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.

Photo by Adam Coppola

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
for Youth Touring & Leadership Scholarship

Adventure 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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July 3, 2013
Introducing Climate Ride Captain: Julie Huck
Introducing Climate Ride Captain: Julie Huck

The Adventure Cycling team captain for Climate Ride New York to DC will be, drum roll please….. Julie Huck, our Membership Director! Julie has worked at Adventure Cycling for the past 28 years, so if you’ve stopped by or called to inquire about your membership, there’s a good chance you’ve talked with her.

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June 20, 2013
One Last Day to Bid
One Last Day to Bid

Don't forget: There is only one more day to bid in the Summer Cycling Auction. Bid before its too late! 

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June 19, 2013
Summer Cycling Auction: Deals and Steals
Summer Cycling Auction: Deals and Steals

The 2013 Summer Cycling Auction has been running for three days now and though the bidding has been going strong, there are still a lot of great bidding prices out there. 

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June 17, 2013
Summer Cycling Auction Day 1
Summer Cycling Auction Day 1

The Summer Cycling Auction began today and the bidding is already heating up. You have until June 21 at midnight mountain time to bid to win some exciting bicycle items and adventures. Visit BiddingforGood.com to register and bid on these fantastic items! 

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June 13, 2013
Auction Update: Art for You and Your Bike
Auction Update: Art for You and Your Bike

There are now only 4 days until Adventure Cycling Association’s second annual Summer Cycling Auction. Today we are featuring art pieces for you and your bike.

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June 11, 2013
Countdown to Auction Day
Countdown to Auction Day

Only six more days until Adventure Cycling Association’s second annual Summer Cycling Auction kicks off! Today’s featured items are two great opportunities to bike into the backcountry in style!

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June 6, 2013
Save the Dates: Summer Cycling Auction 2013
Save the Dates: Summer Cycling Auction 2013

From Monday June 17 through Friday June 21 Adventure Cycling will be hosting our second annual Summer Cycling Auction.

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June 5, 2013
Climate Ride: Looking Back and Forward
Climate Ride: Looking Back and Forward

We did it! Team Adventure Cycling conquered the California Coast during Climate Ride California, a five-day fully supported, carbon-free "green" conference on wheels. Here's the story and information on how you can get involved with our next adventure, Climate Ride NYC-DC, in September.

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May 28, 2013
Build the USBRS with BOB Gear
Build the USBRS with BOB Gear

Right now your donation can go twice as far! BOB Gear by Britax Child Safety, Inc. believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor another $1,000 match challenge. So donate now to have your contribution matched by BOB!

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May 24, 2013
Midnight Deadline! $1,000 Match Challenge
Midnight Deadline! $1,000 Match Challenge

Today is the second day of the match challenge from the Almaden Cycle Touring Club (ACTC) and the last day of club weekDonate before midnight to help us meet the match and you'll be entered to win a set of handmade bicycle accessories by Hans Bagworks.

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May 23, 2013
$1,000 Challenge from Almaden Cycle Touring Club
$1,000 Challenge from Almaden Cycle Touring Club

Our final sponsor for Club Week is the Almaden Cycle Touring Club (ACTC), based in San Jose, California. ACTC has challenged us with a two-day, $1,000 match, so please donate today! In addition to helping us meet the match challenge from the Almaden Cycle Touring Club, you'll be entered to win a set of handcrafted bicycle accessories by Hans Bagworks, owned and operated by Adventure Cycling's own Paul Hansberger.

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May 22, 2013
Humpday Giveaways & Climate Ride Meetup in San Francisco
Humpday Giveaways & Climate Ride Meetup in San Francisco

Donate to win one of two Raptor or Raven 6 packs donated by Osprey and learn about an opportunity to meet up with Team Adventure Cycling and Climate Ride in San Francisco. 

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May 21, 2013
Club Week Day 2: Meet the Challenge
Club Week Day 2: Meet the Challenge

We have had an amazing response so far this month to the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign to raise funds for the U.S. Bicycle Route System. Your gift can still do double-duty. We are only a few dollars away from meeting the Cascade Bicycle Club match challenge, which we have to meet by midnight tonight. And, if you donate today, you'll be entered to win a SERFAS bike case from BikeFlights. 

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May 20, 2013
Happy Club Week!
Happy Club Week!

For the rest of this week, clubs throughout the country have sponsored match challenges to raise money for the U.S. Bicycle Route System and raise awareness of the project to their members and supporters. Our first club sponsor is one of the largest bicycle clubs in the U.S., the Cascade Bicycle Club! Cascade is presenting us with a two-day, $1,000 match, so please donate today to help us meet the challenge! 

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May 17, 2013
Midnight Deadline! $1,000 Match Challenge from BOB Gear
Midnight Deadline! $1,000 Match Challenge from BOB Gear

Since the kickoff of the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign on May 1, USBRS supporters have donated $79,790 towards the $100,000 campaign goal. We have until midnight tonight to meet a $1,000 match challenge from BOB Gear by Britax Child Safety, Inc., so please donate right now. And, if you donate by Tuesday, May 21, 2013, you'll be entered to win a SERFAS Bike Transport (SBT) case from Bike Flights. See the sidebar of the USBRS fundraising page for complete contest rules. 

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