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

Alaska to Argentina - 2016

Created: Dec 1, 2014

Solstice to Solstice. Plan is to celebrate summer solstice 2016 in Deadhorse, Alaska, and spend 18 months cycling south to reach Ushuaia, Argentina, during summer solstice. Experienced 53-year-old male cycle tourist looking for adventurers to join in all or part of the ride. Email


Japan by Folding Bikes

Created: Dec 24, 2015

I'm putting together a group of 6-8 cyclists to tour Japan for two weeks in the fall of 2016. Combined Japanese Rail Pass and your own folding bike. Hostels, B&Bs, low costs (strong dollar and weak yen!). Trains from cities to towns. At our various destinations, we unfold our bikes to tour and explore. I'm a bilingual American who's lived in Japan and worked for many years as a translator/interpeter. My requests: participants have a strong interest in Japan and its culture and that each member chip in equally to defray my planning and up-front costs for this trip. Easy-folding bikes strongly recommended. I'm a fit 57-year-old male. All ages/genders are welcome. Email

Indian Himalaya Summer 2016

Created: Apr 1, 2015

Looking for one or more companions for approximately six weeks. Tentative itinerary Srinagar (or Leh start); Nubra; Pangong Tso; then Leh-Manali with Lahaul side trips and possible exit via Sach Pass to Chamba vs. Spiti-Kinnaur. I've been to the Indian Himalaya six times, speak enough Hindi. Cycled Lahaul-Spiti-Kinnaur (Sarchu to Rampur) Sept. 2014, 15 days: see 2nd half of slide set. 56-year-old male. I've got local tourism contacts and SAG-support would make economic sense with 3 or 4+ people. "Hotels" + some camping. Culture, temples, 30-50 miles/day is rational. See "Himalaya by Bike" by Laura Stone. Email

Cross Country

Northern Tier TransAmerica

Created: Feb 9, 2016

I am looking for riding companion to ride from Aberdeen, Washington, to the East Coast beginning mid-August, taking 60-75 days.This is my bucket-list ride, I turned 70 on Feb 8. I would like to ride 60 miles a day with one rest day per week. Email

TransAm - Summer 2016

Created: Feb 9, 2016

60-year-old retired male, looking to do the TransAm this summer. Current thinking is east to west, with a mid-May start, but could do west to east, late May / early June start. I'm retired, so only timing issue is weather. Probably 75% camping, but plan to use motels when it makes sense. Probably half eating at cafe's along the way, half cooking. My target is 50 - 55 miles per day, with 1 day off per week, but goal is enjoyment, not hitting a timeline. I have some experience touring. I did the western half of the TransAm two years ago, and have done most of the Pacific Coast Route in pieces. A big group isn't my preference, but having a co-rider so I have someone to chat with, and to help with the wind would be nice. Email

TransAmerica Route

Created: Feb 2, 2016

I am a 34-year old teacher from Alaska who will be tackling the TransAmerica Route from West to East (Astoria, Oregon, to Yorktown, Virginia) and am looking for anyone who would like to join. I am planning a June 1, departure from Astoria but that date is flexible. I have to be back in Alaska on August 10, so my goal is to finish before then. I used to own a bike shop before I became a teacher, so I've got the bike issues we may need to take care of covered. Partners for the entirety or just a portion are welcome. Happy cycling and I look forward to hearing from you. Email

Northern Tier - Mid-June 2016

Created: Feb 1, 2016

My wife and I (me late 50's, wife unspecified), will be riding from San Francisco to Seattle and then roughly following the NorthernTier. Taking about three months (fun not pressure) and mostly camping. Looking for another couple to join. We're Kiwis with a lot of interest in exploring on the way so it's not about getting there. Email

Atlantic Coast Route - South to North

Created: Jan 21, 2016

Ultralight ride from Fort Myers, Florida, to Vermont. Expect about 30 days to complete. No camping, am expecting about 80 miles per day. Will leave from Florida second week of April. "Eat well, stay fit, and die anyway." Email

