Be part of the biggest bicycle travel celebration since Bikecentennial 76. Join us for a yearlong 40th anniversary celebration, including bike overnights throughout North America, rides in national and state parks and other public lands, special tours, reunions, '76 throwback merchandise, and an extraordinary weekend celebration at our headquarters in Missoula, Montana. Forty years is just the beginning.
DIY resources and an interactive map will connect you to other bike travelers or inspire you to ride to your favorite campground or B & B. Explore out your front door.
Join us at our headquarters in Missoula, Montana, for bike rides on the Bitterroot Trail, parties, music, speakers, art, film, and Bikecentennial reunions.
Explore a national park, state park, or other public lands in your backyard by bicycle, whether it's one mile or 100 miles. All you have to do is pedal.
Gather your TransAmerica Trail group and celebrate by organizing your own reunion. We'll help you connect with DIY reunion resources. After 40 years the ride continues.
Background: Bikecentennial 76 was launched in 1976 to celebrate both the bicycle and America’s Bicentennial. During that summer, 4,100 cyclists rode all or parts of the 4,250-mile TransAmerica Bicycle Trail. The celebration was fueled by the passion of hundreds of staff members and volunteers, who planned and executed the biggest bicycle-touring event in U. S. history.
Today, Bikecentennial has a new name — Adventure Cycling Association — but continues to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Read more about Bikecentennial and the history of Adventure Cycling.
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