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December 7, 2016
Give a Holiday Gift Membership for Half Price!
Give a Holiday Gift Membership for Half Price!

Join or renew your Adventure Cycling membership at the regular price and you can give as many holiday gift memberships as you like for half the price. 

December 5, 2016
Embrace Your Dream in 2017
Embrace Your Dream in 2017

Adventure Cycling invites you to jump in and sign up for your 2017 dream bicycle tour.

December 2, 2016
Touring Gear & Tips Year-End Roundup
Touring Gear & Tips Year-End Roundup

Touring Gear & Tips now appears once a month, and in my final post of 2016, I thought I’d bring you a few of my favorite products from the past year.

December 1, 2016
Going the Distance: What Drives You?
Going the Distance: What Drives You?

500 miles of riding in one year? 2,500? 5,350? 76,076 miles of riding in one year? How far did you ride this year? What keeps you riding?

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December 6, 2016
New U.S. Bicycle Route 41 in Minnesota Adds 315 Miles, Midwest Connections, to National System
New U.S. Bicycle Route 41 in Minnesota Adds 315 Miles, Midwest Connections, to National System

The U.S. Bicycle Route System now encompasses 11,563 miles of routes in twenty-four states.

November 17, 2016
The 12th Indicator that Bike Travel and Tourism is Booming -- and Changing
The 12th Indicator that Bike Travel and Tourism is Booming -- and Changing

Jim Sayer, Adventure Cycling's Executive Director appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure

 
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.

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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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.

Assistant Tours Director

Adventure Cycling Association seeks a dynamic, well-organized, and hard-working leader to help execute the Tours Department's operational goals; collaborating with, and assisting the Tours Director to help further our mission of inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle. This is a challenging and fulfilling opportunity to guide one of the largest and most visible bicycle tour operations for North America's largest cycling membership non-profit organization.Read More

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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 50,000 members.

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