Companion Wanted - DC to New Orleans

Created: Jan 19, 2016

I am looking to bike from Washington, DC, to New Orleans in mid-to-late August. I have never done a trip this distance so I would like to tag along with more experienced riders for part of the trip. Please let me know if this lines up with your trip. Thanks for the help! Email

Spring Cross-Country Ride

Created: Jan 19, 2016

I currently have another posting here looking for partners to ride San Francisco to South Carolina...but it seems one cannot get through the passes until late May at best. I would like to do this ride in the Spring and I am on the fence about West to East or East to West. Also, there is a lot of merit in leaving or going to Los Angles as the passes are not as much a problem. I would like to discuss this with anyone who might meet up with me. I will be leaving (or arriving) in the South Carolina Upstate. Planning on 60 miles a day and mostly motels. Email

Southern Tier Eastbound 2016

Created: Jan 14, 2016

Join me in a ride across the U.S. Departing San Diego mid-September to arrive in St. Augustine in Early November. Average 60 miles per day. Charity ride for MS. Mostly camping but some free lodging. SAG supported. Email

Northern Tier 2016 or 2017?

Created: Jan 11, 2016

I'm a 57-year-old Australian male planning to head to the U.S. in either June 2016 or (if I can't get it organized in time) 2017. Starting In Seattle, I'll be aiming to cycle around 80 days (i.e. not too fast) with about 15 rest days to see some of the country. Will finish up in Bar Harbor, Maine. Camping, Warmshowers, and staying in some motels along the way. My wife's given me a "leave pass" but it's contingent on finding someone else who wants to cycle the whole way! Come on board! Email

Lewis & Clark to Alaska

Created: Jan 8, 2016

Planning on starting in St. Louis area to Shelby, Montana, than they Alaskan Highway to Anchorage. Starting in mid-April. Plans just starting. Email

Across America West to East - May 2016

Created: Jan 7, 2016

Depart Astoria, Oregon, in late-May to arrive in New York City mid-July. Riding Lewis & Clark to Northern Tier to North Lakes to Lake Erie Connector through Niagara Falls then New York City. Unsupported unless someone has SAG. Ride an average of 65 miles a day. Plan to finish in 60 days. Email

TransAm East-West June 2016

Created: Jan 6, 2016

I'm 22-year old female, looking to bike the TransAm Trail (east to west) this summer after I graduate college. I would have to leave in June (tentative date is June 10th). I'm not an experienced biker by any means but hoping to go 50+. Looking to camp the majority of the way but open to other options and getting a model when needed. Would be nice to ride the first couple days together and then be able touch base occasionally. Email

Northern Tier 2017 — Bucket List

Created: Jan 4, 2016

Love some company for a Bucket List ride from west to east. 70-80 miles a day as a guide but this is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure so will be very flexible to stop to see the sites and meet interesting people. Spring/Summer 2017. 50-year-old male. Email

Rescue the Children

Created: Jan 4, 2016

Southern Tier from west to east beginning March 28, 2016. This is a charity trip to raise money for pregnancy centers of Middle Tennessee. Ride 60-80 miles per day with Sundays off except to Church. Email

TransAmerica East to West in May

Created: Jan 4, 2016

Happy New Year! I'm planning a trip to leave Virginia Beach in Early May 2016. I'm 31. I plan to camp most of the way and drink beer most of the nights. Anticipating 8-10 weeks to reach Astoria, Oregon. Looking for one or two like-minded, solid folks. Ask me any questions you like, let me know about you, let's talk. Email

TransAmerica Trail

Created: Dec 31, 2015

I am looking for a person/people to bike the TransAmerica trail with from East to West sometime in late April or early May 2016. Goal right now would be around 80 miles a day and wouldn't mind stopping a few days here and there from some sight seeing. My name is Tom, I am 22 years old and recently graduated college. I am currently working as a bike tech should any problems arise. I plan on camping 80% of the trip but am open to other options as well. Email

