Bicycle Travel Photo Contest

Adventure Cyclist magazine invites you to enter your most stunning photos — highlighting the beauty, adventure, and inspiration of bicycle travel — in our 9th Annual Bicycle Travel Photo Contest.

We're looking for your most spectacular bike travel images in five categories: the Adventure Cycling Route Network, Epic, Around Camp, Parks/Public Lands, and, to help us celebrate its upcoming 20th anniversary, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. 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 Adventure Cyclist feature (PDF format) on previous winners.

The winning images will be printed in the May 2018 issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine — reaching over 50,000 people worldwide. The image will also be featured on adventurecycling.org, which is visited by more than a million people annually. The first place winner in each category will receive a one-year membership to Adventure Cycling and a $200 gift certificate to the Cyclosource store. Each year we also feature photo contest photos in our annual Adventure Cycling calendar

How to Enter

To enter up to five (5) images, upload your photo(s) to Adventure Cycling's Submittable portal and fill out all required information. 

Photo captions must accompany all submissions, and should include

  • The subject of the image
  • 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.

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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:

  • Cover of a printed Cyclosource catalog
  • Cover of a printed Tours catalog
  • Any editorial use in Adventure Cyclist magazine beyond the publication of winning images in the May 2018 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 Laura Irwin