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

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

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

Bucket list - Midwest to South to East

Created: 07/06/2014

60-year-old male riding west from Wisconsin then south from Washington and east to Florida. Would like to go in fall 2014 but practical part of me says spring. I enjoy planning with others and could tag on the right group ride. I am a self-supported ultra camper. Snow and cold don't bother me. I am an all-winter rider from Minneapolis. Email

Western Express to TransAm

Created: 05/30/2014

We are 2 college students traveling in the months of July and August from San Francisco to Virginia via the Western Express and TransAm routes. We would love company for any legs of the trip. We will be leaving from San Francisco at the very end of June/beginning of July and have about 2 months for the trip. We will be camping, staying in co-ops, and using hosts from warmshowers.com when possible. Contact us if you are interested in meeting up for any section of the trip! Email

Jacksonville to San Diego

Created: 05/29/2014

I hope to ride from Jacksonville, Florida, to San Diego in the Spring of 2015. I am a 68-year-old and will hope to average 40 miles per day, stopping to see the sights. If you are interested in a companion, please email me. Email

Mississippi River Trail, North to South

Created: 05/13/2014

New bicyclist here. Planning on doing the Mississippi River Trail beginning at the Lake Itasca headwaters around the end of June and riding all the way to New Orleans. Planning on camping, warm showers, or hotels if raining, along with some light cooking and a lot of restaurants along the way. Would be willing to meet up with anyone for a few miles or more. Email

Southern Tier Starting Sept. 2, West to East

Created: 04/21/2014

This September I am touring on the Southern Tier Route to raise money for a school I went to that specializes in teaching kids with Learning Disabilities. I'm 22 and plan to start my tour September 2, 2014, in San Diego. As of right now my dad is going to jump in around September 20, near El Paso, TX, and ride with me for four weeks. Other than that it will be a solo tour unless his work lets him have more time off. If any one else is going to be touring the Southern Tier around this time and would like a riding partner or two, let me know! I will be camping and using Warm Showers hosts when available. 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

TransAm, Westbound, May 10, 2014

Created: 04/07/2014

I'm planning to ride from Blacksburg, VA, to Florence, OR, then to Astoria, OR, on Route 76. I'm 35 and in good shape. I plan to average 65miles/day 4-5 days ride and one day rest. I'm up for camping, hostel, and occasional motel. I look for riding companion in small, medium segments or the whole TransAm route. My tentative riding schedule: https://gist.github.com/neofob/9301755 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

The Balkans

Created: 05/27/2014

I'm an experienced cycle tourist and Russian speaker looking for one other intrepid cyclist (mid-30s+) for a 3-week tour in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Slovenia. Flying from Washington-Dulles to Budapest on September 14, returning October 10. 40-60 miles a day. Overnights in B&Bs and sobe. I prefer a DC-area resident so we can get acquainted prior to the trip. Email

Seeking Another Dad and Son for Europe Summer Ride

Created: 05/05/2014

I have been touring in Europe for 20 years and last year brought my 8-year-old son with me on our tandem. Looking for another father and son where the son can ride at least 30 miles mostly on bike trails in Europe. Likely older than nine or on a tandem. Must be patient to be spending several hours a day riding. August 14-28 Germany (mostly), Luxembourg and France. I am the author of popular European touring guide: "Cycling Along Europe's Rivers: Bicycle Touring Made Easy and Affordable." Email

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

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

Great Divide – Late Summer '14

Created: 04/17/2014

Looking for a few riders to enjoy the ride From Banff, Canada, to Mexico. Leaving Banff the last week of August to finish late September. If interested, email Merv. Email

Great Divide

Created: 03/19/2014

I'm looking for companions for a tour on the Great Divide starting June 13, 2014 — the date the race starts — but not racing; doing it as a tour. This will be a self-supported ride. Gender is not important. If interested, drop me a line. Email

Great Divide – Headed South

Created: 02/02/2014

Experienced and fit bike tourist and camper, easy going, age 67, planning to start at or very near the Canadian border. Leaving the first week of July and intend to take around 60 days. Seeking one to three companions. Email

RIDE THE DIVIDE PARTNERS

Created: 01/20/2014

Hello, want to ride the Great Divide this year and am looking for a few riders. Would like to leave first part of July with a late August finish, about 6 weeks or so. If interested please get in touch with Bill. Email

Intermountain West

Western Express - East to West

Created: 07/08/2014

I am an adventurous 18-year-old female looking for a companion or two to ride with to San Francisco. I would like to go 40-60 miles a day, mostly camping, leaving in mid-late August 2014. The exact route, time frame, and must-sees are all flexible. I would like to start in Pueblo or Denver, Colorado. Email

Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route

Created: 05/12/2014

At 62 I have just left the small solar business I started in 1997 and a long tour is my celebration. My target is to ride the new Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route. I expect to ride out of Boise around July 27 or 28. (Note that this is an update of a previous earlier target date.) I am seeking companions to provide mutual support and safety on one or more of the singletrack sections. I am in good shape and not in a hurry. Last summer, I rode from Durango to Moab via the San Juan Huts system with my 15-year-old son, and my last long (3,700 mile) tour was in 1976. Dates, routes, and plans are all subject to change as opportunities present themselves. Call Allan at 505 780-2738 or email. Email

Weekend Riding near Missoula

Created: 02/13/2014

I am looking for someone to join on some overnight rides near Missoula. Nothing too specific, the only trip I have planned is Missoula to Polson and around Flathead Lake. I am a 19-year-old guy just getting into touring and looking for someone to tour with. I am open to ideas. Let me know if you're interested. Thanks! Email

Ride the Santa Fe Trail – Sept 2014

Created: 02/03/2014

Join us for a 20 day, 1,100 mile ride in September along the Santa Fe Trail. Explore and learn about the Santa Fe Trail from Santa Fe, New Mexico to New Franklin, Missouri; learn its history and contribution to our country's western expansion; the challenges faced along the Trail; and the work currently being done to preserve historic sites along the Trail. We are a nonprofit organization endorsed by the National Park Service and the Santa Fe Trail Association as an appropriate nonprofit educational and recreational event. For more information, check our website: santafetrailbicycletrek.com. 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

Atlantic Coast PA to FL early Nov.

