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Photo by Adam Coppola
We love early spring and summer here at the Adventure Cycling offices. The busy time is upon us and we are rewarded with photos of riders on our tours. Not a sad face among them as they live out their 2013 cycling dreams. Take a look:
Adventure Cycling's Bright Lights Big Adventure Membership Drive is all about sharing the inspiration and adventure of bicycle touring and bike overnights beyond our current membership. So, between June 24 and 30, if you are a new member who joins on our website, you will receive a Sigma Micro Light.
The Growler Cage. Designed specifically for carting beer growlers from the brewery back to your house or party, but also a great option for hauling a lot of water on your next bicycle trip.
Maybe you have been on the road for a few weeks, riding cross country on the Trans Am. Or perhaps you are planning an overnight bike camping trip with your family for the 4th of July. Or maybe you are sitting on your porch, drinking an iced tea and dreaming over the latest issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine. Share that inspiration with your friends and family!
Don't forget: There is only one more day to bid in the Summer Cycling Auction. Bid before its too late!
The 2013 Summer Cycling Auction has been running for three days now and though the bidding has been going strong, there are still a lot of great bidding prices out there.
Ginny Sullivan and the Adventure Cycling staff were honored with a visit from a group of cyclists that also volunteer for the Virgnia Bicycliing Federation. Long time supporters of the U.S. Bicycle Route System and the Adventure Cycling routes running through Virgnia, it was a treat to see this group in Missoula.
"Bicycling Bliss in Oklahoma," submitted by Danna Korak and Jody Watson, posted on June 3. It's our first Bike Overnight visit to the Sooner State. A week later, on June 10, we posted our second-ever ride in Nevada, titled "Escaping the Bright Lights of Las Vegas."
The Summer Cycling Auction began today and the bidding is already heating up. You have until June 21 at midnight mountain time to bid to win some exciting bicycle items and adventures. Visit BiddingforGood.com to register and bid on these fantastic items!
In the most recent issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine I wrote about upcycling used bicycle parts into something new and usable. Here's a quick rundown of one of my favorite DIY projects.
I look into the frightened eyes of this lovely, friendly little animal that I adore, and am reminded that conquering fear is almost always an incremental process.
There are now only 4 days until Adventure Cycling Association’s second annual Summer Cycling Auction. Today we are featuring art pieces for you and your bike.
If you happen to live in or near one of the thousands of communities along the Adventure Cycling Route Network, you have probably seen them — traveling cyclists riding bicycles, gear strapped onto their trusty steed. Wouldn't it be great to get to know some of them? This post features tips on how to be a good host.
Only six more days until Adventure Cycling Association’s second annual Summer Cycling Auction kicks off! Today’s featured items are two great opportunities to bike into the backcountry in style!
Bad roads, good drivers, good bad food, great towns, disappearing snowbirds, simmering swamps — we experienced it all and more in the South, cycling over 1,000 miles from Charleston to Key West. Here's a Top 10 list of some highlights.
From Monday June 17 through Friday June 21 Adventure Cycling will be hosting our second annual Summer Cycling Auction.
We did it! Team Adventure Cycling conquered the California Coast during Climate Ride California, a five-day fully supported, carbon-free "green" conference on wheels. Here's the story and information on how you can get involved with our next adventure, Climate Ride NYC-DC, in September.
Travel Initiatives Assistant Adam Reel, had the opportunity to travel to the Miami River Valley Bike Summit this past week to speak about bicycle tourism and how the area can capitalize on their amazing cycling trails and infrastructure. Luckily, he also had the chance to leave Missoula a little bit early and meet with several United State Bicycle Route stakeholders in Indiana and Ohio while he was on the road.
One month after the 2011 earthquake in Japan, 3 adventurers cycled the entire country of Japan end-to-end as a fundraiser for disaster victims.
We've had some great bike overnighting adventure stories published on BikeOvernights.org over the past few weeks. Here are a few of the highlights.
It never fails, I always manage to learn a few lessons after every tour. Truth be told, they're probably lessons I've learned before, but it's always good to have a refresher ahead of a new season.
In these final hours of the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign for the U.S. Bicycle Route System, Ortlieb is challenging us to raise a final $1,000 more with a match challenge. When you donate today, not only will Ortlieb match your donation, you will also be entered to win an Ortlieb Ultimate 6 M Plus handlebar bag.
As we work to develop the U.S. Bicycle Route System, we are always looking for ways to connect cyclists to the most beautiful and scenic places on the continent. Many of those places are on public lands. But access to these lands isn't always as easy as it should be for cyclists. Luckily, there is the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Technical Assistance Center (TRIP TAC) which is working to change this, one Park Unit and federal land area at a time.
When you are planning your trip, where to sleep is a big part of the equation. Depending on the destination, it will probably involve a combination of camping, hotels, and homes of friends and family. This post features tips on how to be a good guest, it's the second in a series on Bicycle Travel Etiquette.
Last week we asked a simple question on Facebook: What does the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) mean to you? Cyclists responded with an outpouring of comments that truly show the need and desire for a national network of bicycle routes.