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

May 15, 2014
Your Donation Matched 3:1, Plus Win a Jersey and Touring Bike!
Your Donation Matched 3:1, Plus Win a Jersey and Touring Bike!

Help us meet the $1000 match challenge from Primal Wear and see your gift to the U.S. Bicycle Route System go three times as far! Plus, win a jersey and a touring bike!

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May 14, 2014
The Year 2014 So Far on BikeOvernights.org
The Year 2014 So Far on BikeOvernights.org

With more than a third of the days in 2014 having already slipped by, it seems a good time to look back over the weekly postings at BikeOvernights.org and highlight a few favorites from various parts of the country and the world.

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May 14, 2014
Happy Wednesday! It’s another Hump Day Giveaway!
Happy Wednesday! It’s another Hump Day Giveaway!

Along with a giveaway today, we have a $1,000 match challenge from Primal Wear. We have until 5:30pm MST tomorrow, Thursday the 15th to meet their $1,000 match, so please help us meet Primal Wear's match! Donate today!

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May 13, 2014
Celebrating Bike Travel Abroad: Touring EuroVelo & More
Celebrating Bike Travel Abroad: Touring EuroVelo & More

Ginny Sullivan will be spending most of the month of June touring several counties - Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The plan for this trip is to witness firsthand how countries and cities, transportation and tourism officials integrate and coordinate to make a seamless system for cyclists. 

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May 13, 2014
Celebrating 80 Years on the Southern Tier
Celebrating 80 Years on the Southern Tier

Many people have different ways of celebrating a milestone birthday. There’s the sweet sixteen, going out with friends on you 21st, the decade celebrations of 30 and 40, going “over the hill” at 50, and on and on. We love celebrating milestones!

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May 13, 2014
Happy Tuesday Everyone! Want to Win an Osprey Pack?
Happy Tuesday Everyone! Want to Win an Osprey Pack?

Today and tomorrow you have the amazing opportunity to support the USBRS campaign and be entered to win one of two Escapist 20 packs donated by Osprey. So, donate today, May 13, 2014 through tomorrow May 14, 2014 by 5:30pm MST and be entered to win!

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May 12, 2014
Last Chance to Meet Ortlieb's $1,000 Match! Plus Win Great Prizes!
Last Chance to Meet Ortlieb's $1,000 Match! Plus Win Great Prizes!

Today is the last day to help us meet the $1,000 match challenge from Ortlieb! Donate today for a chance to win a handlebar bag or a bike!

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May 9, 2014
Help Us Meet a $1,000 Match Challenge From Ortlieb!
Help Us Meet a $1,000 Match Challenge From Ortlieb!

We have until 5:30pm on Monday the 12th to meet the $1,000 match challenge from Ortlieb, so please donate today!

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May 8, 2014
A Closer Look at USBR 45: The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
A Closer Look at USBR 45: The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA) is a thriving urban National Park that integrates 72 miles of the Mississippi River through the heart of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. The park is now part of U.S. Bicycle Route 45, and offers many unique cycling adventures for locals and visitors alike.

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May 8, 2014
What’s that you say? It’s another Adventure Cycling giveaway!
What’s that you say? It’s another Adventure Cycling giveaway!

Anyone who donates ANY amount by 5:30pm MST TODAY, Thursday, May 8th will be entered to win this package of ultra-cool stuff. Goodies include a Park Tool Pizza Cutter Tool, magnets, postcards, and wheel reflectors, along with fleece gloves, a recycled bike chain frame, and a sweet Adventure Cycling Silipint!

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May 7, 2014
Video Review: Kona Sutra
Video Review: Kona Sutra

In this video, Adventure Cyclist contributor Patrick O'Grady shows off the Kona Sutra touring bicycle.

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May 7, 2014
Riding the Canol Heritage Trail Photo Gallery
Riding the Canol Heritage Trail Photo Gallery

When photographer Ryan Creary and three friends set out to ride the remote and punishing Canol Heritage Trail in northwest Canada they knew they were in for a challenge. Enjoy this extended cut of Creary's photos from the trip and be sure to check out the story about their adventure by Ryan Stuart in the May issue of Adventure Cyclist.

