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


Indian Himalaya Summer 2016

Created: Apr 1, 2015

Looking for one or more companions for approximately six weeks. Tentative itinerary Srinagar (or Leh start); Nubra; Pangong Tso; then Leh-Manali with Lahaul side trips and possible exit via Sach Pass to Chamba vs. Spiti-Kinnaur. I've been to the Indian Himalaya six times, speak enough Hindi. Cycled Lahaul-Spiti-Kinnaur (Sarchu to Rampur) Sept. 2014, 15 days: see 2nd half of slide set. 56-year-old male. I've got local tourism contacts and SAG-support would make economic sense with 3 or 4+ people. "Hotels" + some camping. Culture, temples, 30-50 miles/day is rational. See "Himalaya by Bike" by Laura Stone. Email

Cross Country

West to East Trip Summer 2016

Created: Sep 29, 2015

I'm in the early planning stages for a 2016 summer trip. I have some time restrictions because I work in a school system. I'm looking at using the Western Express Route to meet up with the TransAm in Pueblo, Colorado. I need to leave early to mid June and plan on average a minimum of 85 miles a day. My plan is 45-50 days. I might have SAG support for the first four weeks and my wife wants to SAG for the last week. I will be 56 and I just biked to Boston from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Email

TransAm — Pueblo to Arlington Nat'l Cemetery

Created: Sep 29, 2015

I ride a Catrike 700 and am planning a trike ride — possibly supported — from Pueblo, Colorado, on the TransAm route, finishing in Arlington, Virginia. The ride would be to bring attention to all veterans and especially those who are disabled. I am 65 with 30 years of cycling experience but only two years on a trike. Looking for possible participants. Email

TransAm — Leaving Sometime in 2016

Created: Sep 28, 2015

I'm leaving sometime in the summer of 2016. Eighty miles per day, camping 75%. I don't need someone to ride with but a friendly face at the campsite is nice. Please visit my Faceboo page at Email

Random explorer

Created: Sep 25, 2015

At the time of departure I will be a 47-year-old male. Leaving early May from San Diego to ride up the West Coast. Will have some time to kill along the way; looking to check out microbreweries along the route and eventually make it to the Adventure Cycling HQ by 7/15 for the Montana Cycling celebration. Afterwards will be continuing the TransAmerica Trail until I get close to Ohio, before diverting. Let me know if you might interested in joining part or all of the journey. Email

Southern Tier (West to East)

Created: Sep 21, 2015

Hello! I'm a 24-year-old female who is going to do her first bike tour beginning early April 2016! I'd love a companion part or full time. Going to start out with low mileage (about 40-50 miles a day) and after the first couple weeks I hope to average around 80 or so miles a day. If we're headed in the same direction, feel free to email me! Email

Heading west from FL panhandle Sep 25, 2015

Created: Sep 15, 2015

Hello, my name is Ian. I am a 26 year old male who is just about ready to finally pack up and head out west. This will be my first tour but I have been preparing for a year for this 8,000-mile journey. I will be leaving Pensacola, Florida, in roughly one week's time and heading west via the Southern Tier Route. From there I will be heading north on the Pacific Coast Route, eventually heading southeast along the TransAmerica back to Florida. I am planning to camp everyday and be 100% self sufficient. If I'm crossing your path and you'd like a riding partner for a few let me know. Email

BikeCentennial 40+ in 2016

Created: Sep 14, 2015

Ride the BikeCentennial route 40 years later — I'm going and looking for company. I always go on RAGBRAI (last full week in July) so timing is somewhat important. I plan on starting in Astoria on May 15 with the goal of finishing in two months. 4,200 miles in 60 days? That's about 70 per day. Not a fan of total rest days, better to keep moving. I am willing to do short days. We can't schedule rain days. May 15 is a bit early so I will be trying to limit my riding the first couple of weeks so I don't burn out. Big-mile days can be had in the mid-section of the country. A mix of camping, motels and Eating in restaurants and grocery stores as much as possible, I don't want to haul cooking gear too. Email

Across America West to East, May 2016

Created: Sep 11, 2015

Riding Lewis & Clark to Northern Tier to Great Lakes through Ontario to Niagara Falls then New York City. Depart Astoria, Oregon, mid-May arrive NYC mid-August 2016. Unsupported unless someone has SAG. Ride an average of 60 to 100 miles a day. Want to finish in 60 days. Email

