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

September 30, 2014
Itineraries

The Adventure Cycling tours department has over 100 tour departures planned for 2015. All tours will be revealed and ready for sign up on October 8th!

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September 30, 2014
Support Adventure Cycling through AmazonSmile

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.

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September 29, 2014
Geared Up: Holiday Gift Guide Edition
Geared Up: Holiday Gift Guide Edition

A selection of cycling gear for the special rider in your life (or to give the gift-giving-impaired some ideas!), this special, expanded Holiday edition of Geared Up shines a light on some of the latest and greatest for the traveling cyclist.

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September 26, 2014
Impressed with the Midwest
Impressed with the Midwest

Who knew the Midwest was so awesome?

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September 26, 2014
A Glimpse Into Rivendell
A Glimpse Into Rivendell

The legendary steel bicycles that come from Grant Petersen's Rivendell Bicycle Works are revered for their timless style, attention to detail, and adherance to the brand's "unracing" philosophy. Here's a glimpse inside their California workshop.

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September 23, 2014
My Favorite Bicycle Touring Blogs of 2014
My Favorite Bicycle Touring Blogs of 2014

Looking back over the past year, I’m convinced that the bicycle touring world is full of some of the most amazing, courageous and awe-inspiring world travelers that there are on this planet.

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September 19, 2014
It Came From the Pacement
It Came From the Pacement

Few have dared entered the confines of the Adventure Cycling Pacement. Many years ago, the Pacement was simply the basement. The basement contained a massive out of commission boiler and asbestos that made it an unsuitable space for employees to move about or store materials in.

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September 19, 2014
A Taste of Cuba in Minneapolis
A Taste of Cuba in Minneapolis

I recently had the priviledge of spending a week in Minneapolis pedaling their network of bicycle paths and trails. With a network of over 85 miles of off-street bike paths and 90 miles of on-street bikeways, there's plenty of pedaling to do. Fortunately, Minneapolis has plenty of "bicycle fueling stations" that most citizens refer to as bakeries and diners.  I asked several local cyclists to name their favorites. One diner was on everyone's list ...

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September 18, 2014
Natchez Trace Parkway Project Will Enhance Safety for Cyclists
Natchez Trace Parkway Project Will Enhance Safety for Cyclists

Many exciting new initiatives are brewing from Adventure Cycling's partnership with the Natchez Trace Parkway National Park to improve safety for cyclists and encourage sharing the road among all road users.  

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September 18, 2014
Route Planning: Do You Spend Time or Money?
Route Planning: Do You Spend Time or Money?

Having worked at Adventure Cycling for a couple of years now, I have heard a few complaints about Adventure Cycling route maps being expensive, and how you could just create your own route in Google Maps — and find services there, too. I’ve gotta say, I used to totally agree with these thoughts.

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September 17, 2014
Adventure Cycling at Interbike
Adventure Cycling at Interbike

Interbike — the largest cycling tradeshow in North America — opened its doors to the public for the first time this year. But if you couldn't make it to Las Vegas, fear not, Adventure Cyclist was at the Mandalay Bay looking for the best new gear.

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September 17, 2014
Share the Joy of Adventure Cycling

Do you enjoy receiving Adventure Cyclist magazine as part of your Adventure Cycling membership? Do you want to share that enjoyment with your friends and family? Would you like to be entered to win a Novara Ponderosa 27.5 mountain bike?

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September 16, 2014
Solo Crossing

If your "inner vagabond" is unsatisfied by daily life, here are three women to inspire you.

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September 11, 2014
Routes & Maps FAQs
Routes & Maps FAQs

As you might imagine, we get a fairly steady stream of map and route related questions. Usually they are variations on the same themes.

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September 10, 2014
Adventure Cycling Reaches 40,000 Facebook Likes
Adventure Cycling Reaches 40,000 Facebook Likes

This morning we surpassed 40,000 likes on our Adventure Cycling Facebook page, and to celebrate, we have a special offer for both current and prospective members.

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September 8, 2014
Getting Ready for a Winter Cycling Cap?
Getting Ready for a Winter Cycling Cap?

September heralds autumn here in Montana, and summer is over in a snap. I’m not saying that it’s winter yet, but Missoula’s forecast tonight is calling for temps in the low 30s. That makes tomorrow’s commute to the office brisk, to say the least. Last year, Cyclosource brought on the Walz winter wool cycling cap. Tomorrow morning’s ears will be glad it did.

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September 5, 2014
SteriPEN Ultra
SteriPEN Ultra

Bacteria, viruses, and protozoa can knock you flat on your back through water borne illnesses. Harness the power of UV light in your hands, and give those annoyances the ultimate burn with a SteriPEN.

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