Adventure Cycling Blog

Photo by Adam Coppola

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

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 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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March 4, 2014
Geared Up: March Extras
Geared Up: March Extras

Must-have cycling products and gear for spring. 

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February 11, 2014
Video Review: Nobilette
Video Review: Nobilette

In this video, Adventure Cyclist contributor Patrick O'Grady shows off his custom Nobilette road bike.

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December 12, 2013
Geared Up Holiday Edition
Geared Up Holiday Edition

Gift ideas for the cyclist in your life.

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December 10, 2013
Video Review: Co-Motion Divide Rohloff
Video Review: Co-Motion Divide Rohloff

In this video, Adventure Cyclist contributor Patrick O'Grady takes a look at the Co-Motion Divide Rohloff bike. The full review appears in the December/January 2013 issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine, which is now available online for Adventure Cycling members.

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December 9, 2013
The Genesis of the Great Divide
The Genesis of the Great Divide

Like a Tour Divide racer, I teetered and tottered up and down the most radical carnival ride imaginable during the two and a half to three years it took to plan, research, and map the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. My feelings ranged from moments of dread to hope to pure joy.

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October 9, 2013
Video Review: Jeff Jones City & Touring
Video Review: Jeff Jones City & Touring

In this video, Adventure Cyclist contributor Patrick O'Grady takes a look at the Jeff Jones City & Touring bike. The full review appears in the October/November 2013 issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine, which is now available online for Adventure Cycling members.

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October 2, 2013
Nuts and Bolts: 2013 October/November issue

Here are the Nuts and Bolts for "The Golden Circle of Bears and Beers" by Willie Weir and "Then and Now: The Sierra Cascades Route" by Gregg Bleakney, which appear in the 2013 October/November issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine. 

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August 6, 2013
Photo Essay: The White Rim Trail
Photo Essay: The White Rim Trail

This photo essay accompanies the story, "The White Rim Trail: A Journey Between River & Sky" by Cass Gilbert, which appeared in the August/September issue of Adventure Cyclist.

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August 5, 2013
Video Review: Bike Friday Silk Road Alfine
Video Review: Bike Friday Silk Road Alfine

In this video, Adventure Cyclist contributor Patrick O'Grady spends some quality time with a Bike Friday Silk Road Alfine, an internally geared, belt-driven smoothie that folds like a hanky into pocket size for storage.

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May 1, 2013
Video Review: Novara Verita
Video Review: Novara Verita

In this video, Adventure Cyclist magazine contributor Patrick O'Grady takes a look at the Novara Verita, a suitable "store-brand" bike that will take you everwhere but to the cleaners.

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April 30, 2013
Photo Essay: Cycling the Old West Scenic Bikeway
Photo Essay: Cycling the Old West Scenic Bikeway

The photo essay accompanies the story, "Cycling the Old West Scenic Bikeway" by Russ Roca and Laura Crawford, which appeared in the May issue of Adventure Cyclist. 

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April 29, 2013
A Fresh New Look
A Fresh New Look

Adventure Cyclist 3.0 starts now, and in the months to come there will be much more to keep readers engaged.

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April 4, 2013
Video Review: Kona Rove
Video Review: Kona Rove

In this video, Adventure Cyclist magazine contributor Patrick O'Grady takes a look at the Kona Rove, a steel all-rounder suitable for everything from gravel-grinding to loaded touring.

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March 12, 2013
4th Annual Adventure Cycling Photo Contest Winners
4th Annual Adventure Cycling Photo Contest Winners

The talent and fervor of Adventure Cycling members, readers, and followers never ceases to amaze me. We received incredible shots for our 4th Annual Bicycle Travel Photo Contest. A panel of five judges picked the winners from over 450 submissions. The March Issue of Adventure Cyclist highlights these wonderful photos. If you haven't seen them in print yet, drumroll please …

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January 30, 2013
Video Review: Riding the Space Horse
Video Review: Riding the Space Horse

In this video, Adventure Cyclist magazine contributor Patrick O'Grady takes a look at the All-City Space Horse. The full review appears in the February 2013 issue of Adventure Cyclist.

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August 22, 2012
The Mirror Man: Looking Forward
The Mirror Man: Looking Forward

When I arrived at work Monday morning I learned that Chuck Harris, the Mirror Man, had passed away. Without thinking about it I immediately raised my hand to touch the glasses-mounted rearview mirror that I wore. Chuck made that mirror for me many years ago, one of more than 88,000 that he made by hand over five decades.

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August 7, 2012
An Authentic Meal
An Authentic Meal

Today's guest post was written fresh-from-the-saddle by Amie Thao, who is wandering around the world on a little blue bicycle -- 12,400 kilometers and counting:

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June 12, 2012
Nuts and Bolts: June Issue
Nuts and Bolts: June Issue

Where were we going to squeeze in the Nuts & Bolts sidebars for the stories from Chuck Haney about cycling in Northwest Montana and Paul Lamarra about riding the Iron Curtain? Short answer: We weren't. To the rescue: The Internet. 

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May 1, 2012
How To Make a Bike Blog
How To Make a Bike Blog

10 easy steps to creating a bike tour blog.

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April 24, 2012
10 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Bike Tour
10 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Bike Tour

We know what you're thinking -- how can you NOT be healthy on a bike tour? Read on!

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April 10, 2012
10 Things You Might Think You Need for a Long Distance Tour, but Don't
10 Things You Might Think You Need for a Long Distance Tour, but Don't

As touring season ramps up and you’re getting your things together, you may be weighing what you do and do not need to bring, or what you need to make room for as your storage space fills up. Here's how to pare down!

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February 7, 2012
3rd Annual Bicycle Travel Photo Contest Winners
3rd Annual Bicycle Travel Photo Contest Winners

Winners of the 3rd Annual Bicycle Travel Photo Contest.

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