Companions Wanted

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Each year, hundreds of cyclists grab their maps, plan their tours, pack their panniers or trailers, and head for the open roads and trails of America. Many of these intrepid two-wheeled travelers would like to have company for the journey. If you're looking for a touring companion for your adventure, here's the place to start. The cyclists below are all members of the Adventure Cycling Association, and they're getting ready to pack up and take off.

Please note: Adventure Cycling assumes, but cannot verify, that the persons advertising here are truthfully representing themselves. You should always take some time to meet your prospective traveling companions and discuss your tour plans before you begin your travels together.

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Around the World

Options open for short, moderate off-road trip

Created: Feb 9, 2018

67 yr. old Cdn. married female in fairly good shape looking for companion(s) so I can ride my new mountain bike in other parts of the world. Only so many summers left! New to touring, prefer motels to start, 1–2 weeks max., 20–40 miles/day, aiming for late fall in '18 or anytime in '19. Email

Cross Country

San Francisco to Virginia

Created: Nov 12, 2018

71-year-old male, avid bicyclist, good health, plans to ride the Western Express Trail from San Francisco to the TransAmerica Trail in Pueblo, Colorado, then continue on TransAmerica Trail to Yorktown, Virginia. No support vehicle. Plan to stay each night in a B&B, motel, inn, etc. 1 day off a week for R&R. Start first week in May, allow 7 weeks to do trip: 80-110 miles per day, that all depends on miles between lodging/weather etc. Start date not yet set in stone. If you think you may be interested in joining me you can contact me via my email address. Thank you. Peace, Kendall Daly Email

Southern Tier W to E

Created: Oct 31, 2018

75-year-old male. Planning to do Southern Tier in March/April. Plan is to ride 70 to 100 miles per day stopping at motels and eating in cafes. That way carry a minimum of baggage. Enjoy the sights and take rest day as needed. Email

Northern Tier - Anacortes, WA to Chicago JUNE 2019

Created: Oct 29, 2018

Looking for riders mirroring Adventure Cycling's Northern Tier until the Mississippi River. Married male (61y.o.) avid cyclist. Looking to conservatively average 80-100 miles per day with less through the Cascades. Rest as needed. Combination of camping, friendlies, and hotels. I like to have fun and am looking for similarly upbeat riders. More the merrier. Carpe Diem. Willing to be flexible. June 1 ideal start date. Email

Aquarium Ride U.S. West to East in 2019

Created: Sep 25, 2018

My name is Tim (57, married). Looking for riding partner(s) for a self-supported, low-budget 4,400-mile Climate Ride bicycle tour departing San Francisco on February 23, 2019, passing through Los Angeles, Route 66, Chicago, Washington DC, NYC, 24 aquariums, and arriving in Boston by May 25, 2019. 50–75 miles per day with rest days here and there staying at campgrounds, youth hostels, Warmshowers.org, inexpensive hotels, and some friends' and relatives' houses. I'd like to have a conversation with people across America about our country, our oceans, our kids, and reducing plastic & CO2 pollution. I'm a good bicycle mechanic and this is my second time across the U.S. See also ZeroW.org. Email

Coast to coast June 19

Created: Jun 15, 2018

Hi, I'm a 57-year-old male cyclist from Ireland. l am looking at starting my trip around the 10th of June in Astoria, Oregon, and finish somewhere between Yorktown, Virginia, and Long Island, New York. 40 to 70 miles per day, depending on weather and gradient. Mainly camping, and motel here and there when required. Rest days every 5 to 7 days. Would like a few companions for this trip of a lifetime. Email

SAG Available (Summer 2019)

Created: Jun 11, 2018

Have a carefree, easy crossing with me hauling your gear. Summer of 2019 I will sag your ride using your vehicle on any of the Adventure Cycling cross-country bicycle routes. I have sagged three times on the TransAm. So would prefer the Northern Tier or Southern Tier and west to east. Let me know your plans. Email for details and references. Email

