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.

Please note: Adventure Cycling assumes, but cannot verify, that the persons advertising here are truthfully representing themselves. You should always take some time to meet your prospective traveling companions and discuss your tour plans before you begin your travels together.

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Around the World

Europe and Beyond

Created: 03/24/2014

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. http://keithsbiketravels.blogspot.com/ Email

Around the world

Created: 02/24/2014

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

Cross Country

Riding Southern Tier starting mid-October 2014

Created: 09/30/2014

I am looking to see if anyone is interested in biking the Southern Tier, starting in mid-October all the way toward Saint Augustine, Florida. I am a 55-year-old male. My interests are in hiking, backpacking, and international travel. My recent trip was hiking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal in April of this year. Biking is a pretty new hobby to me. I am open to do either direction but will prefer west to east. Please let me know if you are also interested. I like to do bike-packing style but will do occasional hotel stays too. Email

San Fransisco-St. Augustine Summer 2015

Created: 09/22/2014

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

DC - Florence, OR

Created: 09/15/2014

Soon-to-be-retired 62-year-old Fed, I plan to cycle on the TransAm from my home in DC to Oregon. 50-65 miles a day, camping, occasional hotels. Have ridden solo to Chicago, New York, and North Carolina. Would like a partner or two for this ride, depart around April, 2015. Happy to meet up first and see if it might work. Email

West to East

Created: 09/05/2014

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: 08/12/2014

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

Corner-to-corner cross-USA

Created: 08/12/2014

Join all or any part: Departing Lubec, Maine (easternmost point USA), about 8/25/14 -- flexible departure to accommodate companion(s) -- 40-60 mi/day -- motels/B&B/warm showers - arrive Imperial Beach, CA (south westernmost point USA) -- near San Diego -- about 7 to 10 weeks later. Experienced cycle-tourist; semi-retired male - age 67. Email

Southern Tier - Fall 2014

Created: 07/08/2014

Three of us are leaving in September, 2014 from Southern CA to ride east (with the winds at our back) to St. Augustine, FL. Companions welcome, bridge players especially. Must love dogs. Email

Cross Country via Northern Tier (Modified) July 2015

Created: 04/14/2014

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: 03/05/2014

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

Europe

Portugal in the Fall

Created: 03/10/2014

Starting in Santiago, Spain, south through Portugal to the southern coast. Camping and self supported. 52-year-old fit female meandering 40-50 miles a day. Email

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

2-3 Day Ride (near Butte, MT)

Created: 09/23/2014

I am a 50-something fit male looking to do a 2-3 day ride starting at or near Butte, MT during the 2-3 week of October. I am flexible on the days and would like to do at least one trail overnight. I am new to the Great Divide and want to sample the route. I don't plan to ride for speed and I ride a fat bike. Figure it's best to not go alone if I can help it! Email

GDMBR 2015

Created: 09/09/2014

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: 08/22/2014

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: 05/14/2014

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

International

Costa Rica January 14 to February 1, 2015

Created: 07/06/2014

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

Cuba

Created: 05/05/2014

60 days bike touring Cuba, probably east to west between December 2014 and end of February 2015, dates not firm. 65-year-old male, former bike racer and mechanic, experienced bike tourist looking to enjoy the sun, music and people of Cuba. I speak some Spanish, no camping – mostly casa particulares, their version of B&Bs. Nothing crazy, 3-4 hours a day on bike max, siestas, and at least one rest day a week. Did my racing back in the day, now looking more for enjoying the moment. Email

Alaska > Argentina in 2015

Created: 04/14/2014

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 justridethebike.tumblr.com. Email

Mid-Atlantic

Allegheny Mountains Loop — Fall '14

Created: 09/26/2014

Mountain biking geezer would enjoy having companions for an October ride of this 400-mile loop. Start date is flexible but will try to avoid forecasted stormy weather. Email

New Zealand

Bicycling Down Under?

