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The Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis is only 2100 feet long. Yet it took me over an hour to pedal my way from one end to the other. The bridge used to carry trains over this span of the Mississippi. Today (especially when the sun is out) it carries throngs of locals and visitors.
Over the next few days we are sending the Bicycle Route 66 maps to the printer. Unfortunately, we still do not have a satisfactory resolution with District 8 of Caltrans over access to the stretch of Interstate 40 between Needles and Barstow, California, where it is illegal to ride a bicycle.
By Ellee Thalheimer. In the February issue of Adventure Cyclist Ellee Thalheimer looked at Gladys Bikes, a female-focused shop in Portland, Oregon, and owner Leah Benson's take on cycling retail. Here are a few other female-focused shops around the country, as well as a look at women's cycling groups in bike-mad Portland.
By Berne Brody In the February 2015 issue of Adventure Cyclist Berne Broudy rides across the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali. From moped-choked cities and agrarian villages to volcanoes and beaches, this is a quick look at the gear that served her well on the almost 1,000-kilometer route.
Death Valley is a land of many extremes. Although the name sounds dark, the valley is filled with flora and fauna in addition to cyclists that come to explore the low traffic, dry conditions and barreness. Here are my 6 reasons for visiting Death Valley by bicycle.
Discover the beauty and intrigue of cycling around Puerto Rico; 300 miles in 12 days of cycling, hiking, swimming, eating... Here are a dozen reasons to visit Puerto Rico by bicycle.
We welcome Eva Dunn-Froebig, our newest staff member who will be planning the 40th Anniversary and working on bicycle advocacy and outreach. She tells us a bit about herself and her passion for bicycle advocacy.
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.
The bicycle is the perfect vehicle to take it all in. All of your senses are available to soak in the epic views, the blossoms of spring, the bird calls, the local ice cream. I've had moments on bicycle journeys where the beauty of my surroundings is so overwhelming I've had to literally slam on my brakes to stop and process it all before moving on.
In November 2014, I wrote about the conversation we were conducting with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) regarding the use of Interstate 40 east of Barstow, California, for our soon-to-be-released Bicycle Route 66 maps. This entry is a follow-up on the situation.
a family bicycle tour can be a fun and adventure-filled vacation for your entire family. Check out experiences on Adventure Cycling's Family Fun, Great Allegheny Passage trail tour, as well as tips for successful family bicycle tours.
It’s been said before, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.” Winter can push many bikes into garages waiting for another season of warm dry weather. It doesn’t have to be that way. With the right clothing, winter can be an amazing time to ride! The people at Showers Pass know how to make that happen.
We broke our record for visiting cyclists this year!
There were many ways that young-adult bike travellers and leaders passed through Adventure Cycling’s programs and events in 2014. Here's a look at some of those avenues.
Someone once said to me that bicycle touring ain't easy. That's no joke, it's not easy. To help you better prepare for your next adventure, here are some of the challenges you can expect to face on the open road.
Traci Wentling recently completed the revised North Star self-contained tour offered by Adventure Cycling. Along with her leader and ten other riders, she experienced much more than she expected. Tours Director, Arlen Hall, has re-blogged the final entry from her blog. Enjoy.
Before we round the corner toward an incredible 2015, we’re asking for your support in meeting our $100,000 challenge grant before tomorrow, December 31st.
The 2014 bicycle touring season has come and gone; another great year of bicycle travel. Here are a few of my favorites.
Didn't get what you wanted this year?
Our tent and gear were soaked, so we decided to splurge on a room in a beach town resort. The temperature kept dropping, and wave after wave of rain swept in from the coast. This was supposed to be our "vacation" after many miles of pedaling — sand, sun, a good book, and a cold beverage.
Bicycle travel has to be one of the most rewarding and gratifying experiences that you can have. Here are the top five reasons I love bicycle travel.
Over the years I've had plenty of memorable holiday meals. Many of them involve turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and gravy. I remember one dinner from my youth, where there was a table of pies. How can you choose between a dozen different pies? But there is one holiday meal that tops them all.
Whether commuting or on a bicycle trip, bringing bikes on trains is something that many cyclists dream of. As of December 13th, cyclists traveling between Baltimore, MD and Washington D.C. on the weekend MARC trains now have this option.
We are so excited to release the first episode of our Adventure Cycling Montana video series! Here's a taste of Adventure Cycling's Northern Tier Bicycle Route that travels through Montana.