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

Australia

Cycling Australia and New Zealand in Sept/Oct

Created: Jan 29, 2018

Hello! My name is Adnan and I am 27 years old. I will be cycling across Australia from west to east starting in Sept/Oct of 2018 and then hopping over to New Zealand. Ideal timeline is Oct and Nov for Australia and December for New Zealand. I would like to take on the journey with one or two companions. I have previously cycled across America, down the Pacific Coast of the U.S, from New York to Montreal, and around Taiwan. Please, let me know if you would be interested in joining. Email

Cross Country

Modified Northern Tier - 2 Summers (2019 and 2020)

Created: Sep 18, 2018

56-year-old married man with summers off (school) planning to ride a modified Northern Tier over 2 summers. I will accept male or female companions and will make accommodations in lodging so all are comfortable. The plan below is adjustable: Summer 2019 - Anacortes, Washington, to Glendive, Montana (1,330.5 miles, but almost 70,000 feet of climbing). Average 60 miles per day, 23 riding days + 12 days off the bike (bad weather, rest or catch-up miles) = 35 days. Summer 2020 - Glendive, Montana, to Portland, Maine (2113.5 miles, but under 27,000 feet of climbing). Average 60 miles per day, 35 riding days + 10 days off the bike (bad weather, rest or catch-up miles) = 45 days. Please email so we can start figuring this out and making OUR plan. Email

South Dakota to Idaho

Created: Aug 6, 2018

Hi! 31 y/o female. I've been cycling alone since NYC. Doing a complete cross-country trip for charity! Wouldn't mind some company for a day or however long. I'll be in Sioux City, Iowa, on August 7 and heading out to South Dakota on August 8. From there following the unofficial U.S. bike route 36 to Eugene, Oregon, and then down the coast to L.A. Email

2019 Southern Tier Tour

Created: Jul 9, 2018

Retired male Michigander, experienced tour rider, is seeking a companion for Southern Tier from St. Augustine to San Diego. I have completed East Coast tour, Florida to Maine to Michigan in 2015, Canada to Maine 2017. Leave Florida mid-February. Ride 50-60 miles a day, camp, motels, Warmshowers for overnight. Take zero or low-miles days when needed. Enjoy sights along the way. Email

Northern Tier Companion 2019

Created: Jun 29, 2018

I'm a 68 year-old woman from Oregon planning on the Northern Tier for 2019 looking for a companion, man or woman, to share journey with. Averaging 50 miles per day, camping, motel, Warmshowers. 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

Summer TransAm Tour

Created: Jan 22, 2018

I'm a community organizer and youth worker from Portland, Oregon. This summer I am moving to Philadelphia and plan to bike there! I'll be celebrating my 30th birthday on the way. I would prefer to find someone(s) to ride with. I'll probably go about 50 miles/day and take about three months. I'm queer and transgender and would prefer to ride with other queer and trans people. I'm also comfortable with straight women. Email

2018 Cross-Country Tour for Healthcare Reform

Created: Dec 7, 2017

I am an experienced cyclist seeking others to ride bikes with across the USA. The journey is dedicated to healthcare reform. Reform Cycle is a cross-country conversation about healthcare reform as well as a tour through layers of American history. The proposed route from Los Angeles, CA, to Washington, DC (~3,700 mile trip) passes by the limestone quarry from Breaking Away in Bloomington, IN, the red sands (and the radiation) of St. George in Utah, and the markers for the Underground Railroad in Uniontown, PA. I will be filming folks along the way for a documentary on U.S. healthcare reform. I am looking for other riders for sections or for the duration of the entire trip. Please visit www.reformcycle.org for more information. Email

Aquarium Ride U.S. West to East in 2019

Created: Oct 24, 2017

My name is Tim (55, married). Looking for riding partner(s) for a self-supported, low-budget bicycle tour from San Francisco to Boston departing in April or May 2019. Route will either be ~4200 miles via Los Angeles, Route 66, Chicago, Washington DC, and NYC (8 aquariums) OR ~5200 miles via Los Angeles, across Southern Tier to Florida, then up the East Coast (14 aquariums). 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. Email

Europe

European Atlantic Coast - May'ish 2019

Created: Sep 20, 2018

52-year-old male - fit - I'm in the preliminary stages of bicycle tour planning and would to at least tour the Atlantic Coast (roughly EuroVelo 1's route) - open to input, alternate routes etc. and persons to share the journey with. 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

European cycling trip: France/(Ireland/Spain?)

