Companions Wanted

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Each year, hundreds of cyclists grab their maps, plan their tours, pack their panniers or trailers, and head for the open roads and trails of America. Many of these intrepid two-wheeled travelers would like to have company for the journey. If you're looking for a touring companion for your adventure, here's the place to start. The cyclists below are all members of the Adventure Cycling Association, and they're getting ready to pack up and take off.

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Around the World

Around the World in 800 days!

Created: Nov 27, 2018

I am 58, male, and have been bike touring for decades. I typically do 2-3 tours per year that range from 2-4 weeks in duration. I am getting ready to tour the world by bike for 2-3 years! My route is not set in stone nor will it ever be -- I have learned (OK, learning ;-) to be spontaneous and allow the terrain and scenery to set my speed and direction. The basic plan is to meander south through the Americas, then north through Africa, then Europe, etc. I enjoy camping most nights. I am looking for a companion(s) to join me. I plan to start in August 2019. I am coming up with ideas for a 2-4 week tour this spring (perhaps even Cancun to Mexico City in February), perhaps we can get to know each other then and discuss how to tour the world! Email

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

Cross Country

2020 - Cross-Country West to East - Southern Tier

Created: Dec 4, 2018

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

ALBUQUERQUE TO NEW YORK

Created: Dec 3, 2018

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

San Diego to Cleveland, OH

Created: Nov 28, 2018

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

TransAm 76 Western Portion

Created: Nov 20, 2018

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

WEST TO EAST / COAST TO COAST.

Created: Nov 19, 2018

Hi, I'm a 57-year-old male cyclist from Ireland. l am looking at starting my trip in the first week of June in Astoria, Oregon, and finish somewhere between Yorktown, Virginia, and Long Island, New York. 40 to 70 miles per day, depending on weather and gradient. Mainly camping, and motel here and there when required. Rest days every 5 to 7 days. Would like a few companions for this trip of a lifetime. Email

Trans USA 2019

Created: Nov 19, 2018

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

San Francisco to Virginia

Created: Nov 12, 2018

71-year-old male, avid bicyclist, good health, plans to ride the Western Express Trail from San Francisco to the TransAmerica Trail in Pueblo, Colorado, then continue on TransAmerica Trail to Yorktown, Virginia. No support vehicle. Plan to stay each night in a B&B, motel, inn, etc. 1 day off a week for R&R. Start first week in May, allow 7 weeks to do trip: 80-110 miles per day, that all depends on miles between lodging/weather etc. Start date not yet set in stone. If you think you may be interested in joining me you can contact me via my email address. Thank you. Peace, Kendall Daly Email

Southern Tier W to E

Created: Oct 31, 2018

75-year-old male. Planning to do Southern Tier in March/April. Plan is to ride 70 to 100 miles per day stopping at motels and eating in cafes. That way carry a minimum of baggage. Enjoy the sights and take rest day as needed. Email

Northern Tier - Anacortes, WA to Chicago JUNE 2019

Created: Oct 29, 2018

Looking for riders mirroring Adventure Cycling's Northern Tier until the Mississippi River. Married male (61y.o.) avid cyclist. Looking to conservatively average 80-100 miles per day with less through the Cascades. Rest as needed. Combination of camping, friendlies, and hotels. I like to have fun and am looking for similarly upbeat riders. More the merrier. Carpe Diem. Willing to be flexible. June 1 ideal start date. Email

Aquarium Ride U.S. West to East in 2019

Created: Sep 25, 2018

My name is Tim (57, married). Looking for riding partner(s) for a self-supported, low-budget 4,400-mile Climate Ride bicycle tour departing San Francisco on February 23, 2019, passing through Los Angeles, Route 66, Chicago, Washington DC, NYC, 24 aquariums, and arriving in Boston by May 25, 2019. 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. See also ZeroW.org. 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

