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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
If your "inner vagabond" is unsatisfied by daily life, here are three women to inspire you.
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.
Last week we announced our 2015 Early, Epic, and Educational tours – here are some of the highlights for 2015!
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.
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.
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".
When you're caught in the heat of summer, dream of riding in the cool of fall
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Spring is in full swing here in Missoula, and in the Tours department we are all talking about summer touring plans. Here are the top five ways I prepare for summer riding.
I'm looking out the window this morning here in Missoula and its snowing again. It's late March. For many out there, this winter has been frigid, unrelenting, and brutal. And the winter just keeps coming. We could all use some fun in the sun and a chance to get a little dirty! If you want to ride the high-and-dry variety of dirty, I've got some tour ideas for you.