Portland to Portland

Created: Jun 4, 2018

70-year-old self-supported tourist to ride from Oregon to Maine. Plan on leaving around June 1, 2019, and taking the summer to make the trip. Will go by myself, but would like someone to come with me. If a woman completes the trip with me, I'll probably marry her. Expect to average about 50 miles a day. Email

Across America's National Parks (Summer 2019)

Created: May 21, 2018

I am a male bike tourist, 21, looking to ride a custom bike route across America over 4,000 miles in the summer of 2019 beginning in the first week of June. The trip will begin in Westport, Washington, and conclude on Emerald Isle, North Carolina. The trip will include visits to Mt. Rainer National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs, sections of the TransAmerica Trail, Nashville Tennessee, Clingmans Dome, Blue Ridge Parkway, Smokey Mountains, and more along the way. We will be camping most of the time with a few stops at hotels to clean up. I am looking for similarly aged group or partner to join me on this grand bike tour across the country for 60-65 days over 4,000 miles. Let's do this! Email

Modified Northern Tier, Summer 2019 - East to West

Created: May 16, 2018

A 4,600 mile, coast to coast bike tour starting in Glen Rock, New Jersey, USA and ending west of Olympic National Park. Averaging 40-70 miles a day with generally 1 rest day a week (depending on terrain) and a very heavy reliance on campgrounds, stealth camping, and Warmshowers hosts for sleeping accommodations. The tour will wind its way through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world including but not limited to: Niagara Falls National Park, Badlands National Park, Black Hills National Forest, Yellowstone National Park, Bighorn National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Glacier National Park, Northern Cascades National Park, etc. Contact me @ (201) 788-8386 if interested! Full route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16408165 Email

Washington State to Georgia

Created: May 7, 2018

This will be one leg of a potential 3-stage journey. Start date will next spring 2019. The starting point will be upper Washington State. The exact start point is flexible but I want the Pacific in the background. I plan on ending the ride at the trailhead of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia. Email

TransAm west to east.

Created: Apr 30, 2018

31-year-old female planning to start from Oregon to somewhere on the East Coast in the end of June. I plan to spend the majority if my trip camping stealth and in campgrounds. I also like to use Warmshowers and split motel costs here and there. I'm an easy-going, fun, positive person. I wouldn't be in a rush but would like to get back east before it gets too cold. Flexible and not opposed to creating own routes. I'd be happy with anywhere from 35 to 70 miles a day. Would be nice to have a companion/companions to share the beautiful ride with. Email

Europe

France in 2019

Created: Jul 24, 2018

Male cycle tourist well acquainted with biking in Europe is looking for one other adventurous traveler (M/F, 40+) to join him on a three- to four-week trip through Normandy, Brittany, and the Loire River Valley in June–July, 2019. Flying into and out of Paris, we'll cover 40–50 miles a day and some 650 total miles over the mostly flat backroads and rolling hills of western France, plus the more rugged coastline in Celtic Brittany. Overnights in chambre d'hotes and small, family-run hotels. Email

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

Great Divide Summer 2019

Created: Nov 16, 2018

I'm David, 59-year-old male, looking for companions to ride from Jasper to Mexico from mid-July to September. Camping most days, following Michael McCoy's route. The main goal is to enjoy the journey. You can also join for sections of the ride if you can't do the whole trip. Email

Great Divide N-S 2019

Created: Nov 7, 2018

I'm a 62-year-old married male planning a southbound tour beginning in July. I have done plenty of self-supported on-the-road touring; most recently I rode the TransAm E-W in 2016 solo and self-supported on a recumbent bike. I'm currently fitting out a tough, fully-suspended recumbent for the Divide. (Yes, I know it's not the typical 29er, but they're just so comfortable!) I'd love some company — not just because of grizzly bears, but especially because of them. I'm a slow climber but a steady and careful rider. I travel for the scenery and the experience, not to race. I'd generally plan to be guided by McCoy's book, mostly camping but open to other options when they make sense. I haven't decided yet whether to start in Jasper or Banff. Email

