40th Anniversary

Thank you for being part of the biggest bicycle travel celebration since Bikecentennial 76. 2016 included a yearlong 40th anniversary celebration, including bike overnights throughout North America, rides in parks and public lands, reunions, '76 throwback merchandise, and an extraordinary weekend celebration at our headquarters in Missoula, MT. Forty years is just the beginning.

Join us next year for Bike Travel Weekend, June 2–4, 2017, and Bike Your Park Day, September 30, 2017.

National Bike Travel Weekend, June 3–5, 2016

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.

Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15–17, 2016

Join us at our headquarters in Missoula, Montana, for bike rides on the Bitterroot Trail, parties, music, speakers, art, film, and Bikecentennial reunions. 

Bike Your Park Day, September 24, 2016

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.

Do-It-Yourself Reunions/Celebrations, Throughout 2016

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.

Photos by: Tom Robertson, Saara Snow, Chuck Haney, and Dan Burden.

Thank you to our 40th anniversary sponsors:

http://www.raleighusa.com/       http://www.visitmt.com/




Adventure Cycling Association on Tumblr

November 3, 2016
APPLY TODAY! Whether you are new to bicycle travel or looking to...

APPLY TODAY! Whether you are new to bicycle travel or looking to build your outdoor leadership skills, @adventurecycling ‘s Young Adult Scholarship program is here to help get you in the saddle and out on the road by providing resources and support adults ages 18 to 30. Find out more on our website: http://ow.ly/8KYj3059sFi Photo @saarasnow #adventurecycling #jumpstartbiketravel (at Adventure Cycling Association)

September 23, 2016
Bike Your Park tomorrow (Saturday, September 24! You can go...

Bike Your Park tomorrow (Saturday, September 24! You can go anywhere- a national park, state park, forest, recreation area, national monument. It’s your ride. BikeYourParkDay.org

June 5, 2016
Photo by Roger DiBrito

Photo by Roger DiBrito