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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Asia

Indian Himalaya summer-fall 2021?

Created: Sep 7, 2021

Hello! I recruited three folks summer 2016 via ACA for a great trip; Youtube URLs on request. I have done 3 regional cycle trips (2014 solo, 2016 group-mostly supported, 2019 commercial-supported). Goals: mountain adventure, culture, vacation. Open re: route/style. 62 yo married man. OK with vehicle support and cheap/occas. splurge hotels but if you're a hard core camper lets' talk. I have some local contacts. Approx 5 weeks total. Tail end- to post-monsoon (Sep.)? Possible itinerary: Fly Leh, Da Hanu-Kargil-Pensi La-Padum-Shinku La-Darcha-Killar-Sach pass-train or taxi to Delhi. Lamayuru-Padum "road" or Spiti-Kinnaur loop (did 2014, great) also options.

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NE India exploration

Created: Jul 9, 2021

Looking for potential companions for a future trip to the Indian panhandle. Especially interested in exploring the rugged Tibetan terrain of Arunchal Pradesh, but would also like to see other provinces in this often-overlooked region. Considering starting in Darjeeling with a trek to the third highest mountain in the world. No date set, just seeing if other people are interested. This would be a rugged trip with some big climbs and rough roads, but an unparalleled cultural exchange. Also interested in Manali-Leh area and surrounding roads.

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Cross Country

2022 TransAm East to West

Created: Sep 13, 2021

Looking for a few riders to join me on a traditional E to W ride on the TransAm. I plan on leaving the first week of May, 2022, and ride 40 to 80 miles a day with days off as needed. I will ride unsupported and will carry all of my gear. Mostly camping, hostels, churches. Hotels when the weather is bad. I am a 64-year-old male in riding shape but I like to enjoy the ride. Don't care how fast I go. Plan on taking 75 to 90 days.

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Modified E to W TransAm using Eastern Express 2022 - a few spots left

Created: Aug 24, 2021

Modified E=>W TransAm using Eastern Express Route with a possible finish in Seattle, WA. Plan on Mid-May 2022 start from Washington, DC. 50 to 70-mile days (40 to 60 for first week on rail trails). Well down on the waitlist for the Van Supported Tour, so I have been gathering partners to go self-supported. We have a group of 5 that have expressed interest (male & female) - not all confirmed. Current plan is mostly camping with hotels for zero days or if bad weather dictates. Plan zero day every 10 days~. Nice to have around 6, so if someone bails no one is left alone. Plan 1st virtual meet in early September for idea sharing and planning. Open to input. Male in late 60s, experienced backpack/bike camper, decent bike mechanic.

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East to West TransAm

Created: Aug 16, 2021

Hello, my name is Tee, I'm 22 and looking for companions for an adventure on the TransAm east to west. I would like to start in Pennsylvania, and my main area I'm getting to is Wyoming. I haven't been on the bike in a while and it can be considered a first time for self-contained cross-country bike tour. I'm ready to take this on and I'm looking for a few people to join with me on the journey. 100% camping. Start off slow, 40 miles to then 70-80 miles a day. Looking forward to hearing from you! Leaving august

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Climate Tour: Missoula to Colorado, then to D.C.

Created: Aug 16, 2021

I will ride from Missoula, Montana, on September 1, heading to Colorado on a mix of the TransAm and Great Divide routes. 60-85 miles per day with a couple of rest days. From there I will head east on the TransAm route at a similar pace, aiming to arrive in D.C. by October 25. I am a college instructor focused on climate and energy issues. This tour is part of my travel to the COP26 climate meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, starting November 1. I will be meeting people, writing, and doing interviews along the way. I like to camp, Warmshowers, and meet hosts en route. I have done lots of touring and would love to have similarly motivated people join for any part of this trip. Get in touch about a more detailed itinerary if you want to meet along the way!

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ready for late summer 2022 southern tier

Created: Jul 16, 2021

I'm planning a ride from Jacksonville, Florida, to San Diego, California, sometime in August or September 2022, or late March 2023. I'm a 59-year-old and love long-distance riding, 16-18 mph for 60 miles per day average. Would like to find a partner or 3 of similar age to start planning with. BTW I don't care what race, sex, or nationality you are, just be happy when the tough gets going...

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2022 Tour of all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums

Created: Jul 16, 2021

Seeking a SAG driver (male, per wife's request) for a 6-month, 10,000 mile+ adventure, riding to all MLB parks and attending a home game at each. Retired 65 year-old male RN with many long-distance tour experiences. Drive my Toyota Sienna minivan, towing Aliner A-frame camper; all driving and camping expenses paid. Expect to start in Seattle late March, then head down the West coast before zig-zagging east and then north; ending middle of September, 2022. Depending on the schedule of baseball home games, sometimes there will be five days to go 100 miles, or five days to go 500 miles. An option could be an approximately 12-week partial SAG, from Seattle to the Tampa Bay Rays; with return flight paid to your hometown. Get out and see the USA!

