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.

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Around the World

Around the World in 800 days!

Created: Dec 31, 2018

I am 58, male, have been touring since my early 20s. I typically do 3 tours per year (~4 weeks long). I am getting ready to tour the world for 2-3 years. My route is not set in stone nor will it ever be, I have learned (OK, learning ;-) to be spontaneous and allow the terrain and scenery to set my speed and direction. The basic plan is to meander south through the Americas, then north through Africa, then Europe, etc. I enjoy camping most nights. I am looking for a companion(s) to join me. I plan to start in August 2019, after my daughters leave for college. I am touring Cancun to Mexico City in February and looking for ideas for this spring, perhaps we can get to know each other during one of these tours and discuss how to tour the world! Email

Around the World — Join in Sections if you like

Created: Dec 17, 2018

Hi! I'm planning an around-the-world bike tour that will take about 3 years. I am a 32-year-old married female leaving in February 2019. First leg is California to Tierra del Fuego, Feb 2019-Dec 2019. I would really love company for mainland Mexico! Next is Africa-Europe-Asia-SE Asia-Australia. Planning dates are loose as of now. I've had ample touring, road, and mountain biking experience, though only once internationally. I'm a decent mechanic, and prefer dirt/gravel, 5-6 days per week riding, with breaks for the scenery of course! Wild camping preferred, with hostel or Warmshowers maybe once every week or two weeks. Email me for more details and to see if we hit it off! Email

Australia

Tasmania to Cairns, North Queensland

Created: Jan 16, 2019

Hi, I'm an Australian male, 58 years old, departing Hobart on 18 March 2019. Traveling to the west coast of Tasmania to Devonport. Catching a Ferry to Melbourne and departing Melbourne on 1 April 2019. Travel east to Orbost then up over the Victorian Alps, then Thredbo in New South Wales. Canberra, Sydney, then to Brisbane and onwards to Cairns. Mainly camping and hostels. 50–80km per day. Rest day whenever we want. Great time of year for Australia. Email me for any enquires. Join me for part or all. Very flexible. Email

Cross Country

Cross-Country East to West June 1, 2019

Created: Feb 12, 2019

I am a 65-year-old male looking for riders/companions. Starting in early June in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and finishing in Huntington Beach, California. Low budget and no support vehicle. Maps of bike trails and routes on hand. Plan is to ride 60-90 miles per day, roughly 50 days. Will be camping/motel/hotels. If you think you may be interested, please contact me via my email address. Thanks Email

Companion Cyclist for Southern Tier March 2019

Created: Feb 11, 2019

I'm a 59-year-old man looking for a riding partner to do the Southern Tier Route sometime in March 2019. Open to any riders (male or female) to help with the boredom and some of the lodging costs. I prefer hotel/motel, camping only when necessary. I am thinking 60 days? with a 50 mile per day average? I have limited experience touring, having only done three 5- and 6-day trips. So if you're more experienced, that would be great, but I'm open for any adventure to come! This is a great opportunity for YOU to be part of my lifelong dream. Lance, 412-251-8774 Email

Cross-country companion wanted mid-July or Aug

Created: Feb 4, 2019

55-year-old married female - NURSE - seeking companion for lifelong dream to cycle cross-country (west to east preferred.) Route not set in stone - 50-75 miles/day - flexible. Would also like to enjoy hikes, museums, etc., along the way. Mostly camping. Can not start until after mid-July. Need to be completed by end of October. Email

TransAm 76 Western Portion

Created: Feb 1, 2019

My name is Wayne, and I am a 66-year-old male. I am planning to ride the TramsAm 76 Route from Oregon to Colorado in May and early June 2019. I plan to camp, stay with Warmshowers hosts where available, and stay in motels occasionally. I plan to ride from 50-75 miles per day depending on weather and terrain, with a rest day each week. I have ridden from Yorktown, Virginia, to St. Mary, Missouri, in 2018. I plan to complete the route from Colorado to Missouri in the fall of 2019. Join me for part or all of my adventure. Email