Washington State - Washington DC

Created: Dec 7, 2015

65-year-old, semi-retired male looking for companion(s) to complete approximate Northern Tier in Summer 2016. Camping, 65 - 85 miles per day, thinking of using Pittsburg to DC trail to finish. Approximately 60-day trip; lets enjoy and have some fun! Email

Riding partner or partners

Created: Nov 30, 2015

Riding west to east (LaQuinta,California, to Easton, Maryland) leaving late April or early May 2016. If you have interest, I would welcome an experienced rider. This is my first attempt and a friendly face with knowledge would be an asset. I am riding to honor our veterans. I am a Vietnam Veteran and want to honor those who have given so much and asked for nothing in return. Email

Northern Tier - June 2016

Created: Nov 30, 2015

We are two cyclists from Germany and we're planning to ride the Northern Tier in 2016. We'll start our tour on June 6, from Anacortes to Bar Harbor. We are a couple older than 60 years (m, f). Our plan is to ride 80-140 km daily to comfortably cycle through the Northern Tier. We think that we have finished our tour — start or middle of September. If anybody wants to ride with us — Nur zu! ( be our guest). Email

San Diego to Philadelphia, Dec. 2015 - March 2016

Created: Nov 30, 2015

I'm riding the Southern Tier from San Diego, departing December 3, 2015, to St. Augustine, Florida, arriving February 22, 2016. Then on to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, arriving March 31, 2016. This is a mostly camping, self-supported tour for me. The average speed is 38 miles per day. I'm riding with the purpose of getting to the Democracy Spring event using human power only. It would be nice to have companions join me for short, long or all sections! Email

Jacksonville, Florida, to Seattle April-June 2016

Created: Nov 23, 2015

I plan to go self-supported from Jacksonville, Florida, mid-April 2016, northwest across Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky toward the Mississippi River Trail. Then will leave MRT in St. Paul, mostly follow Northern Tier Route to Seattle (plan to deviate south and cross Cascades on Iron Horse trail) — arrive about June 2016. Plan to stay with friends, Warmshowers hosts and cheap motels. (No camping). Usually 80 miles per day. I am a 54-year-old guy with a family and this is a present to myself when I retire from the Navy. I would enjoy some company. Email

LaQuinta, California to Easton, Maryland

Created: Nov 23, 2015

Setting out late April, early May 2016. First ride across U.S. and would like riding partner or partners. Feel free to email if you have interest. This ride is to honor our veterans. Email

LaQuinta, California To Easton, Maryland

Created: Nov 18, 2015

Leaving late April, early May. If you have interest, please email me. Email

SAG Driver

Created: Nov 5, 2015

Do you need a driver for support on your cross country crossing? Experienced touring cyclist will provide SAG service for transportation, room, and board; Spring and early Summer 2016. I have provided this service twice before on the TransAm and can provide references on request. For a carefree crossing, email me. I prefer the ACA Northern Tier or TransAm route, but will consider sagging the Southern Tier route if the dates are acceptable. Email

Maine to Washington State 2016

Created: Nov 2, 2015

28-year-old female seeking companions for a 2016 East Coast-to-West Coast self-contained tour late May to late August. I expect to average ~75 miles/day with 1 rest day/week. The route is a montage of Adventure Cycling and DOT routes. I've done a couple smaller tours, and I ride 40 miles to and from work multiple times each week. Here's a video of my answers to some FAQs: Email

Route 66 - Sept. 2016

Created: Oct 20, 2015

Small group pedaling Route 66 — looking for others to join us for all or part. We will have a luggage van carrying our stuff & staying in motels / lodges. Average 55 to 65 miles per day (according to availability of lodging and terrain) with a day off each week. Luggage van will have all supplies plus a couple of coolers! Starting in September 2016 in Chicago. You can join for the whole shebang or just for a week or three! For info, drop me a message Email

TransAm — Leaving Sometime in 2016

Created: Sep 28, 2015

I'm leaving sometime in the summer of 2016. Eighty miles per day, camping 75%. I don't need someone to ride with but a friendly face at the campsite is nice. Please visit my Faceboo page at Email

