Celebrate National Bike Month!

May 1, 2014

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.

Remember the day your training wheels came off and you first felt the joy and freedom of bicycling? Remember setting up camp on your first overnight bike trip and feeling the rejuvenating connection with nature? Have you ever arrived in a small town and been treated like family? With an official U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS), you can discover something new every day.

Kick off National Bike Month by donating today to help us designate even more routes on the USBRS and continue to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Because of support from members like you, 5,973 miles of the USBR’s have been designated thus far, with thousands more to come.

Throughout the month of May, you can help us continue creating mapped, signed, and maintained bicycle routes that will connect rural communities, suburbs, and cities across the United States. These routes will allow you to easily navigate your cycling trips, whether you’re riding to work, visiting nearby family and friends, or tackling a cross-country trip. Please donate today to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System.

Right now, your donation can go twice as far. Donate before May 31 for your donation to be matched 1:1!

Donate by this Sunday, May 4, and you'll also be entered to win one of these awesome commuter cycling panniers from Detours!* The winner will be announced next week.

By donating today, you will help continue building the U.S. Bicycle Route System, the routes to everyday adventure and discovery for all.

Thank you all for your support!

The 2014 BUILD IT. BIKE IT. BE A PART OF IT. campaign runs through May 31, 2014. All donations are tax deductible and support Adventure Cycling's organizing efforts and technical assistance for the U.S. Bicycle Route System. The campaign is supported by Adventure Cycling members, bicycle industry partners, bicycle clubs, and cyclists across North America.

The 2014 Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign is sponsored by Planet Bike, Primal Wear, Ortlieb USA, Bike Tours Direct, Sun Bicycles, and Team Estrogen. Bicycle club sponsors include Cascade Bicycle Club and Almaden Cycle Touring Club. In-kind sponsors include Beer & Bike Tours, Bike2Power, BikeFlights, Bike Touring News, Cygolite, Detours, Growler Cage, Nutcase, Ortlieb USA, Park Tool, Primal Wear, Thunder Island Brewing, and Velo Orange.

The U.S. Bicycle Route System is supported in part by grants from the the Lazar Foundation, New Belgium Brewing, Climate Ride, and the Tawani Foundation.

*No purchase necessary to enter any featured sweepstakes offered during the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign. To enter any USBRS campaign sweepstakes, send an email to development@adventurecycling.org with full name, address, phone, and email address by the cut off date (listed on the blog post featuring that day's sweepstakes) at 5pm MDT. Winners are selected by random drawing. Winners agree to release their name for public disclosure and promotion of sweepstakes on Adventure Cycling's blog and other communications outlets. 

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