Adventure Cycling Blog

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The Adventure Cycling blog covers bicycle-travel news, touring tips and gear, bicycle routes, organizational news, membership highlights, guided tours, and more. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for daily updates.

Photo by Adam Coppola

August 30, 2015
Durango to Moab with Revelate Designs
Durango to Moab with Revelate Designs

When slaying singletrack, panniers can get in the way. How to haul the heft? We let Revelate Designs' bike bags from our Cyclosource store carry the load up and out of the way on this week-long, Durango to Moab trip.

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August 28, 2015
One Amazing Tire Dip!
One Amazing Tire Dip!

He pedaled from San Diego to Seattle via the Pacific Coast route when he was twelve—from the border of Mexico to the border of Canada via the Sierra Cascades route when he was thirteen—and now, at age fourteen, he just finished another big one ...

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August 26, 2015
Turn Texas on my Mind into Texas on my Map
Turn Texas on my Mind into Texas on my Map

We're gearing up this fall to add two new routes! But before our cartographers' pencils can hit the paper, we need your help. Check out our plans for new routes, tell us what sounds exciting to you, and help support our work.

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August 25, 2015
My First Bike Tour: RAGBRAI XLIII July 19-25 2015
My First Bike Tour: RAGBRAI XLIII July 19-25 2015

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!

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August 24, 2015
Finding Love Along the TransAm Trail
Finding Love Along the TransAm Trail

Sue Carroll met her husband Tom during Bikecentennial 1976. If the car transporting half of Sue's group of high school girls hadn't broken down on the way to their start in Virginia, she never would have met Tom...

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August 21, 2015
10 Cycling Movies on Netflix
10 Cycling Movies on Netflix

August is shaping up to be a great month for cycling films on Netflix. Here are ten movies in no particular order that are worth adding to your queue. Pop some popcorn...

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August 20, 2015
Idaho Wilderness Designation Impacts Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route
Idaho Wilderness Designation Impacts Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route

The creation of three new federally-designated Wilderness areas in Idaho impacts the White Cloud Option found on the Singletrack Options Map of Adventure Cycling's Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route (IHSMBR). Read all about these changes, effective immediately...

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August 19, 2015
Connecting With Your Local Bike Club
Connecting With Your Local Bike Club

Looking for a bike club in your area? Adventure Cycling has taken the guesswork out of your search by implementing a new, interactive map featuring our Member Clubs. Try it out...

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August 18, 2015
Dream Tour Giveaway Winner
Dream Tour Giveaway Winner

As our Dream Tour Giveaway winner, Allen gets to choose from any of our fantastic 2016 tours to continue his cycling adventures! “I can now strike 'win something' from my bucket list!" Read more...

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August 12, 2015
One Easy Way to Make Sure You Never See Another Membership Renewal Notice in Your Mailbox
One Easy Way to Make Sure You Never See Another Membership Renewal Notice in Your Mailbox

Tired of missing issues of Adventure Cyclist because you forgot to renew your membership? Never again when you become part of the Century Circle. Read more and check out some Greg Siple artwork...

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August 10, 2015
40th Anniversary Volunteer, David French, Learned How to Live Simply During Bikecentennial
40th Anniversary Volunteer, David French, Learned How to Live Simply During Bikecentennial

Bikecentennial transformed David French into a lifelong cyclist. The trip—his first out West—made him realize that he was quite content living simply and without many belongings. David is volunteering at the Adventure Cycling headquarters by digging into the archives of Bikecentennial and reaching out to potential participants and volunteers of the 40th anniversary events in preparation of 2016. Read all about David's experience with Bikecentennial...

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August 7, 2015
Scicon Aerocomfort 2.0 Bike Bag Giveaway
Scicon Aerocomfort 2.0 Bike Bag Giveaway

It's been two months since I've reviewed the Scicon Aerocomfort 2.0 bike bag, and it remains my favorite system for packing a bike for airline travel. It's designed to provide a high level of protection, all while taking under fifteen minutes to pack a bike. Maybe the best feature of this bag is that it could be yours!!! Read more...

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August 7, 2015
The Green Beret Adventure Team raises awareness of the Task Force Dagger Foundation
The Green Beret Adventure Team raises awareness of the Task Force Dagger Foundation

Veteran Zach Garner, on a journey of healing along with fellow veteran Adam Smith, wants to give back to the Task Force Dagger Foundation. Meet The Green Beret Adventure Team!

