Fact Sheet




(800) 755-2453 or info@adventurecycling.org


Adventure Cycling Association inspires, empowers and connects people to travel by bicycle.


Bringing everyone the transformational joy of bicycle travel.



Rank in size of nonprofit bicycling organizations in U.S.:



54,526  Life members: 2,649  Shop members: 135  Affiliated bicycle clubs: 45


Adventure Cyclist (top bicycle-travel magazine in the U.S. with 54,000 member subscriptions and a total readership of over  100,000); Cyclosource (bicycle travel gear and maps); Tours Book; Bike Bits (free eNewsletter with more than 127,000 subscribers); Adventure Cycling Member newsletter (free eNewsletter with 45,790 subscribers); USBRS eNews (free eNewsletter with 6,206 subscribers).

Annual Website Visitors:

1 million visitors

75K Facebook fans

26.7K Twitter followers

10.4K Youtube subscribers

45.6K Instagram followers

Web Resources:

Forums (more than 11,340 users); Cyclosource store; How To Plan Your Adventure; Publications Archive (find Adventure Cyclist articles from as far back as 1984); Adventure Cycling Blog (www.adventurecycling.org/blog/).

Mapped mileage of Adventure Cycling Route Network:

50,527 miles (118 maps)

Recent bike routes created:

The two map sections for the Delmarva Bicycle Route, released in 2021 brought us to 50,527 mapped miles. All maps are available as GPX Data and may be purchased through the Bicycle Route Navigator mobile app.

Bicycling maps sold (2000–2021):

940,379 (41,635 print, GPX and app downloads in 2021)


We offer self-contained, inn-to-inn, fully supported, van supported, and educational bicycle tours. As a non-profit tour operator, all proceeds from Adventure Cycling tours go back into program support.

Group tours offered in 2021: 65     Number of tour participants: 926

Bike Travel Advocacy:

Coordinating the emerging U.S. Bicycle Route System. Advocating nationally for better bike-travel conditions which includes working with Amtrak, and national and state parks for better bike access and facilities. Adventure Cycling also advocates for biking at the national and state levels and works with tourism bureaus to promote more active travel and bike tourism.

Social Media:

Facebook: facebook.com/adventurecycling & facebook.com/usbrs 

Twitter: twitter.com/advcyclingassoc & twitter.com/usbicycleroutes 

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/AdvCyclingAssoc  

Instagram: instagram.com/adventurecycling  

Flickr: www.flickr.com/people/adventurecycling