and take off.

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Around the World

Alaska to Argentina - 2016

Created: Dec 1, 2014

Solstice to Solstice. Plan is to celebrate summer solstice 2016 in Deadhorse, Alaska, and spend 18 months cycling south to reach Ushuaia, Argentina, during summer solstice. Experienced 53-year-old male cycle tourist looking for adventurers to join in all or part of the ride. Email

Europe and Beyond

Created: Mar 24, 2014

29 year old de-motivated state employee set for long-term travel to Europe in the Spring of 2014. Travels will include central Europe, Morocco and others, slowly moving east to Russia, perhaps China... maybe more? Adventurous but safety conscious, medium budget but plan on camping wherever I can. Looking to explore the world and perhaps find myself. Email

Around the world

Created: Feb 24, 2014

I am looking to see if anyone is interested in doing an around-the-world-style bike trip. Would love to put together a trip with mostly cycling, but possibly add in some canoeing/kayaking and hiking sections. No set routes in mind, except would like to do the Pan-American highway and start from Alaska, but this can be flexible. I am restless and need to get out on the road. 28-year-old male, mostly camping and keeping costs minimal. Please send an email if interested or have any ideas. Email


Southeast Asia January-March 2015

Created: Nov 23, 2014

Looking for cycling companions beginning in Bangkok, Thailand, around January 7. I don't have any route planned and would love to be joined by someone looking to do about 60-75 miles a day around southeast Asia. I've done two long tours in North America and now looking to see Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos for sure, and probably Malaysia as well. Check out my blog from my most recent trip from Austin to Anchorage: Email


Australia July/August 2015

Created: Nov 26, 2014

61-year-old male, experienced cyclist looking for one or more companions to cycle Australia in July/August 2015. Temps should be cool to moderate with prevailing winter winds relatively mild and from the West/NW, which should make Perth a good starting point. The final destination and route is negotiable. 50-60 miles per day plus or minus depending on conditions. Perhaps a weekly rest day and a side trip or two. Camping in rest areas, caravan parks, and sometimes in the bush. Email

Cross Country

U.S. West to East

Created: Dec 20, 2014

Mid- to late-May 2015 and finish TBD. Mostly motels and probably average 65 miles per day. 57-year-old male, mellow, pacifist and come what may attitude. Meet in Portland, Oregon, then TransAm to Missoula to catch Northern Tier. Email

TransAm East to West

Created: Dec 18, 2014

I would like to pick up the TransAm in Central Virginia around May 17, and start heading west. I plan to stop in Indiana for four days, then continue on to Colorado. I am an experienced touring cyclist in my mid 60's that tends to travel light an averages of about 70 miles/day. I mostly camp out but do use WarmShowers and such when available. It would be great to share the joy of the open road for part of or all of the ride with others: Email

Mostly Northern Tier

Created: Dec 12, 2014

I'm riding, wife is driving RV. Leaving in spring from Astoria, Oregon. Above average daily distances often as possible. Email

West to East, 2015 — Finishing the Triple Crown

Created: Dec 8, 2014

Looking for a companion or two to join me across the country following the Western Express and eastern Trans American routes — San Francisco to East Coast. Experienced male tourer, 67, having completed the East Coast and West Coast looking to do the Crown Jewel. Start around last week of May, 2015, and finishing around end of July or beginning of August, depending on companion's needs — I am flexible. No fixed schedule or miles per day, stay at motels, camping, and possible Warm Showers. Email

Cross Country

Created: Dec 2, 2014

I'm in the early stages of planning a cross country trip starting April/May and am looking for some riding compadres. Shooting for semi/mostly self-contained. Inclined to spend a little longer in the worthwhile places. I've got experience planning, backpacking, and riding, but not touring. I'm hoping it all translates. Email

Trans-America Summer 2015

Created: Nov 10, 2014

I've already got at least one partner but thought I'd put my feelers out for anyone else who is interested. We're leaving from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on April 5, 2015, heading south to near Richmond, Virginia, and then taking the TransAmerican trail west. Detouring to see some of the great parks like RMNP, GCNP, and Yosemite. Let me know if interested! Email

Southern Tier 2015

Created: Nov 4, 2014

I am considering riding the Southern Tier in 2015. I'm 70 and have crossed the U.S. twice, Canada once, and Australia once. I live in Sydney, Australia. I'm seeking companions of a similar age. Email

