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July 27, 2016
Meet Rachel Irvine: 2016 Outdoor Leadership, Young Adult Bike Travel Scholar
Meet Rachel Irvine: 2016 Outdoor Leadership, Young Adult Bike Travel Scholar

Can you combine social work and bike travel? Our Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship winner, Rachel Irvine, thinks so.

July 22, 2016
Midsummer Night's Dream
Midsummer Night's Dream

“Their voices filled the still night with such sweet harmony it sent chills up and down my spine. I squeezed Kat’s hand and we exchanged glances and smiles. Was this real? It had all of the elements of a dream.” –a romantic bike travel moment ... almost too good to be true.

July 21, 2016
Checking Out An Arkansas Highlands Mountain Bike Route
Checking Out An Arkansas Highlands Mountain Bike Route

Stellar mountain biking in Arkansas? Find out why cartographer Travis Switzer believes a route in the Arkansas Highlands could be a winning new addition to the Adventure Cycling Route Network.

July 20, 2016
Adopt a Library and Spread Bicycle Travel Inspiration
Adopt a Library and Spread Bicycle Travel Inspiration

Adventure Cycling will halve the subscription cost of Adventure Cyclist magazine when you donate it to a public library or school. For $20.00, you can put nine issues of Adventure Cyclist in a school or library in your neighborhood and help inspire a new generation of touring cyclists.

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June 28, 2016
Bitterroot Trail Brings Community Together for Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15 – 17
Bitterroot Trail Brings Community Together for Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15 – 17

The Montana Bicycle Celebration will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Bitterroot Trail, free, supported bike rides with optional shuttle service, a bicycle expo, social events with nationally-acclaimed speakers, music, art, and films hosted by Adventure Cycling Association in honor of their 40th anniversary and Sunday Streets Missoula. Adventurecycling.org/MTBikeCelebration & MontanaBikeCelebration.com

 
June 7, 2016
New U.S. Bicycle Routes Expand Bicycle Travel Options in Four States
New U.S. Bicycle Routes Expand Bicycle Travel Options in Four States

AASHTO approves nearly 200 miles of new U.S. Bicycle Routes in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Georgia, and Virginia.

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.

November 13, 2015
Enter to win and participate in an Adventure Cycling educational tour | Examiner.com

Adventure Cycling Association is now accepting submissions for the third annual Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship program. This year, four winners will get the chance to participate in an Adventure Cycling educational course, win cool gear, and more.

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November 12, 2015
Adventure Cycling to host National Bike Travel Weekend

Adventure Cycling Association invites people of all ages and abilities to join National Bike Travel Weekend: the largest-ever weekend of bicycle travel across America and Canada—June 3-5, 2016—by registering an overnight bike trip or joining an existing one.

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November 3, 2015
Alex Strickland named editor-in-chief at Adventure Cyclist as Deme becomes executive editor | Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

Alex Strickland named editor-in-chief at Adventure Cyclist as Deme becomes executive editor.

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October 23, 2015
Cochise County key link in newly designated U.S. Bicycle Route 9 - Tucson News Now

On September 24, 2015, Arizona became part of the United States Cycling Route System, an interstate network of designated cycling routes spanning 11,424 miles of roadway in 23 states and the District of Columbia.

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October 16, 2015
ADOT designates cross-state bike route - Mohave Daily News: News

It’s a special kind of person who considers several days of long-distance bicycling a vacation. So, the Arizona Department of Transportation designated a cross-state bicycle route that would make the vacations for special people, like Heitz and her friends, much more enjoyable.

Tags: USBR 90
October 11, 2015
U.S. Bike Route 10 officially opens - Bonner County Daily Bee: Local News

Riding a bicycle from Oldtown to Clark Fork is now a reality following a ribbon cutting to kick off U.S. Bike Route 10 Friday afternoon.

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October 11, 2015
Nickel Plate Trail joins national bike route from Canada - Kokomo Tribune: News

The Nickle Plate Trail, along with dozens of miles of roads in Howard and Tipton counties, has been designated to be part of a national bike route that runs from Canada to Kentucky.

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October 10, 2015
Interstate bicycling route designated in Vermont : Times Argus Online

A national bicycling organization has designated a new trail starting from Pownal and continuing north to Canada as the first U.S. Bicycle Route in Vermont.

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About Adventure Cycling Association

Join us for a yearlong 40th anniversary celebration, including bike overnights throughout North America, rides in national and state parks, and an extraordinary weekend celebration at our headquarters in Missoula, Montana. Click below for more info: