Adventure Cycling Association has members worldwide and some people are surprised to learn that we have only one office, which is located at 150 E. Pine St., in Missoula, Montana. Before we purchased the building in 1991, our facility was a church and, since converting it to an office, we've been continually looking for ways to squeeze in new staff as we grow. In 2012, we renovated and expanded the building.
Missoula is on a number of Adventure Cycling's mapped routes and is visited by hundreds of bicycle travelers each year. Some are riding coast to coast across America, others are on shorter jaunts to destinations such as Glacier National Park or the mountains of British Columbia. Still others are on camper-van family vacations or trekking to Missoula for work, and take the opportunity to visit the place many people consider the bicycle-travel mecca.
Visitors to Adventure Cycling receive a hearty welcome, a cold beverage, an ice cream treat, and a Polaroid photo taken of them that goes up on our seasonal wall of fame. They can also enjoy kicking back in our Cyclists' Lounge, which is full of bicycle-related reading material, including information on local rides, and offers free internet access. Occasionally, we share a barbecue with group rides, such as our own TransAm tour, and Push America, a group of college students who ride cross country each year to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities.
Visit our Open Road Gallery Online to view a small sampling of the parade of bicycle travelers who have stopped by the office, or check out our more candid shots of visiting cyclists slideshow below. (View visiting cyclists from past years.)
Adventure Cycling Association is located in a character-filled, historic downtown area, surrounded by a variety of restaurants, seasonal markets, coffee shops, retail stores, and the University of Montana. The city also has an extensive parks, trails, and open space system. Download Parks and Trails Map.
There are lots of amazing things to do to keep you busy during your stay. Check out this Missoula, MT City Guide, Destination Missoula (Convention and Visitors Bureau), and our local services map below.
Missoula is located at the northern end of the Bitterroot Valley, which offers lots of great bicycling opportunities, including a 50-mile bike path paralleling the Bitterroot Mountains. To learn more, check out the Cycling the Bitterroot guides published by the Ravalli Republic.
Photo by Greg Siple