Ad Submission Guidelines

Ad Dimensions

Trim Size of Magazine is 8.375″ wide x 10.875″ high. Bleeds should be 0.125″ where appropriate. No additional charge for bleeds.

Ad Type

Dimensions (W x H)

Full Spread Bleed

17″ w x 11.125″ h

Full Spread

16.25″ w x 10.375″ h

Full Page Bleed

8.625″ w x 11.125″ h

Full Page

7.875″ w x 10.375″ h

Back Cover Bleed

8.625″ w x 7.625″ h

Back Cover

8.35″ w x 7.61″ h

2/3 Page

4.735″ w x 10.375″ h

1/2 Page

7.875″ w x 5.065″ h

1/3 Page Square

4.735″ w x 5.065″ h

1/3 Page Vertical

2.285″ w x 10.375″ h

1/4 Page

7.875″ w x 2.475″ h

5 Inch Marketplace

2.285″ w x 5″ h

3 Inch Marketplace

2.285″ w x 3″ h

2 Inch Marketplace

2.285″ w x 2″ h

1 Inch Marketplace

2.285″ w x 1″ h

Submission Guidelines

We only accept advertising creative in PDF or JPEG format. The file should be press-optimized, colorspace set to CMYK (not RGB), and resolution of 300 pixels per inch. Convert all spot colors to CMYK. Please include your company name in the filename.

Sending Files

To send files to Adventure Cyclist’s editorial team, please use the following file upload service:

Once the file is uploaded, you will receive a confirmation email that the file is ready for download by the Adventure Cyclist team.

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Terms & Conditions Contracts

A signed contract is required for placement of ads in Adventure Cyclist. New advertisers are required to pre-pay.

Agency Discounts

15% discounts to recognized advertising agencies that provide production-ready advertising material. Discounts do not apply for classified ads.

Frequency Discounts

Frequency rates are based on the number of insertions during the calendar year. Advertisers billed at the frequency rate who fail to fulfill the contract will be charged the rate earned.


Invoices are rendered upon publication (the first of the month). Payment terms are net 30 days. Finance charges of 1.5% per month will be applied to invoices outstanding beyond 30 days. Prepayment is required for all new advertisers, all non-U.S. advertisers, and all Classified and Marketplace advertisers. 

Advertisers who fall more than three months behind in payment will have ads pulled until their balance reaches zero.


Advertising cancellations will not be accepted after the published closing date for the issue booked. Cancellation requests must be made in writing.


The publisher reserves the right to refuse any advertisement deemed unacceptable for the magazine.

Prohibited Ads: Advertisements in this category are expressly prohibited in Adventure Cyclist and 

Illegal Products or Services

Ads must not constitute, facilitate, or promote illegal products, services or activities. Ads targeted to minors must not promote products, services, or content that are inappropriate, illegal, or unsafe, or that exploit, mislead, or exert undue pressure on the age groups targeted.

Tobacco Products

Ads must not promote the sale or use of tobacco products and related paraphernalia.

Drugs & Drug-Related Products (including marijuana, regardless of jurisdiction)

Ads must not promote the sale or use of illegal or recreational drugs.

Weapons, Ammunition, or Explosives

Ads must not promote the sale or use of weapons, ammunition, or explosives.

Adult Products or Services

Ads must not promote the sale or use of adult products or services.

Adult Content

Ads must not contain adult content. This includes nudity, depictions of people in explicit or suggestive positions, or activities that are overly suggestive or sexually provocative.

Restricted Ads: Advertisements in these categories are subject to review by a small committee (three Adventure Cycling staffers, including the Editor-in-Chief) before being accepted.


Ads that promote acceptable dietary and herbal supplements may only target people who are at least 18 years of age.

Hard Alcohol

Ads promoting liquor or spirits, targeting only those of legal drinking age.


Ads promoting prescription or over-the-counter drugs.

Creative Review

At the Editor-in-Chief’s discretion, ad creative — whether falling inside or outside a category above — can be put before the review committee for input on a piece of advertising creative. As per our acceptance policy, we may refuse any advertisement.

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