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June 23, 2017
The Bike Touring Taste Bud Enhancement Factor
The Bike Touring Taste Bud Enhancement Factor

It can rocket inedible food to cuisine, but what happens when you stumble upon a truly great diner or cafe?

June 22, 2017
Top Ten Eats on the Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route
Top Ten Eats on the Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route

Adventure Cycling’s newest route, Chicago to New York City, has just about any kind of food you could dream up. These are the 10 we’ve picked, but there are a lot more! Help us out by adding your top picks in the comments section.

June 21, 2017
Towns Without Trains: A Future Without Amtrak Service?
Towns Without Trains: A Future Without Amtrak Service?

This summer travel season may be the last year with train travel as an option for millions of Americans. On the weekend of June 23, rail passengers are planning to #Rally4Trains at stations across the country to speak up for long-distance train service.

June 20, 2017
Adding Adventure to Life with the Bike Travel Weekend Gataway
Adding Adventure to Life with the Bike Travel Weekend Gataway

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to join the fun of Bike Travel Weekend. This quick weekend getaway re-prioritized my perspective of balancing adventure in my life.

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June 6, 2017
Pennsylvania Becomes 25th State to Join the U.S. Bicycle Route System
Pennsylvania Becomes 25th State to Join the U.S. Bicycle Route System

Pennsylvania Becomes 25th State to Join the U.S. Bicycle Route System

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 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 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 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 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.

Membership Marketing Coordinator-Temporary Position (up to15 months)

Adventure Cycling Association seeks an energetic, well-organized, and detail-oriented person to fill the role of Membership Marketing Coordinator in the Membership Department for approximately 15-months (Mid-July through September 2018). This temporary position will be filling in for a staff member currently in military training, so work dates are approximate. This is a unique opportunity for a self-starter with initiative to join the largest cycling group membership program in North America. We seek a team player, with a marketing/sales background and an enthusiasm for cycling and bicycle travel. The position is based at Adventure Cycling’s headquarters in beautiful and bike-friendly Missoula, Montana. Read More

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

Bike Your Park Day, September 30, 2017

Discover your park by bicycle with thousands of others on Bike Your Park Day, Sept. 30. Bring your friends and family, or go solo, and discover the bicycling opportunities in your backyard, whether it’s a national park, state park, monument, historic site, recreation area, wildlife refuge, or parkway. Register today for free for a chance to win a bike.