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Southern Tier Eastbound. Fall 2021

Created: Jul 9, 2021

Departing San Diego late Sept/early Oct. Dates somewhat flexible. I'm an experienced bike tourer. Looking for ANYONE (I don't care who you are) to ride with all or part of the way. Thinking of just doing hotels/motels the entire way to save weight and time. Open to occasional camping if I find a riding partner. Message for more details

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Denver to Philadelphia

Created: May 24, 2021

Denver (maybe Cheyenne, Wyoming) to start in September 2021. Slower trip: approx 50miles per day. Will take more northerly route to avoid heat! Motels, BnB, camping. Company for all or part would be great.

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Diagonal across the USA

Created: Jul 27, 2020

Looking to ride diagonally across the USA, from Bellingham, Washington, to Key West, Florida, starting in June 2021 (flexible on start date), staying in motels/hotels (warmer showers and comfortable beds every night) and eating out (no cooking or camping). Looking to ride 90 to 120 miles depending on motel locations — just looking for some cycling fun. eBikes are welcome

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Europe

Ireland and Northern Ireland 2022

Created: Sep 14, 2021

Looking for a sociable companion (over 35) who has a light sense of humor and enjoys good conversation to join me on a 30-day trip around the coasts of two of the friendliest and most ruggedly beautiful countries in Europe. June-July 2022. B&Bs. Dinners in restaurants and pubs. Lively trad music most evenings. We'll bike the magnificent Connemara loop, the Dingle Peninsula, Moll's Gap, Gap of Dunloe and Glengesh Pass, wobble on the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Giant's Causeway and enjoy an extensive network of quiet back roads. Ferries to the Aran Islands and other offshore islands, plus a few train rides. Pleasantly cool temps (50°-60° F), light, daily rain and attractive towns and villages where Irish is often the first language.

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Moselle (France) and Rhine Bike Trail Sept 2022

Created: Sep 14, 2021

70-year-old, very experienced bike tourist seeking companions for a 14 to 16 day bike trip along the Moselle and Rhine river bike trail, north to Amsterdam, starting in Nancy, France. The route is flat, no traffic, 450-500 miles through historic wine country, staying in pensions, small hotels, and zimmer frei. (No Camping) Probably 12 cycling days, 40 miles or so a day. The first 2 full weeks of September 2022.

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Tour Biking Europe While Remote Working

Created: Jun 14, 2021

Hi! My name is Juliana and I'm currently in the United States. I'm interested in creating an experience bike touring in Europe while also remote working. So I need distances between towns that are short enough to do a moderate amount of cycling daily while still getting to a place that has good wifi early enough to put in a day of work. Does anybody have recommendations on where to go? Do you know of a cycling association or bike shop in Europe that would? Would anyone like to join me?

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Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

Glacier NP to Denver

Created: Jul 6, 2021

Looking to ride from Glacier National Park down to Denver in end of August/early September. Would love some buddies on the way and looking mostly to camp, but also open to some motels to break it up occasionally! Planning on hitting the national parks on the way down through Wyoming.

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Intermountain West

International Selkirk Loop Mid-September 2021

Created: Sep 7, 2021

I'm a 65-year-old male and experienced cycle tourist looking for 1 to 3 companions to cycle tour the International Selkirk Loop and a few of the side trips off the Selkirk Loop. We can begin riding in Spokane or Sandpoint on September 19 or 20. The Selkirk Loop without side trips looks like: Sanpoint to Bonners Ferry Bonners Ferry to Creston Creston to Boswell Bosweel to Nelson Nelson to Salmo Salmo to Metaline Falls Metaline Falls to Priest River Priest River to Sandpoint Here's the link to the International Selkirk Loop: https://selkirkloop.org/ Accommodations: Campgrounds and Warmshowers Duration: 3-4 weeks Food: Share duties Type: Fully loaded Gender: Mix

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Midwest

Self supported ride to DC

Created: Aug 30, 2021

Been planning a ride from Oak Park, Illinois, to DC with a friend. A health problem has just sidelined him. This is the last leg of an across the country ride started several years ago. We had planned on leaving 9/8 taking a mixture of R2T and county roads to Pittsburg where we'd pick up the GAPCO trail to DC. The plan called for motels along the way. If you would have even the slightest bit of interest, please contact me for details. Best, Sean

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Challenged Conquistadors, Inc. Smart Brain Events

Created: Jul 16, 2021

As an educator who has also thrived over preventable brain trauma with helmet safety workshops, etc., should you be passing through Beaumont, Texas, please feel free to email myself about setting up a time to visit at a local eatery, etc. My poems can be found at www.life-with-confidence.org and www.texansforthearts.org.