Southern Tier Route W to E, Starting April 1

Created: Jan 16, 2019

Aloha! Adventurous single female, 61, with a lifetime of long-distance cycle experience taking on the Southern Tier this spring, 2019. Starting April 1 in San Diego, riding 40-55 miles per day depending on terrain and availability of decent stops/locations. Self-supported, CAMPING, Warmshowers, hostels, with an occasional hotel, but mostly camping. I'm pulling a trailer with my puppy and gear, so it's relatively slow going. Looking at about 5 hours per day. Trip should take approximately 45 days. Companions would be great, but it's each man/woman for himself regarding food, lodging, bike maintenance, etc. Drop me a note if you're interested in joining! Email

TransAm East-West early May 2019

Created: Jan 14, 2019

TransAm East to West starting early May 2019. Couple in late/mid-50s seeking companion(s) for self-supported TransAm bike tour. We are planning for +/- 60 miles/day cycling days. Maybe go easy during West Virginia and other gradient days. We will be camping and using motel(s) as needed. We are going to take this as a long vacation and experience rural America. Plan to stay a bit longer in some national parks. Want to take days off from cycling at least once in two weeks. We ride Specialized Sequoia and Specialized Sirrus WSD bikes equipped with Axiom and Arkel front rack. Anyone is welcome to join us. Please respond. Email

Cross-Country Bike Trip

Created: Jan 11, 2019

Hello, I'm currently a sophomore at Virginia Tech. I'm taking the spring semester off from school to work, plan, and build/rebuild my bike for the trip. I am open to different routes across the country and mileage per day. I am planning to leave early April and finish early/mid-June. I am looking for a partner or group to ride with. I will be camping most of the way and will carry cooking supplies. Ideally I would like to ride the TransAmerica Trail (east to west) and average around 75 miles per day. Feel free to contact me. Email

Florence, OR, to Washington, DC

Created: Jan 9, 2019

60-year-old male retired engineer from Illinois planning a 3,500-mile ride across OR, ID, WY, NE, MO, IL, IN, OH, PA, MD following parts of TransAm and the Eastern Express Route. Planning to leave Florence, OR on 1 Aug and arrive Washington, DC, late September or early October. 60 +/- mile days. Mostly camping with some motels. Email

Astoria Eastward, June 2019

Created: Jan 7, 2019

My name is Linda, 58-year-old female from California, USA. Last year I cycled from Yorktown to Pueblo (TransAm) then Pueblo to San Francisco (Western Express). This year I will be starting in Astoria, Oregon, and going to Pueblo, Colorado, or take the new bike non-stop route to Washington, DC. Two friends plan to ride with me for the first 10 days, Astoria to Redmond, after that I am completely flexible. I travel 50-100 miles per day, averaging about 75. The plan is to start the first week of June, I'd sure like a companion or two on this tour. Email me. Email

TransAm 2019

Created: Dec 27, 2018

TransAm East to West starting May 8, 2019. Seeking companion(s) for Cycling Trans Am. There will be another couple. A female rider and male SAG. We're all seniors. We have previously done the Southern Tour together. I'm seeking a companion, preferably female, to ride across America. The only expectation is that you be a good, strong rider, be equipped to carry all of your gear, and can deal with some cycle touring adversity. We will be doing 40 to 60 miles daily. Anyone is welcome to join us. I ride a Surly LHT and carry all of my gear. We will be camping and using Warmshowers with an occasional shared motel room. Must be flexible and adaptable. We ride, eat, drink and have fun. It will be an adventure with a story to tell for every day! Email

Biking N. America to cure breast cancer

Created: Dec 27, 2018

Start Location: Tijuana, Mexico. (just across border). End Location: St. Stephens, New Brunswick, Canada. Start Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019. End Date: Monday, June 10, 2019. Event Days: 83. Segments: 71 (Sundays are rest days). Total Miles: 4,166. Average Miles per day: 58.7. Max./Min Miles on a Travel day: 91.3/24. We are looking to build a team of up to four riders, and we have some spots open. See http://www.3countryride.org for details. Email

Mostly Northern Tier

Created: Dec 19, 2018

I'm looking at riding from Seattle to Bar Harbor or vice versa, mostly on the Northern Tier but also incorporating parts of some of the other routes. I'm a 59-year-old guy, probably looking at an average of 60 miles per day, more or less as the situation dictates. I usually go on a long solo tour every year (3,000 miles on the Southern Tier in 2016), but might enjoy some company this time. I do a mix of camping, cheap motels, and Warmshowers. I'd also be open to folks who wanted to ride part of the route with me rather than the whole thing. Planning on departing around May 1. Get in touch and we can talk about it. Thanks! Email

