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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February 17, 2015
Travel Unencumbered
Travel Unencumbered

Traveling by bike is one of the best ways to get out and see new places, but sometimes it’s nice to get out without feeling weighed down. Traveling fully supported with Adventure Cycling comes with some of these great perks.

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February 10, 2015
Cycling Louisiana: More than just biking
Cycling Louisiana: More than just biking

The state of Louisiana has lots to offer the cyclist. It is much more than just the miles. Warmth, southern cusine, flat roads, live native music and a culture steeped in history.

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February 10, 2015
Which tour do I choose?
Which tour do I choose?

Are you having trouble choosing a bike tour? You're not alone.

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February 3, 2015
Riding the Oregon Coast
Riding the Oregon Coast

Last August I had the pleasure of riding the Oregon Coast Loop with my friend Sarah from Utah. This year, I encourage you to grab a close friend or relative, choose one of our challenging (or relaxed) rides and enjoy rolling down the road with Adventure Cycling tours.

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February 1, 2015
Cycling the Hill Country of Texas
Cycling the Hill Country of Texas

With cowboy names like Blanco, Luckenbach, and Johnson City, along with wildflowers, buffalo, ranches, quiet roads and warm weather, the Hill County of Texas is a cyclist's paradise.

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January 26, 2015
6 Reasons to ride Death Valley
6 Reasons to ride Death Valley

Death Valley is a land of many extremes. Although the name sounds dark, the valley is filled with flora and fauna in addition to cyclists that come to explore the low traffic, dry conditions and barreness. Here are my 6 reasons for visiting Death Valley by bicycle.

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January 24, 2015
A Dozen Views of Puerto Rico by Bicycle
A Dozen Views of Puerto Rico by Bicycle

Discover the beauty and intrigue of cycling around Puerto Rico; 300 miles in 12 days of cycling, hiking, swimming, eating... Here are a dozen reasons to visit Puerto Rico by bicycle.

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January 13, 2015
Family Bicycle Touring is a Rewarding Experience
Family Bicycle Touring is a Rewarding Experience

a family bicycle tour can be a fun and adventure-filled vacation for your entire family. Check out experiences on Adventure Cycling's Family Fun, Great Allegheny Passage trail tour, as well as tips for successful family bicycle tours.

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January 6, 2015
The Future of Young Adult Bike Travel
The Future of Young Adult Bike Travel

There were many ways that young-adult bike travellers and leaders passed through Adventure Cycling’s programs and events in 2014. Here's a look at some of those avenues.

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December 30, 2014
Favorite Tours of 2014
Favorite Tours of 2014

The 2014 bicycle touring season has come and gone; another great year of bicycle travel. Here are a few of my favorites.

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December 23, 2014
5 Reasons I Love Bicycle Travel
5 Reasons I Love Bicycle Travel

Bicycle travel has to be one of the most rewarding and gratifying experiences that you can have. Here are the top five reasons I love bicycle travel.

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December 16, 2014
Five Staff Picks for Winter Bike Travel
Five Staff Picks for Winter Bike Travel

However you ride this winter, and whatever your gear, the staff at Adventure Cycling wishes you safe travels and Happy Holidays!

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December 9, 2014
The Gift of Bike Travel
The Gift of Bike Travel

Have you considered giving the gift of bike travel? 

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November 25, 2014
The Tours Department is Thankful
The Tours Department is Thankful

The last tour has wrapped up for 2014! Another tour season complete, oh the adventures people had and the stories that people took away. The Tours Department has much to be thankful for  In no way is this list complete, so if you want to add to our thankful list, feel free to comment at the bottom.  

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November 18, 2014
Check out the 2015 Tours Catalog!
Check out the 2015 Tours Catalog!

Whatever your dreams for 2015 may be, Adventure Cycling has a tour designed with you in mind.

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November 11, 2014
Travel Insurance - Be Protected from the Unexpected
Travel Insurance - Be Protected from the Unexpected

Over the last year, Adventure Cycling has been recommending people consider purchasing travel insurance with their tour, and many people have started asking questions about it. Hopefully the information provided in this post will help you make an informed decision. 

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November 4, 2014
Scouting the Intro to Dirt Touring - Maine Course
Scouting the Intro to Dirt Touring - Maine Course

In late October, I had the opportunity to leave Missoula for a week and head back east to Maine to do some route research on one of our new tours in 2015, Intro to Dirt Touring – Maine. The route is one that I created back in April of this year, and one that I’m very excited about offering in 2015.

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October 28, 2014
2015 Educational Tours
2015 Educational Tours

As you may have noticed, we have announced our full 2015 Adventure Cycling Guided Tours. With ever increasing popularity, fueled by positive feedback from our members and participants alike, we have taken your suggestions and expanded our 2015 Educational Tour offerings to add depth and diversity to our course schedule.

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October 21, 2014
Ride Like a Dirt Girl!
Ride Like a Dirt Girl!

I figured that my friend and riding partner Sharry and I would probably be the only women on the tour and I was glad to be wrong.

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October 14, 2014
2015 Tours Rollout – Dream. Ride. Explore.
2015 Tours Rollout – Dream. Ride. Explore.

It is that time of year here at Adventure Cycling — the time of year that has been months in the making, but the opportunity has finally come to share our work. In August, we announced our Early, Epic, and Educational tours, and last Wednesday, we announced the remainder of our tours for 2015 — a total of 103 tours!

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October 7, 2014
Biking the Sierra Nevada
Biking the Sierra Nevada

It had been over a year since my last tour, but one of the best parts of working with an organization that is so rooted in traveling by bike is the opportunity to get out and actually do it. Last week, I had the opportunity to take some time away from the office and join a great group of fellow enthusiasts on the Sierra Sampler tour.

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September 30, 2014
Itineraries

The Adventure Cycling tours department has over 100 tour departures planned for 2015. All tours will be revealed and ready for sign up on October 8th!

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September 23, 2014
My Favorite Bicycle Touring Blogs of 2014
My Favorite Bicycle Touring Blogs of 2014

Looking back over the past year, I’m convinced that the bicycle touring world is full of some of the most amazing, courageous and awe-inspiring world travelers that there are on this planet.

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September 16, 2014
Solo Crossing

If your "inner vagabond" is unsatisfied by daily life, here are three women to inspire you.

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August 26, 2014
The Morning Commute
The Morning Commute

This morning on my commute to work, I had a close encounter with an adult osprey. Riding across the pedestrian bridge near my home I spied her, precariously clinging to one of the suspension cables.

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