Adventure Cycling Blog

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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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June 17, 2015
Thanks To You...
Thanks To You...

Check out our numbers from the Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign. Thanks to all our generous supporters!

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June 3, 2015
Build the USBRS with Cascade Bicycle Club
Build the USBRS with Cascade Bicycle Club

Cascade Bicycle Club believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor a $1,000 match challenge. 

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June 2, 2015
The Finish Line is in Sight!
The Finish Line is in Sight!

We’re extending our Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign for one more week. This gives you another chance to win that seven day Danube River bike tour with Bike Tours Direct. Keep reading to find out who already won!

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May 30, 2015
Build the USBRS with SKS USA
Build the USBRS with SKS USA

Right now your donation can go twice as far! SKS USA believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor a $1,000 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by SKS USA!

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May 29, 2015
Start Rubbing that Lucky Rabbit's Foot and Cross Your Fingers!
Start Rubbing that Lucky Rabbit's Foot and Cross Your Fingers!

Today Cascade Bicycle Club is matching your donation, dollar for dollar. Three days left to donate to the Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign before we draw our lucky winners for the Giant Revolt 1 bike and 7-Day Danube Bike tour from Bike Tours Direct. All donations through midnight MDT, Sunday, May 31, get entered!

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May 28, 2015
Today's Giveaway Masters the Science of Keeping You Cool
Today's Giveaway Masters the Science of Keeping You Cool

Sure, the Zumax is a helmet but ‘system’ is a more accurate term. With twenty-one air inlets, this helmet finds the balance between good ventilation and aerodynamics.

 

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May 27, 2015
5 Adventure Cycling Members Give You 5 Reasons to Support 'Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It.'
5 Adventure Cycling Members Give You 5 Reasons to Support 'Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It.'

“When I ride my bike, I feel carefree, confident, and just plain happy, no matter the reason I happen to be riding.  I support the US Bike Route System and Adventure Cycling because they promote universal cycling, and are doing the things needed to make cycling safer and more accessible, so that everyone, no matter who they are or where they are, can experience the fun and the joy of cycling.” - Cindy Homan

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May 26, 2015
Build the USBRS with Ortlieb USA
Build the USBRS with Ortlieb USA

Right now, your donation can go twice as far! Ortlieb USA believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor a $1,000 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by Ortlieb USA!

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May 26, 2015
New U.S. Bicycle Routes in UT and ID and updates in MN
New U.S. Bicycle Routes in UT and ID and updates in MN

Today we feature newly designated and realigned U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBR) officially adopted by AASHTO on May 14, 2015: Idaho with USBR 10, Utah with USBR 70 and 79, and Minnesota with USBR 45.

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May 26, 2015
What Do BMWs, Beck's beer, Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks, and Today's Giveaway Have in Common?
What Do BMWs, Beck's beer, Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks, and Today's Giveaway Have in Common?

Today, we’re giving away one finely crafted, German-made Ortlieb bag, for free! This Ortlieb Vario is both backpack and pannier. Same water-proof fabric that made you a fan of Ortlieb on your first tour.

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May 25, 2015
7 Day Countdown, Starting Now!
7 Day Countdown, Starting Now!

Donate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday to get your money matched by one of our generous sponsors: Ortlieb, Primal Wear, Cascade Bicycle Club, and SKS USA.

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May 22, 2015
Don't Let the Can Get You Down! Get Yourself a Beer Growler Pannier
Don't Let the Can Get You Down! Get Yourself a Beer Growler Pannier

It would be a shame to limit yourself to canned beer in the golden era of the local microbreweries. Today, one lucky winner will bring home a beer pannier and brauler.

