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Flashback to 1976, Adventure Cycling Association's start. Check out what riders along the Trans-America Trail were doing.
The Todd family, from Anchorage, Alaska, tackles the Great Divide Moutain Bike Route. Two parents. Six kids.
Check out our numbers from the Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign. Thanks to all our generous supporters!
We’re extending our Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign for one more week. This gives you another chance to win that seven day Danube River bike tour with Bike Tours Direct. Keep reading to find out who already won!
Today Cascade Bicycle Club is matching your donation, dollar for dollar. Three days left to donate to the Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign before we draw our lucky winners for the Giant Revolt 1 bike and 7-Day Danube Bike tour from Bike Tours Direct. All donations through midnight MDT, Sunday, May 31, get entered!
Sure, the Zumax is a helmet but ‘system’ is a more accurate term. With twenty-one air inlets, this helmet finds the balance between good ventilation and aerodynamics.
“When I ride my bike, I feel carefree, confident, and just plain happy, no matter the reason I happen to be riding. I support the US Bike Route System and Adventure Cycling because they promote universal cycling, and are doing the things needed to make cycling safer and more accessible, so that everyone, no matter who they are or where they are, can experience the fun and the joy of cycling.” - Cindy Homan
Today, we’re giving away one finely crafted, German-made Ortlieb bag, for free! This Ortlieb Vario is both backpack and pannier. Same water-proof fabric that made you a fan of Ortlieb on your first tour.
Donate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday to get your money matched by one of our generous sponsors: Ortlieb, Primal Wear, Cascade Bicycle Club, and SKS USA.
It would be a shame to limit yourself to canned beer in the golden era of the local microbreweries. Today, one lucky winner will bring home a beer pannier and brauler.
You’ll be doing your best impression of “The Sound of Music” as you pedal through quaint villages and lush farmland on Bike Tours Direct's 7-day Danube Bike Path tour. Yep, you can win a free European vacation by donating $25 or more to the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign.
What does singing in the shower have to do with the USBRS?
How do the Knickerbikers help double your dollar's distance?
Let us throw a wrench in your Monday, pedal wrench that is. Today we're showcasing this week's raffle prizes and last week's winners.
Light the way! Donate to the Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign for a chance to win one of two sets of USB rechargeable Cygolites!
One of the best parts of bike travel is the eating. Ice cream twice a day? No problem. Eating straight from the pot. Yep. But what happens when you’re 50 miles from the nearest grocery store and out of snacks?
Sleek, stylish, and safe? Yep. Donate today for a chance to win this TiGr lock.
What’s the best part of planning a bike trip? Whatever form your pre-trip planning takes, your donation to the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign is a great first step towards your next great American Roadtrip.
Just one week into our U.S. Bike Route System and we’ve raised nearly $25,000 towards our $150,000 campaign goal. We're celebrating bicycle tourism this week. Your donation means more miles of designated and signed routes, more people ditching their cars for bikes, and yes, more wallets on wheels.
Before we round the corner toward an incredible 2015, we’re asking for your support in meeting our $100,000 challenge grant before tomorrow, December 31st.
Did you know you can now shop on Amazon and support Adventure Cycling Association at the same time? We’ve recently signed up with AmazonSmile, a simple and automatic way for you to support Adventure Cycling every time you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you.
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.
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!
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!