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May 7, 2014
Hump Day Giveaway, Plus Win a Bike!
Hump Day Giveaway, Plus Win a Bike!

Donate $50 or more to the Build it. Bike it. Be a part of it. campaign to be entered to win a Sojourn touring bike from Raleigh!

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May 6, 2014
A Closer Look at USBR 50: The C&O Canal Trail
A Closer Look at USBR 50: The C&O Canal Trail

U.S. Bicycle Route 50 follows the scenic, historical, and wildlife-rich C&O Canal through DC and Maryland. The canal's USBR designation is helping to bring bicycle tourism and its economic benefits to this beloved National Park trail and surrounding communities. 

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May 6, 2014
5 More Reasons to Ride
5 More Reasons to Ride

Spring has sprung here in Missoula, and we’re itching to get out on the open road to feel the wind against our faces. After some of the long and hard winters we’ve heard our members have had, we thought we’d remind everyone of some great reasons to tour. 

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May 6, 2014
Tuesday Nutcase Giveaway!
Tuesday Nutcase Giveaway!

If you haven’t yet donated to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System, we have an awesome sweepstakes today from Nutcase Helmets. For any donations received today, May 7th through 5:30 MST tomorrow, May 8th, you will be entered to win a Modern Argyle helmet from Nutcase Helmets (size M).

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May 5, 2014
Corporate Spotlight: Great Divide Mountain Bike Tour
Corporate Spotlight: Great Divide Mountain Bike Tour

Corporate Member Great Divide Mountain Bike Tour's Ryan Correy tells us a bit about their tour offerings, their passion for cycling, and why they support Adventure Cycling Association.

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May 5, 2014
Things Teri Loves: Old Man Mountain Racks
Things Teri Loves: Old Man Mountain Racks

Old Man Mountain racks are prized for their efficiency, light weight, and ability to achieve a high-level dynamic load capacity. They feature proprietary tooling, down to their own painstakingly designed and crafted welding jigs. 

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May 5, 2014
We're Giving Away a Raleigh Sojourn Touring Bike!
We're Giving Away a Raleigh Sojourn Touring Bike!

Today we’re excited to announce we’re giving away a Raleigh Sojourn bike! This sweepstakes will last the entire month of May, and anyone who donates $50 or more will be entered to win.

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May 2, 2014
Texas Hill Country Goodness
Texas Hill Country Goodness

An Adventure Cycling tour recap.

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May 2, 2014
Win a Detour Commuting Pannier
Win a Detour Commuting Pannier

Donate to by this Sunday, May 4, and you'll be entered to win one of these awesome commuter cycling panniers from Detours!

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May 1, 2014
Find Adventure in Your Backyard — Celebrating the USBRS
Find Adventure in Your Backyard — Celebrating the USBRS

May is National Bike Month, and we're celebrating the U.S. Bicycle Route System for the entire month! New route designations will be announced this spring, and many other exciting developments are happening across the country, perhaps in your own backyard. 

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May 1, 2014
Celebrate National Bike Month!
Celebrate National Bike Month!

Happy National Bicycle Month! Today is the kickoff of Adventure Cycling’s 5th Annual Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign to raise awareness and support for the U.S. Bicycle Route System.

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April 30, 2014
Bicycle Travel Video Contest: Watch 2013 Winners for 2014 Inspiration
Bicycle Travel Video Contest: Watch 2013 Winners for 2014 Inspiration

So far, 16 videos have been entered in Adventure Cycling’s 2014 Bicycle Travel Video Contest on Vimeo. If you’re thinking about submitting an entry in the contest, remember you have to do so by June 30. As a little active inspiration, have a look at these winners from the 2013 Bicycle Travel Video Contest.

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April 29, 2014
Get Your Read and Ride On!
Get Your Read and Ride On!

Its spring and many of us are busy planning our next getaway on board our bicycles. If you are short on time, another option is to head over to your local library or bookstore, and find bike touring memoirs and journals to start travelling vicariously through others!

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