Portland to Portland West to East Summer 2019

Created: Dec 14, 2018

Goal is to go all the way west to east, and do RAGBRAI at least once in my life! Route not picky, I've done TransAm and Northern Tier, and half of a route in the middle. Open to some create self-defined routing as needed/makes sense. Aprox 50 mi/day, 1 day off every 7-10 days, likely less miles at start. Mix of Motels and Camping, cooking and eating in Cafes, leaning towards Camping and Cooking, except when weather is wet, cold, or very hot. Prefer a group in the 3-4 size. Part route participant welcome. I'm also considering a western trip for this summer. See "Western U.S. Loop Summer 2019" for that. Email

2020 - Cross-Country West to East - Southern Tier

Created: Dec 4, 2018

I am a 58-year-old male looking for riders to join me. Starting in early June 2020 in Venice, California, and finishing by July 23 in Charleston, South Carolina. Finishing on my 60th birthday. Mainly camping, but a hotel once a week would be good. Email

ALBUQUERQUE TO NEW YORK

Created: Dec 3, 2018

68-year-old male, continuing tour that began in Los Angeles, via Route 66 to St Louis; local roads to Lockport; Erie Canal to Albany; on to New York. Motels/Warmshowers, 50/60 miles per day, April 2019. (Traveling to Albuquerque via Amtrak with assembled bike.) All inquiries welcome! Email

San Diego to Cleveland, OH

Created: Nov 28, 2018

30-year-old female planning to start from San Diego sometime in March 2019 and need to be in Ohio by May 8. I would like to include New Orleans in this route if possible. I plan to spend the majority of my trip camping wild/free and in campgrounds when necessary. I also like to use Warmshowers here and there to clean up, connect, and socialize. I'm an easy-going, fun, positive person. I have about 5-6k miles of touring experience, mostly solo. Flexible and not opposed to creating own routes. I'd be happy with anywhere from 40 to 90 miles a day. Would love companion/companions to try to share the beautiful ride and experience with! Hope to hear from you! Email

WEST TO EAST / COAST TO COAST.

Created: Nov 19, 2018

Hi, I'm a 57-year-old male cyclist from Ireland. l am looking at starting my trip in the first week 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

Trans USA 2019

Created: Nov 19, 2018

Looking for companions to join me on a ride across the United States. Starting in Portland, Oregon, and finishing in Washington, DC. We will follow the Bike Non-stop Route, which incorporates many rail trails and dirt roads. Hope to start end of May 2019. Will average 100 miles/day and overnight in motels, hotels, B&Bs., etc. Approximately 35-40 days. Email

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

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

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

Europe

Danube River Cycleway - Vienna to Bucharest

Created: Jan 2, 2019

Male from Portland, Oregon, looking for a female partner (sorry guys) to join me for a 3- to 4-week trip in May 2019, staying in small hotels and BnBs. Traveling light and taking plenty of time for stops and sightseeing along the way. Vienna-Budapest-Belgrade and maybe Bucharest. Check out the two Cicerone Guidebooks on the Danube Cycleway. Email

EuroVelo 6 — Brittany to Black Sea

Created: Dec 31, 2018

Am off from DC on 1/7/19 to Argentina's Ruta 40 January-April (come join me?) and plan on flying to St. Nazaire, France, in late April or early May 2019. Have been solo cycling around the world for 2 years/23,000 miles, but would be nice to find a simpatico riding partner. Me: 57, retired Seattle lawyer, divorced, liberal, free thinker, non-drinker, mostly stay in hotels but carry a tent/bag for ideal camping spots and/or emergencies. Budget is roughly 150USD/day in Europe, less elsewhere. Try to eat as healthy as I can on the road, ride 40-50 miles a day, six days a week, and try to avoid rain days/high heat. Email

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 Mountain Bike Route Spring 2019

Created: Feb 5, 2019

Slow meander up the Continental Divide from New Mexico north. I am an experienced off-road bike tourer. I've ridden the Baja Divide as well as a number of off-road rides in Australia and New Zealand. My agenda is to enjoy the ride. Some days, I ride like mad. Other days I dawdle. If you're interested in smelling the flowers and hearing the birds, this ride is for you. Just me and my doggo. I'm using a lightweight setup and probably pulling a trailer for Mr. Dog. Come for all or part. Starting as soon as weather permits spring 2019. Email

