Fact Sheet




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

Strategic Areas of Focus:

Provide the premier tools and inspiration for people to travel by bicycle; Expand and integrate bike-travel networks for North America; Create the best possible conditions for bicycle travel; Sustain and improve Adventure Cycling Association



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



53,060  Life members: 2,649  Shop members: 317  Affiliated bicycle clubs: 96


Adventure Cyclist (top bicycle-travel magazine in the U.S. with 50,000 member subscriptions and a total readership of 97,500); Cyclosource (bicycle travel gear and maps); Tours Book; Bike Bits (free eNewsletter with more than 60,845 subscribers); Adventure Cyclist eDigest (free eDigest with 56,600 subscribers); USBRS eNews (free eNewsletter with 2,800 subscribers)

Annual Website Visitors:

2.7 million

Web Resources:

Forums (more than 9,100 users); Cyclosource store; How To Department; Publications Archive (find Adventure Cyclist articles from as far back as 1984); Adventure Cycling Blog (www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog) www.bikeovernights.org, which provides inspiration, resources, and tools for short bicycle tours, and www.bicycletravelbloggers.org, an aggregation site for bike travel blogs

Mapped mileage of Adventure Cycling Route Network:

46,846 miles (109 maps)

Recent bike routes created:

Chicago to New York City (CNYC) (1,679 miles)

Bicycling maps sold (2000–2015):

679,134 (31,032 in 2017)

New Routes and Maps:

Redesigned Great Divide Mountain Bike Route maps available in Spring 2018. Map production of Arkansas High Country Mountain Bike Route route (available in 2019). Half of the Adventure Cycling Route Network Routes now available in GPX tracks and service waypoints (useable on mobile devices). Mobile Apps for TransAmerica Trail, Pacific Coast Route, Bicycle Route 66, and Chicago to New York City now available. This library of Map App route offerings will grow over time.


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 2015: 105     Number of tour participants: 1,641

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 

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