Created: May 11, 2018

Lady cyclist, 69 years old, semi-retired (architect), looking for companion(s) for 1-, 2-, 3-week cycling trip summer and/or fall 2018 in France & Loire Valley/Bordeaux area, with possible additions of: Dingle Peninsula (Ireland), Route de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Croatia, and/or Portugal. I speak fluent French; your knowledge of Spanish/other is helpful. Looking for a lower-budget self-guided OR shared self-support vehicle bike tour. 30-50 miles a day AND enjoyment of local culture/history/foods/scenery is important. Open to suggestions of dates/locations. Looking for companion(s) for one part or multi-itinerary part of trip. Email

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

Great Divide starting July 2019

Created: Sep 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. I am back to complete the Divide in 2019, this time starting from Banff mid -July. At age 71, we now can depend on two sag vehicles with drivers, and in a pinch we can handle 8 riders. We have time to work out details. Reply for more information. Email

Divide North to South 2018

Created: Jun 26, 2018

Hi, I'm Bill. I'm a 53yr old male from Indianapolis and plan to ride, starting in Banff, mid-to-late July. 40 to 50 miles/day, self contained, camping, hotels, Warmshowers, or stealth when necessary. Not in a hurry, but need to be back in Indy by October for my 20th Hilly Hundred tour. May spend a couple weeks in Colorado first to adjust to the elevation. Email

Intermountain West

Bozeman, MT to Florence, CO

Created: Dec 11, 2017

Hi! Name's Tim, and I guess you could say I am an intrepid soul. Planning my first tour as I can only escape work for about 15 days. I am a tourist, not a Speedy Gonzales. This will be a self-supported trip using the generosity of warmshowers as well as good ole camping. Always forward, forward always! P.S. the date hasn't been set, waiting for my vacation roster. Email

International

Cuba - January/February 2019

Created: Sep 17, 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. 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

Atlantic Coast

Created: May 8, 2018

Hi, I'm Leslee, a 61-year-old female cyclist with aspirations of riding from Bar Harbor to Key West. Foliage is probably the best if we start around the end of September, but I'm open to suggestions from others in the know. I'd like to go self-contained, using Warmshowers, camping, and hotels. I've been cycling for years, with a recent hiatus of several years, however I'm back on the bike and would love to share this adventure with others. I'm a strong cyclist, although hills will be hard! I have no daily mileage requirements, but would like to be in Key West by the end of November or mid-December. Email

Miscellaneous

Costa Rica Coast Ride in Winter

Created: Aug 27, 2018

I'm planning a sunny getaway trip in Costa Rica for about a week in early December. Still very early in the planning stages, so dates and route are flexible. I have extensive touring experience but am not looking to set any speed records, more interested in seeing the country and enjoying the warmth. I'm a 26-year-old male looking for companions interested in a relaxed pace across tropical beaches. Ping me if you're interested! 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

New Zealand, Dec 2018 to April 2019

Created: Jul 23, 2018

Looking to spend my winter in New Zealand. Would like to circumnavigate the north and south islands, which will probably be around 8,000km. I ride at about 16km/hr and 80km days. Accommodation would be primarily camping and hostels. Aiming to start in Auckland, early December. I am a 61 years young woman who has toured around North America since my retirement two years ago. Email