Part of the Great Divide

Created: Feb 5, 2019

Jackson, Wyoming, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico (end of Great Divide route). Looking to do the ride next summer, end of June/July. Have already done Whitefish to Jackson Hole this past summer and survived! Self-contained and mostly camping (motels when it makes sense). 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

Great Divide N-S 2019

Created: Jan 30, 2019

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

Lewis & Clark Trail / GDMBR

Created: Jan 28, 2019

Hello there! My name is Sabrina, 39-year-young female (in a relationship), and this summer I'm planning to ride a part of the Lewis & Clark Trail and a part of the Great Divide. I will start in Portland, Oregon, at the end of July 2019, following the Lewis & Clark Trail until Missoula or Dillon or Helena and from there switch on the GDMBR until Denver. I will fly out of Denver at September 20. I'm from Switzerland and my passion is to cycle and to discover the world on a bicycle. My main goal is to enjoy the journey, the scenery and the experience. I like to mix camping with Warmshowers and an occasional hotel. I would love to enjoy this unforgettable trip or sections of the ride with you! Email

GDMBR 2019 (I'm from Denmark)

Created: Jan 3, 2019

Hello, I'm a 52-year-old male from Denmark planning to ride the GDMBR in 2019. Starting in Jasper about mid-June, riding time about 40-45 days. I prefer B&B overnights, but I will also have a tent for overnight in camps. I do my homework here in Denmark, so I'm in good shape, and would like to have a companion or two to do the tour with. The important thing for me is to ride and enjoy the nature with stopovers if needed. Would you like to go with me and learn a new person from Europe ? Email

30 Days on GDMBR

Created: Dec 27, 2018

48-year-old male from Seacoast NH/Boston area. Planning to start first week in in July (fly into Banff on 7/1). Depart morning of 7/3. I can only get 30 days off of work so I'm going to go as far as I can in that time. Mostly camping. Will enjoy a room and shower about 1 night a week when available. Mostly a mountain biker. I've done some off road touring in the northeast and done 100+ mile days in mountainous terrain but it took a lot out of me for the next day. Plan to average about 70 miles per day or approximately 10 hours moving time whatever that ends up being. That's a target i think is do-able, but if I need rest or want to enjoy a stop that's just as important to me. Would love companions(s) along the way even if for a few days. Email

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

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

Intermountain West

Missoula to Denver Area - May to early June

Created: Jan 28, 2019

71-year-old male planning tour from Missoula to Denver area on TransAmerica Bicycle Trail in May this spring. Will stay in motels and Warmshowers. Moderate rate of travel; it's not a race, you know! My wife thinks I'm crazy to travel alone so here I am seeking possible traveling companion(s). Contact me if at all interested in exploring the idea. Email

Colorado Low to High

Created: Jan 25, 2019

Married 58-year-old male looking for one or two companions to join me in a week-long ride in Colorado. I will be riding from Colorado's lowest road to Colorado's highest road. (It's not as tough as it sounds.) Haven't picked the dates yet, but would need to be in July or August. Mostly camping with cooking and some restaurants. Daily miles will vary, dependent on terrain. If you're interested and would like more details, email me at bdkski@comcast.net. Email

Mid-Atlantic

GAP, C&O, ECG and 9/11 memorial sites

Created: Jan 31, 2019

Start in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, follow the GAP and C&O trails, take a 45-mile side trip to visit Flight 93 memorial Shanksville, Pennsylvania, then to Washington, DC, and visit Pentagon 9/11 memorial site. Take the East Coast Greenway north to New York, New York, and visit WTC 9/11 memorial site. Start date would be the last week in June of 2019 and bike for two weeks with one day off. This would be a 700-mile trip, riding 45 to 60 miles a day, camping/warmshowers, cooking, and some restaurants with a local flavor. Looking for 1 to 3 riders, male or female would be fine. Email

Sign Language Companion?

