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

June 6, 2013
Save the Dates: Summer Cycling Auction 2013
Save the Dates: Summer Cycling Auction 2013

From Monday June 17 through Friday June 21 Adventure Cycling will be hosting our second annual Summer Cycling Auction.

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June 5, 2013
Climate Ride: Looking Back and Forward
Climate Ride: Looking Back and Forward

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.

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June 5, 2013
A Trip to the Midwest: Update on Indiana and Ohio
A Trip to the Midwest: Update on Indiana and Ohio

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.

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June 4, 2013
Japan By Bicycle
Japan By Bicycle

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.

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June 4, 2013
Recent Posts on BikeOvernights.org
Recent Posts on BikeOvernights.org

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. 

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May 31, 2013
Lessons Learned
Lessons Learned

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.

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May 31, 2013
Final Day of the Campaign: Give & Win an Ortlieb Handlebar Bag
Final Day of the Campaign: Give & Win an Ortlieb Handlebar Bag

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.

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May 30, 2013
Helping Parks Be Bicycle Friendly: TRIP TAC to the Rescue
Helping Parks Be Bicycle Friendly: TRIP TAC to the Rescue

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. 

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May 30, 2013
Bicycle Travel Etiquette: How To Be A Good Guest
Bicycle Travel Etiquette: How To Be A Good Guest

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. 

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May 30, 2013
What does the USBRS mean to you?
What does the USBRS mean to you?

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. 

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May 29, 2013
Build the USBRS with TeamEstrogen.com
Build the USBRS with TeamEstrogen.com

Like BOB yesterday, TeamEstrogen.com has seen the great success of the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign and the growth of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) and is sponsoring a second $1,000 match challenge to keep the momentum going. Donate now to meet the match challenge!

 

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May 28, 2013
Cycling Highlights From Our National Parks
Cycling Highlights From Our National Parks

National parks are one of our nation’s greatest treasures. Since the establishment of Yellowstone National Park in 1872, the National Park Service has grown to encompass 401 park units, spanning more than 84 million acres. Enjoy this short list of a few of the best rides found in our iconic national parks!

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May 28, 2013
Build the USBRS with BOB Gear
Build the USBRS with BOB Gear

Right now your donation can go twice as far! BOB Gear by Britax Child Safety, Inc. believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor another $1,000 match challenge. So donate now to have your contribution matched by BOB!

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May 24, 2013
Lizard Skins DSP Dual Color Bar Tape
Lizard Skins DSP Dual Color Bar Tape

Can't settle on a color for your new bar tape? Check out the dual color tape from Lizard Skins. Looks good, feels great, and is long lasting.

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May 24, 2013
Midnight Deadline! $1,000 Match Challenge
Midnight Deadline! $1,000 Match Challenge

Today is the second day of the match challenge from the Almaden Cycle Touring Club (ACTC) and the last day of club weekDonate before midnight to help us meet the match and you'll be entered to win a set of handmade bicycle accessories by Hans Bagworks.

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May 23, 2013
Meet John Pope: Advancing the USBRS in Washington
Meet John Pope: Advancing the USBRS in Washington

Meet John Pope, a volunteer in Washington State working on the U.S. Bicycle Route System. John is an extremely valuable asset to the USBRS effort. He brings years of experience sitting on the boards of both the Bicycle Alliance of Washington and his Regional Transpiration Planning Organization

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May 23, 2013
$1,000 Challenge from Almaden Cycle Touring Club
$1,000 Challenge from Almaden Cycle Touring Club

Our final sponsor for Club Week is the Almaden Cycle Touring Club (ACTC), based in San Jose, California. ACTC has challenged us with a two-day, $1,000 match, so please donate today! In addition to helping us meet the match challenge from the Almaden Cycle Touring Club, you'll be entered to win a set of handcrafted bicycle accessories by Hans Bagworks, owned and operated by Adventure Cycling's own Paul Hansberger.

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May 22, 2013
Humpday Giveaways & Climate Ride Meetup in San Francisco
Humpday Giveaways & Climate Ride Meetup in San Francisco

Donate to win one of two Raptor or Raven 6 packs donated by Osprey and learn about an opportunity to meet up with Team Adventure Cycling and Climate Ride in San Francisco. 

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May 21, 2013
Meet Bonnie Winslow: Getting Her Kicks on USBR 66
Meet Bonnie Winslow: Getting Her Kicks on USBR 66

Meet Bonnie Winslow, a volunteer for the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) in Oklahoma. Bonnie has been working feverishly to designate U.S. Bike Route 66, which will follow the corridor of one of America’s most historic roads: Route 66. Working in partnership with Adventure Cycling, the proposed route for USBR 66 aligns with the same roads being mapped for Bicycle Route 66, which will be released by Adventure Cycling next year.

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May 21, 2013
My Adventure Cycling: Manage Your Membership

With the launch of our newly redesigned website last month, we also improved the functionality of the "My Adventure Cycling" account system. Your account allows you to manage your Adventure Cycling Association information, submit a trip to our Ride Registry, as well as offering more streamlined submittal of map corrections. 

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May 21, 2013
Club Week Day 2: Meet the Challenge
Club Week Day 2: Meet the Challenge

We have had an amazing response so far this month to the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign to raise funds for the U.S. Bicycle Route System. Your gift can still do double-duty. We are only a few dollars away from meeting the Cascade Bicycle Club match challenge, which we have to meet by midnight tonight. And, if you donate today, you'll be entered to win a SERFAS bike case from BikeFlights. 

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May 20, 2013
Dreaming of Dirt (and Other Surfaces)
Dreaming of Dirt (and Other Surfaces)

This is the time we start unfolding plans for summer trail adventures, whether it’s after-work rides with friends on nearby trails, bike overnights in the surrounding area or planning for multi-day trips and tours out of town. Adventure Cycling has a variety of options for the dirt-seeking cyclists and those looking for a trip off the well-traveled road.

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May 20, 2013
Happy Club Week!
Happy Club Week!

For the rest of this week, clubs throughout the country have sponsored match challenges to raise money for the U.S. Bicycle Route System and raise awareness of the project to their members and supporters. Our first club sponsor is one of the largest bicycle clubs in the U.S., the Cascade Bicycle Club! Cascade is presenting us with a two-day, $1,000 match, so please donate today to help us meet the challenge! 

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May 17, 2013
Midnight Deadline! $1,000 Match Challenge from BOB Gear
Midnight Deadline! $1,000 Match Challenge from BOB Gear

Since the kickoff of the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign on May 1, USBRS supporters have donated $79,790 towards the $100,000 campaign goal. We have until midnight tonight to meet a $1,000 match challenge from BOB Gear by Britax Child Safety, Inc., so please donate right now. And, if you donate by Tuesday, May 21, 2013, you'll be entered to win a SERFAS Bike Transport (SBT) case from Bike Flights. See the sidebar of the USBRS fundraising page for complete contest rules. 

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May 16, 2013
Trails for Illinois - Triple Bottom Line
Making Trails Count in Illinois: The Triple Bottom Line Approach

Steve Buchtel, executive director of Trails for Illinios, contacted me and told me his organization had just completed a study about six trails spread across Illinois. He mentioned that the data in this study might be good to use for my presentations about bicycle tourism at the conference. Intrigued, I took a look and I loved what I saw. Steve used a triple bottom line approach to study trail impact — economics, health, and environment.

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