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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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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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December 6, 2011
Shangri-La Found, Extended Version

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. 

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October 25, 2011
NO WEIGH... WEIGH!

Today we welcome Greg Siple -- co-founder of Adventure Cycling and art director -- as a contributor to the blog.

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August 18, 2011
Travelling Solo Swiss Style: SwissMobility Foundation's River Aare #8 National Route

Switzerland has been busy over the past few years making bike travel a big part of their tourism program. 

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May 14, 2011
Cycling W3R Expedition: A Revolutionary Idea is Born
Cycling W3R Expedition: A Revolutionary Idea is Born

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.

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March 11, 2011
2nd Annual Adventure Cycling Photo Contest Winners
2nd Annual Adventure Cycling Photo Contest Winners

Winners of the 2nd Annual Adventure Cycling Photo Contest. 

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February 23, 2010
1st Annual Photo Contest Winner
1st Annual Photo Contest Winner

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.

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