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 -- Join in Sections if you like

Created: Apr 9, 2019

Hi! I'm planning an around-the-world bike tour that will take about 3 years. I am a 32-year-old married female and left California in February 2019. First leg to Tierra del Fuego, and I'll be doing the Trans-Ecuador dirt road route for July, then Peru in Aug/Sept. Next is Africa (Jan-May 2020) then Europe-Asia-SE Asia. Planning dates are loose as of now but pretty firm for South America. I've had ample touring, road, and mountain biking experience. 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

Around the World in 800 days!

Created: Mar 7, 2019

I am 58, male, have been touring since my early 20's. 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 late August 2019, after my daughters leave for college. I am also interested in doing a short tour this spring, perhaps we can get to know each other during these 3-4 weeks and decide how to explore the world together - ideas welcome! Email

Cross Country

SF to Boston in June/July

Created: May 9, 2019

Hi! Experienced two-wheeled tourist going on my first cross-country trip. I'm friendly and comfortable with 60–80 miles a day pace. I'd like to do the Western Express / TransAmerica route, almost all camping, and restaurants for 1–2 meals per day. Happy to have someone with me for at least a portion of it. Likely to pick up fun people along the way too. :) Email

Southern Tier Fall of 2020

Created: May 7, 2019

Mid-September 2020 start, west to east preferred. 67-year-old male, married, easy going, in good shape, with a lot of common sense, experienced open-road self-contained touring; looking for a fellow rider(s) to ride along for part or all of the trip. Mix of motels and camping. Rest days about every 4 to 7 days as needed or demanded by weather or other issues. Plan to take in a few sights, and smell the roses on the way. Daily mileage 40 to 75 depending on services, terrain. Expect to take +/- 9 weeks to complete. Email

TransAmerica June 1, 2019

Created: Apr 25, 2019

My plan is to ride solo and unsupported. I'm a 39-year-old male disabled veteran and will be riding a recumbent trike. I am not a cyclist but determined. Plan is to camp and Warmshowers, keeping cost to a minimum and enjoying the country. No real time limit and will very occasionally get a hotel room. Ride is to help bring awareness to PTSD and soldier suicides. However, reason for trip though is therapy for myself. If interested in joining let me know. Email

TransAm 76 Western Portion

Created: Apr 25, 2019

My name is Wayne, and I am a 66-year-old male. I am planning to ride the TramsAm 76 Route from Astoria, Oregon, starting May 21 to Lander, Wyoming, by June 18, 2019. I plan to camp, stay with Warmshowers hosts where available, stay in churches and fire houses, 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

TransAm starting early June 2019

Created: Apr 15, 2019

I'm planning to do the TransAm this year, starting early June. I was going solo until my wife expressed concerns. So I'm now on the waiting list for the van-assisted trip. I'm not sure if I will get a place, so I'm asking is anybody else is planning a similar non-assisted trip. My plan: Start very early June — flexible start between last week of May and second week of June 2019. East to west or west to east, I don't mind. My preference is to stay in motels, but can camp. I'm a 61-year-old male (married), capable of easily 60 miles, and at a push 100 miles on occasions. Let's say an average of around 10mph, around 70 miles per day. I'm a Brit, so would like to savor the states on the way. A rest day at least every 10 days. Email

Eastbound TransAmerica with Little Miss Bike Tour

Created: Apr 15, 2019

I'll be pedaling the TransAmerica Trail from Astoria to Yorktown this summer, starting on June 15 or 16. I'm a 35-year-old solo female, first-time bike traveler looking for good company. I'm hoping for a pace of about 50 miles a day, but flexible. Mostly camping. Any other solo ladies out there on a similar route and timeline? Any types of solos, pairs, or groups welcome to join up and see how we mix for a few days. I'll also be building an influencer brand during the ride, Insta @littlemissbiketour and littlemissbiketour.com, but I know how to stay subtle about it. Hope you'll join me! Email

