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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.