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November 24, 2014
Straps Built to Hold
Straps Built to Hold

Bike touring, like all touring, requires the need to carry gear. Yes, we have bags and panniers designed to hold most everything, but inevitably there will be that extra piece of gear that must ride on top. It’s crucial that those extra items, which tend to be strapped on last minute, are secured and able to withstand miles of bouncing around. Rok Straps has the ultimate solution.

November 21, 2014
Hitching a Ride
Hitching a Ride

In your bike travels, what is the oddest critter or creature that has hitched a ride on your bike or in your panniers? My bike has transported all sorts of caterpillars, butterflies, amphibians, and insects for dozens, if not hundreds of miles.

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October 9, 2014
Western Maryland could be in for the ride of a lifetime
CUMBERLAND, Md. — Undoubtedly, there is a demographic of people in their 50s and early 60s who have fantasies of unshackling themselves from the workplace in another five or 10 years and bicycling off onto roads less traveled, in a world of splendid scenery, colorful people and spotty shower facilities.
October 9, 2014
PUSHWACKING THE IDAHO HOT SPRINGS MOUNTAIN BIKE ROUTE
Last fall when Adventure Cycling hinted at a new mountain bike route linking up hot springs in central Idaho, some close friends and I immediately began scheming. Here I was fresh from scouting Oregon Outback and knew I wanted something bigger and with more singletrack. Tougher but with more hot springs. Well we got it.
September 2, 2014
Adventure Dreams: 10 Classic Adventures - Inspiration, Gear, Training - National Geographic
The Experience: Riding a bicycle across America certainly isn’t new. Thomas Stevens completed the first transcontinental bike ride, amounting to 3,700 miles from San Francisco to Boston, over three and a half months in 1884. He accomplished this on a penny farthing, the classic Victorian-era bicycle with a 50-inch-diameter front wheel—which was, of course, a single-speed, fixed-gear bike.
November 4, 2014
10 Indicators that Bicycle Travel and Tourism are Booming — and Changing

Missoula, Montana, November 4, 2014 — As 2014 winds down, bicycle tourism and travel continue to zoom upward – and around the planet. In its third biennial survey, Adventure Cycling Association has found that the bicycle tourism sector in the U.S., and globally, is becoming more prominent, more lucrative, and is changing to meet consumer demands.

August 14, 2014
Second Annual Bicycle Travel Video Contest Winners Announced

Missoula, Montana, August 14, 2014 — The winners have been chosen for Adventure Cycling Association’s 2014 Bicycle Travel Video Contest on Vimeo, which celebrates the beauty and spirit of bicycle travel through videos shot around the world by amateur videographers traveling by bike.

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Adventure Cycling Association’s tours department is always searching for energetic, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and experienced tour leaders and staff for all of our tour offerings. Do you have what it takes to become one of our expert tour leaders?

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About Adventure Cycling Association

As a nonprofit organization, Adventure Cycling Association's mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Established in 1973 as Bikecentennial, we are the premier bicycle-travel organization in North America with more than 35 years of experience and 47,000 members.

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