TransAm - Leaving in August 2016

Created: Aug 19, 2015

I plan on leaving in the middle of August trying to avoid some of the heat. 80 miles per day. Rest day when needed. Camping 90%. Need companions. Email


Created: Aug 17, 2015

I'm looking for one other person to travel with. I want to do the TransAmerica Trail from east to west, starting at the end of April 2016. I'd like to go about 70-100 miles a day taking 1-2 rest days. I like a cold beer and a campfire at night. A little about me: my name is Kaitie, I'm 23 and this is my first bike tour. I've been planning this trip for a few years and now that I've finished school I'm ready to go. I've worked as a bicycle tour guide/ mechanic in NYC so if things go wrong, I can likely fix it. I'm currently based of out Tulsa Oklahoma and would like to start meeting people now. Email

N. America: Newfoundland, Maritimes, Northern Tier

Created: Aug 3, 2015

North America, East to West, Summer 2016. We'll start in St John's, Newfoundland, Canada (the Easternmost point of North America). We'll bike the Avalon Peninsula (not the whole island), and take the summer ferry from Argentia to Sydney, Nova Scotia. Then either bike through New Brunswick down to Portland, Maine, or bike Nova Scotia and take the ferry to Portland. Then, it's the Northern Tier and Lewis & Clark all the way back to the Westernmost point of the Contiguous U.S., Washington State's Olympic Peninsula. I'd like to start in May, averaging 50-70 miles, self supported, camping, Couchsurfing, and Warmshowers. Email

San Francisco - Bar Harbor, Maine — May 2016

Created: Aug 1, 2015

68-year-young male. Will ride the Western Express-TransAmerica-Underground Railroad-Northern Tier. Leave on May 1. Plan on riding 60 to 70 miles a day. Looking for anyone who wants to ride this journey. Staying mostly in motels, B&Bs. I reside in Burlington, Vermont, area and I am an early riser who loves kayaking, XC skiing, and biking. Email

2016 Astoria to Richmond to Bar Harbor

Created: Aug 1, 2015

I'm looking for 1-3 people to join me in late May 2016, following the TransAm route from Astoria, Oregon, to Richmond, Virginia, then north along the Atlantic Coast route to Bar Harbor, Maine. 50+ miles a day, all camping except a motel every 6-9 days. I'm a 61-year-old engineer and small business owner with a good bit of long-distance hiking and biking experience, but have found that solo biking just isn't for me. If you have long-distance experience and like different environments and opportunities, give this some thought. Email

Washington - Florida to Benefit Make-A-Wish

Created: Jul 16, 2015

I'm a 54-year-old disabled hand-cycle athlete from the Seattle area. I'm looking for a travel companion(s) to ride with on an epic journey across the U.S. to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation from the U.S./Canadian border at Blaine, Washington, to Key West, Florida, on my 27-speed Top End XLT Pro hand cycle via the Pacific Coast, Southern Tier, and Atlantic Coast routes, beginning in early April 2016 and arriving in Key West by June 1, 2016. I plan to average about 100 miles per day, six days per week with a day of rest per week and spending the nights in motels with comfortable beds and hot showers. Please contact me via email and lets experience this challenging adventure together. Email

Transam west to east 2016

Created: Jul 2, 2015

I'm planning to ride cross country west to east in summer of 2016. Probably an early June start. May start on the Transam or Lewis & Clark. I intend to enjoy the trip and take days off when in interesting places. Looking for one or two companions. Email


Created: Jun 15, 2015

East to west, leaving Yorktown, Virginia, and arriving in San Diego, California. Plan to leave at the end of July 2015 and arrive sometime in November 2015. Self-contained, camping, will motel/hotel if necessary on occasion. Plan to ride about 250 miles a week — 50 miles a day with two days off per week. I'm an early riser and on the road by 6:00 AM, if not earlier. I'll occasionally stop for AA meetings along the route. I plan to start on the TransAm Trail to Bicycle Route 66, to Flagstaff, Arizona, to Canyon corridor to Southern Tier Route, and into San Diego. Email

