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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adventure Cyclist 3.0 starts now, and in the months to come there will be much more to keep readers engaged.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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:
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.
10 easy steps to creating a bike tour blog.
We know what you're thinking -- how can you NOT be healthy on a bike tour? Read on!
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!
Winners of the 3rd Annual Bicycle Travel Photo Contest.
We have recently begun posting complete PDF versions of Adventure Cyclist on the Adventure Cycling Association website behind our member wall (see My Adventure Cycling), but this seems a bit primitive compared to the iOS and Android apps that are commonplace these days.
Today we welcome Greg Siple -- co-founder of Adventure Cycling and art director -- as a contributor to the blog.
Switzerland has been busy over the past few years making bike travel a big part of their tourism program.
In 1781, at the height of the American Revolution, allied French General Rochambeau marched his Army from Newport, Rhode Island, through Connecticut and into Phillipsburg, New York, where he met up with George Washington and the Continental Army.
Winners of the 2nd Annual Adventure Cycling Photo Contest.
After completing the daunting task of sorting through over 700 entries for our 1st Annual Adventure Cycling Photo Contest, our diligent publications team has chosen an excellent winner, along with a handful of runners up. But before we show you the good stuff, I want to thank everyone who took the time to comb through their photos to submit their best works from bicycle travel. The response was phenomenal and many of the photos were too. So, now on to the photos.