San Fransisco-St. Augustine Summer 2015

Created: Sep 22, 2014

I am a 54-year-old male high school teacher with summers off. I am planning a cross country bike tour starting in San Francisco June 7, and ending in Ft. Lauderdale August 15, 2015. I am looking for a partner, or more, to travel with. Mostly camping, some Warm Showers and some hotels/motels, minimal cost. The route will follow the Western Express, with a detour to Pike's Peak. Then continuing on the TransAm to Memphis (Graceland) and on to the Underground Railroad to connect with the Southern Tier to Florida. This will be my first cross country bike ride so I am open to suggestions and advice. I plan on biking 60-75 miles a day with some 100+ days if possible. Email

West to East

Created: Sep 5, 2014

August/September 2015, Laquinta, CA To Eastern shore of Maryland. Would like a group or at least one other person. Want to ride for a cause. Email

Quitting Job and Riding Cross Country in Summer 2015

Created: Aug 12, 2014

Ride from Oregon to the Delmarva Peninsula (Delaware/Maryland/ Virginia) via mostly Northern Tier route. Fit, 54-year-old female looking for one or more riding companions for any or all of the journey. I plan to spend a couple days in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, en route. Expect to start some time between mid June and early July, 2015. Planning a combination of tent camping, Warmshowers, and some hotels/motels. Likely will average between 50 to 75 miles per day. Email

Cross Country via Northern Tier (Modified) July 2015

Created: Apr 14, 2014

The plan is to ride eastbound from Anacortes, Washington, to Bar Harbor, Maine, via the Northern Tier and North Lakes routes starting July 2015. I have family in Erie, Pennsylvania, and would like to stay there a couple days longer. Plan on riding 50-plus miles a day, more as needed. My hope is to tent camp as much as possible but I'm open to suggestions. I'm a fit 27-year-old male looking for anyone who wants to join the ride. I know it's more than a year away, but I'm excited for this and can't wait to finish planning. Email

Teens Crossing America

Created: Mar 5, 2014

We are a small group of teens and adults, looking to cycle from Astoria, OR, to Point Pleasant, NJ, June 16 - August 15 on a van-supported journey across America. No camping! We are supporting research to cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Looking for more teens to join the ride, ages 14-19. Email


Land's End to John O'Groats 2015

Created: Nov 4, 2014

Looking for a riding companion(s) to ride the Land's End to John O'Groats route in the UK during the May/June 2015 timeframe. I'm a 60-year-old male looking to take a couple of weeks to ride the 1,000 mile route staying overnight in hostels, B&Bs, and hotels. No cooking or camping. I may ride on the way to the start/finish so might take 3 weeks. Probably 50-70 miles/day with time to see sights. Email

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

GDMBR 2015

Created: Dec 9, 2014

Experienced, fit 69 year old looking for companion/s to ride the GDMBR north to south. Camping and motels when available. No schedule/pace other than what suits us. Email

GDMBR 2015

Created: Sep 9, 2014

I'm searching for a partner for the Great Divide starting in July 2015. I think that I will average about 40 to 70 miles per day, depending on weather, road conditions, and my condition! My goal is not to ride fast but to have fun! Email

S>N June '15 or N>S July '15

Created: Aug 22, 2014

70 year-old male did 3800 miles in 59 days in summer '14 cross country. Looking for traveling companion(s) averaging 40 miles/day. Tent/Motel/Mix. Email

Intermountain/Great Divide Route

Created: May 14, 2014

Fit female experienced and adventurous cyclotourist/hiker seeking optimistic companions to join me on self-contained bike journey on Idaho Hot Springs/Great Divide Route for 3-5 weeks leaving in July/August 2014. Flexible about route, dates, mileage, "must-sees" and "must-dos." Prefer mostly camping, own cooking and rare restaurants. Please contact me if interested or for more information. I reside in Colorado. Happy trails! Email



Created: Dec 4, 2014

30-year-old male. Rode across America this summer and will start this trip in May. Will ride through Azerbaijan,Georgia, Turkey, Mediterranean coast, Central Europe, Spain, and finally Morocco. Then considering crossing to Kenya as well, if everything goes well. Speaking several languages, so communication shouldn't be a problem...I'll be using mostly WS, CS and camping. You are welcome to fly to join me in Baku, ride the whole route or partial. We'll be discovering the beautiful parts of the world. Email

February Tour of Peru

Created: Nov 25, 2014

We are two veteran tourers in our sixties looking for other riders to join us. We will fly to Cuzco, tour Machu Pichu, then bike down to the coast. From there we will ride north along the coast until we run out of time. We will fly home from Lima in early March. One of us is a native Spanish speaker. We find that a group size of around 4 to 6 works best. We will cover around 100 kms per day depending on terain and towns along the way. Plan on a mix of camping and hotels. Email

