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When I was asked to highlight my three or four favorite bike overnights from 2013, I figured it was going to be easy. After I began thinking about it, however, I decided it was going to be impossible. And so, here are eight of my favorites, but not my eight favorites. There are others I enjoyed just as much as these.
I took a call in the tours department recently from a woman inquiring about Adventure Cycling’s Northern Tier tour, an epic three-month-long van-supported tour. Her questions resonated with me, because I asked all the same things of myself when I was planning a long-distance journey by bicycle.
Oh my God! The most beautiful moth I'd ever seen — as if a forest sprite had decided to go under cover. It was the size of my hand. We weren't gazing at it on some distant wildlife reserve trail. It was lounging on the back of a plastic chair at a roadside restaurant in Myanmar.
Thank you for making the 2013 Holiday Campaign a success and helping us raise over $200,000 to support Adventure Cycling's nonprofit mission and programs!
Bicycle travelers camp in state parks across the U.S. on their tours, but when campgrounds are full and there are no nearby alternatives, bicycle travelers have limited options and must often stealth camp. Adventure Cycling is reaching out to state parks to promote the adoption of bicycle-friendly practices and has created a list of best practice recommendations.
Adventure Cycling’s Family Fun Tours provide an opportunity to have an active, educational, and engaging family vacation. Spend your days riding through history-rich areas of the United States and your evenings relaxing with new friends and your family.
The Niagara by Canari is my go-to, everyday commuting jacket. I’ve also used it for long distance trips. The Niagara, in my opinion, is an on-the-road, everyday, 3-season (fall, winter, spring) jacket. Being both windproof and waterproof, it has everything you could ask for in a cycling jacket.
Unless your bike tour begins close to home, transporting your bike can be one of the most difficult tasks in preparing for your journey. Flying with bikes can be outrageously expensive and shipping can cause all sorts of headaches in regards to where you're going to send the bike, and whether or not it will arrive on time. If you're struggling with these issues, you might want to turn your attention to BikeFlights.com.
Were you one of over 1,000 cyclists who stopped by our headquarters this last year? Then you might be in this little video…
With the turning of the new year, inspiration to ride Tour Divide 2014, which follows the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR), is reaching new heights and raising a few questions.
Happy New Year! Are you ready for some fabulous bicycle touring in 2014? Here are four of our favorite tours for exploring the eastern U.S.
A well thought-out and well thought-of inflation solution.
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.