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

August 14, 2014
2nd Annual Bicycle Travel Video Contest Winners Announced
2nd Annual Bicycle Travel Video Contest Winners Announced

The winners have been chosen for Adventure Cycling Association’s 2014 Bicycle Travel Video Contest on Vimeo. The competition celebrates the beauty and spirit of bicycle travel through videos shot around the world by amateur videographers traveling by bike.

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January 23, 2014
How to Keep your Bike Touring Photos Organized
How to Keep your Bike Touring Photos Organized

Mo and Alan of Restless Collective find that one of the most common questions they get about traveling by bicycle is, “How do you keep all those photographs organized?” Their answer is simple: they use Adobe’s Lightroom software. Alan was asked to teach an online class about Lightroom for beginners, and Adventure Cycling Association blog readers can receive 20% off the class before February 20th, 2014.

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November 19, 2013
Inaugural TransAm Bike Race
Inaugural TransAm Bike Race

In June 2014, the first TransAm Bike Race will take competitors across 10 states from Astoria, Oregon, to Yorktown, Virginia. They will traverse the 4233-mile TransAmerica Trail as mapped by Adventure Cycling Association.

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October 29, 2013
GDMBR: Adventure, Forgotten History, Solitude
GDMBR: Adventure, Forgotten History, Solitude

When I was asked to write a few words about filming the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, I thought no problem. It's the longest mountain bike route in the world, almost three thousand miles of the most stunning scenery I have ever witnessed: deserts, peaks, plains and funky ghost towns. My advice to you? Well, really Warren Miller’s advice, “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.”

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October 3, 2013
The 3-2-1 Tour: Camino de Santiago, Spain
The 3-2-1 Tour: Camino de Santiago, Spain

In mid-June, my daughter Caroline, wife Betsy, and I completed our own pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago from Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela. We dubbed it the 3-2-1 Tour: 3 people, 2 wheels, and 1 pancreas. I’ll explain the pancreas part in a minute.

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August 8, 2013
Cali's Wine Country by Bike
Cali's Wine Country by Bike

After years of pitching bicycle touring shows to the Travel Channel, they finally gave me the green light and "Cali's Wine Country by Bike" is now live on TravelChannel.com.

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July 9, 2013
Cycling Super Foods
Cycling Super Foods

Cycle touring is an intense physical activity, so it can really take a toll on the human body. As you ease into a tour, you’re building up your muscles and burning tons of calories, and you need a lot of energy and nutrients to stay on top of that. Here are a few examples of foods to look for while on tour, if you need a boost.

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July 2, 2013
Top 5 Massachusetts Bicycle Vacations
Top 5 Massachusetts Bicycle Vacations

From its glorious and fleeting springtime, to summer days on its famous beaches or Berkshire mountains, to the unforgettable autumn foliage and country fairs, Massachusetts packs a lot of wonderful into a tiny state.

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June 4, 2013
Japan By Bicycle
Japan By Bicycle

One month after the 2011 earthquake in Japan, 3 adventurers cycled the entire country of Japan end-to-end as a fundraiser for disaster victims.

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