Random explorer

Created: Sep 25, 2015

At the time of departure I will be a 47-year-old male. Leaving early May from San Diego to ride up the West Coast. Will have some time to kill along the way; looking to check out microbreweries along the route and eventually make it to the Adventure Cycling HQ by 7/15 for the Montana Cycling celebration. Afterwards will be continuing the TransAmerica Trail until I get close to Ohio, before diverting. Let me know if you might interested in joining part or all of the journey. Email

BikeCentennial 40+ in 2016

Created: Sep 14, 2015

Ride the BikeCentennial route 40 years later — I'm going and looking for company. I always go on RAGBRAI (last full week in July) so timing is somewhat important. I plan on starting in Astoria on May 15 with the goal of finishing in two months. 4,200 miles in 60 days? That's about 70 per day. Not a fan of total rest days, better to keep moving. I am willing to do short days. We can't schedule rain days. May 15 is a bit early so I will be trying to limit my riding the first couple of weeks so I don't burn out. Big-mile days can be had in the mid-section of the country. A mix of camping, motels and Eating in restaurants and grocery stores as much as possible, I don't want to haul cooking gear too. Email

TransAm - Leaving in August 2016

Created: Aug 19, 2015

I plan on leaving in the middle of August trying to avoid some of the heat. 80 miles per day. Rest day when needed. Camping 90%. Need companions. Email


Created: Aug 17, 2015

I'm looking for one other person to travel with. I want to do the TransAmerica Trail from east to west, starting at the end of April 2016. I'd like to go about 70-100 miles a day taking 1-2 rest days. I like a cold beer and a campfire at night. A little about me: my name is Kaitie, I'm 23 and this is my first bike tour. I've been planning this trip for a few years and now that I've finished school I'm ready to go. I've worked as a bicycle tour guide/ mechanic in NYC so if things go wrong, I can likely fix it. I'm currently based of out Tulsa Oklahoma and would like to start meeting people now. Email

N. America: Newfoundland, Maritimes, Northern Tier

Created: Aug 3, 2015

North America, East to West, Summer 2016. We'll start in St John's, Newfoundland, Canada (the Easternmost point of North America). We'll bike the Avalon Peninsula (not the whole island), and take the summer ferry from Argentia to Sydney, Nova Scotia. Then either bike through New Brunswick down to Portland, Maine, or bike Nova Scotia and take the ferry to Portland. Then, it's the Northern Tier and Lewis & Clark all the way back to the Westernmost point of the Contiguous U.S., Washington State's Olympic Peninsula. I'd like to start in May, averaging 50-70 miles, self supported, camping, Couchsurfing, and Warmshowers. Email

2016 Astoria to Richmond to Bar Harbor

Created: Aug 1, 2015

I'm looking for 1-3 people to join me in late May 2016, following the TransAm route from Astoria, Oregon, to Richmond, Virginia, then north along the Atlantic Coast route to Bar Harbor, Maine. 50+ miles a day, all camping except a motel every 6-9 days. I'm a 61-year-old engineer and small business owner with a good bit of long-distance hiking and biking experience, but have found that solo biking just isn't for me. If you have long-distance experience and like different environments and opportunities, give this some thought. Email

Washington - Florida to Benefit Make-A-Wish

Created: Jul 16, 2015

I'm a 54-year-old disabled hand-cycle athlete from the Seattle area. I'm looking for a travel companion(s) to ride with on an epic journey across the U.S. to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation from the U.S./Canadian border at Blaine, Washington, to Key West, Florida, on my 27-speed Top End XLT Pro hand cycle via the Pacific Coast, Southern Tier, and Atlantic Coast routes, beginning in early April 2016 and arriving in Key West by June 1, 2016. I plan to average about 100 miles per day, six days per week with a day of rest per week and spending the nights in motels with comfortable beds and hot showers. Please contact me via email and lets experience this challenging adventure together. Email

Transam west to east 2016

Created: Jul 2, 2015

I'm planning to ride cross country west to east in summer of 2016. Probably an early June start. May start on the Transam or Lewis & Clark. I intend to enjoy the trip and take days off when in interesting places. Looking for one or two companions. Email

