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April 25, 2018
The USBRS at Your Digital Fingertips
The USBRS at Your Digital Fingertips

Whether you are on a long tour or just want to do an overnighter, there are now new digital maps to help you ride a U.S. Bicycle Route and experience some of the unique locations along the way.

April 20, 2018
Great Divide Mountain Bike Route | Working Hard for the Great Divide
Great Divide Mountain Bike Route | Working Hard for the Great Divide

Spring is slow to come in the Rocky Mountains this year, but that’s not stopping Adventure Cycling’s cartographers from updating and redesigning the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route to celebrate its 20th anniversary and its bikepacking and gravel opportunities.

April 18, 2018
Bike Travel Through History with HistoriCorps
Bike Travel Through History with HistoriCorps

HistoriCorps engages volunteers to do hands-on work to save historic structures. They explore special places and connect with their history in a unique way that is conducive to travel by bike.

April 17, 2018
Arizona Bike Tour | Photos from My Trip with Adventure Cycling
Arizona Bike Tour | Photos from My Trip with Adventure Cycling

When I signed up for this guided, Arizona bike tour with Adventure Cycling, their seven-day “Southern Arizona Road Adventure,” I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. Pavement? Desert? Saguaros? Beautiful, sunny weather to escape Montana’s cold, gray March? I got all that and more! 

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April 9, 2018
Thousands to Ride on Bike Travel Weekend, June 1–3
Thousands to Ride on Bike Travel Weekend, June 1–3

Register at by May 27 to be entered to win a Co-Motion bike and two Amtrak tickets to Glacier National Park.

March 15, 2018
Adventure Cycling Selects Four Young Adults for The Greg Siple Award
Adventure Cycling Selects Four Young Adults for The Greg Siple Award

Ankur Kumar, Thea Garrett, Rachel Horn, and Mohamed Ukach win The Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel to participate in Adventure Cycling education courses.

January 25, 2018
Biking cross-country helped this woman feel empowered and at peace?--?so she did it twice

So in 2008, I signed up for Teen Treks' maiden cross-country bike trip from Seattle to New York City mostly following Adventure Cycling's Northern Tier route. The group consisted of five teenagers and two leaders we jokingly called mom and dad who actually ended up getting married and now have two ...

June 28, 2017
New maps for biking from Chicago to New York

Bicycle Tripping from the Windy City to the Big Apple — Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route Adventure Cycling's 1,160-mile bicycle route connects several major metropolitan areas of the Midwest and the Eastern Seaboard for traveling cyclists.

June 28, 2017
Seattle techie, teen daughter biking across U.S. for orcas

A Seattle girl with a love and concern for endangered orca whales hopped on a tandem bicycle with her tech-savvy father Saturday morning to start a cross-country ride to raise awareness and money to aid the species.

June 26, 2017
Tour Divide cyclists passing through Montana partake in adventure of a lifetime

Each summer, cyclists taking part in the Tour Divide mountain-bike race can be found in Montana as they make their way on what many would call the journey of a lifetime.

June 18, 2017
Reverse migration on two wheels: An Okie heads home from California

Before interstate highways and their homogenized sameness of truckstops, fast-food vendors and chain motels, Route 66 was our country’s Mother Road. It ushered travelers from east to west, provided them food, fuel and rest for the weary.

June 18, 2017
7 Duluth-area mountain bikers plan epic challenge this summer

Seven Duluth-area cyclists plan to ride the Tour Divide bike race this summer, a 2,745-mile race on roads and trails between Banff, Alberta, and the Mexican border.

June 15, 2017
Pennsylvania becomes 25th state to join U.S. Bicycle Route System

“The U.S. Bicycle Route System is an important link in America’s interconnected multimodal transportation network” said Bud Wright, executive director of AASHTO.

June 11, 2017
67-year-old man bikes across America to make High School reunion in Upstate NY

Jim Colburn's journey across America to make his high school reunion proved to be a grander kind of reunion in itself.

June 10, 2017
In tandem

Two men on a journey between the temporal and the divine

June 10, 2017
Hanahan 13-year-old Scotty Parker aims to 'change the world' with bike ride across the U.S.