AKAGE — Alaska to Argentina

Created: Nov 3, 2014

Starting May 2015 in Deadhorse, Alaska. Ending 500 days later (+ or -) in Ushuaia, Argentina. Looking for interested person in part or all. Me? Retiring 60-year-old male, speak Spanish, ride bikes in northern winters, used to race, want to ride for sustainability and because I love the outdoors. Email

Costa Rica January 14 to February 1, 2015

Created: Jul 6, 2014

A group of up to 15 riders plan a two-week trip from Caribbean to Pacific January 14 to February 1, 2015. Van supported. 30 miles per day. We are traveling East to West to take advantage of the trade winds that will likely be blowing. Hotel stays at modestly priced, clean, local hotels. Estimated cost of $1, 600 + food + hotel. We have contracted with a local bike support group. The trip is being run at cost. Two of the support staff are fluent in English. Layover days will include whitewater rafting, seeing the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, historic San Jose, touring a coffee plantation, bird watching, soaking in volcanic hot springs. Send an email now if you are interested as we are in process of making hotel reservations. Email

Alaska > Argentina in 2015

Created: Apr 14, 2014

Anyone interested in doing an Alaska-to-Argentina ride starting in 2015? I'm 29, male, and figure I might as well to do the ultimate (to me) bike ride. I love riding a lot early in the day and then enjoy setting up camp and relaxing in the evening. Would like to camp as much as possible. Hoping to seek out unpaved roads to avoid motorized traffic as much as possible. I did the TransAm in 2013 — met up with four other guys through Companions Wanted and we had a great time. Trying to gauge interest early for this one and see what others might have in mind. For more information, check my blog at Email


Minnesota Rail Trails, July 2015

Created: Dec 5, 2014

Looking for a group of about a dozen to ride on paved trails in Minnesota. July 14-August 8. Begin and end in Saint Paul. Do entire route, or either half. 500 miles on paved trails, 400 miles on road. Lodging (planned in advance) in motels, retreat centers, colleges, and a few churches. A vehicle with trailer carries your gear! Call (802) 763-8937, or email, for more information. Email

New Zealand

Bicycling Down Under?

Created: Sep 29, 2014

I'm looking to put together a trip to Australia or New Zealand in January 2015, lasting 1-3 months. I'm very flexible at this point, but I'm interested in a relaxed itinerary w/ moderate mileage per day and frequent rest days to stop & enjoy the sights wherever we may find ourselves. We can ride together for part or all of the trip. I would hope to stay in clean, but budget-priced establishments along the way. I'm a fairly fit, 59-year-old male. If you're interested in putting together a trip of this nature, please email me ASAP. -Brett Email

North America

Lattitude N58 to N48

Created: Dec 17, 2014

66 (by then)-year-old male with touring experience looking for companion(s) for bike trip from Skagway, Alaska, to Bellingham, Washington, beginning on or about July 2, 2015. Mostly camping as services/motels infrequent along the way. Average about 50 miles per day as weather, sights, mosquitoes, agreed-upon pace dictate. Email

Denver or Bust

Created: Nov 14, 2014

Experienced long-distance tourer (incl. cross-country, Portland to San Francisco, and Sierras), but not a hardbody jock, 70, planning to ride the TransAm route part way from Astoria, Oregon, to Denver (not Pueblo) to visit my daughter who just moved there. Want to go partly self-contained (No camping, just motels and WarmShowers). Hope to start early June 2015, ride about 60-70 miles a day (but will be open to stopping to explore special places). Looking for other riders for part or all of trip. Email

Want to ride in all 50 states? Want to join me?

Created: Oct 27, 2014

I'm looking for other women who'd like to road ride or mountain bike all over the U.S.! I'm trying to ride in all 50 states (have 26 under my belt). These would be either short trips to insure at least 30 to 40 miles done per state. Or sometimes I try to hit a few states at a time. Sometimes I road ride, sometimes I hit the dirt trail. I'm happily married, live in Northeast am over 40 & pretty fit (not hardcore!). Anyone interested in seeing this beautiful country a state at a time email me! I've ridden some amazing places! Email

TransAmerica Summer 2015

Created: Sep 26, 2014

Hello fellow cyclists, I'm Zack, and I am planning on doing my first bike tour next summer across the country. I am a 24-year-old college student looking to find any fellow adventurers who would like to join me. I am up for either east bound or west bound. Planning on leaving mid-May. Email


