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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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May 31, 2013
Final Day of the Campaign: Give & Win an Ortlieb Handlebar Bag
Final Day of the Campaign: Give & Win an Ortlieb Handlebar Bag

In these final hours of the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign for the U.S. Bicycle Route System, Ortlieb is challenging us to raise a final $1,000 more with a match challenge. When you donate today, not only will Ortlieb match your donation, you will also be entered to win an Ortlieb Ultimate 6 M Plus handlebar bag.

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May 30, 2013
What does the USBRS mean to you?
What does the USBRS mean to you?

Last week we asked a simple question on Facebook: What does the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) mean to you? Cyclists responded with an outpouring of comments that truly show the need and desire for a national network of bicycle routes. 

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May 29, 2013
Build the USBRS with TeamEstrogen.com
Build the USBRS with TeamEstrogen.com

Like BOB yesterday, TeamEstrogen.com has seen the great success of the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign and the growth of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) and is sponsoring a second $1,000 match challenge to keep the momentum going. Donate now to meet the match challenge!

 

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May 28, 2013
Build the USBRS with BOB Gear
Build the USBRS with BOB Gear

Right now your donation can go twice as far! BOB Gear by Britax Child Safety, Inc. believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor another $1,000 match challenge. So donate now to have your contribution matched by BOB!

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May 24, 2013
Midnight Deadline! $1,000 Match Challenge
Midnight Deadline! $1,000 Match Challenge

Today is the second day of the match challenge from the Almaden Cycle Touring Club (ACTC) and the last day of club weekDonate before midnight to help us meet the match and you'll be entered to win a set of handmade bicycle accessories by Hans Bagworks.

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May 23, 2013
$1,000 Challenge from Almaden Cycle Touring Club
$1,000 Challenge from Almaden Cycle Touring Club

Our final sponsor for Club Week is the Almaden Cycle Touring Club (ACTC), based in San Jose, California. ACTC has challenged us with a two-day, $1,000 match, so please donate today! In addition to helping us meet the match challenge from the Almaden Cycle Touring Club, you'll be entered to win a set of handcrafted bicycle accessories by Hans Bagworks, owned and operated by Adventure Cycling's own Paul Hansberger.

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May 22, 2013
Humpday Giveaways & Climate Ride Meetup in San Francisco
Humpday Giveaways & Climate Ride Meetup in San Francisco

Donate to win one of two Raptor or Raven 6 packs donated by Osprey and learn about an opportunity to meet up with Team Adventure Cycling and Climate Ride in San Francisco. 

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May 21, 2013
Club Week Day 2: Meet the Challenge
Club Week Day 2: Meet the Challenge

We have had an amazing response so far this month to the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign to raise funds for the U.S. Bicycle Route System. Your gift can still do double-duty. We are only a few dollars away from meeting the Cascade Bicycle Club match challenge, which we have to meet by midnight tonight. And, if you donate today, you'll be entered to win a SERFAS bike case from BikeFlights. 

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May 20, 2013
Happy Club Week!
Happy Club Week!

For the rest of this week, clubs throughout the country have sponsored match challenges to raise money for the U.S. Bicycle Route System and raise awareness of the project to their members and supporters. Our first club sponsor is one of the largest bicycle clubs in the U.S., the Cascade Bicycle Club! Cascade is presenting us with a two-day, $1,000 match, so please donate today to help us meet the challenge! 

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May 17, 2013
Midnight Deadline! $1,000 Match Challenge from BOB Gear
Midnight Deadline! $1,000 Match Challenge from BOB Gear

Since the kickoff of the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign on May 1, USBRS supporters have donated $79,790 towards the $100,000 campaign goal. We have until midnight tonight to meet a $1,000 match challenge from BOB Gear by Britax Child Safety, Inc., so please donate right now. And, if you donate by Tuesday, May 21, 2013, you'll be entered to win a SERFAS Bike Transport (SBT) case from Bike Flights. See the sidebar of the USBRS fundraising page for complete contest rules. 

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May 16, 2013
Win a Paradigm jacket from Primal Wear
Win a Paradigm jacket from Primal Wear

Today’s Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. $1,000 match challenge comes from business sponsor Primal Wear along with the awesome sweepstakes giveaway of a Men’s Paradigm Jacket and a Women’s Eros Paradigm Jacket. Enter to win by donating to meet the $1,000 match from Primal Wear.*

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May 15, 2013
Humpday Giveaways and Mid-Month Update
Humpday Giveaways and Mid-Month Update

Today, TeamEstrogen.com is rallying their support for the U.S. Bicycle Route System by offering a match challenge of $1,000. In addition to your donation being matched by TeamEstrogen.com, you can win a set of racks (front and back) from Old Man Mountain, retail value of $329.98. Donate today to meet the match and win!

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May 14, 2013
Today only, $500 match challenge from BikeFlights
Today only, $500 match challenge from BikeFlights

If you haven’t made a gift to the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign yet and still want to see your donation go twice as far, BikeFlights has offered to match the first $500 donated today to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System. We're still trying to meet the last $1,600 of the initial $35,000 match, so you get one more chance at a 2:1 match! Today is also the final day to be entered to win a Raptor or Raven 6 from Osprey.

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May 13, 2013
Donate Today for Your Donation to be Matched 2:1
Donate Today for Your Donation to be Matched 2:1

Win a Blaze 2 Watt Micro Lightset from Planet Bike plus have your donation matched 2:1! Make a donation today and help us meet the final $8,170 of a $35,000 match and a $1,000 match from Planet Bike. Your gift to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System will be matched twice and go three times as far. 

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May 10, 2013
Campaign Update: $15,640 Needed to Meet Match Challenge
Campaign Update: $15,640 Needed to Meet Match Challenge

We need to raise $15,640 to meet the full $35,000 match and you can help us get there today by making a donation to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System. We are over halfway to meeting the match and if you give today your donation will go twice as far.

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May 8, 2013
Be Seen and Be Seen in Style
Be Seen and Be Seen in Style

If you haven’t given yet to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System, we have some fabulous sweepstakes offers this week from Cygolite and Nutcase to inspire and entice.

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May 6, 2013
Build it. Bike it. Be a Part of it.
Build it. Bike it. Be a Part of it.

Five days have gone by in our Build it. Bike it. Be a part of it. campaign for the U.S. Bicycle Route System. So far USBRS supporters have contributed $6,500 for the network, qualifying for the 1:1 match, and getting us closer to our $100,000 campaign goal. This week, donate by Friday (5:00 p.m. MDT), and you will be entered to win one of twenty Cygolite setups* valued at $100 each. 

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May 3, 2013
Happy National Bike Month!
Happy National Bike Month!

Happy National Bike Month! Here is a 1, 2, 3 recap of the first days of the Build it. Bike it. Be a part of it. campaign for the U.S. Bicycle Route System.

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May 2, 2013
Show your support for the U.S. Bicycle Route System
Show your support for the U.S. Bicycle Route System

We know the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) has thousands of supporters. Show your support and spread the word by "wearing" and sharing this badge on your blog, website, or social-media sites. Link it to our campaign page and help build the USBRS! 

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May 1, 2013
Kicking off National Bike Month
Kicking off National Bike Month

Kick off National Bike Month by giving these would-be bicycle travelers all the things they need to travel by bike. You can help create designated, signed bicycle routes that allow them to ride bicycles from their front doors anywhere their desires take them, and how-to resources from Adventure Cycling to help them pack their panniers, choose gear, read cycling maps, and more.

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