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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 25, 2015
My First Bike Tour: RAGBRAI XLIII July 19-25 2015
My First Bike Tour: RAGBRAI XLIII July 19-25 2015

Meet Emma Wimmer, Adventure Cycling's latest addition! Emma recently moved from Washington, DC to Missoula, MT to work with us and shared this fun account of riding RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) this summer. Welcome, Emma!

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August 18, 2015
Dream Tour Giveaway Winner
Dream Tour Giveaway Winner

As our Dream Tour Giveaway winner, Allen gets to choose from any of our fantastic 2016 tours to continue his cycling adventures! “I can now strike 'win something' from my bucket list!" Read more...

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August 4, 2015
One Epic Tour: Seeing the U.S. from Two Wheels
One Epic Tour: Seeing the U.S. from Two Wheels

What started as a simple commute to work has turned into a passion for Jared Griffin. In the five years since he began cycling to work, Jared has gone from a short spin every day to a long-term, epic tour of the US.

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June 9, 2015
Doesn't it Feel Good to Get Away?
Doesn't it Feel Good to Get Away?

—to clear your head, stretch your muscles, and make new friends — on a bike?

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June 9, 2015
Women's Intro to Road Touring in Oregon
Women's Intro to Road Touring in Oregon

Adventure Cycling offers a bicycle tour JUST FOR WOMEN, because … sometimes the ladies don’t want to ride with the guys. We understand.

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May 19, 2015
TD Five Boro Bike Tour
TD Five Boro Bike Tour

There is nothing quite like mashing down a traffic free highway in a hoard of twenty-three thousand cyclists.

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April 28, 2015
2015 Scholarship Award Winners Announced!
2015 Scholarship Award Winners Announced!

Meet our 2015 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship Award Winners: Jocelyn Munoz and Adam Balfour!

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April 22, 2015
Six Tour Styles
Six Tour Styles

Adventure Cycling’s mission is to Inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Here are six varieties of tours geared to meet your touring interests.

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April 14, 2015
Summer Touring
Summer Touring

A third of 2015 is already behind us, but the months ahead hold some of the best riding conditions. Warm days, cool evenings, and clean roads; I always know that good weather is here when I see the street sweepers out, cleaning up the mess winter left behind!  

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March 31, 2015
Utah Parks: Zion and Bryce Canyon
Utah Parks: Zion and Bryce Canyon

Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks are among the most spectacular parks in North America. The waterfalls in Zion and the hoodoos in Bryce are stunning. Visiting by bicycle allows you to absorb it all at a much slower pace.

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March 28, 2015
5 Reasons to ride the Outer Banks in May
Riding the Outer Banks of North Carolina in May

Now that most of us have dug out the record snowfall this winter, it is time for us to focus on some awesome spring riding to prepare for the summer. A favorite time and destination for many is M.O.B.; May in the Outer Banks.

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March 17, 2015
Discover the Columbia River Gorge
Discover the Columbia River Gorge

Come join us for the 2015 Columbia River Gorge Fully-Supported tour in June! This tour is a week-long, fully supported bike tour that explores the Columbia River, the North Oregon and Southern Washington Cascade Mountains and Central Oregon near the lower Deschutes River. 

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March 10, 2015
Dreaming of my next great adventure
Dreaming of my next great adventure

It’s been nearly 6 months since I last was on tour. As I sit here writing and look out the window, I reminisce about the great week I had on the Sierra Sampler with a fantastic group. Here in Missoula, winter has come and gone, and on my daily commute I think about where my travels will take me next.

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March 3, 2015
Come Ride With Us!
Come Ride With Us!

Something struck me yesterday while I was paging through Adventure Cycling’s Tours catalog—how varied the offerings are, even within tour types. For example, take our Fully-Supported tours. Sure, we offer rides only in North America. But, whether you prefer dirt or pavement, bayou or sageland, a rolicking crew of 100 or a more intimate circle of 25, Adventure Cycling has a spot waiting just for you.

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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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