TransAm Westbound late June 2019

Created: Apr 10, 2019

I will be continuing my westward TransAm journey picking up the route in Berea, Kentucky, on or around 6 July and would like to meet up with other westbound riders. I am a 62-year-old male planning on averaging 60-70 miles/day with a combination of camping or other lodging as opportunity allows. Email

Modified TransAm Colorado to Ohio Summer 2019

Created: Apr 1, 2019

29-year-old male planning a self-supported ride from Colorado to Southern Ohio. Going for a teacher training so I have specific dates and details set but would love to connect with anyone else interested in a similar ride or connecting at some point along the ride. Planning to leave Colorado Monday, May 27, ride 60-70 miles/day. Arrive in Ohio Friday, June 21. I'll also be riding back leaving southern Ohio on Friday, July 12, riding 60-70 miles per day to Chicago, then 60-70 per day to back to Colorado. Arrive Colorado Friday, August 9. Get in touch if you'll be riding in similar areas at any point! Email

Southern Tier March 2020

Created: Apr 1, 2019

Male turning 80 next year. Has ridden across country at 40, 50, 60 and 70. Rode across Australia self supported at 62. Will be supported by car. Hope to average 50-70 miles per day. Motel to motel but camp if necessary. Share expenses. Email

Seattle to DC (or other East Coast city)

Created: Mar 25, 2019

64-year-old retired male seeking a companion to ride across country West to East from Seattle to DC (or possibly Boston/NY) in late May and split costs of motels. I have extensive touring experience including a prior cross-country tour. Will be traveling light (no camping gear) but want the comfort of staying in inexpensive hotels. Plan to ride 40 to 70 miles per day with a rest day approximately even 7 days. I am familiar with a very nice route (having done at least half of it on past tours). Email

Northern Tier East to West starting May 20

Created: Mar 19, 2019

57-year-old experienced male touring cyclist (I did the TransAm last summer) looking for companions to join me this summer on the Northern Tier for all or parts along the way. I'm planning to depart Bar Harbor, Maine, May 20 and be in Anacortes, Washington, by the end of July. I intend to pedal 70 miles a day, but I like to stop and see the sites. I'll be camping and staying at cheap hotels, hostels, Warmshowers, and drinking a lot of beer in the evenings. It's been my experience that cyclists pedal at their own pace, but it's fun to meet up at the top of grueling passes, eat and drink together, spilt hotel and camping costs, and share experiences and information. 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 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

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

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

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

Europe

France's Loire Valley, Brittany and Normandy

Created: May 1, 2019

Cycle tourist well acquainted with biking around Europe looking for another adventurous traveler (M/F, 40+) with a sociable nature, a sense of humor, and a love of foreign cultures to join him on a three-week+ trip through the beautiful Loire River Valley, in Celtic Brittany and at the WWII D-Day sites in Normandy. Dates: July 23–August 16. Flying British Airways from Philadelphia to Paris and back. Gentle to moderately difficult terrain. 40–50 leisurely miles a day and some 700 total miles. 16–18 days of biking. Overnights in chambre d'hotes and small, family-run hotels. One or two short train rides. Email

Loire Valley Sept. 1 - 14

Created: Mar 25, 2019

Female cycle tourist, 58, seeking one other adventurous spirit, preferably also female to cycle the Loire Valley in early September. Leaving Paris on Sept. 1 and returning on Sept 13/14. I am hoping to do the route from St. Nazaire to Orleans — not sure which direction works best yet. I will be carrying panniers and am looking for someone who enjoys riding 80-100km per day and is interested in sharing lodging expenses in modest B&B-type accommodation. Days off as needed to see the sites and avoid any rainy days. Email