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North America

Montana and North Dakota

Created: Sep 9, 2021

Love to find a group for riding, SAG, or camping. My goal is to ride from Great Falls, Montana, to Fargo, North Dakota, summer of 2022. Will try to overnight in hotels or Arbnb, but camping is a possibility. Planning the safest roads possible. About 10-14 mph, 60-70 miles per day. I am college-educated male, 70, but obviously not too bright or I would be staying in my easy chair. Contact me and we will set up a call to discuss this adventure.

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You never know unless you try!

Created: Jun 14, 2021

Hello, cycling world! I have an idea, a desire, and a hope that the pieces will fall into place! My name is Hannah, I am fairly athletic, 41, and am looking for an adventure that is more about the journey than the destination. I don't have a fancy bike or gear, but I really want to do a long bike trip starting mid-August/September until whenever. My dream situation that I am putting out into the universe is this: 4 fun, nice people, 3 bikes, and a SAG vehicle. We would rotate driving; each person has 3 days riding and 1 day driving. The person driving would be responsible for dinner for that day. I am open to camping, hotels, or best-case scenario someone has an RV! I am also open to any other trip ideas so reach out!!

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Northeast

Big loop tour of Maine July 2022

Created: Aug 27, 2021

I'm an experienced 60-year-old self-supported tourist, enjoys loops more than A to B. Next year I have some ideas for Maine. Fly to Portland and ride a BIG loop. Preliminary plans give 1,300 miles / 60 per day would be 21 days, but I would allow an extra 5 to 7 days. I enjoy camping although many times motels fit the route better, especially if we have 3 in a room as I can sleep on the floor. Please contact me early if you want to help plan. I am only going by the DOT state map so far. I can send you my RWGPS routes. Edwin

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NH Fall Foliage from/to Newburyport MA Oct 8-14, 2021

Created: Aug 9, 2021

Join us for a 6-night fall foliage tour of New Hampshire, improved version of successful 2020 trip. Must enjoy generous coffee stops, comraderie, & cycling @ 11-13 mph -- we want to cycle as a (loose) group, esp. in highways. Approx 50 miles. & 2500 ft elev gain/day. Stay at moderately-priced motels/hotels. Easy train connection from Boston to start/end point. Draft schedule Newburyport MA- Concord NH-Wolfeboro NH- North Woodstock-Lebanon-Keene-Concord-Newburyport MA. Lodgings in NH over leaf-peeping season going fast - important to reserve early.

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Pacific Coast

Seattle to L.A. - Sep/Oct 2021

Created: Sep 7, 2021

I'm a 63 y/o male planning to cycle the West Coast starting about 24 September, following mostly the ACA Pacific Coast route. Average 300-350 miles/week, with rest days every 7-10 days depending on weather. Looks like I'll be able to line up Warmshower hosts about 1/3 of the nights. Otherwise mostly camping with an occasional motel. Come for part or all of the ride! Covid vaccinated people only please. --- John

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Pacific Coast

Created: Aug 2, 2021

I am looking for a companion to ride the Pacific Coast from Washington to San Diego starting mid-September. I ride an E-Trike and plan about 350 miles per week. Camping and some motel are preferred. If interested please email me for more details.

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South America

Epic Tour Across South America (Flexible Options)

Created: Feb 4, 2021

I am a 46-year-old man planning on doing a long-distance tour in South America. I would probably start on the Atlantic Coast of Colombia, then head south through Peru, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina, but I am flexible with the exact route. Also, if you would like to do something different, like a cross-continental tour of Asia, say, then I am open to persuasion. I am thinking we would do around 60 miles a day and we would mostly camp out, but we can also in hotels, especially in more built-up areas. I have extensive touring experience: in the summer of 2020, my friend and I did the Northern Tier route across the U.S. I don't mind the heat, but I hate the cold. Please feel free to contact me if any of this sounds good.

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Southeast

Florida Keys Tour January 29-February 3, 2022

Created: Jul 19, 2021

No E-bikes on this tour. A limited number of riders are invited to join me on my 46th tour of the Florida Keys. Not a commercial tour. All riders are responsible for their expenses. Riders must be self-supported, self-reliant. No SAG. Tour begins and ends in Key Largo. Email me for rider expectations, itinerary and recommended motels. - (estine2208@mac.com).

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Tandem captain seeks visually impaired stoker

Created: Feb 18, 2020

I bike over 6,400 miles a year, about a third of it on a tandem. I am seeking a visually impaired person or other handicapped person who would enjoy the opportunity to bike with me as a "stoker" in Tampa Bay area. I have seen this offered in NYC, DC, and Cali, but not in Tampa Bay. Video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=730343804125600. Blind Stokers Club (BSC) enables biking for visually impaired http://blindstokersclub.org. To see samples of rides I do with my St Pete based club check out Pinellas Pedalers, a Meetup group with 1,049 cyclists. https://www.meetup.com/Pinellas-Pedalers. I am listed as Paul S on those rides. I could bring my tandem to the stoker's choice of our group rides.

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