Bicycle Travel Photo Contest

The 2022 Bicycle Travel Photo Contest is closed to submissions.

The 2023 Bicycle Travel Photo Contest will open for submissions on July 1, 2023.

Adventure Cycling Association invites you to enter your most stunning photos — highlighting the beauty, adventure, and inspiration of bicycle travel — in our 14th Annual Bicycle Travel Photo Contest.

We're looking for your most spectacular bike travel images in five categories: the Adventure Cycling Route Network, Epic, People/Portraits, Around Camp, and Best Cover Photo. Your original images in digital format, capturing all aspects of bike travel, are eligible for the competition. For some examples of exceptional submissions, check out the 2021 Bicycle Travel Photo Contest winners.

The winning images will be printed in the July/August 2023 issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine — reaching over 53,000 people worldwide. The image will also be featured on, which is visited by more than a million people annually. Each year we also feature contest photos in our annual Adventure Cycling calendar. The winner of each category will receive $300, a one-year membership with Adventure Cycling, and an Adventure Cycling calendar. 

How to Enter

To enter up to five (5) images per category, upload your photo(s) to Adventure Cycling's Submittable portal and fill out all required information before December 30, 2022 at 11:59pm Mountain Time. 

Photo captions must accompany all submissions, and should include

  • The subject of the image (will be used as image title if chosen for print)
  • The location in which the image was taken
  • A description of the trip, circumstances, etc., that may be helpful for judges

Be sure to review the full rules before entering.


The Fine Print

You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including ownership if applicable — other than those rights licensed in the next sentence. By entering the contest, you hereby grant to Adventure Cycling Association (i) a nonexclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display, and publicly perform the photographs you submit to Adventure Cycling, and (ii) the right to use your name, city, state, and country of residence in promotions and other publications.

Adventure Cycling will offer photographer compensation commensurate with our standard rates for the following uses of a submitted image:

  • Any editorial use in Adventure Cyclist magazine other than the publication of winning images in the July/August 2023 issue (use in an Adventure Cycling house advertisement does not qualify)

Remember, be sure to review the full rules before entering. Ride on!

Photo by Ana Zamorano