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 7, 2014
Making Memories with Fully-Supported Friends
Making Memories with Fully-Supported Friends

I'm hooked on Adventure Cycling fully supported tours and I'm not sorry.

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March 11, 2014
5th Annual Photo Contest Winners
5th Annual Photo Contest Winners

The winners of our 5th Annual Photo Contest are announced!

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February 7, 2014
Valentine's Gifts for Cyclists
Valentine's Gifts for Cyclists

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!

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January 10, 2014
Thanks for Stopping By
Thanks for Stopping By

Were you one of over 1,000 cyclists who stopped by our headquarters this last year? Then you might be in this little video…

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December 20, 2013
Hilarious Holidays from Adventure Cycling
Hilarious Holidays from Adventure Cycling

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 …

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November 15, 2013
5th Annual Photo Contest Deadline Approaching
5th Annual Photo Contest Deadline Approaching

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!

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October 8, 2013
A Cozy Guide for Fall Cyclists
A Cozy Guide for Fall Cyclists

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.

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September 24, 2013
Adventure Cycling Gets Recessionista Chic
Adventure Cycling Gets Recessionista Chic

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.

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September 10, 2013
Instagram Contest Success
Instagram Contest Success

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!

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August 27, 2013
Travel by Bicycle Instagram Contest
Travel by Bicycle Instagram Contest

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.

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August 13, 2013
Colorado Wildflowers & Rivers: Halfway Point Trip Report
Colorado Wildflowers & Rivers: Halfway Point Trip Report

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.

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July 23, 2013
They're Everywhere!
They're Everywhere!

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.

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June 25, 2013
Why do you ride?
Why do you ride?

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.

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May 14, 2013
Spring Into Cycling Buyer's Guide
Spring Into Cycling Buyer's Guide

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.

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March 25, 2013
2013 Calendar Foul
2013 Calendar Foul

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.

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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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February 12, 2013
How To Make Your Own Studded Bike Tires

With snow and ice abounding in Missoula, it would be so nice to ride a fat bike around, to officially participate in Fat Bike February. But the finances for a rad, new bike are just not in the cards this year. (And truth be told, if I buy one bike this year, it'll probably be this one.) So to stabilize my bike travel, I made my own studded tires! It was easier than I had imagined and I made a video to share this ever-rewarding do-it-yourself with you.

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January 29, 2013
I want to be in this world.
I want to be in this world.

This was supposed to be a post about cycling. It was specifically supposed to be about cycling in snow; a video about how to make your own studded tires. And I'll get that to you (I promise), but with the current events of my life, I want to talk about a broader desire for adventure.

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January 15, 2013
2nd Annual Fat Bike Summit and Festival
2nd Annual Fat Bike Summit and Festival

As the snow falls, our skinny-tired road bikes whimper and our fat-tired bikes yelp in anticipation of getting out there for some cold adventures. Fat bikes are more popular than ever and now you can show your fervor and solidarity at the 2nd Annual Fat Bike Summit and Festival.

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December 10, 2012
The Big Little Things.
The Big Little Things.

When cyclists come to visit Adventure Cycling, sometimes they get their portrait taken by our talented co-founder, Greg Siple.

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November 26, 2012
Gifts for Bike Lovers.
Gifts for Bike Lovers.

The holidays are here, so I thought that I would let you in on my favorite gifts for the bike lovers in my life. All of these gifts (except for number five) I have actually purchased for bicycle enthusiasts ...

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August 13, 2012
Why I Love Working Saturdays
Why I Love Working Saturdays

If you get a tour of the Adventure Cycling headquarters in Missoula, I'm your last stop. I sit upstairs, on the far end of the building and I spend most of my time staring at a computer, wearing headphones.

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June 11, 2012
Building a Bike for a Tiger
Building a Bike for a Tiger

Months ago, I bought an incredibly tall, fixer-upper, vintage road bike off of Craigslist. My bearded manfriend and I set it in the living room and gazed at it as we made the vocal realization that we were going to fix it up for Ryland.

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February 28, 2012
A Leap Day Mantra
A Leap Day Mantra

In 1996, I was eleven years old. I will never forget the classes' reaction to finding out our classmate, Jared, was born on February 29.

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