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May 21, 2015
Bikes and Beer and Building the U.S. Bicycle Route System
Bikes and Beer and Building the U.S. Bicycle Route System

During the month of May, we are celebrating the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) and successes in improving bicycle travel conditions nationwide. This week we’re focusing on how bicycling benefits businesses and economies and it’s pretty clear that cyclists love beer. Just look at the number of bicycles parked in front of the local brewery and it’s easy to see how that connection is made. We also explored how the craft brewery culture seems to fit with the growing enthusiasm for bicycling. I recently traveled to Fort Collins and had the opportunity to meet two people that make their living from the bike and beer association.

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May 21, 2015
Jim from Chattanooga Wants to Take You to Europe (For Free)
Jim from Chattanooga Wants to Take You to Europe (For Free)

You’ll be doing your best impression of “The Sound of Music” as you pedal through quaint villages and lush farmland on Bike Tours Direct's 7-day Danube Bike Path tour. Yep, you can win a free European vacation by donating $25 or more to the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign.

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May 21, 2015
Singing in the Shower and Other Good Workplace Practices
Singing in the Shower and Other Good Workplace Practices

What does singing in the shower have to do with the USBRS?

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May 19, 2015
Bikes & Bucks: 6 Ways Bicycling Benefits Businesses & Local Economies
Bikes Bring Bucks: 6 Ways Bicycling Benefits Businesses & Local Economies

https://www.adventurecycling.org/campaigns/build-it-bike-it-be-a-part-of-it/During the month of May we are celebrating the U.S. Bicycle Route System and successes in improving bicycle travel conditions nationwide. This week we’re focusing on how bicycling benefits businesses and economies and as you’ll see, no matter what kind of cycling you do, the numbers speak for themselves.

 

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May 19, 2015
Who is the Knickercommander? And what do they have to do with the U.S. Bicycle Route System?
Who is the Knickercommander? And what do they have to do with the U.S. Bicycle Route System?

How do the Knickerbikers help double your dollar's distance?

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May 18, 2015
Feeling Lucky? 7 Things You Can Win This Week!
Feeling Lucky? 7 Things You Can Win This Week!

Let us throw a wrench in your Monday, pedal wrench that is. Today we're showcasing this week's raffle prizes and last week's winners.

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May 15, 2015
Cygolite Giveaway!
Cygolite Giveaway!

Light the way! Donate to the Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign for a chance to win one of two sets of USB rechargeable Cygolites!

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May 14, 2015
10 Tips to Become a Bicycle Travel Destination. Add Your Ideas and Win!
10 Tips to Become a Bicycle Travel Destination. Add Your Ideas and Win!

We’ve seen an increasing number of communities calling us up and asking, “How can our town serve adventure cyclists? What can we do to make them feel welcome and encourage them to stay the night?” Here are 10 tips to help your community become a bicycle travel destination.

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May 14, 2015
The Not-So-Guilty Pleasures of Gas Station Food
The Not-So-Guilty Pleasures of Gas Station Food

One of the best parts of bike travel is the eating. Ice cream twice a day? No problem. Eating straight from the pot. Yep. But what happens when you’re 50 miles from the nearest grocery store and out of snacks?

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May 13, 2015
Build the USBRS with Town Pump Hotel Group
Build the USBRS with Town Pump Hotel Group

Right now your donation can go twice as far! Town Pump Hotel Group believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor another $1,000 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by Town Pump Hotel Group!

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May 13, 2015
Win a Piece of Modern Art!
Win a Piece of Modern Art!

Sleek, stylish, and safe? Yep. Donate today for a chance to win this TiGr lock.

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May 12, 2015
Hospitality for Cyclists: Programs We Can Learn From
Hospitality for Cyclists: Programs We Can Learn From

There are several hospitality programs for cycle tourists, but none exist in the U.S. Why not? Is there one that might make a good model for the U.S. Bicycle Route System? How are they administered? What do they offer? To answer these questions, I’ve compiled a few of the programs I know about: 

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May 12, 2015
American Roadtrip Dreams
American Roadtrip Dreams

What’s the best part of planning a bike trip? Whatever form your pre-trip planning takes, your donation to the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign is a great first step towards your next great American Roadtrip.

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