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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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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May 16, 2013
Win a Paradigm jacket from Primal Wear
Win a Paradigm jacket from Primal Wear

Today’s Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. $1,000 match challenge comes from business sponsor Primal Wear along with the awesome sweepstakes giveaway of a Men’s Paradigm Jacket and a Women’s Eros Paradigm Jacket. Enter to win by donating to meet the $1,000 match from Primal Wear.*

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May 15, 2013
Humpday Giveaways and Mid-Month Update
Humpday Giveaways and Mid-Month Update

Today, TeamEstrogen.com is rallying their support for the U.S. Bicycle Route System by offering a match challenge of $1,000. In addition to your donation being matched by TeamEstrogen.com, you can win a set of racks (front and back) from Old Man Mountain, retail value of $329.98. Donate today to meet the match and win!

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May 13, 2013
Donate Today for Your Donation to be Matched 2:1
Donate Today for Your Donation to be Matched 2:1

Win a Blaze 2 Watt Micro Lightset from Planet Bike plus have your donation matched 2:1! Make a donation today and help us meet the final $8,170 of a $35,000 match and a $1,000 match from Planet Bike. Your gift to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System will be matched twice and go three times as far. 

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April 19, 2013
A Case for Support
A Case for Support

When Johnathan returned home from his cross-country ride, he began working at his parents’ deli. There, he struck up an ongoing conversation with a regular customer about his ride on the Southern Tier.

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April 3, 2013
Meet Jameson Henkle of Team Adventure Cycling
Meet Jameson Henkle of Team Adventure Cycling

Hello everyone! This is Alison Riley, behind-the-scenes blogger, and Adventure Cycling's Climate Ride California team captain! I'm coming out from hiding today to tell you about Jameson Henkle, who will be riding with me for Team Adventure Cycling in Climate Ride California!

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March 20, 2013
Join Team Adventure Cycling on Climate Ride
Join Team Adventure Cycling on Climate Ride

Support Adventure Cycling Association while experiencing the ride of a lifetime! Adventure Cycling is participating in Climate Ride California, a 5-day, fully supported ‘green conference on wheels’ where people who care about sustainability, renewable energy, and bike advocacy pedal together to make a difference.

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February 19, 2013
Meet your Climate Ride California Team Captain!
Meet your Climate Ride California Team Captain!

We are very grateful to be beneficiaries of Climate Ride again this year! Everyone here at Adventure Cycling is so geared up for it that in order to choose team captains for Climate Ride California and Climate Ride NYC to DC we had to hold a lottery!

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February 6, 2013
Why I Like to Bike
Why I Like to Bike

“I like biking because you get fresh air and feel the nice cool breeze. I like riding my bike because you can see some nice houses. You even feel very happy. I also like it because sometimes it brings peace to the world.” —Kira Gardner, 8 year-old daughter of member Todd Gardner

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January 30, 2013
Join Our Team for Climate Ride 2013!
Join Our Team for Climate Ride 2013!

Join Adventure Cycling Association on  Climate Ride, the epic 5-day pedaling adventure in California! The best part is that you can help Adventure Cycling Association while you're doing it! Right now we're recruiting members for our new team on the California ride and for the NY to DC ride in September. You can be part of the fun and raise funds to support our mission and programs at the same time.

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