Via Francigene, Siena/Lucca northwards: Oct 2019

Created: Mar 18, 2019

61-year-old Canadian/British female (Calgary based), loves touring. Will complete some of the Francigene (Rome to Sienna) late September but looking for companion(s) to share the adventure north from around mid-October to around 7 November, 60–80 km a day at a moderate pace with panniers. Final destination Cambridge, but hopping on trains sometimes to advance will be necessary as it's about 1,600 km and not possible entirely by cycling in the time available. I will be flying out of Gatwick on/by 8 November. Weather deteriorates after that. Open to other cycling ideas starting in Rimini or easy train distance from Rimini. Accommodation modest B&B style. Not camping. Email

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

GDMBR starting June 20, 2019 headed south

Created: May 17, 2019

I am a 57-year-old married male, planning on riding the GDMBR starting June 20 from Banff. It's been a years-long bucket list item. I've done some 3- and 4-day MTB bikepacking trips but nothing this long and nothing in the Rockies before. Planning to enjoy the scenery, not to race, plan on following the pace from McCoy's book, with occasional hotels. Would love some company, particularly in grizzly country. Cheers. Email

GDMBR: Whitefish to Grand Teton, July 2019

Created: May 8, 2019

I plan to take Amtrak from where I live in Portland, Oregon, to Whitefish, Montana, arriving 1 July 2019. I'm staying overnight at the Whitefish Bike Retreat and plan to head south on the GDMBR from there, eventually arriving at Grand Teton a few weeks later. I'm a married, 44-year-old guy with bikepacking experience, riding a singlespeed, 26+ Surly Troll, small wireless speaker playing Icelandic metal, Charles Mingus, or maybe Stereo MCs (or more). I plan to camp most nights to keep my costs down and will exercise my lack of culinary mastery as often as possible; maybe I'll pack lots of snacks, Monster, and convenience store pseudo-food (probably all of the above). I'm looking for some company for part or all of my trip. Humor & fun > speed & drama. Email

Great Divide summer of 2019

Created: May 3, 2019

I am riding on the Great Divide again this year. I rode from Butte, Montana, to Jackson, Wyoming, last summer and now I am starting in Jackson going south sometime in July. I am 67 and looking to make it to Southern Colorado, maybe New Mexico. Mostly camping and an occasional motel. I have ridden the Great Divide 2 out of last 3 years so I have experience and not in a hurry. bMy wife and I are going to visit Missoula, Montana, as we lived there before, and from there I will ride the TransAmerica Trail to Colter Bay then hang for a few days then get on the Divide Route headed south. So if you want to meet in Missoula drop me a line. Peace, Steve Email

GDMBR August 2019 60th Birthday Ride

Created: Apr 29, 2019

Setting out from Banff on August 17 after hanging out for a few days (I used to live there back in the days of my misspent youth) with the intent to get to Helena or Butte by August 28. I have a few 3-day bikepacking trips under my belt but nothing like this. My plan is to take my time (50-60 miles a day), enjoy the scenery and end up on the famed Flathead Alternate for my B-Day. Ending my ride (for this year) as close as I can get to the North Entrance of Yellowstone where I will meet up with family. Looking for any company and conversation that will distract me from my major "bearanoia." I am a married man and dual citizen of Canada and the U.S. but I live in Costa Rica now where my fat bike and I are in training for this ride. Pura Vida! Email

Great Divide

Created: Apr 19, 2019

Looking for companions to do all or part of the Great Divide. We need three additional riders to assist in moving the SAG vehicle. Women are welcome, and we have three women now. We start in Banff in July. We need seven riders total to cooperate to have a once-a-week rotation, some men and some women. This allows extra rest for all the riders. The vehicle is a Honda CRV. With some gear carried by the vehicle, the enjoyment of the trip would be sharpened. Also, riders could pick the days they want to be the SAG driver. You see a 6,000ft climb on the horizon, request to be the driver that day. Lots of details. Email

Great Divide June 2019

Created: Mar 8, 2019

Looking for riders to join us (two people) as we ride from southern terminus to Grants, New Mexico. We'll start riding June 17 and follow the guidebook for the most part, arriving in Grants about June 30. One of us will peel off at Grants, and the other will possibly continue to Salida, Colorado. Join us for all or a portion of our ride! We could even just start the adventure together and ride for a couple of days, seeing if our schedules jive. Email

