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Another rushed reflection of an amazing journey. When I start a bike tour, the end is always something that I cannot fathom. I am nervous about the miles, the climbs, the arrangements, the weather, and full of wonderment for what lies ahead each day. The excitement of the days take over and I just focus on each day’s goals, assuming the very end will be this triumphant occasion — there will probably be a parade.
We broke our record for visiting cyclists this year!
Enter our 6th Annual Bicycle Travel Photo Contest today!
Who knew the Midwest was so awesome?
Congratulations to our "Pack Your Panniers" Pinterest Contest Winners!
A little round up of links that are keeping me wanderlusting.
Show us what you would bring on your dream bike tour via Pinterest and you could win a set of rear Arkel panniers!
Join our Midwest Climate Ride Team!
I'm hooked on Adventure Cycling fully supported tours and I'm not sorry.
The winners of our 5th Annual Photo Contest are announced!
For Adventure Cycling members, the new 2014 Spring Cyclosource catalog is starting to hit mailboxes — just in time to get your bicycle-crazed loved one the perfect Valentine's present!
Were you one of over 1,000 cyclists who stopped by our headquarters this last year? Then you might be in this little video…
Setting up a photo booth has become tradition at Adventure Cycling's holiday parties. Greg Siple captures so much ridiculousness and joy in those photos. Here's a sampling of this year's photos …
Only a few more weeks to enter our 5th Annual Photo Contest! We're so excited about seeing all of your adventures. Let us ride vicariously through you!
When fall comes, it's natural for most to hunker down. Let's bake pies, listen to records, and write all of our loved ones! And when we travel, let's do it by bike! We've put together a very abreviated fall shopping guide for bike lovers.
It's always great to get involved in your community and show some support for local nonprofits. Recently some Adventure Cycling staff showed their love for our favorite thrift shop, Secret Seconds, by sporting our favorite finds in a little photo-shoot.
Two weeks ago, we asked our Instagram community, "Why do you travel by bicycle?" You showed us your answers by hashtagging your photos with #ACAtravelbybike. The response was amazing!
We're giving away 20 one-year Adventure Cycling memberships. Show us your photos of how/why you travel by bicycle on Instagram and make sure to tag @adventurecycling and #ACAtravelbybike to be entered to win.
I'm currently on Day 4 of Adventure Cycling's Colorado Wildflowers & Rivers tour with my mother. In the past 40-ish hours, I've smiled so much my cheeks ache and I've biked so much that... well, my cheeks ache.
When I step away from my computer and Adventure Cycling work world for a while, there's always realizations that, "Oh, not everyone rides their bike to work. Oh, not every photo has a cyclist in it. Oh, look, this magazine isn't about bike touring at all," and so on. But this vacation was different.
Lately, with a life in front of computer screens and a constant flow of music in my headphones, the quiet and calm of being on a bike brings me something invaluable.
It always feels like I'm in a mad, buying frenzie in springtime, sprucing up my riding set-up. So I thought I'd share what I'm excited about right now with a Spring Into Cycling Buyer's Guide.
Did you buy one of the awesome Adventure Cycling 2013 Calendars? Before November comes, you might want to take a gander at this video we put together.
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 …