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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Asia

Indian Himalaya fall 2022 (Not 2021!)

Created: Sep 20, 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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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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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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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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Europe

Mediterranean & More Spring 2022

Created: Nov 9, 2021

I'm a female 60+ Cyclist looking for companions for spring Mediterranean trip. Looking at part of Eurovelo 8; likely Italy to Greece. Leisurely pace (40 miles/day), hostels, Warmshowers, as little camping as possible. Time to enjoy sites & culture (and do part-time remote work). After this; likely will head to Scandinavia for summer (Northern Eurovelo 1& Baltic Sea routes). Will maximize time in non-Schengen countries. Join me for all or parts.

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Mallorca

Created: Nov 4, 2021

Looking for a female road cyclist to join me in Mallorca for solid week or two of riding and exploring while staying in an Airbnb base camp this May 2022. I'm over 60 and very comfortable with 50 miles a day. Prior to Mallorca, I'd enjoy exploring Barcelona or open to other ideas.

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Loire Valley, May 2022

Created: Oct 15, 2021

Planning to do the French portion of Eurovelo 6 from Basel, Switzerland, to the Atlantic Coast of France, 1,099 kilometers (682 miles) through the Loire Valley, May 1 to 30, 2022. Average only 55 kilometers (34 miles) per day with plenty of time for photos and sightseeing. Staying in small hotels and B&Bs. I'm a retired professor and experienced cyclist living in Portland, Oregon. If you're interested in joining me, let's chat.

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Bike the Camino de Santiago Spain, May-June 20221

Created: Oct 7, 2021

Looking for a few companions to ride the Camino de Santiago, May or June 2022. St Jean Pied de Port FR to Santiago ES, 800k or 497 miles. About a 14-day bike tour to allow rest days and time to explore historic towns. Open to adjusting the schedule or meeting for just part. The Camino leads through villages where you can get meals and lodging (hotels/hostels). A biker can travel light with just their clothing, and services will move your bags to the next town so a SAG is not needed! I am an experienced male cycle tourist in my 60s hoping to meet a few people to share this adventure with. For background on the Camino and the scenery go to YouTube.com and search for "Camino de Santiago bike" to see other traveler's highlights.

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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

GDMBR Summer 2022

Created: Oct 21, 2021

52-year-old married male, veteran bikepacker, gravel cyclist, and modern-day adventurer looking for riding partner(s). I'm not planning to ride the entire route at this time, but would like to start at the Canadian border and ride south for a few weeks. I'm a liberal tree hugger, looking for like-minded adventurer(s). Conservative talk radio fans need not reply. I hope to ride anywhere from 40-75+ miles a day. I'm planning to camp and motel as needed.

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International

Amsterdam, Netherlands to Saint Petersburg, Russia

Created: Nov 24, 2021

Experienced Senior Cyclist looking for companions for a self-supported tour from Amsterdam to Saint Petersburg starting in mid-July 2022. Camping when necessary but staying indoors as much as possible is preferred. Light cooking when camping. Most meals in restaurants. Tour scheduled for 50+/- miles per day with mileage and rest days decided by group. Majority rules applies for all decisions. 1,735 cycling miles +/- plus 6 or more ferry rides along the way. Flexibility is a must. Looking for a group size of 6. Fully vaccinated cyclists only! The tour will be dependent on any restrictions implemented by a country but not limited to the COVID-19 virus. Minimum drama required.

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Baja Divide

Created: Oct 27, 2021

Planning on cycling the Baja Divide this winter, - December - January -start dates flexible as on holidays. I'm a female cyclist who loves bikepacking. Excited to travel with small group, ideally women.

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Midwest

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

Utah Mountain Biking

Created: Nov 17, 2021

Companion wanted for Utah mountain biking, the first 3 weeks of May 2022. Near Green River, Utah. We will take a car into the BLM desert and camp 25 miles from town. Wonderful slickrock riding. 6 world-class loops. Canyoneering, hiking, and wildflowers as well. Will need to resupply in Green River twice. I'm 51 years old.