Great Divide Northbound

Created: Mar 4, 2019

I am a 68-year-old married male that rode southbound on the U.S. portion of the Great Divide last summer: https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=1mr&doc_id=21042&v=1dB. This summer I have a time window of about a month to get on the route again. I plan on riding northbound starting in Abiquiu the first week of June 2019. I think I have time to make it at least to Butte before I have to hop off the route due to family obligations. I tend to travel pretty light, don't do any cooking, and plan on riding around 60 miles/day camping out most of the time. It would be great to share the adventure with others. Email

Whitefish to Banff

Created: Feb 25, 2019

Three of us are bikepacking the Great Divide trail *roughly* July 8–19, 2019, date subject to minor change. I'm looking for a couple more to join. Logistics are easy, fly into Whitefish with bags/gear, rent bikes, drop them off in Banff, and fly home. 40-mile days, going light. Email

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

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

Intermountain West

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

Mid-Atlantic Rider looking to ride in WV, VA, PA

Created: Apr 15, 2019

Looking for folks to ride the Great Allegheny Passage (150 miles in Maryland and Pennsylvania). Would also like to ride around Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and Ohio. Long term would like to do Katy Trail in Missouri and Great Divide route, or part of it out west. I am 55 and do moderate distances on my 29inch mountain bike. I like riding on gravel, rail trails, and some singletrack. Email

Looking for Cycling Friends

Created: Mar 11, 2019

Love to find more people in western Maryland area that like both off-road and on-road biking. Hit me up! Email

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

Chicago to Hayward, Wisconsin

Created: May 6, 2019

I'm a 64-year-old married male and a reasonably experienced bicycle tourist. I have a reunion in mid-August near the northwestern Wisconsin town of Hayward. I'm planning a self-supported ride there from the north suburbs of Chicago. I have been on a number of trips in the lovely state of Wisconsin, which is honeycombed with quiet backroads and bike paths. My intended route is northwest toward Madison and then on through the Driftless Region (google it) into the seemingly endless Northwoods. If you're interested in enjoying the beauty and delights and hills of this gem of a state, please consider joining me. I like early morning starts and my plan is to travel about 50 miles a day. Leaving early August for 2 weeks, give or take. Email

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

North America

August '19 Portland > Sierra Cascades > Mexico

Created: Apr 1, 2019

My name is Shelley and I'm 28 years old. I will be traveling with my dog Charlie. I am looking for someone to accompany me on a long distance Western U.S.–Mexico–Central America–Colombia tour starting in August 2019. Leaving Portland, Oregon, to travel a portion of the coast, from Florence to Bend, Bend through Crater Lake, on Sierra Cascades route to Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks (October) Arizona and Southern Utah (Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce) in November hopefully, and then south to Mexico in December 2019. Planning to ride down Baja, ferry over, and ride through Central America, ferry to Colombia, and land in Cartagena, Colombia. Email

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

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

Northeast

Camden, Maine, to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Created: Apr 15, 2019

Hello! I am looking for one or two cycling companions to ride from Camden, Maine, (where I live) to Halifax, Nova Scotia. I am a 59-year-old female, will ride about 50 miles/day, riding either to Bar Harbor or St. John to get ferry, then will ride from there to Halifax. Will camp with occasional Warmshowers or motel. Leave 6/25 and need to arrive by 7/6/2019. Email

NY Catskills / Adirondacks (Bar Harbor?)

