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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June 23, 2014
2014 Youth Scholarship Award Winners
2014 Youth Scholarship Award Winners

Back in February, Adventure Cycling announced the launch of the Youth Touring and Leadership Scholarship. Applications were submitted and reviewed this spring, and two candidates were selected to participate in one of Adventure Cycling’s 2014 educational courses.

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May 21, 2014
Happy Humpday! We're Giving Away Bottle Openers!
Happy Humpday! We're Giving Away Bottle Openers!

Happy Humpday! The first 25 people to donate to the U.S. Bicycle Route System today will be each be given a Park Tool bottle opener!

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May 20, 2014
Bike to Beer — Win a Stainless Steel Growler and Growler Cage!
Bike to Beer — Win a Stainless Steel Growler and Growler Cage!

During the Build it. Bike it. Be a Part of it. campaign we're highlighting ways that cycle tourism generated by the growing U.S. Bicycle Route System positively impacts local economies. This week we’re celebrating Bike and Beer Week — everyone who donates will be entered to win a Bike Flights Brauler growler and a Growler Cage for their bicycle!

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May 16, 2014
Matches and Challenges and Sweepstakes – OH MY!
Matches and Challenges and Sweepstakes – OH MY!

It’s Friday, and Primal Wear has offered yet another $1000 match challenge!

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May 15, 2014
Your Donation Matched 3:1, Plus Win a Jersey and Touring Bike!
Your Donation Matched 3:1, Plus Win a Jersey and Touring Bike!

Help us meet the $1000 match challenge from Primal Wear and see your gift to the U.S. Bicycle Route System go three times as far! Plus, win a jersey and a touring bike!

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May 14, 2014
Happy Wednesday! It’s another Hump Day Giveaway!
Happy Wednesday! It’s another Hump Day Giveaway!

Along with a giveaway today, we have a $1,000 match challenge from Primal Wear. We have until 5:30pm MST tomorrow, Thursday the 15th to meet their $1,000 match, so please help us meet Primal Wear's match! Donate today!

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May 13, 2014
Happy Tuesday Everyone! Want to Win an Osprey Pack?
Happy Tuesday Everyone! Want to Win an Osprey Pack?

Today and tomorrow you have the amazing opportunity to support the USBRS campaign and be entered to win one of two Escapist 20 packs donated by Osprey. So, donate today, May 13, 2014 through tomorrow May 14, 2014 by 5:30pm MST and be entered to win!

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May 12, 2014
Last Chance to Meet Ortlieb's $1,000 Match! Plus Win Great Prizes!
Last Chance to Meet Ortlieb's $1,000 Match! Plus Win Great Prizes!

Today is the last day to help us meet the $1,000 match challenge from Ortlieb! Donate today for a chance to win a handlebar bag or a bike!

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May 9, 2014
Help Us Meet a $1,000 Match Challenge From Ortlieb!
Help Us Meet a $1,000 Match Challenge From Ortlieb!

We have until 5:30pm on Monday the 12th to meet the $1,000 match challenge from Ortlieb, so please donate today!

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May 8, 2014
What’s that you say? It’s another Adventure Cycling giveaway!
What’s that you say? It’s another Adventure Cycling giveaway!

Anyone who donates ANY amount by 5:30pm MST TODAY, Thursday, May 8th will be entered to win this package of ultra-cool stuff. Goodies include a Park Tool Pizza Cutter Tool, magnets, postcards, and wheel reflectors, along with fleece gloves, a recycled bike chain frame, and a sweet Adventure Cycling Silipint!

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May 7, 2014
Hump Day Giveaway, Plus Win a Bike!
Hump Day Giveaway, Plus Win a Bike!

Donate $50 or more to the Build it. Bike it. Be a part of it. campaign to be entered to win a Sojourn touring bike from Raleigh!

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May 6, 2014
Tuesday Nutcase Giveaway!
Tuesday Nutcase Giveaway!