Southern Tier Eastbound 2016

Created: May 15, 2015

We are a retired couple planning to cycle the Southern Tier Route eastbound starting early March 2016. We plan to stay in motels/hotels the entire route, riding 45 miles a day on average. Current estimate is 73 riding days. We modified the route to go via Tucson rather than Phoenix. We'd like SAG support if possible, but will do an unsupported trip if it can't be arranged. Email

Teens Crossing America

Created: Mar 5, 2014

We are a small group of teens and adults, looking to cycle from Astoria, OR, to Point Pleasant, NJ, June 16 - August 15 on a van-supported journey across America. No camping! We are supporting research to cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Looking for more teens to join the ride, ages 14-19. Email


Spain Perimeter Ride

Created: Oct 30, 2015

I am a 14-year-old (I'll be 15 when I do this tour) semi-experienced bike tourist looking for two adult riding companions that speak Spanish for a two-month ride June-August 2016, around the perimeter of the Iberian Peninsula. This ride will not be a race, there is no fixed route, and we do not have to make it all the way around the perimeter. I am fairly proficient in Spanish, though my accent is terrible. I have done three long tours before, one 3,000-kilometer, one-month ride from San Diego to Seattle; one 5,000-kilometer, two-month ride on the Sierra Cascades/Pacific Coast Route, and one 7,000-kilometer, two-and-a-half month ride across the U.S. I will be raising money for the Sierra Club during this ride. Email

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

South to North Great Divide

Created: Feb 5, 2016

I am a 41-year-old retired dentist looking for anyone who wants to ride Great Divide from South to North starting in late May and ending early to mid July. I am planning on about 70 miles per day, and a combination of camping and motels. Eating out wherever possible to lessen food weight, but also camp cooking when necessary! Email

Great Divide – August 2016

Created: Feb 2, 2016

I am a 54-year-old male looking for route companions for all or part of the GDMBR starting in Banff and finishing in Columbus, New Mexico. Departing Banff mid-late August 2016. I will be traveling ultra-light and camping mostly with about 75 miles per day with one day off per week. Email

Great Divide, South to North

Created: Jan 15, 2016

I am retired, 63, fairly fit and have some experience with lightweight camping and cyclo-touring. Thinking of starting at the Mexican border in late May, but can adjust departure date. I hope to complete the trip to Banff in about 60 days but will adjust schedule as needed. Email

GDMBR - July 2016

Created: Oct 20, 2015

I am a 55-year-old breast cancer survivor looking for other survivors to ride the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Whitefish, Montana, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, in July 2016 (the entire route from Banff is a possibility, although the first leg — Banff to Whitefish — is full at this point). I divided this route into eight sections and you could do all or a portion depending on availability. I am not out to set any land speed records, get a patch, or "rough it." The trip will be van supported, average 49 miles/day and have a 10-person limit. My goal is have a fun filled, low key blast, which will include naps, lake dips, and camp-cooked meals! The GDMBR is not for everyone — mountain biking experience, wilderness camping, and an appreciation of the ukulele are a plus. Email

Riders for Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

Created: Aug 21, 2015

I am planning on riding the GDMBR next July from Roosville, Montana, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, and am looking for riders to join me all or part of this epic Ride! I plan to leave the week of July 18, 2016. right after the Big Mega celebration at Adventure Cycling's Offices in Missoula. Let's get wild!!! Email

Great Divide - Summer 2016

Created: Aug 19, 2015

I am currently in the preparation phase for GDMBR from Banff to Antelope Wells during summer 2016, starting mid July to early August. Anyone out there interested in joining me for the whole route or a section? Fit 59-year-old male (Brit living in France). Good on bike maintenance and currently brushing up on my outdoor/wilderness skills. Intend to camp most of the way. Plan to cover 60-70 miles per day + rest days. Email