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Western Express May/June 2022

Created: Nov 15, 2021

Looking for a male companion to cycle the Western Express starting in San Francisco, CA, east to Pueblo, CO, starting in late May or early June 2022. Start date depends on snow levels in the Sierra Nevada. This ride will be unsupported. Plan is for approximately 55 to 65 miles per day average with a few days off for visiting sites along the route. Flexible on which ones. Perhaps 30 to 33 total days to complete the route. Would like to camp about half the time and use motels the rest of the time. I am a 61-year-old male and longtime touring cyclist living west of Portland, OR. Email if you are interested in a discussion about cycling the route together. I believe riding with a partner is safer and more enjoyable.

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Riding partner and YouTube co host to travel the U

Created: Sep 27, 2021

Looking for a bicycle riding partner (KUNA) I am a Bicycle tourer who is in need of a riding partner(s). I current am on a hiatus from touring because of a accident and now I am in rebuild mode to get my fitness back. I also have a YouTube channel to document my bike travels. Ok, so what am I looking for, well anyone who wants to ride. I am open to everyone. I was once 470lbs and now down to 189 and dropping. Anyway, if you are out of shape, overweight, etc., it's fine, I can help. And if you don't have a good bike, that's fine too cuz I am a bike mechanic and I can help. Ok, so what I would ultimately want is a person or persons who would like to travel the USA to see all that America has to offer, and if you're down, you could cohost the youtube channel.

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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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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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Sierra Cascades

Sierra Cascades in 2022

Created: Nov 17, 2021

I have a 30-day window to tour a chunk of the Sierra Cascades route. Flexible as to direction and starting point. Anytime between June and October. Daily mileage dependent on terrain and mood. Prefer credit card touring but will do self-contained or sag. Laid-back geezer with touring experience and nothing to prove. Happy to hear your ideas.

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South America

Panama to Ecuador

Created: Nov 5, 2021

Seeking young, like-minded cycling partners for a trip from Panama City to Quito, starting June 13, 2022. Currently booked on a sailboat to depart Portobelo, Panama, on June 15 for Cartagena, Colombia. From there the plan is to follow a mix of paved and gravel roads to Quito over the course of approximately 2 months, at ~50 miles/day.

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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

Tandem captain seeks visually impaired stoker

Created: Nov 4, 2021

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 Tampa Bay Cycling, a Meetup and Facebook group with 3000 cyclists https://meetu.ps/ 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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WITHLACOOCHEE Trail in Florida

Created: Oct 11, 2021

Hello - I'm looking for cycling buddies to join me on the WITHLACOOCHEE trail in Florida. I plan to start at the south end in Citrus Springs ride 46 miles Dade city, spend the night in a hotel and then ride bike. I want to do this on sat-sun and am open to the dates. Please let me know if you're interested.

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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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Southwest

Bikepack Arizona

Created: Oct 19, 2021

I am going to bikepack somewhere in Arizona next year, spring and or fall. I'm an experienced bikepacker/tourer. The list of the three possibilities and links: the Fools Loop, Sky Islands Odyssey, and El Camino Del Diablo. https://bikepacking.com/routes/fools-loop-arizona/ https://bikepacking.com/routes/sky-islands-odyssey-east-loop/ https://bikepacking.com/routes/el-camino-del-diablo/ Let me know.

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State to State

San Diego to Austin TX December 2021

Created: Nov 17, 2021

I am looking for a sag wagon driver while I bicycle from San Diego to Austin starting about December 15. Prefer a "mature" person since I am in my 60s and not a type A person. If you want to bicycle some of the time, that will be fine with me. This is the Southern Tier route. If you can't go all the way, still consider contacting me. I realize that this is rather last minute but I had some hangups now resolved.

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TAT Ride May of 2023

Created: Nov 17, 2021

I am riding the trail in May of 2023. I am in Phoenix, AZ, and plan on going west to east but that is not set in stone. I have no set mileage for the day or timeframe to finish. The trip will be self-supportive with an occasional night spent in a hotel/motel.

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