Created: 06/02/2014

I'm looking for someone from the east coast who would like to join me on a bike tour from southeast PA to St. Augustine, Florida over the month of November. Planning on biking 60-80 miles/day. Self-supported tour planning to use Warmshowers.org as well. Will be camping in the warmer states. I have an interest in sightseeing along the way (Nat'l Parks, novelties, whatever adventures you have on your list). Have a month off in November? Wanna tour with me? Please be in touch! Email

Midwest

Climate Ride Independent Challenge Tour / TRIRI SE

Created: 05/06/2014

I'm doing a Climate Ride Independent Challenge. If you're within an approximate 80 km / 50 mile-radius of Waukegan, IL, I'd love to have company for all or part of a late-season round trip from the Waukegan vicinity to Camby, IN, starting 9/8/2014, for the Touring Ride in Rural Indiana (TRIRI) September Escapade (SE). It runs 9/14 - 9/19. I'll ride about 100 km / 62 miles per day, self-supported and self-contained, using hotels and camping. I'm also allowing for at least two rest days before and after TRIRI SE. Email

Lewis and Clark Trail

Created: 04/24/2014

I am thinking of doing a portion of the Lewis and Clark Trail late summer or early Fall 2014 — Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Pierre, South Dakota (486 miles). Experienced cyclist but this would be my first self-contained tour. Looking for a buddy or two to share in this adventure Email

Time to Ride!

Created: 02/18/2014

Looking for another person who would like to ride the Minnesota Loop or bike from St. Cloud, Minnesota, to Colorado. These are not set in stone but all I know is that I would like to be on the road April 15. About me: I am a Veteran, I am sixty years young, and I am retired, so time is on my side! I like to bike 50 to 75 miles a day. Not in a hurry. I like to camp, use Warm Showers, maybe one day a week for a motel. Gender is not important. I like to have a few beers, go fishing and have fun. Please no drama. I love the outdoors and like to take advantage of the spring, summer and fall. Please call 612-978-1496, thank you. Email

New Zealand

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

2015 Atlantic Coast Tour

Created: 07/21/2014

Plan to leave Miami Beach March 28, 2015, to Bar Harbor, Maine, using ACA maps. Then to Michigan through New York with stop at Watkins Glen for Great Finger Lakes Ride. About 50-60 miles/day tent, hotel and Warmshowers. I'm male, will be 68 years old, and am an experienced rider. Open to one other adventurer that may be interested in doing all or a portion of the Atlantic Coast ride. 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

Mississippi River Trail

Created: 05/09/2014

I am looking for a companion rider for the Mississippi River Trail in September. I will be fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis. The trip will take us from the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Lake Bemidji State Park and take us 2,000 miles to New Orleans, Louisiana. Our trip will average 64 miles a day and will take us 30 days of cycling with extra rest nights in the major metropolitan areas. The nights will be a combination of camping, hosteling, couch surfing, warm showers, and maybe a few hotel rooms thrown in for good measure. Email

Florida to Virginia, Then Cross Country

Created: 10/18/2013

Beginning Mid-May 2014, I'm heading up the East Coast from northeast Florida, to Yorktown, Virginia. In Yorktown I'm joining the Bike the U.S. for MS cross-country group for June and July. After arriving in San Francisco, I plan on striking out on my own on August 4 up the West Coast, hanging a right in Astoria, and continuing through Portland on the way to Montana before heading south to Denver. Both legs before and after the MS ride will be self-supported, camping mostly, and slowing down for points of interest. Overall it will be at a leisurely but steady pace. I'd welcome any company along the way. Email

Northeast

Bike Overnights

Created: 04/09/2014

Companions wanted for 1 or 2 nights camping by bicycle in Addison, Rutland or Chittenden counties, Vermont. I need to shake out my gear and get ready for a longer ride by the end of summer. I'm a mellow rider and would rather slow down and look at the flowers than cover long distances in a short amount of time. Email

Northwest

Minnesota to Washington

Created: 07/16/2014

I am 60 years young. Leaving from Saint Cloud, MN, first week in August . Taking the Northern Tier Route. Camping ,warm showers, freecamp.net. For more details, please call 612-978-1496. Email

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

Ride Across Montana

Created: 04/15/2014

Going west to east leaving Missoula the first week of July. We have an RV for SAG support. The RV will take us back to Missoula when we reach the North Dakota border. Riding about 50 mile per day and camping at night in campgrounds. No charge; each pays as he goes. Call Dallas at 605-721-1427 or email. Email

Pacific Coast

Anacortes, WA, to Southern California

Created: 07/14/2014

I am 65 years old and have my touring bike with 700x42 tires, disc brakes and panniers in rear. Planning on doing 40-70 miles per day. Leaving first week in September 2014. 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

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 to Austin Texas in September 2014

Created: 02/02/2014

I'm a 33-year-old male experienced cycle commuter but fairly new to touring. I'm planning to ride from Cedar City, Utah, to Austin, Texas, this fall using the Grand Canyon Connector and Southern Tier routes. Looking for anyone who wants to join me on an epic adventure through what I consider the most beautiful part of our country. No real timetable for how long it will take but I plan on carrying a lot of weight (extra water through the desert), so anywhere from 40 to 70 miles a day (on average) sounds reasonable. I look forward to hearing from you. Email

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

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