About Us

Adventure Cycling inspires and empowers people to travel by bicycle.

As a nonprofit organization, Adventure Cycling Association's mission is to inspire, empower and connect people to travel by bicycle. Established in 1973 as Bikecentennial, we are the premier bicycle-travel organization in North America with more than 40 years of experience and 52,000 members. 

Cycling one of our routes this summer or passing through Montana? Be sure to visit our headquarters in Missoula.

New to Adventure Cycling? Get a free info packet and we'll throw in a cool tube sticker too!

Adventure Cycling's Programs

Routes and Maps

We research and produce cycling maps for the Adventure Cycling Route Network, one of the largest cycling route networks in the world at 48,608 miles and growing. We are also the lead organization working to create an official U.S. cycling route network, the U.S. Bicycle Route System. Once complete, it will be the largest official cycling route network on the planet.

Guided Tours

Every year we lead more than 100 guided tours, including self-contained, inn-to-inn, van-supported, fully-supported, Family Fun, and educational tours.

Adventure Cyclist Magazine

We publish 9 issues of the award-winning Adventure Cyclist magazine for our members annually.


Adventure Cycling members receive Adventure Cyclist magazine, discounts on our maps, and other great benefits. Learn more about membership and join today.

Online Store

Our Cyclosource store features our world-class cycling route maps and the best in bike-travel gear.

Building Bicycle Tourism

Our Travel Initiatives department works to improve bicycle travel conditions by advocating for better roads, more trails, bicycle travel friendly communities and multi-modal connections. We work in partnership with Amtrak, the National Park Service, state parks, and tourism and economic development agencies. We also provide technical assistance to state and local non-profit partners and state departments of transportation to coordinate and develop the U.S. Bicycle Route System.

How To Resources

We provide a variety of trip-planning resources for bicycle travelers such as the annual Cyclists' Travel Guide, which appears in the April issue of Adventure Cyclist, an extensive How To Department, Touring Gear and Tips blog posts, and how-to videos. Our BikeOvernights.org website offers inspiration and how-to tips for 1-2 night bicycle trips.

Online Communities

Read our blog for organizational updates, route news, touring tips, and more. Our Forums provide space to ask questions and get replies from experienced bicycle tourists. Bike touring and blogging? Add your blog (and follow others) at BicycleTravelBloggers.org! We are on many social-media channels as well.

Bike Travel Weekend & Bike Your Park Day

Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day are two events that inspire thousands of people of all ages and levels of experience to plan their own bicycle tours and rides. Bike Travel Weekend is the first weekend in June and encourages people to go on a bike overnight of any length to any destination. Bike Your Park Day is on the last Saturday in September and inspires people to explore nearby parks and public lands by bicycle.

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Photo by Rachel Stevens

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