Created: Jun 6, 2014

64-year-old woman, young at heart and healthy with lots of endurance looking to join group or individual to do the TransAm. I can leave August 1, or after — 60 plus miles per day — self-contained with some hotels. Excited for fun exploring our USA. Email


Northern Tier (from MN going east)

Created: Nov 21, 2014

Planning on going from Sauk Center, Minnesota, to Bar Harbor, Maine. Leaving late spring. Camping and WarmShowers mostly. I will be 61 this December, and I wont be in a hurry. I like to fish and enjoy life. I would like to meet someone that would be interested on joining me part of or all of it. I am looking forward of going east for a change! Their are a few stops I want to check out such as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I also am 420 friendly and do like a few beers! Are you ready to roll? Email


Idaho Dirt Loop

Created: Dec 8, 2014

Looking for anyone interested in planning and riding a mostly gravel/dirt loop in the Nez Perce and Salmon National Forest areas. The route being considering would generally include Lewiston, Elk City, Shoup, North Fork, Challis, Stanley, Yellowknife, Warren, Riggins, and back to Lewiston. Would like to start early to mid-June 2015. If you are interested or have another dirt adventure route in mind for this summer and want a companion, let's talk. Email

Riding companions wanted

Created: Dec 4, 2014

52-year-old fit woman seeking companion riders to enjoy two- and three-day weekend tours to learn, and practice, self-supported touring. Leisurely pace: 40-50 miles/day with eye on cross-state trip (WA) via Highway 20 in early summer 2015. Email

Missoula – Glacier – Fernie Loop

Created: Nov 21, 2014

Small group (males and females) looking for a few more folks to bike in Northwest Montana. We plan to meet in Missoula end of June 2015. Planning to ride along Flathead Lake to Kalispell, through Glacier (Going-to-the-Sun Road) — onward to Waterton, Alberta, then Fernie, and loop back via Eureka and Whitefish. Using motels/lodges and we plan to have a luggage vehicle. 16 days total with a couple of rest days to enjoy the scenery. Avg. 50 miles a day; for more info email Email


Created: Nov 11, 2014

Adventure Cyclists Wanted to bicycle tour June 2015. I'm planning to depart from Seaside, Oregon, riding the Lewis & Clark Trail from the coast to Portland. Hanging out in Portland for a few days to explore and eat before setting course to Missoula, Montana, where I'm planning on hanging out for a few more days and enjoying lots of local cuisine and beverages. I plan to stop and see the wonderful people who manage Adventure Cycling, get my picture taken and get a huge ice cream cone. Then I'll set sail for the Mile High City, passing through Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Jackson Hole on the way to Denver. Approximately 75 miles per day and stops to smell the roses. Camping four or five days, using WarmShowers where possible. Motels on weekends. Email

Pacific Coast

Pacific Coast — Fall 2015

Created: Dec 12, 2014

Female, 48, looking for companions to ride from Washington to San Diego, California with a mixture of camping/motels. 40/60 miles a day with a few days off here and there. Relaxed pace. Email

Borders of Canada and Mexico on the Pacific Coast

Created: Oct 3, 2014

Looking for a companion(s) to join me in August or September 2015 to ride the Pacific Coast route as a fundraiser for BeeAction, working to protect pollinators from the toxic effects of neonicotinoid pesticides. I plan on riding 50 (plus or minus depending on conditions) miles/day-camping, Warmshowers, occasional motels, possibly van supported. Want to join a fit, 65-year-old female on a fun, epic biking adventure while raising money for a good cause? Email

Either Pacific or Atlantic Coast - 2015

Created: Mar 31, 2014

I'll be 64 (male) in 2015 and want to ride either the Pacific or Atlantic Coast routes. I've ridden across the U.S. in 1997 (Southern Tier) mostly solo, and am looking to both camp out and for WarmShowers-type accommodations, but mostly camping out if weather and campgrounds permit. I'm not at all opposed to the occasional motel and a real bed and shower, though. I'm probably in the range of 75 to 85 miles a day and am pretty easy going and very organized. I currently work as a marketing consultant and find cycling to be both relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. I have a lot of scheduling flexibility but am thinking spring. I don't smoke (anything) but certainly don't mind spirits. Would welcome like-minded fellow travelers. Email

Quitting, Selling, and Hitting the Road

Created: Jan 23, 2013

I'm selling everything, moving out, and hitting the road. It's been a lifelong dream to go on an extended tour and, finally, it's coming to fruition. Where are the bike-touring gypsies? Where is the touring community I think is probably on the road? I'm coming to find you. Anybody else out there that doesn't think this is crazy? Two heads are better than one. Looking forward to hearing from you. Email

Freak Show

Created: Nov 5, 2012

Here's the deal. Big Sur. Get a group of lets say 10 to 20 chilled-out, hard-core Surly bike freaks and party-tour the coast. Say from Santa Cruz to San Luis Obispo. When this will happen has yet to be planned. There will be drinking, smoking, and whatever else you want to do. Be ready! Email


Natchez Trace or...