If you haven’t yet donated to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System, we have an awesome sweepstakes today from Nutcase Helmets. For any donations received today, May 7th through 5:30 MST tomorrow, May 8th, you will be entered to win a Modern Argyle helmet from Nutcase Helmets (size M).

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May 5, 2014
We're Giving Away a Raleigh Sojourn Touring Bike!
We're Giving Away a Raleigh Sojourn Touring Bike!

Today we’re excited to announce we’re giving away a Raleigh Sojourn bike! This sweepstakes will last the entire month of May, and anyone who donates $50 or more will be entered to win.

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May 2, 2014
Win a Detour Commuting Pannier
Win a Detour Commuting Pannier

Donate to by this Sunday, May 4, and you'll be entered to win one of these awesome commuter cycling panniers from Detours!

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May 1, 2014
Celebrate National Bike Month!
Celebrate National Bike Month!

Happy National Bicycle Month! Today is the kickoff of Adventure Cycling’s 5th Annual Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign to raise awareness and support for the U.S. Bicycle Route System.

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March 12, 2014
Ride with us from Grand Rapids to Chicago to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System
Ride with us from Grand Rapids to Chicago to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System

You're invited to join us on one of the Climate Rides or Climate Hike! Adventure Cycling is a beneficiary of Climate Ride, and this year's team ride will be Climate Ride Midwest, a spectacular 4-day ride from Grand Rapids, MI, to Chicago, IL, from September 6-9, 2014.

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January 30, 2014
Accepting Applications for Youth Touring & Leadership Scholarship
Youth Touring & Leadership Scholarship

development@adventurecycling.orgAdventure Cycling Association seeks candidates for the Youth Touring and Leadership Scholarship. 

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January 15, 2014
2013 Holiday Campaign Report
2013 Holiday Campaign Report

Thank you for making the 2013 Holiday Campaign a success and helping us raise over $200,000 to support Adventure Cycling's nonprofit mission and programs!

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December 18, 2013
So close! Your gift can still be matched!
So close! Your gift can still be matched!

So far, Adventure Cycling members and donors have given $85,150 to meet our $100,000 match challenge. Donate today to double the power of your gift!

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December 4, 2013
We've Got Your Back
We've Got Your Back

I know that right now there are a lot of good causes and organizations that are requesting your support. And I know that a bicycling organization might not be on your top-10 list charities to support before year-end. But if you're a cyclist, and if you're reading this blog, there's a very good reason to donate to Adventure Cycling this holiday season.

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December 3, 2013
A Gift for you on Giving Tuesday
A Gift for you on Giving Tuesday

We are almost halfway to our goal of $100,000 for the Holiday Campaign challenge grant. As of this morning, we have raised $41,311. Check out the unique gifts you'll receive when you donate to Adventure Cycling's Holiday Campaign by December 31.

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December 3, 2013
Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday

Today, take a deep breath and relax with us on Giving Tuesday. The first three donors today will receive a pair of fleece gloves embroidered with the Adventure Cycling logo.

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November 20, 2013
Help Meet a $100,000 Match for Bicycle Travel
Help Meet a $100,000 Match for Bicycle Travel

Please help us meet a challenge grant of $100,000 by December 31 so that we may inspire and empower even more people to travel by bicycle. Learn how your gift will be matched either 1:1 or 2:1 on the Holiday Campaign donation page.

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October 30, 2013
Youth Touring & Leadership Scholarship
Youth Touring & Leadership Scholarship

About a year ago, Tours Director Arlen Hall and I began receiving requests from tours participants to sponsor a young person on one of our tours. We are happy today to announce that you may now give to the Youth Touring & Leadership Fund to support a young person who wishes to attend one of our educational tours.

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October 7, 2013
Climate Ride: An Inspiring Experience
Climate Ride: An Inspiring Experience

As you may know, Adventure Cycling’s mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Well, last week I was inspired by an amazing group of cyclists when I got the chance to ride my bike from New York City to Washington DC on Climate Ride.

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