Intermountain West

Anchorage Alaska south

Created: Jan 26, 2016

I am 60-year-young California male transported from Boston who has accomplished extensive touring over the years. I am scheduled to be off from work last week of June 2016 and month of July 2016. I want to ride south from Anchorage, Alaska, averaging 60-100 miles a day self-supported camping, Warmshowers, and hotel when necessary. Having fun and enjoying the moment and nature and the people is more important than mileage. With that said, my mottos are if nothing else to do then, "shut up and ride," and "to live is to ride and to ride is to live." interested? Call 805.459.5588 or email. Email

Idaho Hot Spring Route

Created: Jan 11, 2016

44-year-old father, husband, and high school science teacher looking for individual(s) to ride the Idaho Hot Springs Route in mid June. Bikepacking/touring experience helpful. Possible one or two of the singletrack options, but the complete main route for sure. I can start in either McCall or Boise. I have competed McCall to Featherville over the last couple years. If interested contact me and we can see if we are compatible. Email

Teenage Bikepacking in Utah

Created: Jan 6, 2016

Looking for other families for 2-4 day bikepacking trips. Two boys,13 & 15, beginner–intermediate trips,8-12 miles per day. Prefer trips w/in 4-6 hour drive from Salt Lake City. Email

Weekend Touring in Utah

Created: Jan 6, 2016

Self-supported weekend, long-weekend loaded road touring and bikepacking trips in Utah and nearby areas. Informal group: Email



Created: Jan 7, 2016

Looking for one or more companions for 2 -3 weeks in Cuba in April 2016. South Coast Pilon to Santiago and anything else interesting. 100 +/- Kilometers / day. This is my second cycle trip to Cuba. I speak fair tourist Spanish. Plan to stay in casa particulares (economical homestays) No camping necessary but no super deluxe hotels. 55-year-old female any gender/age welcome. Email


Great Allegheny Passage/C&O Canal

Created: Feb 1, 2016

Looking for companion(s) to ride from Pittsburgh to DC via the GAP and C&O Canal in May or June of 2016. 50 miles per day or so with plenty of time for photos and visits to historic sites (for example Falling Waters, Harper's Ferry, Civil War sites). Open to credit card touring/camping mix, but honestly, I've done plenty of camping in my day, so credit card touring would be just fine. Email


Chicago to Colo. Springs via Katy Trail & TransAm

Created: Jan 21, 2016

Leaving Lombard, Illinois, on May 14 and riding out to the Katy Trail in St. Charles Missouri via I&M Canal, then south to Bicycle Route 66. Spending six days on Katy Trail with other cyclists, then heading West from Clinton Missouri, to pickup the TransAm Trail to Pueblo Colorado. At Pueblo, heading North to Colorado Springs. Camping and Warmshowers most of the way. Have two riders with me currently but a couple more welcome for part or all of the trip. Two are riding trikes, est. 50-60 daily average, some days more or less as like to sight see along the way and meet new people. Arriving St. Charles, Missouri, on May 20. Leaving Clinton, Missouri, May 26. One rider is breaking off at Pueblo going West on TransAm from there. Email or call if interested 630-290-0006 Email

Ohio to Erie Recreation Trail

Created: Dec 14, 2015

I am planning a several-day ride next year. Will be riding the Erie to Ohio Trail. No set plans yet. If someone is interested in riding would like to work with you. Would prefer someone near my age of 58 years. My riding speed is 12 to 14 mph average. Please contact me if you might be interested. I have no set plans except I prefer not to camp on my first multi-day ride. Email

North America

Cycle Alaska - August - September 2016

Created: Feb 4, 2016

Would like to fly in to Anchorage and cycle to Homer. I'm open to other routes and starting points. I have lots of experience with multi-day rides in the U.S. Would prefer to camp out as much as possible, but I've been told that there are not many places to camp. I also want a shower or access to water in the evenings every day or every other day. I'm 58 years old live in Los Angeles, California. Email

Trip from Southern Florida to Portland, Oregon

Created: Jan 11, 2016

My friend and I, both 60, will be doing a supported bike trip from the tip of Florida, up the Mississippi, then onward to Portland, Oregon. We plan on leaving around the end of March. Our plans are to exchange driving and switch out every 20 miles. We will be pulling a teardrop camper. Email

