Press Releases

For more information about the news items below, or other media inquiries, contact Communications Director Lisa McKinney at press@adventurecycling.org or (406) 532-2759. 

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May 18, 2016
Adventure Cycling's National Bike Travel Weekend Tops 10,000 Participants in All 50 States
Adventure Cycling's National Bike Travel Weekend Tops 10,000 Participants in All 50 States

For early June: the biggest weekend of bicycle travel, celebrating 40 years of Adventure Cycling Association,  surpasses 800 trips and  10,000 participants -- and the numbers are growing.

April 3, 2016
New GPS Data for TransAm -- America's Bicycle Route
New GPS Data for TransAm -- America's Bicycle Route

Adventure Cycling’s original 4,228-mile cross-country route gets a digital update — modern data for the modern traveling cyclist on America’s Bicycle Route.

April 3, 2016
Top Cycling Brands, Travel Destinations Support Adventure Cycling's 40th Anniversary
Top Cycling Brands, Travel Destinations Support Adventure Cycling's 40th Anniversary

40th anniversary sponsors are supporting three major first-of-their kind North American events: National Bike Travel Weekend, the Montana Bicycle Celebration, and Bike Your Park Day.

March 29, 2016
Adventure Cycling Awards Bike Travel Scholarships
Adventure Cycling Awards Bike Travel Scholarships

Four young adults will bring their bike travel experience and leadership skills to their communities

March 4, 2016
Newly Formed Bitterroot Trail Preservation Alliance Announces Inaugural Celebration of the Bitterroot Trail
Newly Formed Bitterroot Trail Preservation Alliance Announces Inaugural Celebration of the Bitterroot Trail

Media are invited to a press conference on Wednesday, March 9 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Travelers’ Rest State Park, 6717 Highway 12 West, Lolo announcing the newly formed Bitterroot Trail Preservation Alliance and highlighting events associated with the Montana Bicycle Celebration scheduled for this summer.

January 12, 2016
Adventure Cycling Announces First-Ever Bike Your Park Day
Adventure Cycling Announces First-Ever Bike Your Park Day

Registration is now open for a national event on September 24, 2016, for people of all ages and abilities to discover their parks and public lands by bicycle.

November 12, 2015
Adventure Cycling Opens Registration for First-Ever National Bike Travel Weekend
Adventure Cycling Opens Registration for First-Ever National Bike Travel Weekend

The National Bike Travel Weekend interactive map, DIY resources, and over 150 nation-wide ambassadors will connect and inspire thousands of adventurers to go on a bike overnight in celebration of Adventure Cycling Association’s 40th anniversary.

October 8, 2015
U.S. Bicycle Route System Expands to Over 11,000 Miles in Twenty-Three States
U.S. Bicycle Route System Expands to Over 11,000 Miles in Twenty-Three States

AASHTO approves eight new U.S. Bicycle Routes in Vermont, Georgia, Indiana, Arizona, Ohio, and Kansas, expanding opportunities for national bicycle travel and tourism.

September 14, 2015
Amtrak Launches New Roll-On Bicycle Service
Amtrak Launches New Roll-On Bicycle Service

A new pilot service on the Capitol Limited route will allow bicyclists to roll bikes on and off at any station between Chicago and Washington DC. 

July 15, 2015
Nominations are now open for Adventure Cycling Association's 11th annual Bicycle Travel Awards.
Nominations are now open for Adventure Cycling Association's 11th annual Bicycle Travel Awards.

Celebrating the heroes of bicycle travel in the U.S., Adventure Cycling’s awards include the Pacesetter Bicycle Travel Award, June Curry Trail Angel Award, Sam Braxton Bike Shop Award, and the Adventure Cycling Volunteer of the Year Award.

May 26, 2015
U.S. Bicycle Route System Expands 900 Miles, Adds Two States
U.S. Bicycle Route System Expands 900 Miles, Adds Two States

Official national bicycle network expands to 8,992 miles with addition of three new routes in Idaho and Utah; eighteen states now have U.S. Bicycle Routes.

May 1, 2015
Adventure Cycling Launches 6th Annual U.S. Bicycle Route System Campaign
Adventure Cycling Launches 6th Annual U.S. Bicycle Route System Campaign

For the sixth year in a row, Adventure Cycling is kicking off its celebration of National Bike Month by launching a month-long U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) fundraising campaign, Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. 

April 27, 2015
Adventure Cycling Selects Bike Travel Scholarship Winners
Adventure Cycling Selects Bike Travel Scholarship Winners

Adventure Cycling Association is thrilled to announce the two winners of its 2015 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship program. Now in its 2nd year, the scholarship program was developed at the request of Adventure Cycling members as a way to bring more young people to the experience of bike travel.

April 23, 2015
After 40 Years, the Ride Continues: Adventure Cycling Seeks to Reconnect with Bikecentennial & TransAm Cyclists
After 40 Years, the Ride Continues: Adventure Cycling Seeks to Reconnect with Bikecentennial & TransAm Cyclists

Adventure Cycling’s 40th anniversary celebration in 2016 will include events, tours, reunions, ’76 retro merchandise and more.

March 12, 2015
Adventure Cycling Film Series Launches
Adventure Cycling Film Series Launches

Adventure Cycling Association today announced its second episode of Adventure Cycling Montana, a short film series produced with Epic Montana. 

March 2, 2015
Adventure Cycling Releases Bicycle Route 66 Maps
Adventure Cycling Releases Bicycle Route 66 Maps

Adventure Cycling's 2,493-mile bicycle route will revitalize the “Main Street of America” — this time with traveling cyclists

February 11, 2015
Adventure Cycling Association Honors Bicycle Travel Award Winners
Adventure Cycling Association Honors Bicycle Travel Award Winners

Missoula, Montana — Adventure Cycling Association, North America's largest cycling membership organization, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 Bicycle Travel Awards.

January 12, 2015
Adventure Cycling Opens 2015 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarships

MISSOULA, MONTANA, January 12, 2015 — Adventure Cycling Association is now accepting submissions for the Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship. Two successful candidates will be selected to participate in one of Adventure Cycling’s 2015 educational courses.

December 16, 2014
U.S. Bicycle Route System grows to over 8,000 miles

Missoula, Montana, December 16, 2014 — Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today announced that AASHTO’s Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering has approved 1,253 miles of new U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBRs).

November 4, 2014
10 Indicators that Bicycle Travel and Tourism are Booming — and Changing

Missoula, Montana, November 4, 2014 — As 2014 winds down, bicycle tourism and travel continue to zoom upward – and around the planet. In its third biennial survey, Adventure Cycling Association has found that the bicycle tourism sector in the U.S., and globally, is becoming more prominent, more lucrative, and is changing to meet consumer demands.