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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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May 16, 2015
Corporate Spotlight: Great Divide Mountain Bike Tour
Corporate Spotlight: Great Divide Mountain Bike Tour

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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May 15, 2015
Cygolite Giveaway!
Cygolite Giveaway!

Light the way! Donate to the Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign for a chance to win one of two sets of USB rechargeable Cygolites!

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May 14, 2015
10 Tips to Become a Bicycle Travel Destination. Add Your Ideas and Win!
10 Tips to Become a Bicycle Travel Destination. Add Your Ideas and Win!

We’ve seen an increasing number of communities calling us up and asking, “How can our town serve adventure cyclists? What can we do to make them feel welcome and encourage them to stay the night?” Here are 10 tips to help your community become a bicycle travel destination.

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May 14, 2015
The Not-So-Guilty Pleasures of Gas Station Food
The Not-So-Guilty Pleasures of Gas Station Food

One of the best parts of bike travel is the eating. Ice cream twice a day? No problem. Eating straight from the pot. Yep. But what happens when you’re 50 miles from the nearest grocery store and out of snacks?

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May 13, 2015
Build the USBRS with Town Pump Hotel Group
Build the USBRS with Town Pump Hotel Group

Right now your donation can go twice as far! Town Pump Hotel Group believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor another $1,000 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by Town Pump Hotel Group!

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May 13, 2015
CLIF Bar Giveaway During National Bike to Work Week
CLIF Bar Giveaway During National Bike to Work Week

To help you keep your energy levels topped off throughout the week, we've got an assortment of CLIF Bar nutritional products for one lucky winner. To enter this drawing, we only ask that you do one of three things before 5:30pm MST, Friday, May 15th:

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May 13, 2015
Win a Piece of Modern Art!
Win a Piece of Modern Art!

Sleek, stylish, and safe? Yep. Donate today for a chance to win this TiGr lock.

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May 12, 2015
Hospitality for Cyclists: Programs We Can Learn From
Hospitality for Cyclists: Programs We Can Learn From

There are several hospitality programs for cycle tourists, but none exist in the U.S. Why not? Is there one that might make a good model for the U.S. Bicycle Route System? How are they administered? What do they offer? To answer these questions, I’ve compiled a few of the programs I know about: 

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May 12, 2015
American Roadtrip Dreams
American Roadtrip Dreams

What’s the best part of planning a bike trip? Whatever form your pre-trip planning takes, your donation to the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign is a great first step towards your next great American Roadtrip.

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May 11, 2015
Build the USBRS with Exodus Travels
Build the USBRS with Exodus Travels

Right now your donation can go twice as far! Exodus Travels believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor another $1,000 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by Exodus Travels!

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May 11, 2015
New additions to the Salsa Anything family of bikepacking products
New additions to the Salsa Anything family of bikepacking products

The Salsa Anything Bag and Anything Cage HD Explained

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May 11, 2015
Wallets on Wheels
Wallets on Wheels

Just one week into our U.S. Bike Route System and we’ve raised nearly $25,000 towards our $150,000 campaign goal. We're celebrating bicycle tourism this week. Your donation means more miles of designated and signed routes, more people ditching their cars for bikes, and yes, more wallets on wheels.

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May 8, 2015
A Long Journey to a Short Ride
A Long Journey to a Short Ride

It was a journey of less than half a mile, but it took over two years to get there. Tiva, our reluctant traveler, finally took her first ride in a bike trailer.

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May 8, 2015
Take us to the bar! Bar Mitts, that is
Take us to the bar! Bar Mitts, that is

Do you bicycle tour in the winter? Even if you haven’t worked your way to up an Alaksan adventure in December, these bar mittens are nothing short of luxury for your everyday commute, spring and fall time touring and more.

 

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May 7, 2015
Top 5 Successes for Bicycling in State Parks
Top 5 Successes for Bicycling in State Parks

During the month of May we are celebrating the U.S. Bicycle Route System and this week we’re focusing on accomplishments for bicycle travel and tourism in national and state parks. These top 5 success stories highlight the innovative ways that state parks are working to welcome and accommodate bicyclists.  

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May 7, 2015
Digital Data for Devices Release
Digital Data for Devices Release

In the summer of 2014 we conducted a test of digital data on one of the routes in the Adventure Cycling Route Network. Over the winter we combed through the feedback and distilled it to new downloadable products released on April 27, 2015.

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May 6, 2015
Planet Bike Has Our Back!
Planet Bike Has Our Back!

Today your donation will travel three times as far, thanks to two match challenges! Our friends at Planet Bike want to see the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) grow to 50,000 miles and have been loyal supporters of Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. for the past three years.

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May 6, 2015
Build the USBRS with Planet Bike
Build the USBRS with Planet Bike

Right now your donation can go twice as far! Planet Bike believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor another $1,000 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by Planet Bike!

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May 5, 2015
Happy Tuesday! Win a Jersey from Road Holland!
Happy Tuesday! Win a Jersey from Road Holland!

Today only, you have the opportunity to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System Build it. Bike it. Be a Part of it. campaign and win a slick cycling jersey from our friends at Road Holland.

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May 5, 2015
Top 5 Successes for Bicycling in National Parks
Top 5 Successes for Bicycling in National Parks

During the month of May we are celebrating the U.S. Bicycle Route System and this week we’re focusing on accomplishments for bicycle travel and tourism in national and state parks. These top 5 success stories highlight the innovative ways that national parks are working to welcome and accommodate bicyclists.  

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May 4, 2015
Travel the National Parks Free for One Year!
Travel the National Parks Free for One Year!

Last Friday we kicked off our 6th Annual Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign and the beginning of National Bike Month by previewing what’s to come: the latest news on our efforts to grow the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) to 10,000 miles (and more!), chances to win incredible giveaways, and inspirational stories and photos of creating and cycling what will become the largest official bicycle network on the planet!

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May 4, 2015
Bikecentennial Was the Most Important Event of My Life
Bikecentennial Was the Most Important Event of My Life

Bikecentennial set the course for Barb Samsoe’s life. She met her husband, Bill, “one of the best people” she will ever meet, during her trip. They now live in Missoula and have been married for 37 years. “It was the most important event of my life, no question about it,” Barb says. To stay in touch with Adventure Cycling about the 40th anniversary celebration please fill out this form.

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May 1, 2015
Be a Part of Building the Largest Bicycle Network on the Planet!
Be a Part of Building the Largest Bicycle Network on the Planet!

http://www.biketours.com/Austria/danube-bike-path-7-nightsHappy National Bicycle Month! Today we’re kicking off Adventure Cycling’s 6th Annual “Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It.” campaign to raise awareness and support for the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS).

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May 1, 2015
Video Review: Soma Saga Disc
Video Review: Soma Saga Disc

In this video, Adventure Cyclist contributor Patrick O'Grady shows off the Soma Saga Disc touring bicycle.

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April 30, 2015
Ride Tunes
Ride Tunes

While I enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with cycling on the open road, I do like to have music along with me on bike tours. Here are a couple products we've had fly through the office that are great for tuning into your bicycle touring soundtrack.

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