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 13, 2014
Two New Membership Premiums
Two New Membership Premiums

When we said we were going to unleash not one, but two membership premiums this summer, they told us we were crazy. "It can't be done," they said! Well here we are, deep into the summer, and crazy like a fox with two brand spanking new membership premiums in hand. Take a gander at our latest and greatest membership premiums on offer now.

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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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June 11, 2014
Get Your Bicycle Travel Note Cards Today!
Get Your Bicycle Travel Note Cards Today!

With Father's Day right around the corner, note cards could very well be on your mind. Using images pulled from our Bicycle Travel Photo Contests, we've created an excellent assortment of bicycle travel note cards for Adventure Cycilsts! 

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May 29, 2014
Corporate Spotlight: Bike2Power
Corporate Spotlight: Bike2Power

Corporate Member Bike2Power tells us a bit about their company, their passion for cycling, and why they support Adventure Cycling Association.

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May 15, 2014
Our Spring Share the Joy Winners
Our Spring Share the Joy Winners

Our Share the Joy program encourages members to share Adventure Cycling Association with their friends and cycling buddies, and also awards fabulous prizes throughout the year. Here are the winners and their prizes from the first few months of 2014.

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May 5, 2014
Corporate Spotlight: Great Divide Mountain Bike Tour
Corporate Spotlight: Great Divide Mountain Bike Tour

Corporate Member Great Divide Mountain Bike Tour's Ryan Correy tells us a bit about their tour offerings, their passion for cycling, and why they support Adventure Cycling Association.

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April 2, 2014
Corporate Spotlight: Two Knobby Tires
Corporate Spotlight: Two Knobby Tires

Two Knobby Tires is a boutique online retailer. We have been selling eco-friendly outdoor gear on Amazon for five years. In that time, we’ve lived in Fort Collins, CO, Blacksburg, VA, and Iowa City, IA, our current residence.

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March 5, 2014
2014 Annual Membership Survey
Take the 2014 Annual Membership Survey

How would you rate your experience as an Adventure Cycling member? Once each year, we put together an online survey for our members in an effort to hear about their cycling interests and preferences, and to get feedback on Adventure Cycling’s programs, publications, and resources.

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February 18, 2014
2013 Share the Joy Winners & Scholarship Donation
2013 Share the Joy Winners & Scholarship Donation

As 2013 drew to a close, so did our 2013 Share the Joy program. Share the Joy encourages members to share Adventure Cycling Association with their friends and cycling buddies, and also awards fabulous prizes throughout the year.

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February 5, 2014
Send a Free Issue of Adventure Cyclist to a Friend
Send a Free Issue of Adventure Cyclist to a Friend

Do you love Adventure Cyclist magazine and want to share it with your cycling friends? Right now, you can send a sample issue of Adventure Cyclist to your friends and let them see all that bicycle touring has to offer. 

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January 22, 2014
Corporate Supporter Spotlight: Le Velo
Corporate Supporter Spotlight: Le Velo

This post is part of a series that spotlights Adventure Cycling's corporate supporters. These companies support our mission and programs and do some cool stuff of their own. We decided to ask them some questions and, as a result, have learned a few interesting things about our supporters that we'd like to share with you. 

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December 11, 2013
Life Member Milestones
Life Member Milestones

Despite the ice-cold temperatures we're experiencing right now, life memberships have been coming in hot. Just this week, we reached a major milestone by welcoming our 2000th life member.

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November 13, 2013
Share the Gift of Adventure
Share the Gift of Adventure

Looking for that perfect gift for your cycling friends this holiday season? If you join Adventure Cycling, or renew your membership, you can give a Holiday Gift Membership for just $20 (half off our regular rate) through January 15, 2014.

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November 1, 2013
Get Your Copy of the 2014 Calendar
Get Your Copy of the 2014 Calendar

The 2014 Adventure Cycling Calendar is now available. This full-color calendar includes a selection of outstanding images from our Bicycle Travel Photo Contest, as well as portraits and stories from Greg Siple's Portrait Gallery, to provide year-round cycling inspiration that any bike traveler will appreciate.

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October 18, 2013
Digital Adventure Cyclist Magazine
Digital Adventure Cyclist Magazine

In addition to the hard copy of Adventure Cyclist magazine that our members receive in the mail nine times a year, we've created two digital versions of each issue as well to make it easier than ever to access the excellent bicycle-travel stories we publish.

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October 4, 2013
My Adventure Cycling Account
My Adventure Cycling Account

Have you had a chance to check out your My Adventure Cycling account yet? We updated this feature with our website redesign this past spring, and want to make sure you're familiar with what it has to offer you.

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September 6, 2013
Affiliate Benefits for our Members
Affiliate Benefits for our Members

Adventure Cycling appreciates the support we receive from our members, and to show our appreciation, we offer some great benefits. In addtion to 9 issues of our award winning Adventure Cyclist magazine, discount on our maps, and access to our guided tours, we also offer service and equipment affiliate benefits from other companies.

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August 16, 2013
Bicycle Travel Awards — Give Your Hero Some Love
Bicycle Travel Awards — Give Your Hero Some Love

The nominations have been pouring in from all across the country. As you look back on your touring season, think of that person or bike shop who influenced your ride and nominate them for our 2013 Bicycle Travel Awards!

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August 2, 2013
Adopt a Library Today
Adopt a Library Today

Giving is great, and a great way to adopt a library today. Whether it's your local community library, school library, or just any library you happen to be a fan of, you can give them a one or two year subscription to Adventure Cyclist magazine for only $20 — half the standard rate.

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July 19, 2013
Our Recent Share the Joy Winners
Our Recent Share the Joy Winners

Our Share the Joy program encourages members to share Adventure Cycling Association with their friends and cycling buddies, and also awards fabulous prizes throughout the year. Here are our recent winners and their prizes.

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July 5, 2013
Nominate Your Bicycle Travel Hero
Nominate Your Bicycle Travel Hero

Who organized your first group bicycle tour? When your chain broke in the middle of nowhere, which bike shop set you on your way again? Who was that extraordinary trail angel who gave you a dry place to sleep out the storm on your last bike tour?

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June 28, 2013
Last Chance to Get in on the Membership Drive!
Last Chance to Get in on the Membership Drive!

Adventure Cycling is in the homestretch of the Bright Lights Big Adventure membership drive. First-time members who join by 5pm MDT on June 30 will receive a free Sigma Micro light along with their membership packet. If you join today, you'll also be entered in today's raffle for a chance to win a Boreas Gear Lagunitas pack from Q-Outdoor.

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June 27, 2013
IronX HD Sport Video Camera
IronX HD Sport Video Camera

The IronX camera is a new edition to the action-sports video realm, and if you're a first-time new member who joins Adventure Cycling online today, we'll enter you in a raffle to win one.

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June 26, 2013
Bicycle Travel Resources
Bicycle Travel Resources

We want to make sure you head out on your next adventure well prepared, no matter how big or small that adventure may be. To do this, we offer a wide variety of online resources to help you plan and execute the next bicycle trip on your bucket list.  Here are some of those resources, and what they can do for you.

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June 25, 2013
Become an Adventure Cyclist Today
Become an Adventure Cyclist Today

This is day two of Adventure Cycling's Bright Lights Big Adventure membership drive. We welcomed a lot of new members to Adventure Cycling yesterday, and we want to keep that momentum going. Between now and June 30, if you join Adventure Cycling online as a new member, we'll toss you a Sigma Micro Light in addition to the rest of your member benefits.  

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