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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August 13, 2014
Trains and Planes – Europe’s Multi-Modal Connections
Trains and Planes – Europe’s Multi-Modal Connections

This is a series of posts by Ginny Sullivan, director of travel initiatives, which highlight the lessons learned from a month-long bicycle trip in Europe.

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August 6, 2014
FAQs about the EuroVelo Route Network
FAQs about the EuroVelo Route Network

Learn more about the EuroVelo network with this selection of FAQs and check out an introduction to the route in the August/September edition of Adventure Cyclist magazine.

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August 6, 2014
Bridges, Trails and Signs – Oh My!
Bridges, Trails and Signs – Oh My!

This is a series of posts by Ginny Sullivan, director of travel initiative which highlight the lessons learned from a month-long bicycle trip in Europe. 

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August 5, 2014
That One Thing You'd Bring
That One Thing You'd Bring

Thinking about what to bring on my first AC guided tour and packing for the trip has been consuming a great deal of time for me recently — to get things just right on tour — so that I have everything I need, but not too much stuff.

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August 4, 2014
Corporate Spotlight: Amore Bella Adventures
Corporate Spotlight: Amore Bella Adventures

This post is part of a series spotlighting Adventure Cycling's Corporate Members. These companies support our mission and programs and do some cool stuff of their own. 

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August 4, 2014
Pack Your Panniers Pinterest Contest Winners
Pack Your Panniers Pinterest Contest Winners

Congratulations to our "Pack Your Panniers" Pinterest Contest Winners!

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August 4, 2014
Things Teri Loves: Kelty Gunnison Tents
Things Teri Loves:  Kelty Gunnison Tents

I’ve been using a Kelty Gunnison tent for over five years. I have the three person model and I’ve used it for family camping and event style bike trips. 

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August 1, 2014
SP Dynamo Hub SV-8
SP Dynamo Hub SV-8

It's been a while since I've ridden with a dynamo hub, so I was happy to get back on board one earlier this spring with the SV-8 from Shutter Precision (SP).

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August 1, 2014
World's Coolest School Commute?
World's Coolest School Commute?

This has got to be one of the coolest school commutes in the world. It is also one of my favorite photos I've ever taken. It's about travel, tranquility, forward motion, and kids on bikes. And this photo was not staged. These students in Laos are just heading home from school.

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July 30, 2014
Ginny's European Road Show & Ah-ha Moments
Ginny's European Road Show & Ah-ha Moments

This is a series of posts by Ginny Sullivan, director of travel initiative which highlight the lessons learned from a month-long bicycle trip in Europe. 

 

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July 29, 2014
Riding for a Cause
Riding for a Cause

When Alex Ray’s mother was gravely ill with colon cancer two years ago, the college student from Tabor City, N.C., found late-night and early morning bike rides helped him clear his head.

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July 25, 2014
Smartphone Bicycle Mounts
Smartphone Bicycle Mounts

Smartphones are becoming a pretty standard piece of equipment for anything from a casual day ride to an expedition tour. You can use them as a cyclocomputer, GPS navigation, ride tracker for later uploading and analysis, service directory, and bicycle maintenance guide. I've even heard rumors that you can make phone calls in case of emergency.

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July 25, 2014
Web Wanderlusting
Web Wanderlusting

A little round up of links that are keeping me wanderlusting.

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July 24, 2014
Crossed One Off the Bucket List
Crossed One Off the Bucket List

Going to the Sun Road and Logan Pass are jewels found on two Adventure Cycling routes — the Northern Tier and Great Parks North. I have long encouraged cyclists to be sure to time their trips on those routes to include this climb. Most years the pass is only fully open from about mid-June until mid-September so the window is pretty wide but does require some planning.

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July 22, 2014
Discovering Hospitality
Discovering Hospitality

On his epic journey across America, Aaron has been experiencing hospitality on a level he "never could have dreamed and didn't realize still existed".

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July 18, 2014
In Praise of Bananas
In Praise of Bananas

What a marvelous food is the banana — sweet calories packaged in an easy-opening, biodegradable container.  Slather a whole bunch with peanut butter, wash it all down with a carton of milk, and it's all the fuel I need for a long day's bike ride.
 

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July 16, 2014
All Aboard the Bicycle Tourism Boom
All Aboard the Bicycle Tourism Boom

Bicycle tourism is capturing people’s attention nationwide, and not just cyclists. Whether it's the numbers of cyclists or the number of dollars they spend, people are seeing the impact that bicycle tourism has in their communities and states and realizing the benefits of attracting and welcoming cyclists.

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July 15, 2014
Start Thinking Fall
Start Thinking Fall

When you're caught in the heat of summer, dream of riding in the cool of fall 

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July 14, 2014
CueClip It!

Some folks find their way as map readers and others read only the narratives. Most cyclists use both modes while pedaling their route. If you’re a narratives reader and like to rely on the turn by turn text directions, then consider the CueClip made by Ohio Travel Bag. 

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July 11, 2014
Pack Your Panniers Pinterest Contest
Pack Your Panniers Pinterest Contest

Show us what you would bring on your dream bike tour via Pinterest and you could win a set of rear Arkel panniers!

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July 4, 2014
A Memorable 4th of July
A Memorable 4th of July

It was only our second day of our cross country bike trip. Other than having bikes and panniers, Thomas and I were ill prepared. We were riding in Adidas cotton shorts, cotton t-shirts, and had high school quality cotton sweats. Our first day of riding had taught us a couple of valuable lessons: #1. Sunscreen is a really good idea. #2. Yes, your butt can hurt beyond belief after just one day of riding.

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July 3, 2014
Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route GPS Data Release
Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route GPS Data Release

GPS data for our newest route, the Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route (IHSMBR) is now available. This release continues the trend the paper map started. Where the paper map is a peek at what a redesigned Great Divide Mountain Bike Route map might look like, the GPS data is an iteration of what future GPS data might look like.

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July 2, 2014
Amtrak to Air Travel — Multimodal Travel with Bikes
Amtrak to Air Travel — Multimodal Travel with Bikes

Traveling with your bike can seem very daunting if you’ve never done it before, particularly if it involves air travel. Amtrak has begun to work to meet the needs of its cycling customers, so what about air travel companies? 

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June 30, 2014
Lock it or Lose it!
Lock it or Lose it!

We hope it never happens to you, but having your bike and/or gear walk off without you can be a horrible experience and possibly the end of a great trip. One of our most popular items that riders purchase along with maps and panniers is the RavX Combo X Pocket lock.

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June 27, 2014
Adventure Cycling's Midwest Climate Ride
Adventure Cycling's Midwest Climate Ride

Join our Midwest Climate Ride Team!

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