Scotty Parker, 13, will ride from Santa Monica, Calif., to Sullivan's Island in June and July to raise money for Water Mission.

April 18, 2017
10 things to know when planning a bike trip

A bike trip requires planning, conditioning, and organization, said Lisa McKinney, a spokeswoman for Missoula, Mont.-based Adventure Cycling, which helps thousands of riders each year with trips around the country.

April 18, 2017
Bicycle Tax 'Joke' Bombs At Montana Legislature

Director of Travel Initiatives with the Missoula-based Adventure Cycling Association, is talking about Senate Bill 363.

April 18, 2017
Future UGA Terry student to bike across country to benefit LGBT youth

After quitting his job a year ago, he discovered the Adventure Cycling Association, which prepares mapped biking routes all over the country.

April 18, 2017
2017 Northwest Bicycling Events Calendar

Adventure Cycling based in Missoula has assembled online resources, including contacts with ambassadors, to encourage cyclists to try an overnight bicycle tour in their own region.

April 18, 2017
Eau Claire man to bike 4,225 miles for Syrian refugees

Matt Boelter, 22, hopes to raise awareness of the plight of refugees in Syria and raise $10,000.

April 18, 2017
Adventure Cyclist executive editor Michael Deme dies at 51

Deme was a 24-year staffer of Adventure Cycling Association and longtime editor of Adventure Cyclist magazine.

November 7, 2016
Troy cyclist is riding through history

Part personal journey, part historical excursion, the trip that Troy cyclist Jordan Hart is on is the adventure of a lifetime.

November 7, 2016
National Bike Route extends through San Juan County

U.S. Bicycle Routes 70 & 79 now officially span Southern Utah winding through seven counties from Colorado to Nevada as a UDOT contractor finishes new sign installations.  

July 14, 2016
Still spinning: Bicycle celebration recalls Missoula's two-wheeled legacy

Hundreds of those cross-country travelers pedaled their way to Adventure Cycling’s headquarters in downtown Missoula this week. Among them was Myrna Rafalovich, whose 14-member “Sprocket Rockets” team helped pioneer the 4,228-mile route 40 years ago.

July 14, 2016
Adventure Cycling rekindles the spirit of Bikecentennial

The Bikecentennial ride along the TransAmerica Trail was a "life-changing" experience, he says. Forty years later, nostalgia is prompting French and other riders to rally in Missoula for a celebration French likens to a high school reunion, only perhaps more meaningful.

Adventure Cycling Association depends on a highly productive and creative staff to accomplish the multifaceted programming and services that we offer in support of America's traveling cyclists.

Tours Specialist

Adventure Cycling Association seeks a well-organized, energetic, detail-oriented and outgoing individual to join its Tours team which plans, sells and manages more than 110 different bicycle tours and instructional courses annually. This inside sales and customer service position is a challenging and fulfilling opportunity to work for North America's largest cycling membership non-profit organization. We seek an individual who thrives on interacting with people. The position is based in Adventure Cycling's headquarters in bike-friendly and beautiful Missoula, MT. Read More

Digital Media Intern

Adventure Cycling Association seeks a well-organized, naturally creative, energetic, detail-oriented, and outgoing individual to join its Communication team as an intern for the summer. Qualified candidates enjoy working with video, post-production, and creative personalities. Our organization welcomes over 1,000 bike-touring visitors to our headquarters in Missoula, Montana each summer. This position will work with the Adventure Cycling staff greeting visitors and interviewing them over the course of the summer to create social media output. Using the footage collected over the summer, the intern’s final project will create a short video highlighting the Adventure Cycling visitor experience. Read More

Become a Tour Leader

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? Read More

Adventure Cycling = fitness, fun, & self-discovery.

Adventure Cycling Association's mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. We are the largest non-profit membership bicycling organization in North America with 53,000 members. Join today and get nine issue of Adventure Cyclist to feed your passion for bicycle travel year-round — perhaps your journey could even make it into our pages!