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.

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February 17, 2015
Travel Unencumbered
Travel Unencumbered

Traveling by bike is one of the best ways to get out and see new places, but sometimes it’s nice to get out without feeling weighed down. Traveling fully supported with Adventure Cycling comes with some of these great perks.

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February 13, 2015
Pedaling Over the Language Barrier
Pedaling Over the Language Barrier

In my next life I'm coming back as a linguist. I will be fluent in a dozen languages. My command of these languages will be so complete, that I'll be confused as a local on every continent. Each night before falling asleep, I'll decide which language I'll dream in. But in this life I have come to terms with being a language klutz.

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February 12, 2015
Fatbike Vacation in Anchorage, Alaska
Fatbike Vacation in Anchorage, Alaska

Fatbikes and winter riding will surely change your perspective about what is possible on a bicycle.

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February 11, 2015
When Washington Bikes, It Brings Billions of Bucks: Part 2
When Washington Bikes, It Brings Billions of Bucks: Part 2

This two-part series by Barb Chamberlain of Washington Bikes examines the economic impacts from all types of bicycle tourism in Washington State, recently measured at $3.1 billion. Learn some of the innovative ways that Washington Bikes is working to make the Evergreen State a bicycle tourism destination and attracting "wallets on wheels."

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February 10, 2015
Cycling Louisiana: More than just biking
Cycling Louisiana: More than just biking

The state of Louisiana has lots to offer the cyclist. It is much more than just the miles. Warmth, southern cusine, flat roads, live native music and a culture steeped in history.

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February 10, 2015
Which tour do I choose?
Which tour do I choose?

Are you having trouble choosing a bike tour? You're not alone.

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February 5, 2015
Fatbikes Come of Age
Fatbikes Come of Age

Fatbikes are all grown up. They are more numerous in shops and magazines, and most importantly, they've become more common in the wild. Yet you may not have seen anyone riding a fatbike this year, because that rider was likely exploring the river bottoms, snowmachine trails, gravelly lakefronts, or abandoned singletrack trails where you don't yet ride. But you can change that. With the growing range of options and increased availability of fatbikes, there is, more than ever, a fatbike for every rider.

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February 4, 2015
Corporate Spotlight: Exodus Travels
Corporate Spotlight: Exodus Travels

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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February 4, 2015
When Washington Bikes, It Brings Billions of Bucks: Part 1
When Washington Bikes, It Brings Billions of Bucks: Part 1

This two-part series by Barb Chamberlain of Washington Bikes examines the economic impacts from all types of bicycle tourism in Washington State, recently measured at $3.1 billion. 

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February 3, 2015
Riding the Oregon Coast
Riding the Oregon Coast

Last August I had the pleasure of riding the Oregon Coast Loop with my friend Sarah from Utah. This year, I encourage you to grab a close friend or relative, choose one of our challenging (or relaxed) rides and enjoy rolling down the road with Adventure Cycling tours.

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February 1, 2015
Cycling the Hill Country of Texas
Cycling the Hill Country of Texas

With cowboy names like Blanco, Luckenbach, and Johnson City, along with wildflowers, buffalo, ranches, quiet roads and warm weather, the Hill County of Texas is a cyclist's paradise.

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January 30, 2015
Minneapolis' Stone Arch Bridge: What's not to Love?
Minneapolis' Stone Arch Bridge: What's not to Love?

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.

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January 29, 2015
Call to Action: Bicycle Route 66
Call to Action: Bicycle Route 66

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.

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January 27, 2015
Beyond Gladys: Women's Cycling in Portland and Female-Focused Shops
Beyond Gladys: Women's Cycling in Portland and Female-Focused Shops

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.

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January 26, 2015
Gear Special: Riding Tour d'Afrique's Trans-Oceania
Gear Special: Riding Tour d'Afrique's Trans-Oceania

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. 

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January 26, 2015
6 Reasons to ride Death Valley
6 Reasons to ride Death Valley

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.

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January 24, 2015
A Dozen Views of Puerto Rico by Bicycle
A Dozen Views of Puerto Rico 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.

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January 21, 2015
Meet Eva Dunn-Froebig: Events and Outreach Coordinator
Meet Eva Dunn-Froebig: Events and Outreach Coordinator

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. 

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January 21, 2015
Corporate Spotlight: Road Holland Cycling Apparel
Corporate Spotlight: Road Holland Cycling Apparel

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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January 16, 2015
Macro Adventure
Macro Adventure

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.

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January 15, 2015
UPDATE: Bicycle Route 66 Concerns
UPDATE: Bicycle Route 66 Concerns

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.

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January 13, 2015
Family Bicycle Touring is a Rewarding Experience
Family Bicycle Touring is a Rewarding Experience

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.

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January 12, 2015
Good Hands! Showers Pass Crosspoint All-Weather Gloves
Good Hands! Showers Pass Crosspoint All-Weather Gloves

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.

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January 9, 2015
All of Adventure Cycling's 2014 Visiting Cyclists in One Video
All of Adventure Cycling's 2014 Visiting Cyclists in One Video

We broke our record for visiting cyclists this year!

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January 6, 2015
The Future of Young Adult Bike Travel
The Future of Young Adult Bike Travel

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.

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