Created: Nov 26, 2018

I would like to have someone cycling with me coming this summer of 2019. More likely inn to inn for a few days. I am deaf and communicate in ASL, it would be nice if you know sign language — not have to be fluent — at least basic of sign language would be great. Email me if you are interested to cycle the adventure with me. Email

Midwest

Mississippi River - Summer 2019

Created: Feb 4, 2019

Experienced 60-year-old woman planning self-supported ride along the Mississippi River mouth to source, Louisiana to Minnesota, in summer 2019. Seeking one or more companions for all or part of the trip. Join me for a day, a week, a state, the whole thing. Average 45-50 miles a day with time for sightseeing and history lessons. Camping, Warmshowers, motels, a day off here and there. Please email me at peh616@msn.com if you are interested or have questions. Email

Lake Itsaca to NOLA - Biking the Mississippi

Created: Jan 31, 2019

Hi Folks! I am planning a self-supported ride from Lake Itasca, MN, through WI, IA, IL, KY, TN, MS, and LA over two months. I plan on beginning in August, ideally ending by October 2. I have ridden throughout my life, but have fallen off in recent years. I'm looking to get back into the saddle, and would love a companion for the ride or portions of it; I'd be happy to share my route with anyone interested. Expecting to ride between 30-50 miles per day. Feel free to email me at lucasrapisarda@gmail.com with more questions. Good biking! Email

RIDE AROUND THE SOUTHERN HALF OF LAKE MICHIGAN

Created: Dec 17, 2018

Companion biker(s) wanted. I'm a 71-year-old male vegetarian biker taking a 10-day ride around the south half of Lake Michigan. Starting May 29, 2019, this will be a self-supported bikepacking on-the-road trip beginning in Ludington, MI, riding south to Indiana, around the bottom of the Lake, to Chicago (1 day layover), then north to Manitowoc, WI. Ferry back to Ludington; 50 miles +/- day, camping or Warmshowers overnight, carrying all our gear. Email

North America

Seniors' Bike Party in the Canadian Rockies!

Created: Jan 16, 2019

I am hosting a 5-day/6-night bike party July 6-11, 2019. Free shared or low-cost private accommodations in beautiful Three Sisters area to offset flying/driving 1 hr. west of Calgary, Alberta. Not for hardcore bikers. I am a 68-year-old married woman with more enthusiasm than skill or speed and want to meet and ride with other senior bikers with similar interests and abilities. Only so many summers left! This area offers great MTB and dedicated paved options plus loads of other outdoor activities to enjoy. Email

Cycling the Americas - Alaska to Patagonia

Created: Dec 27, 2018

56-year-old Australian going from Deadhorse, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina, taking 18 months. Starting June 2019. Doing a casual 60 miles per day with a couple of rest days per week. 20 years experience cycle-touring, even cycled Alaska in 2015. Join me for a few weeks or a few months along the route. Plan to do west coast route in U.S. to Mexico, a month off in Guatemala for Spanish lessons before continuing on to South America. Cycling philosophy: if the pass is past 9 (%) its walkin' time. Enjoy the view and conquer every mountain ... eventually. Email

Western U.S. Loop Summer 2019

Created: Dec 14, 2018

Start Tempe, AZ. Grand Canyon Conn to GC; Route 66 to Sierra Cascades to Canada to Pacific Coast. South via Pacific Coast, detouring via U.S. 101 West of Olympic Penn. to Astoria, south to San Diego, possibly using the Lost Coast Alt south of Eureka. Then Southern Tier back to Tempe. Open to some create self-defined routing as needed/makes sense. Aprox 50 mi/day, 1 day off every 7-10 days, likely less miles at start. Mix of Motels and Camping, cooking and eating in Cafes, leaning towards Camping and Cooking, except when weather is bad. Prefer group of 3-4 size. Part route participant welcome. I'm also considering another west to east cross-country run for this summer. See "Portland to Portland West to East Summer 2019" for that. Email

Explore the Alaska Iditarod Trail

Created: Dec 11, 2018

It was so cool, we are going back again! 40-year-old couple embarking on a two to three-week, self-supported winter fat bike tour on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska during February/March. Hoping for a mixture of layovers and long steady days. Expecting the typical epics and walking that come with winter weather. Camping about 1/2 the time. Might go in 2019, but more certainly in 2020. Companions who value adversity, wilderness, and meaningful connection are welcome. Previous winter camping experience not required. We can share winter living tips. Email

