"The experience of riding, camping near beaches, going to sleep hearing crashing waves,
forgetting my work password, and forgetting the day of the week allowed me to come back
feeling a little younger physically and mentally; It helped re-prioritize the rest of my life."
– 2015 Tour Participant
Adventure Cycling has been putting them together for years. Not just bike tours, but epic experiences. Sunrise near a covered bridge in Vermont’s Green Mountains. Laughing around a campfire in Big Sky country. Conquering the biggest, toughest hill in your cycling career. Seeing new places with cyclists who share your love of the pure joy of riding a bike.
Adventure Cycling is celebrating 40 years of bicycle travel; bringing people together to ride in great places. In 2016, we have 102 tours which will visit 40 different states, taking in some of the most spectacular scenery in North America; covering ground from Alaska to Hawaii, California to Maine, Canada to Puerto Rico. Our leaders and staff work hard to facilitate an enjoyable, unique adventure for you.
Read through our tour descriptions, detailed itineraries, and testimonials on our website to find the adventure that inspires you. If you have questions, our Adventure Cycling staff will be glad to discuss your options and help your dream cycling tour become reality, call us at 800-755-2453 x3.
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"My overall experience was fantastic. The tour was organized very well, the scenery was breathtaking, and I enjoyed pedaling and camping with new friends."
"I enjoyed every aspect of the trip. The group was fantastic, the staff very knowledgeable, helpful, and organized. Days on the bike were great, and even the off-bike activities helped the group bond—so much so, I just wanted the trip to keep on going, all the way to Mexico!"
Adventure Cycling's Tours Director, Arlen Hall, wondered why he would want to ride in Oklahoma. He found plenty of reasons! With nearly thirty photos in this post, you'll be traveling along with Arlen and friends and maybe scheming your own Oklahoma ride.
I bought myself a hybrid, started commuting to work, tried a road bike, bought a road bike, modified it into a touring bike ... Now, with a full-blown bike addiction and a move to Montana, what would come next in my bike-life adventure? Mountain biking, of course!
Adventure Cycling's assistant tours director, Linda Baldwin, shares her adventure in Hawaii. "Oh, yeah! The ocean, the palm trees, the volcano, the orchids, the whales, the language, the warm breezes, the people. And yes, the incredible biking. But oh, oh, oh the coffee..."
My first dirt tour: shouldn't be too hard, right? Isn't dirt kind of like pavement, only ... softer? Sure, we can do 150+ miles in two days, um, mostly on dirt. I learned a lot on this tour ... mostly that I almost died. Spoiler Alert: I survived.
Meet Emma Wimmer, Adventure Cycling's latest addition! Emma recently moved from Washington, DC to Missoula, MT to work with us and shared this fun account of riding RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) this summer. Welcome, Emma!
What started as a simple commute to work has turned into a passion for Jared Griffin. In the five years since he began cycling to work, Jared has gone from a short spin every day to a long-term, epic tour of the US.
A third of 2015 is already behind us, but the months ahead hold some of the best riding conditions. Warm days, cool evenings, and clean roads; I always know that good weather is here when I see the street sweepers out, cleaning up the mess winter left behind!
Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks are among the most spectacular parks in North America. The waterfalls in Zion and the hoodoos in Bryce are stunning. Visiting by bicycle allows you to absorb it all at a much slower pace.
Now that most of us have dug out the record snowfall this winter, it is time for us to focus on some awesome spring riding to prepare for the summer. A favorite time and destination for many is M.O.B.; May in the Outer Banks.