International Selkirk Loop

Created: Jan 4, 2016

This is a beautiful ride that I'm planning to do the 2nd or 3rd week in May, 2016. Looking for companions of any age or gender to ride with. Self contained: camping, motels, light cooking, restaurants, super market eating. I'm a well-conditioned 69-year-old with lots of touring experience having done Adventure Cycling's TransAm, Pacific Coast, and Lewis and Clark routes, as well as several shorter tours. Check out this tour online and if interested please contact me. Email

Oregon Trail

Created: Dec 24, 2015

Leaving Independence, Missouri, mid-May 2016, "when the prairie grass is 4 inches high," ending in Oregon City along the traditional historic route. We will follow the Trail as closely as possible and the route will likely include dirt roads — this is not a skinny-tire adventure. Self-supported, 2,000 miles, and will last approximately 1.5 months — maybe longer if we document the route. There is no fixed itinerary except to keep going west. Looking for 1-3 fun history buffs to join me. I'm a 66-year-old experienced bike tourist. Email

Alaska or Canada to Argentina 2016

Created: Nov 9, 2015

I am a 47-year-old male from India, an experienced cyclist, but embarking on my first self-supported tour in July 2016. Will be happy to have a like-minded companion on this epic journey. Email

TransAm Trail East to West - May 1

Created: Oct 23, 2015

Driving from Iowa to Williamsburg/Yorktown, Virginia, last week in April to leave May 1. Self contained, riding 50 to 70 per day, depending on conditions. A day off now and then when needed. Experienced 66-year-old rider in great shape; camper, skier, build my bikes. Have traveled route in Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas. Ride early each day; stops are shorter; don't like to just linger. Try to camp & cook each day. when applicable. Not fast, but steady. Love people, smiles, and laughter. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the places and moments that take our breath away! "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." Jim Elliot 1949 Email

North to Alaska 2016

Created: Aug 10, 2015

Experienced touring cyclist putting together a supported bicycle tour from Cut Bank, Montana, to Anchorage, Alaska. Start in late May 2016. Complete early July 2016. Average 60 miles per day. 2,400 miles total distance. Approximate Riding days 39. Rest days 5. Difficulty: advanced. All riders welcomed. 10 riders max. All expenses shared. Minimum drama expected. Email


New England, New Brunswick, and Quebec 2016

Created: Feb 5, 2016

I'm planning a "Tour de New England — and Canada," starting in Portland, Maine, going up the coast to Bar Harbor, then New Brunswick, across to the St. Lawrence, Quebec City, Burlington, Vermont, the White Mountains and back to Portland. About 1,200 miles, 30,000 ft. elevation gain, 50 miles/day, mostly camping, around 30 days total. Eight riders, September. I'm 68, male, with 40+ years touring experience. Adventure Cycling-trained tour leader. As of the end of January, ten have expressed interest and we've set up a Google group to discuss it. Email for more info or to join the discussion. Email

Cincinnati, Ohio, to Buffalo, New York

Created: Jan 26, 2016

I am planning to ride a segment of the Underground Railroad Route from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Buffalo, New York, sometime in June (approximately 500 miles). Refer to section 4 and part of section 5 of the Adventure Cycling maps. I usually ride at an average speed of 15MPH, covering an average of 65 miles per day with a loaded bike, but can adjust to fit the group's ability. I plan on doing a combination of camping and hotels, dependent on availability. I live in East Aurora, New York, and did a 500-mile tour to Boston last year. I would like to get a small group of riders together to enjoy this ride with. Email

Weeklong tours! Summer 2016!