Part of the Great Divide

Created: Oct 19, 2018

Jackson, Wyoming, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico (end of Great Divide route). Looking to do the ride next summer, July/August. Have already done Whitefish to Jackson Hole this past summer and survived! Self-contained and mostly camping. Figuring 35 to 40 days? Averaging approximately 50-mile days. This past summer I put in some 70+ mile days when necessary. I'm 67 years old and have been doing bicycle trips for last 15 years. The Divide was my first off-road experience. Email

GDMBR — Roosville to Butte, ~455 miles

Created: Oct 9, 2018

58-year-old, married male. Planning a self-contained 6-day trip (avg. 75-80 miles per day). Start day flexible between mid-July to mid-August 2019. Would like riding partner/s for safety & share shuttle cost. My plan is to ship bike & fly into Whitefish, obtain shuttle to start at Roosville (CA border). Camp every night on route except last in Butte. Will ship bike back & fly out of Butte to return home. Please email me if you're interested in discussing logistics & details. Email

Great Divide starting July 2019

Created: Oct 4, 2018

I attempted the Great Divide this summer. It was hard as hell and the four of us were under duress most of the time. I aborted in Grants, mainly due to the high heat, over 100. I am back to complete the Divide in 2019, this time starting from Banff mid-July. We now can depend on two sag vehicles with drivers, and in a pinch we can handle 9 riders. Most important is to get out of the way of extreme conditions. Sags are not cheap, but the two vehicles on our trip are owned by riders. Non-riding sibs are doing the driving. We will have a weekly $15 fee for gas, and support for the sag drivers. We have room for 10 riders, and at this time we have 7. Email

International

Cuba - January/February 2019

Created: Nov 2, 2018

Female, late 50s, experienced cyclist, looking for 1–4 companions to explore Cuba by bicycle this winter, probably mid-January to mid-February. Daily distance would range from 70–120km with rest days in interesting places. We would stay at casa particulares (like bnb's). I am located in Vancouver, Canada, so if you're interested, let's plan the trip together. Thanks for all your responses - we now have a group together. Please post another ride if you are still interested in touring in Cuba. Email

Mid-Atlantic

E-Biking Fun

Created: Jul 23, 2018

Seeking an E-Bike companion(s), male or female, for Mid-Atlantic region bike treks on roads or trails. I am an experienced cyclist who recently purchased an E-Bike in search of new journeys and like-minded individuals. Looking for mini-adventures, as well as long-distance trips in the future. Send me a message if this is any interest to you. Email

New Zealand

New Zealand anyone?

Created: Sep 14, 2018

I'm looking for a cycling buddy for 3–4 weeks Jan/Feb 2019. I'm 56, female, in okay shape, easy-going. Route not fixed yet, daily possible mileage up to 90 km or so. Camping and restaurants preferred. Looking forward to hearing from you! Email

North America

Great Canadian Apology Tour

Created: Sep 27, 2018

Tired and embarrassed how our president is treating our Canadian friends? Join me on a Great Canadian Apology Tour. I am a 69-year-old experienced touring cyclist, bicycle advocate, and political activist looking for companions for all or any portion of a 1,500 to 2,000-mile ride. The more the merrier: NY City, Montreal, Quebec City, St. John, PEI, Halifax NS, ferry to Portland, ME, and return to NY City's Freedom Tower. Spring or summer of 2019. Route and schedule as yet flexible, 6 to 8 or more weeks. Join for all or any portion of the ride. Desire to have some fun and ride with politically concerned citizens to apologize to Canada for our president's behavior. We welcome Canadians along the way to organize events for our official apology. Email