Maine to Washington State 2016

Created: May 18, 2015

Seeking companions for a 2016 east coast to west coast self-contained tour. I expect to average ~75 miles/day with one rest day/week. The route is a montage of Adventure Cycling and DOT routes, and I think it's pretty good, but it is open to suggestion/modification. I will be 29 that summer. I've done a couple smaller tours, and I ride 40 miles to and from work multiple times each week. Here's a video of my answers to some FAQs: Email

Southern Tier Eastbound 2016

Created: May 15, 2015

We are a retired couple planning to cycle the Southern Tier Route eastbound starting early March 2016. We plan to stay in motels/hotels the entire route, riding 45 miles a day on average. Current estimate is 73 riding days. We modified the route to go via Tucson rather than Phoenix. We'd like SAG support if possible, but will do an unsupported trip if it can't be arranged. 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

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

Great Divide Denver to Eureka

Created: Sep 24, 2015

44-year-old male teacher/husband/father looking for individual(s) to meet in Denver and ride the Great Divide north to Canadian Border. Plan to leave middle of June-ish. Bikepacking/touring experience preferred. 50-to-100 miles a day. Camping/hotels/Warmshowers. Sense of humor and consumption of good beer a plus! I live in North Idaho (Sandpoint) and can arrange pickup in Eureka, Montana, and transport you to Spokane airport or something similar. Email

Riders for Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

Created: Aug 21, 2015

I am planning on riding the GDMBR next July from Roosville, Montana, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, and am looking for riders to join me all or part of this epic Ride! I plan to leave the week of July 18, 2016. right after the Big Mega celebration at Adventure Cycling's Offices in Missoula. Let's get wild!!! Email

Great Divide - Summer 2016

Created: Aug 19, 2015

I am currently in the preparation phase for GDMBR from Banff to Antelope Wells during summer 2016, starting mid July to early August. Anyone out there interested in joining me for the whole route or a section? Fit 59-year-old male (Brit living in France). Good on bike maintenance and currently brushing up on my outdoor/wilderness skills. Intend to camp most of the way. Plan to cover 60-70 miles per day + rest days. Email

Great Divide (U.S. Portion)

Created: Feb 17, 2015

Looking for four to six strong and capable women with backwoods camping experience to join me on a self-contained mountain bike adventure in the summer of 2016. Email

Intermountain West

Utah Cliffs Loop

Created: Jun 29, 2015

I'm really interested in doing the Utah Cliffs Loop sometime in September to October. My original plan was to go solo but would welcome company. Drop me a line if you have similar interest. Email

Family Bikepacking in Utah

Created: Jun 8, 2015

Looking for other families interested in overnight bikepacking trips in Salt Lake, Wasatch, Southern Utah. We have two young teen boys, 13 and 15. Email

Utah Weekend trips

Created: Jun 8, 2015

Seeking companions for frequent, self-supported bikepacking and/or bicycle touring overnights, long-weekends. Destinations in Utah and nearby — West Desert and south Utah, Uintas, Wasatch, Idaho, western Colorado, etc. Email

Oregon Trail

Created: May 15, 2015

Leaving Independence, Missouri, mid-May 2016, "when the prairie grass is 4 inches high," ending in Oregon City along traditional historic route. Will follow Trail as close as possible including on the Trail and dirt roads. Not a skinny tire adventure. Self-supported, 2000 miles, about 2.5 months travel time — maybe longer if we document the route. No fixed itinerary except to keep going west. Looking for one to three fun history buffs to join me. I am a 66-year-old experienced bike tourist. Email


Cuban Adventure

Created: Aug 27, 2015

I am planing a trip in January 2016. Is there anyone that is interested in joining me on this adventure? Email


Chicago -> Nola, Along the MRT

Created: Sep 11, 2015

I'm biking from Chicago to New Orleans. Following Adventure Cycling's Route 66 to St. Louis then following the MRT. Leaving Chicago on Oct. 10 and plan to do it in 20 or so days. Let me know if you would like to meet up anywhere along the route. My routes are shared under my ridewithgps account "yani1shu". Email

WI/MN/IA/IL Weekends

Created: Mar 20, 2015

Looking for companion(s) for weekend, long weekend, or even week-long tours around central Wisconsin or neighboring states. I've done several multi-day tours. I'm saving up vacation for a big ride (e.g. TransAmerica) and in the meantime I'm practicing by doing these shorter rides. I'd prefer to do 50-70 miles or more (depending) but am flexible. I'm 40-year-old male in very good riding condition. Email

New Zealand

New Zealand South Island

Created: Jun 26, 2015

I plan to ride/camp/fish on the South Island from mid-October to mid-December 2015. First tour in many years, no set plan except to see the island and possibly some of the North Island if time permits. Companions to join for all or part are welcome. Email

North America

Guatemala to Guadalajara in Oct./Nov.

