Our Advocacy

The power to improve bicycle travel is in our collective voice.

"Everything Adventure Cycling writes about and advocates for — to get folks on bikes and out in the big, beautiful outdoors on a machine one pedals — is great and life-affirming and needed."
B.B. — Torrance, CA
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Create a National Route Network
In partnership with local and state officials, we're building the largest official cycling route network in the world. More miles of connected routes in the U.S. create new opportunities for cross-country travel and regional touring right from your backyard.
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Improve Safety Along Routes
Across the U.S., we identify opportunities to address problematic areas along bike touring routes. We advocate for rumble strip policies that safely accommodate cyclists and support state advocacy efforts to pass safe passing and distracted driving laws.
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Enhance Transportation Access
Flexible, affordable, and convenient bike service on trains and planes reduces the stress of getting to the start or end point of your trip. We work with Amtrak to expand bike services to more routes and stations across the country.
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Expand Bike-Friendly Services
We want cyclists to feel welcome and supported wherever they go. That's why we partner with parks, communities, and businesses to ensure they provide bike-friendly hospitality, services, policies, and amenities to meet the touring cyclist's needs.
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See Results

Our efforts have produced an additional 13,000 miles of routes, helped bring bicycle carry-on services to 33 Amtrak routes and nearly 500 stations, successfully partnered with more than 600 state parks to create no-turn-away bicycle camping policies, and worked with national parks to provide more car-free days and increased participation in Bike Your Park Day.