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August 5, 2015
Win a Scicon Aerocomfort 2.0 Bike Travel Bag
Win a Scicon Aerocomfort 2.0 Bike Travel Bag

We're giving away a Scicon Aerocomfort 2.0 bike travel bag, a $650 value, and you've got until 5:30 p.m. MST on Sunday, August 9, 2016 to take one of three actions for your chance to win! Read more...

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August 5, 2015
Paving the Way for Bike Tourism in the Bitterroot: The Missoula to Lolo Trail
Paving the Way for Bike Tourism in the Bitterroot: The Missoula to Lolo Trail

The Missoula to Lolo Trail has been twenty years in the making, but the wait is finally coming to a close. By summer of 2016 the trail will be ready, just in time for Adventure Cycling's huge 40th Anniversary celebration in Missoula. And just in time for the touring cyclists heading through Missoula on the cross-country TransAmerica Trail and Lewis & Clark bicycle routes. 

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August 4, 2015
One Epic Tour: Seeing the U.S. from Two Wheels
One Epic Tour: Seeing the U.S. from Two Wheels

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.

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July 31, 2015
Pedaling the Murals of Minneapolis
Pedaling the Murals of Minneapolis

An informal survey found that "best bakeries" and "best brew pubs" rise to the top of prime destinations for the urban cyclist. When I visited Minneapolis, I discovered another wonderful category that could keep you entertained for a very long time...murals.

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July 29, 2015
10 Things You Didn't Know about the 1976 Bicentennial Trans-Am Ride
10 Things You Didn't Know about the 1976 Bicentennial Trans-Am Ride

Flashback to 1976, Adventure Cycling Association's start. Check out what riders along the Trans-America Trail were doing.

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July 27, 2015
Bill Schroder's Best Bikecentennial Memories Are "Meeting People Along the Route"
Bill Schroder's Best Bikecentennial Memories Are "Meeting People Along the Route"

Bill Schroder met his life partner, Elaine Becker, at the first Bikecentennial Leadership Training Course in Bowmansville, Pennsylvania, in 1975. While Elaine wasn't able to ride the entire TransAm Trail in 1976 because of work committments, the pair still travel by bicycle and stay in touch with others they met in the course and in Bill's Bikecentennial group, for whom he was a leader. 

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July 24, 2015
MULE GoPro Mount
MULE GoPro Mount

GoPro action cameras are becoming common place amongst cyclists. As they increase in popularity, it's not out of the question to see someone riding around with two, maybe three, affixed to their bike and person. If you've got a couple cameras, and are looking for a quick and easy solution to capturing multiple points of view, check out the MULE two camera GoPro mount.

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July 22, 2015
Corporate Spotlight: Bike-Dreams & Bike-Adventures LLC
Corporate Spotlight: Bike-Dreams & Bike-Adventures LLC

This post is part of a series spotlighting Adventure Cycling's corporate members. These companies support our mission and programs and do some cool stuff of their own.

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July 22, 2015
Three Ways Urban Areas can be Bike Travel Friendly
Three Ways Urban Areas can be Bike Travel Friendly

Cities are where some of the most exciting developments for cycling are taking place, such as bike share, separated bike lanes, and bikes on board trains and buses. But urban areas are usually more commonly known for bike commuting rather than bike touring, and most bicycle touring routes tend to avoid cities in favor of scenic, low traffic, rural routes. The U.S. Bicycle Route System is an opportunty to connect cities with these developing facilities. 

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July 20, 2015
Dirty Laundry!
Dirty Laundry!

Take the washing machine with you! This spring, Cyclosource brought in a unique travel accessory for life on the road. We have your solution to saving money, sustainability, and most importantly––cleanliness. It’s called the Scrubba™ wash bag

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July 17, 2015
Full Circle (in 34 years)
Full Circle (in 34 years)

What happens when you share the joy of cycling?  This!

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July 14, 2015
Meet Jon Wergin: Adventure Cycling Intern
Meet Jon Wergin: Adventure Cycling Intern

Jon Wergin quit his job, sold his car, and rode his bike across the country. A year later he is working as an intern at Adventure Cycling and earning his degree in transportation planning. Meet Jon, the newest member of our crew!

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