North America

Skyline, Blue Ridge, and Natchez Trace Parkway

Created: Sep 21, 2018

Flying into DC on October 1, 2018. Looking for a companion(s) to join me to enjoy the autumn colors of Appalachia and beyond. Attached is the route, though it can be modified, I usually go 50–70 miles per day. Camping and WarmShowers preferred. If you can help with the logistics of getting out of DC and/or able to host me in DC, I would appreciate it! I am also looking forward to starting a 2 to 3-year bike tour around the world this summer (July 2019) — perhaps you might be interested in joining me on that as well! https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28515445 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

Chicago to Washington, DC self-supported

Created: Aug 13, 2018

Riding to DC late summer or early fall of this year. My friend and riding partner of the past 25 years is unable to make this trip, so I am looking for a riding companion. I'm flexible on scheduling, easy going, and average 50-60 mpd. Camping, Warmshowers, and motels are all fine. I'm anticipating 16 to 18 days for the trip. The routing will use the Great Allegheny Passage and U.S. Bicycle Rte 50. Email

Baja Divide November 2018

Created: Aug 6, 2018

Thirty-year-old male seeking partner to ride the Baja Divide bikepacking route November 2018. https://bajadivide.com/route-details/ http://www.bikepacking.com/routes/baja-divide/. Looking to complete it in a month or less (50-70 miles per day). Gender, orientation, diet, etc. of touring partner are not important. However, I am looking for someone who would be capable of supporting themselves in the case that our paces/ expectations diverge. Please reply by October 2018. Email

Northwest

Astoria, Oregon, to Crescent City, California

Created: Sep 18, 2018

I will be cycling the Oregon Coast October 15–20, 2018. Fully Loaded. Camping along the way. Looking at doing 70ish miles a day. Email

From Hatfield, PA to Niagara Fall

Created: Jun 4, 2018

Plan to ride from Hatfield, Pennsylvania, to Harrisburg to Bicycle Man Shop then to Niagara Falls and ride back home in Hatfield between August 22 to October 15. I'm a 60-year-old male. Whether have companions or not still go. Email

South America

Southern Chile, Argentina

Created: Jul 26, 2018

Starting in Pucón, Chile, around 8 October 2018. Self-supported. No set route or timeline. Hope to head south into Patagonia, through Argentina or Chile, camping when necessary, hostels and hospedajes when available. Learning language and culture is more important than covering kilometers. Me: USA, male, retired, widowed, 68, many self-supported tours, including a month in Cuba. Hablo un poco español. Email

Southeast

Fall Arkansas Lake DeGray Tour

Created: Jun 12, 2018

October 18-22, 2018. The self-contained 3- or 5-day option tour begins near Malvern, Arkansas, and goes around Lake DeGray. Tent camping and indoor options. We mostly eat at diners along the way. Membership at arkansasbicycleclub.org required; no other fee. Email

Florida Keys-October/November 2018

Created: May 29, 2018

Self-supported, self-reliant riders are invited to join me for a 6-day tour of the beautiful Florida Keys. Total mileage will be 276 miles. This is NOT a commercial tour and SAG support is not available. I tour the Florida Keys often (my 35th tour), and several times a year I invite a limited number of riders to join me. All riders must accept my riders' expectations. Ride dates are October 26 to November 2, 2018. Send me an email and I will forward riders' expectations, recommended motels, and more details about the tour. Email

Bikepackers wanted in Asheville, NC, and TN areas

Created: Oct 2, 2017

I'm a 28 y/o guy enjoying the outdoors and mountain biking since a kid. I'm looking for people to go bikepacking with in the Asheville, NC, area as a primer for longer trips along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. I live in Nashville, TN. These Asheville adventures would be about 30mi/day forest road and singletrack with self-supported camping. I figured that east Tennessee/Asheville general area would be a good place to start. Learning about medicinal plants and testing out gear for longer multiday backpacking trips in the future is the idea that I have in mind along with meeting good people. I'm open to suggestions of where to go and what's out there. 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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