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

Northeast

Connecticut Shoreline to Bar Harbor

Created: Feb 4, 2019

Looking for a few people to ride from the Connecticut shoreline in Eastern Connecticut to Bar Harbor, Maine, following the Atlantic Coast Route. I plan on averaging 40-60 miles per day and doing the entire trip in a little over a week. Tentative dates are July 12-25. I would like to camp as much as possible and cook most meals. If you are interested let me know. Email

Pacific Coast

Central California, March 2019

Created: Feb 13, 2019

Looking for companion to ride in Santa Barbara-Solvang-Monterey area from March 17 to April 5. Route will take me from Santa Barbara to Sacramento with several days in the above areas riding local routes. Lodging will be in affordable motels. Distances can vary from 40-80 miles per day. Will be doing some of the iconic central California climbs (Figueroa, Gibraltar, Pine) along with some sightseeing along the way. Email

Pacific Coast Highway (Vancouver to Mexico)

Created: Jan 22, 2019

Hi there, I'm Danica and I'm planning to ride the Pacific Coast Highway in August/September time (taking a short career break). I am looking to complete the ride in 5-6 weeks and I am hoping to join the guided tour from Sausalito on September 1, time permitting, if anyone fancies joining me for some or all of the trip? I'm 32, from London, England, and I am keen to enjoy this experience with someone who shares my passion for scenic routes, nature, exercise, and globetrotting. Would love to hear from anyone who fancies coming along and taking the trip of a lifetime. British Colombia, Washington, Oregon, California, here I come! Email

Southeast

Wanted to Ride: Appalachian Gravel Growler variant

Created: Jan 3, 2019

Bikepacking.com has recently published the description and route for the AGG. As described, it goes from Morgantown, West Virginia, to Brevard, North Carolina, and is 217 miles, 60% epic gravel, a little easy singletrack, and an epic stretch of pavement on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mt Mitchell. I am proposing riding it in reverse starting in Greenville, South Carolina. This will add a day and 60ish miles. This would be a self-supported ride camping and visiting famous craft brewers on the route. Time frame should be flexible, 7-10 days. Shuttle from Morgantown to Greenville arranged. There is a tunnel out, which, unless addressed, may mean the AGG route would need to be altered. http://www.bikepacking.com/routes/appalachian-gravel-growler/ Email

Bicycle Ride Around Arkansas (BRAA)

Created: Nov 27, 2018

March 31 - April 5, 2019. This annual self-supported, 6-day ride will feature east Arkansas with a ride over the Mississippi River on Big River Crossing to Memphis for 1 night. We have a combination of lodges and camping along the way. Ride will begin in Forrest City or West Memphis, Arkansas area. Only fee is Arkansas Bicycle Club membership and your own expenses and shared camping. 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

AZ Bikepacking - Companions

Created: Dec 31, 2018

52-year-old male looking for like-minded individuals to bikepack Arizona. Interested in 1- to 3-night excursions with camping and possible fishing. Open to longer trips in and outside the state as things develop. Have been a recreational cyclist my entire life, can wrench on a bike, and have resources necessary to outfit and travel. I can pull my weight. Not interested in racing anyone but can put in a solid day at reasonable pace. More interested in a safe, satisfying experience than setting records. Let me know if interested. Clark Email

State to State

Nashville to Portland

Created: Dec 17, 2018

61-year-old female (Mari), planning Nashville to Portland, Oregon, depart 2/21/19. If conditions permit: to Oklahoma City to catch ACA's Route 66 bike route, to L.A. area, then north to Portland. 60-80 miles a day usually, with rest day weekly. In at night initially, i.e. churches, Warmshowers, motels, friends/family, and will progress to camping as temperatures warm. I've done three cross-country trips. Start date isn't flexible, but I am. Looking for companion(s) for all or part of this. 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

Western Canada

VICTORIA TO INUVIK

Created: Jan 3, 2019

I am in search for another person(s) to join me on my astounding bicycle tour route that I rode 12 years ago on my own. We would begin in Victoria, Canada, and ride north to reach Inuvik, Canada, located 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle. I can refer you to an article written in the Seattle Times after I completed this 12 years ago. I can also refer you to the story of my past journey north on my bicycle at www.crazyguyonabike.com. If you have an interest, feel free to contact me via my email address which is Patrick.rodden@yahoo.com Email

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