Created: Dec 20, 2014

OK, thinking about these great rides like Natchez Trace. Here's the dilemma: Get with car to Memphis to start the ride. Arrive in Natchez X days/weeks later. How do I get back to my car? So looking to see if other riders have the same problem. Can we get together and one group goes one way and the other the other way? Who finishes first will ride one or two cars to the other end, taking his group to the start and their vehicles. Or am I over-thinking this? I have no dates (recouping from major blood-clots in leg artery) — not even a car yet, but maybe by the end of February. So if you have a great alternative answer let me know as well. Email

Florida Tour

Created: Nov 10, 2014

A tour starting on January 5, 2015, from Key West to St. Augustine. Then down to Ft. Myers over to Okeechobee, then finishing up in Miami. Camping, stealth camping, and some hotels or WarmShowers when needed. Load your bike and let's ride. Email

Florida Keys - January/February 2015

Created: Oct 22, 2014

Come join me for my 25th self-supported tour in the Florida Keys. This is not a commercial ride. The tour begins and ends in Key Largo and evenings are spent in Key Largo, Marathon, and Key West. I stay in moderately priced mom-and-pop Keys motels that are clean. Total miles will be around 215 miles and daily mileage will be 50 to 55 miles per day. SAG support is not available. Next planned ride will take place January 31 - February 5, 2015. All riders must accept my rider expectations. If interested send me an email and I will forward the ride expectations. Email

Fall 2015 Great Rivers South Plus

Created: Oct 14, 2014

I’m riding mid-September 2015 from St. Louis connecting to the Great Rivers South route down to Baton Rouge then following the Southern Tier to St. Augustine, Florida. Mixing camping with motel. Easy-going 60-year-old Canadian male, comfortable with 60-100 mile days. I do enjoy photography so like to stop, also searching out new craft beer breweries. Plan rollout: Sept 20-21 arrival by October 20-21. Approx. 1,800 miles, should be an easy daily mileage leaving time to explore. Email

Lake Ouachita Ride

Created: Oct 13, 2014

Feb. 14-16, 2015. 3-day self-supported ride with 2 nights camping riding around Lake Ouachita, just west of Hot Springs, AR. Some restaurant stops. We usually have about 8 riders with Arkansas Bicycle Club. Email

St. Augustine to the Keys, End of Nov.

Created: Sep 26, 2014

I'm looking for people interested in joining me for a bike tour along the east coast of Florid during the end of Nov. I am a 28-year old female looking to do about 50 miles/day and possibly sightsee along the way. I have friends who will be in the area during this time but I'd also like to meet some fellow cyclists. Please let me know if you're interested! Also should note, trying to do this fairly frugally as well (at least as far as Florida goes)! Email


Grand Canyon

Created: Oct 22, 2013

Considering a self-supported loop journey from Las Vegas (southern Utah –Zion National Park – south to Grand Canyon – south and west to Route 66 – Lake Mead) No dates set. I hope to average 50 miles per day but this will depend on weight, terrain, and wind direction. I'm 61 and live in Cleveland, Ohio. I’ll probably camp with stops at motels weekly, and will be eating at different dining spots. Email

Southern Tier Services - San Diego

Created: Aug 30, 2011

I live along the Southern Tier just east of San Diego. If you need a ride from the airport, a companion to guild you through the city, or a place to pitch your tent, let me know. Email

Western Canada

Great Parks North + / Summer 2015

Created: Sep 22, 2014

Two stage trip, approx. as follows: Stage 1: Jasper to Kalispell (3 weeks), June 20 to July 5? Rest 4-10 days at my place in Kalispell Stage 2: Kalispell to Rawlins, Steamboat Springs or Durango (3-5 weeks) Two of us (myself, age 57) and a 15-year-old friend seek companions. I rode B-76 and to Alaska in 1978, have not toured since then. We plan to use road bikes, self contained, mostly camp , etc. Call or email for details if interested. Email

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