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.

Photo by Adam Coppola

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 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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May 11, 2015
Build the USBRS with Exodus Travels
Build the USBRS with Exodus Travels

Right now your donation can go twice as far! Exodus Travels 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 Exodus Travels!

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May 11, 2015
Wallets on Wheels
Wallets on Wheels

Just one week into our U.S. Bike Route System and we’ve raised nearly $25,000 towards our $150,000 campaign goal. We're celebrating bicycle tourism this week. Your donation means more miles of designated and signed routes, more people ditching their cars for bikes, and yes, more wallets on wheels.

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May 8, 2015
Take us to the bar! Bar Mitts, that is
Take us to the bar! Bar Mitts, that is

Do you bicycle tour in the winter? Even if you haven’t worked your way to up an Alaksan adventure in December, these bar mittens are nothing short of luxury for your everyday commute, spring and fall time touring and more.

 

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May 7, 2015
Top 5 Successes for Bicycling in State Parks
Top 5 Successes for Bicycling in State Parks

During the month of May we are celebrating the U.S. Bicycle Route System and this week we’re focusing on accomplishments for bicycle travel and tourism in national and state parks. These top 5 success stories highlight the innovative ways that state parks are working to welcome and accommodate bicyclists.  

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May 6, 2015
Planet Bike Has Our Back!
Planet Bike Has Our Back!

Today your donation will travel three times as far, thanks to two match challenges! Our friends at Planet Bike want to see the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) grow to 50,000 miles and have been loyal supporters of Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. for the past three years.

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May 6, 2015
Build the USBRS with Planet Bike
Build the USBRS with Planet Bike

Right now your donation can go twice as far! Planet Bike 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 Planet Bike!

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May 5, 2015
Happy Tuesday! Win a Jersey from Road Holland!
Happy Tuesday! Win a Jersey from Road Holland!

Today only, you have the opportunity to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System Build it. Bike it. Be a Part of it. campaign and win a slick cycling jersey from our friends at Road Holland.

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May 5, 2015
Top 5 Successes for Bicycling in National Parks
Top 5 Successes for Bicycling in National Parks

During the month of May we are celebrating the U.S. Bicycle Route System and this week we’re focusing on accomplishments for bicycle travel and tourism in national and state parks. These top 5 success stories highlight the innovative ways that national parks are working to welcome and accommodate bicyclists.  

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March 25, 2015
Bicycle Route 66: Behind the Scenes in Oklahoma
Bicycle Route 66: Behind the Scenes in Oklahoma

During the month of March, we are featuring a series of guest posts that showcase the volunteers and advocates who provided behind-the-scenes support to bring Bicycle Route 66 to life. This week, Kevin Mussett, board member of the Oklahoma Bicycle Coalition, shares how Bicycle Route 66 and USBR 66 designation has been a central focus for their efforts to attract bicycle tourism and make Oklahoma safer and more bicycle friendly. 

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March 18, 2015
Bicycle Route 66: Behind the Scenes in Missouri
Bicycle Route 66: Behind the Scenes in Missouri

During the month of March, we are featuring a series of guest posts that showcase the volunteers and advocates who provided behind-the-scenes support to bring Bicycle Route 66 to life. This week, Brent Hugh, Executive Director of the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation shares how Adventure Cycling's Bicycle Route 66 is an important part of their larger initiative to build a statewide bicycle plan and connect destinations through trails.

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March 11, 2015
Bicycle Route 66: Behind the Scenes in Illinois
Bicycle Route 66: Behind the Scenes in Illinois

During the month of March, we will be featuring a series of guest posts that showcase the volunteers and advocates who provided behind-the-scenes support to bring Bicycle Route 66 to life. This week, Ed Barsotti, Executive Director for the League of Illinois Bicyclists (LIB), shares the story of how the LIB worked collaboratively with a committee of stakeholders to create the Illinois Route 66 Trail, which provided a template for the creation of Bicycle Route 66 in Illinois. 

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February 25, 2015
Saving the Big White River Bridge
Saving the Big White River Bridge

There is an effort underway in central Arkansas to save a historic bridge from demolition. Volunteers are working on turning it into a bicycle and pedestrian bridge that will become part of a grander plan to link bike trails and routes across the state — and this bridge would be a major highlight on U.S. Bicycle Route 80. 

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February 11, 2015
When Washington Bikes, It Brings Billions of Bucks: Part 2
When Washington Bikes, It Brings Billions of Bucks: Part 2

This two-part series by Barb Chamberlain of Washington Bikes examines the economic impacts from all types of bicycle tourism in Washington State, recently measured at $3.1 billion. Learn some of the innovative ways that Washington Bikes is working to make the Evergreen State a bicycle tourism destination and attracting "wallets on wheels."

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