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 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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April 28, 2014
Therm-a-Rest Trekker Chair
Therm-a-Rest Trekker Chair

Planning a bike tour always lends our focus to the bike, the seat, pedals, panniers, and the route itself. We are often so consumed with ensuring the ride is as comfortable as possible, we can sometimes forget to plan for our time off the bike.  

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April 25, 2014
Night Market Serenade
Night Market Serenade

We stuffed ourselves silly on noodle dishes, and curry, and sweets. Plenty of fuel for the next day's pedal toward Laos. Above the din of the people and a loud broadcast advertising campaign from a local business, I heard a single voice.

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April 23, 2014
Meet Katie Kramon: Adventure Cycling's New Intern
Meet Katie Kramon: Adventure Cycling's New Intern

Meet Katie Kramon, our newest intern. She has been a bike-touring junkie since her first self-contained cross country ride in 2009 and we're excited to welcome her to the Adventure Cycling team!

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April 22, 2014
Seen at Sea Otter
Seen at Sea Otter

The Sea Otter Classic is billed as the country's biggest bike festival and has become the site of spring product launches for the bike industry. Here are a few highlights for the touring cyclist.

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April 22, 2014
Tours Department is On the Ball
Tours Department is On the Ball

Coming into an office on a beautiful spring day after a long winter can be one of the most challenging tasks. With spring in full force, I would rather seek out adventures on the trails around Missoula.

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April 18, 2014
Have a Happy Thomas Stevens Day
Have a Happy Thomas Stevens Day

Adventure Cycling will be closed on Monday, April 21, to celebrate our very own holiday, Thomas Stevens Day.

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April 18, 2014
Garmin Edge Touring Plus Followup
Garmin Edge Touring Plus Followup

In the most recent issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine, I reviewed Garmin's Touring Edge Plus GPS unit. To supplement that article, I would like to share a few common questions I've received about the unit, as well as peek into Garmin's latest creation.

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April 17, 2014
Can I Use this Old Map?

We regularly get a variation of the question, "can I use my old [insert name of route] map on tour this year?" The answer: it depends. There are many factors that go into making this decision.

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April 16, 2014
A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That
A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

A few random links to news stories and blog posts dealing with Adventure Cycling Association that you may not have seen before.

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April 15, 2014
5 Tips to Prepare for Summer Riding
5 Tips to Prepare for Summer Riding

Spring is in full swing here in Missoula, and in the Tours department we are all talking about summer touring plans. Here are the top five ways I prepare for summer riding.

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April 11, 2014
Member Affiliate Benefits 101
Member Affiliate Benefits 101

We appreciate the support our 46,500+ members provide us, and in return we work hard putting together affiliate discounts to help all of our members get the most bang for their buck when plotting a course for adventure. Here's the scoop on all of the benefits we currently offer.

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April 9, 2014
Texas is on Fire! And other Great Texas Happenings
Texas is on Fire! And other Great Texas Happenings

Texas has it going on. Bicycling is hot, and I'm not talking temperature. 

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April 8, 2014
Video Review: Cinelli Bootleg Hobo
Video Review: Cinelli Bootleg Hobo

In this video, Adventure Cyclist contributor Patrick O'Grady shows off the Cinelli Bootleg Hobo bicycle.

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April 8, 2014
Solidream's Round-the-World Ride Photo Gallery
Solidream's Round-the-World Ride Gallery

Solidream's three-year circumnativation of the globe — plus a side trip to Antarctica — resulted in many more spectacular photos than we could print in the April Adventure Cyclist, so we've created a gallery to show off more of the French quartet's trip. 

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April 7, 2014
The Chico Travel Pack
The Chico Travel Pack

So you need that super lightweight pack to take along with you for the ride? Maybe there are some groceries to go get, laundry to haul, or an amazing day hike just off of your route?

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April 7, 2014
Where Are All the American Cycling Videographers?
Where Are All the American Cycling Videographers?

So far, 13 videos have been entered in Adventure Cycling’s 2014 Bicycle Travel Video Contest. They wear intriguing and evocative titles like "Majer István Emléktúra 2013," "Spices & Spandex: The Cookbook," and "Mountain Biking to Dakshinkali Temple — Kathmandu, Nepal."

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April 7, 2014
Making Memories with Fully-Supported Friends
Making Memories with Fully-Supported Friends

I'm hooked on Adventure Cycling fully supported tours and I'm not sorry.

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April 4, 2014
Riding for a Reason
Riding for a Reason

When seeking out event rides to fill up my summer calendar, I've found that it is almost hard to find a ride that isn't built around a cause. If you have a cause in mind that you would like to ride for, or build an event around, there are a great deal of tools available to help you promote the ride and collect donations for the cause. Here are just a few options you can take advantage of:

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