Created: Nov 16, 2015

I'm a high school male (who doesn't publicize his age) who is looking for companions throughout summer 2016 to knock off as many of the short Adventure Cycling routes in the Northeast as possible! Thinking nonconsecutive 7 or 8 day (Saturday-Sunday) tours of Green Mountains, Adirondack, Potomac, etc. Probably averaging 60-ish miles/day but we shall see — I have done more in the past but am willing to shape our experience around YOU! I have touring experience with groups and I am looking to venture out on my own — or at least with a partner or two. Gender/age not a factor and I think I'm pretty good at conversation... but I'm also very good at listening to books on tape as I cycle if you're intensely and awesomely focused on the road. Hope to hear from you! Email


Idaho Hot Springs June/July 2016

Created: Nov 13, 2015

Looking for one or two or a few folks to do the Idaho Hot Springs route. 500+ miles, 10-14 days. Possibly do some singletrack options. There are 2 or 3 of us right now. Mid 30s, one guy, one gal, tour buddies. Email

Pacific Coast

Pacific Coast

Created: Dec 28, 2015

I am a 51-year-old male cyclist riding from Eugene, Oregon, back home to the San Francisco Bay area in April 2016. I'd like to ride anywhere from 70-100 miles/day, and will be staying in hotels along the way. Email


Natchez Trace/Blues Trail

Created: Jan 15, 2016

Planning about two weeks self-supported trip in late February/March on Natchez Trace and along the Blues Trail/Mississippi River. Blues fans especially will enjoy this. Probably 60 miles or more per day except rest days. Email

Natchez Trace SAG or Shuttle Needed

Created: Oct 14, 2015

We have a group of about 12 cyclists who intend to do the Natchez Trace end to end in late April 2016, no preference of northbound vs southbound. We are self supported and will have two vehicles accompanying us. We need transportation to get all people, bikes, and gear back to the ride start after completing the Trace. We are willing to pay a reasonable fee. Thanks for any tips or ideas. Email

Bicycle Ride Around Arkansas (BRAA)

Created: Sep 5, 2015

Annual self-supported ride, March 20-25, 2016, through various parts of Arkansas. This ride is tentatively from Texarkana to Lake Village for 5-6 days. We usually have about 10-12 riders. We will camp or stay at colleges or motels in bad weather. Free registration at the event at to get updates. Email

Florida this Winter?

Created: Sep 2, 2015

I'll be in South Central Florida January through March 2016 and will have my bikepacking setup but no car. Hoping to do a number of 5-7 day treks (maybe longer) around that part of the state. Looking to almost exclusively camp and will be on a low budget. Prefer under 50 average daily mileage, feeling low key. Undecided if I'll have my Surly Ogre or Disc Trucker, but either way hoping to find a bit of gravel and mud. ME: 32 y/o woman who has done many self-contained tours including Trans-am and 2/3rds of the Great Divide. Would love company, esp. like riding w/ other women, but open to anything. Won't be able to commit to specific dates/locations until closer to the time. Email


Cycling Arizona

Created: Jan 20, 2016

Canadian girl looking to start cycling season early, going to Tuscon in March. Maybe join local club rides. Anyone in area interested in easy riding. (Start of season for me.) Email

Tucson Adventure, February 2016

Created: Jan 12, 2016

I have two weeks off in February and am planning about an eight-day cycling trip around the Tucson, Arizona, area. I am a 33-year-old female and have previous cycling and touring experience. I live in Portland, Oregon. I likely will be driving to ensure my bike makes it OK. Carpooling from the Northwest would be great. Fly or drive. I have off February 11-26. Please email if this sounds interesting and you want to co-plan a last minute desert sun adventure. there is a nice route available from Adventure Cycling and will likely go around their route. Combo of camping and lodging. Email

Western Canada

Alaska-Canada 3 Summer Months 2016

Created: Nov 13, 2015

July, August, and September. Seeking a experienced companion. Self suported, mostly camping, motels and Warmshowers. My plan is to cycle from north to south, about 50-60 miles a day, with tailwinds more! All depending on the miles between the campgrounds and the road conditions. Days off depend on where the nice coffee places are! I am a 54-year-young woman with lots of long-distance biking experience. This will be my 20th anniversary, since I did Alaska-Canada in 1996. For the last 35 years I have lived in Switzerland, and the first 19 years in Denmark. I speak English, German, and Danish. Let's do this and together discover the bears, moose, and all the other wildlife. Email

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