Created: Sep 25, 2015

I'm a 23-year-old male planning on cycling up the west coast of Mexico, leaving in late October. I bike fairly light and fast. I plan on camping and using Warmshowers for lodging; eating roadside food, at restaurants, and dried snacks. I'm looking for a partner of any age or gender, as long as we have similar riding styles. Email

North to Alaska 2016

Created: Aug 10, 2015

Experienced touring cyclist putting together a supported bicycle tour from Cut Bank, Montana, to Anchorage, Alaska. Start in late May 2016. Complete early July 2016. Average 60 miles per day. 2,400 miles total distance. Approximate Riding days 39. Rest days 5. Difficulty: advanced. All riders welcomed. 10 riders max. All expenses shared. Minimum drama expected. 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


Columbus Day Weekend / New England

Created: Sep 28, 2015

Change of plans: Belatedly seeking companions for some portion of New England Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 9-12). Completely open as to exact dates/duration — would prefer Vermont, but, e.g. Northwestern Connecticut sounds pretty appealing, too. Could do 60+ miles per day, but, given shorter days, would prefer more like 50 (or even less) and smell the flowers (or, more likely, the dead leaves!). Could do either camping or motels. Experienced tourer, male, 65. Email

Fall Foliage

Created: Sep 15, 2015

Am doing some day rides from Bangor, ME through NH, VT, MA and ending in RI. Beginning 10/8 and finishing on 10/17. Would enjoy having someone join me on any of the legs. Happy to forward you my itinerary. 50s white male. Email

Pacific Coast

1-5 Day N. Cali Adventure rider?

Created: Jun 5, 2015

I have done a recent Redding to Davis ride on backest-backroads along the river (Motel 6 to Motel 6). Looking for companions for 2-5 day-long ride to Bakersfield or somewhere else. I'm a Davis-based Dad — like 50-100 miles/day with lots of photo stops. 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

South America

Latin america!!?

Created: Sep 11, 2015

Last winter was New Zealand! I would like to thank AC for a successful pairing with Peter L. last winter. You coming with me again right bro!? Looking for advice and or a cycling partner to ride with in Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru! Would also consider other countries. Plan on flying out December 2015 from the East Coast. Anyone also considering such a trip or have advice I would much appreciate it! Old blog: Ciao, Noah Email


Arkansas 3-Day Tour Ride

Created: Sep 5, 2015

Self-supported 3-day ride of about 100 miles from Lake DeGray State Park, around Lake DeGray, camping and cooking two nights. We eat at diners for lunch. October 24-26, 2015. 4-5 day option too. Email

Bicycle Ride Around Arkansas (BRAA)

Created: Sep 5, 2015

Annual self-supported ride, March 20-25, 2016, through various parts of Arkansas. This ride is tentatively from Texarkana to Lake Village for 5-6 days. We usually have about 10-12 riders. We will camp or stay at colleges or motels in bad weather. Free registration at the event at to get updates. Email

Florida this Winter?

Created: Sep 2, 2015

I'll be in South Central Florida January through March 2016 and will have my bikepacking setup but no car. Hoping to do a number of 5-7 day treks (maybe longer) around that part of the state. Looking to almost exclusively camp and will be on a low budget. Prefer under 50 average daily mileage, feeling low key. Undecided if I'll have my Surly Ogre or Disc Trucker, but either way hoping to find a bit of gravel and mud. ME: 32 y/o woman who has done many self-contained tours including Trans-am and 2/3rds of the Great Divide. Would love company, esp. like riding w/ other women, but open to anything. Won't be able to commit to specific dates/locations until closer to the time. Email

Florida Keys — Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 2016

Created: Aug 25, 2015

Self-supported, non-organized ride Key Largo to Key West and return. This will be my 28th tour. Please email for ride expectations and ride details. 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

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