Created: 09/29/2014

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

New Zealand Nov.-Jan. 2014/2015

Created: 07/11/2014

Looking to spend a couple of months riding around both islands this winter. If anyone is interested or has information on this area please let me know. I have the winter to explore; also considering hanging around afterwards for work (work travel visa) or maybe heading up to Southeast Asia for some more touring. Let me know if you have similar plans! thenorthroute.com Email

North America

TransAmerica Summer 2015

Created: 09/26/2014

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

Transamerica, sections 11-7

Created: 08/06/2014

I'm a 26-year-old female who needs to get to a wedding in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in October. I decided it would be a great idea to bicycle starting in Damascus, Virginia, going to Pueblo, Colorado. I'm will be leaving between August 10-20 and would welcome partners for all or some of the trip. Email

East to West TransAmerica, Sections 11-7

Created: 08/05/2014

I am a 26-year-old female who needs to get to a wedding in Albuquerque, NM, in October. I decided it would be a great idea to bicycle starting in Damascus, VA, going to Pueblo, CO. I am to leave anywhere from 8/10-8/20 and would welcome partners for all or some of the trip. Email

TransAmerica

Created: 06/06/2014

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

Northwest

Riding companions wanted

Created: 07/14/2014

52-year-old fit woman seeking companion riders to enjoy two- and three-day weekend tours (weekdays possible). Leisurely pace: 40-60 miles/day, motels/inns for overnights, with eye on cross-state trip from Anacortes, to Kettle Falls, WA, via Highway 20 in early summer 2015. Email

Pacific Coast

Pacific Coast Fun! (Entire route or just a part)

Created: 07/28/2014

Looking for a Pacific Coast riding companion who is energetic, optimistic, easygoing, open-minded, and spontaneous. I don’t have touring experience, but am good at setting up camp, etc. I am a huge wine fan and would love to do some detours through wine country, as well as whatever else might be fun/ interesting. Would like to average 50 miles per day but that’s adjustable based on skill, desire, time, etc. — and I would welcome any detours! I’d like to start in June or July 2015 but am flexible. Oh, and a little about me: I enjoy the outdoors, listening to and playing music, cooking, and hula hooping. I love to laugh and I love making new friends. If that sounds good to you, get in touch! Email

Either Pacific or Atlantic Coast - 2015

Created: 03/31/2014

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: 01/23/2013

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: 11/05/2012

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

South America

Interoceanic Highway, Brazil, Peru

Created: 06/10/2014

Come join me in this new South American epic trip from São Paulo, Brazil, to Cusco & Lima, Peru, a journey of over 3,000 miles across plains, through the Amazon basin and over the Andes. Leave late summer 2015 during their dry season. Hoping to finish within 60 days. Highway recently completed to provide first real road from the Amazon to Peru. Email

Southeast

St. Augustine to the Keys, End of Nov.

Created: 09/26/2014

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

Searching For Healthy Food/Farms

Created: 08/29/2014

I'm a 48-year-old male. I've managed food services at kids camps and worked with farm-to-school, focusing on providing healthy food. The past three autumns I've toured self-contained across the country twice (and a half) and enjoyed it, but this tour I'd like to visit farms/farmer's markets, etc. and meet people with a passion for healthy foods and farming. Like to begin around October 14th in the Appalachian Mountains near Boone and Asheville, NC, riding on and near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Open to suggestions and ideas to get new job/sustainable living ideas as I hope to move to the area after the tour. I'm open to touring self-contained or bringing a car and doing day or multi-day rides from it. Flexible with miles per day and tour duration. Email

Florida Keys

Created: 03/10/2014

November 1 – November 6, 2014. Join me for my 23rd self-supported tour of the Florida Keys. Key Largo – Marathon – Key West and return. Self-reliant riders are invited to join, but all riders must accept my ride expectations. Interested riders should contact me via email for ride expectations. This is a non-commercial ride. Email

Southwest

Grand Canyon

Created: 10/22/2013

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: 08/30/2011

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: 09/22/2014

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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