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May 22, 2017
Bicycle Tourism Resources to Get You Started
Bicycle Tourism Resources to Get You Started

If you’re looking to build bicycle tourism in your community, check out these new bicycle tourism resources to help get you started. 

May 19, 2017
Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route Map Giveaway
Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route Map Giveaway

A new route, a new way to cross the country, and a map giveaway!

May 19, 2017
Build the USBRS with Osprey Packs
Build the USBRS with Osprey Packs

For a second time during this campaign, Osprey Packs is offering a $1000 match challenge. Donate today to the U.S. Bicycle Route System and let Osprey Packs make your donation go even further.

May 18, 2017
Guest Blog: Stopping a Charging Dog
Guest Blog: Stopping a Charging Dog

Sooner or later, cyclists will have to deal with a chasing dog. Guest blogger Patrick Tuttle settled on something that works.

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May 9, 2017
Thousands Signed Up for Bike Travel Weekend, June 2–4
Thousands Signed Up for Bike Travel Weekend, June 2–4

Registrants who sign up at BikeTravelWeekend.org by May 22 will be entered to win a Seldom Seen bikepacking bike from Advocate Cycles and an Amtrak trip for two, with bikes, to Glacier National Park.

April 11, 2017
Missoula Art Park, Missoula's Newest Park, Opens to Celebrate Arts and Earth Day
Missoula Art Park, Missoula's Newest Park, Opens to Celebrate Arts and Earth Day

The Missoula Art Park opens Friday, April 21, and Adventure Cycling Association, the Missoula Art Museum, and the City of Missoula invite the public to an opening dedication with more events to follow on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.

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.

July 14, 2016
How to Write Your Adventure Book During Your Adventure

David Goodrich, former director of the UN Global Climate Observing System, is biking the country to observe our changing world in person—and writing a book as he goes. Mid-trip, we asked him about his strategy.

July 13, 2016
Bicycling Across America

Chérie Newman and Greg Siple share information about the history of Bikecentennial and Adventure Cycling, as presented in a new coffee table book 'America's Bicycle Route: The Story of the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail.'

July 12, 2016
Like predecessor, Barrington teen plans to bike across five states for charity along the Adventure Cycling Southern Tier Bicycle Route.
July 11, 2016
Western New England Greenway Bikeway Connecting CT, MA, and VT Gains National Recognition by AASHTO
July 10, 2016
Alabama's first 3-foot bike law signs going up in Mobile area

Causeway is also a corridor for people traveling coast to coast along Adventure Cycling's Southern Tier route.

June 9, 2016
Join Century Cycles for National Bike Travel Weekend, June 4-5

...do-it-yourself bike overnights on the same weekend is being spearheaded by Adventure Cycling Association. "We're encouraging people to skip the yard...

June 9, 2016
Group seeing Route 66 on 2 wheels

...doing the same thing today with Route 66. A group led by Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) tour leader Brian Managan of Rochester, New York,

June 9, 2016
Bicycle Tourism on the Rise, Joplin Could Benefit

...10th and its 55 days, says Brian Managan, a trip leader with Adventure Cycling Association. A group of 6 tourists are on the first guided bike...

June 1, 2016
The Man Who Lucked Into the Most Coveted Building in Dallas

...to the future. Takeharu had brought his bicycle so that he could ride in the Bikecentennial, a 4,250-mile, coast-to-coast trip to commemorate...

February 26, 2016
4 Montana state parks will help efforts to cater to bicycling tourists

Bicycling campers will find areas constructed specifically for them at four western Montana state parks – Whitefish Lake, Wayfarers in Bigfork, and Placid Lake and Salmon Lake near Seeley Lake.

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.

U.S. Bicycle Route System Coordinator

Adventure Cycling Association seeks an energetic and detail-oriented project manager to help Adventure Cycling achieve our objectives to implement U.S. Bicycle Routes and improve bicycle travel conditions in North America. This is an opportunity for a team player to combine their project management skills with a passion for bicycling and bike travel, while working in an open, friendly environment. 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

Build it. Bike it. Be a part of it!

 
What better way to celebrate National Bike Month than supporting a campaign to create the largest bicycle route network in the world? The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) gives you the ability to ride an officially numbered and signed bicycle route from your backyard to anywhere in the U.S. To date, over 11,000 miles of U.S. Bicycle Routes have been approved in 24 states. When complete, the USBRS will encompass 50,000 miles of routes for cross-country travel and commuting by bicycle. Learn more.