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During our bike trip in Myanmar last year, we shared the roads (and paths) with a lot of bikes. None of them had carbon fiber frames. They were not equipped with index shifters, or disc brakes, or 9-speed cassettes. Their chains were not replaced when they reached .75% wear. They creaked and moaned when pedaled. They were beautiful, efficient, human-powered machines.
To celebrate the beauty and spirit of bicycle travel, Adventure Cycling Association invites you to submit your best bicycle-touring videos to our 2014 Bicycle Travel Video Contest on Vimeo!
It's time to make those New Year's resolutions! What's going to be your riding resolution for 2014?
Teri loves the PackTowl, especially the XXL size.
We're heading home to don our gay apparel and drink hot chocolate for a few days. The office will be open on Thursday, December 26, and Friday, December 27. See you back on the blog on Monday, December 30.
Riding the Outer Banks of North Carolina can be relaxing, windy, and fun! Here are three reasons why you should be on the Outer Banks.
You've got your Adventure Cycling maps and you're done navigating for the day, so now what do you do with them? Here are a few other handy ways to use your map set.
Cats are legit, and they also happen to be strongly represented in the bike industry. Cycling and cats share plenty of attributes, such as agility, intelligence, adventuring, and curiosity. Cats are also a great pet for a bicycle tourist since they can fend for themselves for days on end while you're out exploring the unknown by bike. Today we're going to take a look at some bicycle companies that have embraced cats in their branding. Enjoy!
Setting up a photo booth has become tradition at Adventure Cycling's holiday parties. Greg Siple captures so much ridiculousness and joy in those photos. Here's a sampling of this year's photos …
So far, Adventure Cycling members and donors have given $85,150 to meet our $100,000 match challenge. Donate today to double the power of your gift!
Norma’s work will provide the necessary data for tourism, policy makers, community and statewide leaders, business leaders, and land managers to better understand the economic impacts of bicycle tourism in Montana and the best ways to attract bicycle travelers to this state.
Looking through the Adventure Cycling 2014 Tours Catalog and reading the descriptions and itineraries as I sit here in snowy Missoula is exciting, reminding me that better weather is on its way, and that I’d better decide just which tours I’d like to ride this season! I’ve settled on three that I can say might become my favorites.
Ortlieb's Ultra Lightweight Dry Bags: An excellent go-to item for keeping gear and clothing dry and organized.
Whether you're searching for those last few gifts for the holidays, or just getting started with your holiday shopping, here are some of my favorite gift ideas for Christmas, or any gift-giving occasion.
The world lost a truly great man last week with the passing of Nelson Mandela. Sometimes a bike trip is just a bike trip. And then sometimes you find yourself in a place in the world at a time in history that you will never forget.
Gift ideas for the cyclist in your life.
Planning and plotting your next bicycle travel trip? Might you want to use a mixture of the Adventure Cycling route network maps to get you from point A to point B on this journey? I can honestly say with the new interactive route map our IT deparment put together, it has never been easier than it is today to make this happen.
Despite the ice-cold temperatures we're experiencing right now, life memberships have been coming in hot. Just this week, we reached a major milestone by welcoming our 2000th life member.
In this video, Adventure Cyclist contributor Patrick O'Grady takes a look at the Co-Motion Divide Rohloff bike. The full review appears in the December/January 2013 issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine, which is now available online for Adventure Cycling members.
Unwrap the gift of adventure with an Adventure Cycling tours gift certificate!
Like a Tour Divide racer, I teetered and tottered up and down the most radical carnival ride imaginable during the two and a half to three years it took to plan, research, and map the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. My feelings ranged from moments of dread to hope to pure joy.
Adventure Cycling Association is excited to announce the winners of its 2013 Bicycle Travel Awards! The Bicycle Travel Awards celebrate the individuals and groups making bicycle adventures possible. Support can come in a myriad of forms, from route creation to a hot shower, and these awards are Adventure Cycling's way of saying a big, collective ‘THANK YOU!’
I know that right now there are a lot of good causes and organizations that are requesting your support. And I know that a bicycling organization might not be on your top-10 list charities to support before year-end. But if you're a cyclist, and if you're reading this blog, there's a very good reason to donate to Adventure Cycling this holiday season.
When it comes to bicycle services on passenger rail, the U.S. lags behind many countries, especially in Europe. But this is changing as a partnership has formed between Adventure Cycling, Amtrak, and other bicycle and passenger-rail organizations across the country that are committed to making rail travel more bicycle friendly.