Butterbike: Follow the Monarch Butterfly Migration

Created: Sep 26, 2018

60-year-old male inspired by the Adventure Cyclist Oct/Nov article of following the Monarch migratory route. Meet somewhere in Texas sometime in April. Who's going? Me and millions of Monarchs for the moment. Average 40-50 miles/riding per day with a rest day about once/week. Mostly camping and Warmshowers hosts, some hotel/motels. New York City in July and back to Texas in October. Join me, John, for some or all of the Butterbike tour. See http://www.beyondabook.org/butterbike-route for more route information. Call me at 310-683-8673 between noon and 6pm Pacific Time or (preferred) email me at johnwider@aol.com Email

Connecticut to Seattle - April, May, June 2019

Created: Aug 29, 2018

Male. Excellent physical shape. Via TransAmerica trail. Warmshowers host, couch surfing, motels, camping. 50-60 miles/day. I ride a light setup: 25-30 lbs max. Get in touch if any of this interests you. Thanks. Email

Pacific Coast

Pacific Northwest

Created: Sep 24, 2018

UK male, 58, keen on dong Pacific Northwest following Adventure Cycling maps. Will be staying in Seattle prior to ride, confident of doing decent mileages but also happy to to explore any interesting areas that come along. Not experienced with camping, etc., but happy to consider using any type of accommodations. Very easy going, just looking to have good time exploring with an eye to doing future long-range rides. Looking to do this summer 2019. Please get in touch if interested. Email

Southeast

Jacksonville to Key West Dec 21 - Jan 7

Created: Oct 22, 2018

Follow the sun — departing Jacksonville, Florida, December 21 cycling south about 50 miles per day to southern tip of Key West, returning to Miami by January 7. We will be camping, staying with Warmshowers hosts, and hotels. We have really enjoyed cycle touring with other adventure cyclists so email us if you're planning a similar trip and would like companions. If you'd like to join us after Christmas, we could meet at West Palm Beach and cycle the Keys together. Email

Easing back in

Created: Oct 22, 2018

For the past 15 years, sailing has taken up most of my free time, but before that I was an avid cyclist who rode about 120 miles a week and did a couple of 400-mile tours each summer. About two months ago I found an excellent touring bike on Craigslist, made some changes that are more to my liking, and now at 75 I am having a great time on the most fun bike I've ever owned. This spring I'd like to join one or more people for some rides in the Southeast or along the Mississippi River. I live in Fort Myers, Florida, but would be able to meet other riders anywhere from close to home to Texas. If you're looking for riding partners in the Southeast area and have a trip planned, let me now. Email

Southwest

Bikepacking New Mexico in February/March

Created: Nov 13, 2018

Planning a couple weeks bikepacking New Mexico in February/March 2019. Usually tour solo, but might like a buddy for this one. Email

El Paso to Austin, Texas Dec 5 - 19

Created: Oct 22, 2018

We are cycling from El Paso (the Sun City) along the Southern Tier Adventure Cycling route (roughly) to Austin. Traveling about 50 miles per day, leaving El Paso December 5 and arriving in Austin about December 19. Staying with Warmshowers hosts, camping, and hotels. We've had a lot of fun cycle touring with other adventure cyclists, if one or two cyclists would like to join us send an email. Happy trails. Email

State to State

USA: California: East Bay 2018

Created: Apr 23, 2018

TBD: Route/Distance Cause: Health Care is a Human Right Mission: Discuss and map healthcare in the USA I am looking for people to ride with for this year as well as into the future. Email

Route 66 - April 2018

Created: Jan 10, 2018

I am looking for someone interested in riding Route 66 with me this year. I will be leaving Chicago around April 8, give or take a few days, and making my way west toward Santa Monica following the ACA's Route 66. I have the maps and plan to do about 60–80 miles/day. We wouldn't necessarily need to ride together all day but instead have a meeting point at the end of the day. Everyone rides differently so I don't want to be forced to stick together. I've done several tours and I have the Route 66 maps. Shoot me an email to discuss further! Thanks :) Email

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