Created: Mar 11, 2019

Fit 60-year-old single male, experienced cyclist/outdoorsman, easy-going & fun riding style. Come join an adventure starting after third week of July 2019 from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, or Long Island, New York, (depending on situation). Riding north up through New York Catskills & Adirondacks. Fully loaded/self-supported with mix of camp grounds/Guerrilla/Airbnb/Hotels/B&B's (anything goes). Figuring approx. 900mi/21 days with daily average of 0–75mi because who really knows considering all the variables that come into play. I have no time constraints and can extend the trip by traveling east from Adirondacks through VT/NH/ME to Bar Harbor returning along coast. No set route just a general idea of destinations/points of interests. Route suggestions/deviations welcomed. Email

Adirondack Loop

Created: Feb 19, 2019

Educator, 56, is seeking riders interested in a modified Adirondack Park Loop — camping and motels. Departing Burlington, Vermont, mid-July 2019 — dates flexible. Riding 50–80 miles per day perhaps with time for other activities and sightseeing. Depending on the interest of the group, the trip could be anywhere from 7–10 days. Email

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

Northwest

Washington Parks Bicycle Route Map Trip

Created: Mar 6, 2019

Looking for companions for a bikepacking trip from August 5 to August 21 (or any part of that). I am a 68-year-old male planning to follow the route map of the Washington Parks (about 600 miles). Hope to kayak the San Juan Islands also. Easy riding to see the sights, averaging a moderate 50-60 miles per day. Camping or motel - your choice. Email

Pacific Coast

Pacific Coast north to south

Created: May 9, 2019

Planning on flying to Vancouver the day after Labor Day, September 3, 2019. 40 to 45 days or there about, to San Diego. I'm 68, first time this far, have done a few one-week tours in Colorado. Camping, occasional room. 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

Sierra Cascades

Sierra Cascades (North bound)

Created: Apr 8, 2019

I'm a 60-year-old male teacher. I use my summer vacations to do my bike touring, so I'm usually limited on time spent on the road. I plan on riding the Sierra Cascades route starting in Truckee, California, on June 7 and spending about 4-5 weeks (30-60 mile days) heading north towards Sumas, Washington. Mostly camping and Warmshowers, with minimal hotel/motel. Rest days as needed and "possibly" a quick hike on Mt. Hood and/or Mt. Rainier. My previous touring experiences include Western Express (2015), Great Parks North (2016), Grand Canyon Connector/Great Parks South (2017), Bike Tour Leadership Training (Jan 2018), Adirondacks Loop (with ACA 2018). Email me (Walt) if you would like more info. Email

Southeast

Arkansas High Country Route Fall 2019

Created: May 7, 2019

Anyone interested in a small-group adventure on the ARHCR? I'd like to find a few experienced and capable bikepackers to hit this up in September or early October. Interested? Email

Eastern Section of TransAm this summer

Created: Apr 29, 2019

My name is Terry, I am a 60-year-old retired male who rode the TransAm in 1976 from east to west with 12 other cyclists. I would like to ride the section from Yorktown to Christiansburg, Virginia, with about 12 other bikers this summer. I think a combination of campsites, motels, and Warmshowers hosts would be good. I would like to average 50 miles a day. I ride a crank forward recumbent. Cell: 407-421-4369 Email

Arkansas Fall Tour

Created: Apr 8, 2019

October 17-21, 2019. Malvern to Glenwood loop tour featuring Lake DeGray. This 5-day tour with shorter options will have either tent camping or indoor lodging all nights. The longest day is about 40 miles in scenic rolling west-central Arkansas featuring Lake DeGray. Most or all meals will be at the state parks and diners on the way. Riders share campground costs and pay for their own meals. Must be a club member by the time of the ride but can register for more information on our Ride/Event List at arkansasbicycleclub.org. Email

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

Southwest

Custodialmark tourz our world

Created: May 22, 2019

rider all life. retied now with bike n gear set to go. given dozne bikes n bugy away, i plan to ride back home to the black hills of south dakota for college reunion. delayed by indecisiveness. i could and plan to go all over, so no set direction and prefer not agaist the wind, and no sport in mountian climbing . Many historic sites to see an study, need sustainable tour an life on road with min income. possible jams ,rondiviews,events, few motels budgeted tho may clean n maintain for time to rest n clean up. Email

State to State

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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