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The ride from downtown Los Angeles out to Joshua Tree was a bit Mad Max -- just substitute post-apocalyptic chaos and chrome mouthed hooligans with a few art shanties and a couple thousand ladies on motorcycles and you get the idea.
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A chance meeting with a Bikecentennial tour leader in 1976 inspired Phil Hinrichs to ride his bike over 100,000 miles in 47 states, including the TransAmerica Trail.
Black Friday is upon us, and you're either spending your week sketching out your plan of attack for super savings, or spending your week telling everybody how you'll be avoiding the sale. No matter which camp you're posted up in, Adventure Cycling has a deal for you.
In 1980 Tom Greeley rode across the country from VA to Oregon, stopping at the Bikecentennial headquarters in Missoula, MT along the way. Here, he shares his photos, including one of the "cookie lady," June Curry, and he wrote a book, 1,344,00 Revolutions.
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One of the key features of any bicycle tourism route is the services that must be in place – towns appropriately distanced and accommodation and food services that cater to the active tourist. The Allegheny Trail Alliance knew that bringing the small towns along trail up to this task was going to be key to making the trail a true destination so they established the Trail Town Program in 2007. Today, there are several spin-off programs. We explore what can we learn from them.
Coffeeneuring: Seven rides to seven different coffee shops in seven weekends! A great excuse for a chilly fall ride.
The December/January issue of Adventure Cyclist is the end of Volume 42 and the Editor-in-Chief looks back on his favorites from 2016.
My husband and I travel a lot and that’s only possible if we plan every trip on a tight budget. I learned a ton from our first Bike Overnight, especially how to save money and look for deals along the way.
I'm not much of a group rider and that's an understatement. I'd estimate over 98 percent of the miles I've pedaled have been solo, or with one other person. I just like the solitude and reflection that comes with bike travel, but last month, I had a chance to be "one of the pack."
Adventure Cycling staffer Jenn Milyko was invited to take part in a media trip sponsored by Travel Oregon. The goal of the event was to explore the wonders and bounties of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway (WVSB). It was an awesome four days filled with food, fun, and cycling.
Celebrate the spirit of generosity on December 1st by supporting Adventure Cycling on Giving Tuesday. Your donation to our holiday campaign will be tripled by our trailblazer match fund! That means your gift of $50 will grow to $150 towards making 2016 the biggest year for bike travel yet! Plus, the first ten people to donate on Giving Tuesday will get the book 50 Places to Bike Before you Die!
Bad luck lurks on Friday the 13th and with hours of darkness now outnumbering hours of daylight, you'll want to exercise caution when you're on the bike. Here's some gear that will help.
Meet Global Rescue, providing medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management, and crisis response services to individuals, enterprises and governments.
Having just returned from the National Bicycle Tourism Conference, I am energized by four days of learning, networking, and cycling in sunny San Diego. All is right with the (bicycling) world.
Have you ever dreamed of riding the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, but hesitated at the thought of all the planning? Well, who better to help plan your daily mileage, campgrounds, and resupply points than the primary route researcher of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route? Mac McCoy's guidebook Cycling the Great Divide, will ease your planning woes and inspire you to take on this challenging adventure.
To cope with the first week of daylight saving time, Josh has been fixing up bikes, digging winter clothes and lights out of bins in his basement — and pondering his next bike acquisition ...
Travelers are a complex and delightful mix of the journeys they've experienced.
Thanks to the outdoor spark of her college recreation program and Adventure Cycling's Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship, Jocelyn is on her way to fulfilling her "dreams of traveling from Alaska to Argentina with a surf rack on one side and climbing gear in my panniers!"
So much to learn when out on a bike ... from dogs and horses and our own little kid.
Montana's Big Sky Country, with spectacular scenery and awesome cycling experiences, will be the place to be in 2016. Join the party at the Montana Bicycle Celebration in Missoula, MT, July 15 – 17, and take an incredible bicycle tour before or after the big weekend.
Guest blogger Diane Lees traveled to Sharonville, OH recently to attend the 2015 Recumbent Cycle-Con Trade Show & Convention. Here's what she discovered...
Whether it's a public library, high school library, or university library, you can stock Adventure Cyclist magazine on their shelves for just $20 per year through our Adopt a Library program. Who knows, that simple gift on your behalf could plant the seed that grows the next generation of adventure cyclists in your community.