Register at BikeTravelWeekend.org by May 27 to be entered to win a Co-Motion bike and two Amtrak tickets to Glacier National Park.
MISSOULA, MONT., April 10, 2018 — Adventure Cycling Association invites people throughout the world to go on a one- or two-night bicycle trip to a campground, hotel, B&B, or even a friends’ house during the weekend of June 1–3.
Thousands of people have already registered for free at BikeTravelWeekend.org and are entered to win a bike by Co-Motion Cycles and two Amtrak tickets, with bike carry-on service, to Glacier National Park on the Empire Builder. Participants can ride any distance, and can ride alone or with family or friends, or they can join an-already registered public trip on the Bike Travel Weekend Find A Ride page.
“In the past two years, nearly 20,000 adventurers went on over 1,800 Bike Travel Weekend trips,” says Jim Sayer, executive director of Adventure Cycling Association. “Bike Travel Weekend is for people of all ages to experience the joy of bicycle travel by going on a trip that works for them.”
Bike Travel Weekend registrants can make their trip public or open for others to join in order to create bike connections in their area. Participants can also connect with one of more than 200 Bike Travel Weekend Advisors, who are eager to share their local and regional knowledge of bike-friendly routes and overnight accommodations.
Examples of registered Bike Travel Weekend trips open to the public include:
Ride Along the Beautiful North Umpqua River: This intermediate ride on paved roads in Oregon is being organized by the Umpqua Velo Club. They ask participants to become a member. They will provide the campsite and support vehicle.
Introduction to Bike Touring: You’ll Be OK, it’s Only One Night!: This one-night trip on country roads and rail trails in Minnesota promises to be a great introduction to bike touring.
Young People’s Bike Tour — Pine Creek Trail: Kids and families are welcome on this 60-mile, fully supported weekend ride on the Pine Creek Trail in Pennsylvania, organized by the Finger Lakes Cycling Club. All meals, rest stops, and camping is provided for $40/person.
Sharing and media tools, including the Bike Travel Weekend logo, sample social media posts and images, a template press release / newsletter article, and a downloadable fill-in-the-blanks poster, are available at BikeTravelWeekend.org. The Bike Travel Weekend hashtag is #biketravelweekend.
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Adventure Cycling Association inspires and empowers people to travel by bicycle. It is the largest cycling membership organization in North America with more than 53,000 members. Adventure Cycling produces cycling routes and maps for North America, organizes more than 100 tours and leadership courses annually, and publishes the best bicycle-travel information anywhere, including Adventure Cyclist magazine. With over 46,000 meticulously mapped miles in the Adventure Cycling Route Network, Adventure Cycling gives cyclists the tools and confidence to create their own bike-travel adventures. Phone: 800.755.BIKE (2453). Web: www.adventurecycling.org.
Lisa McKinney, Communications Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, Direct: 406.532.2759 Twitter: @advcyclingassoc
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