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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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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August 19, 2014
2015 Tours - Early, Epic, and Educational Announcement
2015 Tours - Early, Epic, and Educational Announcement

Last week we announced our 2015 Early, Epic, and Educational tours – here are some of the highlights for 2015!

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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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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 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 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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June 17, 2014
Just Keep Spinning, Just Keep Spinning
Just Keep Spinning, Just Keep Spinning

By now I’m sure most of you have had the chance to find some warm weather, dry roads and trails, and had the opportunity to dust off the cobwebs from a long winter. Now that we’ve reached the halfway point in the calendar year, we’re heavy hitting into the touring season!

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June 10, 2014
5 Summer Tours Not to Miss
5 Summer Tours Not to Miss

With Summer Solstice just a few weeks away, my current frame of mind is in a full and impassioned embrace of all that summertime holds for cycling, hiking, touring, and all sorts of fun-in-the-sun here in Montana. Hopefully you are feeling the same fervor wherever you are! 

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June 3, 2014
Local Touring
Local Touring

One way the dictionary defines the word tour is “a traveling around from place to place.” With that definition in mind, my biking around town, to the office, running errands has turned into bike touring.

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May 27, 2014
How to Bike Tour With Children
How to Bike Tour With Children

We field lots of questions here in the Tours department. Recently I responded to one that came in by email and it made me smile. A member with very young children asked if Adventure Cycling had tours that family members who don't ride bicycles could participate in. He was finding it impossible to justify a ride solely for himself, away from his family.

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May 13, 2014
Celebrating 80 Years on the Southern Tier
Celebrating 80 Years on the Southern Tier

Many people have different ways of celebrating a milestone birthday. There’s the sweet sixteen, going out with friends on you 21st, the decade celebrations of 30 and 40, going “over the hill” at 50, and on and on. We love celebrating milestones!

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May 6, 2014
5 More Reasons to Ride
5 More Reasons to Ride

Spring has sprung here in Missoula, and we’re itching to get out on the open road to feel the wind against our faces. After some of the long and hard winters we’ve heard our members have had, we thought we’d remind everyone of some great reasons to tour. 

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April 29, 2014
Get Your Read and Ride On!
Get Your Read and Ride On!

Its spring and many of us are busy planning our next getaway on board our bicycles. If you are short on time, another option is to head over to your local library or bookstore, and find bike touring memoirs and journals to start travelling vicariously through others!

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April 22, 2014
Tours Department is On the Ball
Tours Department is On the Ball

Coming into an office on a beautiful spring day after a long winter can be one of the most challenging tasks. With spring in full force, I would rather seek out adventures on the trails around Missoula.

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