Europe

Barcelona to Valencia

Created: Dec 10, 2018

I am a 62-year-old woman looking to take a relaxing, scenic ride from Barcelona to Valencia between Dec. 17 to Dec. 20. Now retired, I am visiting the area (from upstate NY) for a month and after Barcelona will afterwards head to see the Pyrenees and then Morocco. If you are interested in a ride along the Barcelona to Valencia coastline, let's meet for coffee near a bike rental shop in Barcelona on Dec. 16 and fill in the details. My preference would be to gather a small group for this ride, or to go with a single woman. Me hablo muchas palabras en espanol, pero no Catalan. Looking forward to chatting and planning. Short notice, I realize, but it would be great if it worked! Email

France in 2019

Created: Jul 24, 2018

Male cycle tourist well acquainted with biking in Europe is looking for one other adventurous traveler (M/F, 40+) to join him on a three- to four-week trip through Normandy, Brittany, and the Loire River Valley in June–July, 2019. Flying into and out of Paris, we'll cover 40–50 miles a day and some 650 total miles over the mostly flat backroads and rolling hills of western France, plus the more rugged coastline in Celtic Brittany. Overnights in chambre d'hotes and small, family-run hotels. Email

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

Great Divide Summer 2019

Created: Nov 16, 2018

I'm David, 59-year-old male, looking for companions to ride from Jasper to Mexico from mid-July to September. Camping most days, following Michael McCoy's route. The main goal is to enjoy the journey. You can also join for sections of the ride if you can't do the whole trip. Email

Great Divide N-S 2019

Created: Nov 7, 2018

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

Part of the Great Divide

Created: Oct 19, 2018

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

GDMBR — Roosville to Butte, ~455 miles

Created: Oct 9, 2018

58-year-old, married male. Planning a self-contained 6-day trip (avg. 75-80 miles per day). Start day flexible between mid-July to mid-August 2019. Would like riding partner/s for safety & share shuttle cost. My plan is to ship bike & fly into Whitefish, obtain shuttle to start at Roosville (CA border). Camp every night on route except last in Butte. Will ship bike back & fly out of Butte to return home. Please email me if you're interested in discussing logistics & details. Email

Great Divide starting July 2019

Created: Oct 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, mainly due to the high heat, over 100. I am back to complete the Divide in 2019, this time starting from Banff mid-July. We now can depend on two sag vehicles with drivers, and in a pinch we can handle 9 riders. Most important is to get out of the way of extreme conditions. Sags are not cheap, but the two vehicles on our trip are owned by riders. Non-riding sibs are doing the driving. We will have a weekly $15 fee for gas, and support for the sag drivers. We have room for 10 riders, and at this time we have 7. Email

International

Cuba - January/February 2019

Created: Nov 2, 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. Thanks for all your responses - we now have a group together. Please post another ride if you are still interested in touring in Cuba. Email

Mid-Atlantic

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

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

Midwest

RIDE AROUND THE SOUTHERN HALF OF LAKE MICHIGAN:

Created: Nov 19, 2018

Companion biker(s) wanted. I'm a 71-year-old male vegetarian biker taking a 7 to 10-day ride around the south half of Lake Michigan. Starting in late May/early June 2019, this will be a self-supported bikepacking on-the-road trip beginning in Ludington, riding south to Indiana, then around the bottom of the Lake, past Chicago, and north to Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Ferry back to Ludington; 50 miles +/- day, camping or Warmshowers overnight, carrying all our gear. Email

North America

Explore the Alaska Iditarod Trail

Created: Dec 11, 2018

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

Great Canadian Apology Tour

Created: Sep 27, 2018

Tired and embarrassed how our president is treating our Canadian friends? Join me on a Great Canadian Apology Tour. I am a 69-year-old experienced touring cyclist, bicycle advocate, and political activist looking for companions for all or any portion of a 1,500 to 2,000-mile ride. The more the merrier: NY City, Montreal, Quebec City, St. John, PEI, Halifax NS, ferry to Portland, ME, and return to NY City's Freedom Tower. Spring or summer of 2019. Route and schedule as yet flexible, 6 to 8 or more weeks. Join for all or any portion of the ride. Desire to have some fun and ride with politically concerned citizens to apologize to Canada for our president's behavior. We welcome Canadians along the way to organize events for our official apology. Email

Butterbike: Follow the Monarch Butterfly Migration

Created: Sep 26, 2018

60-year-old male inspired by the Adventure Cyclist Oct/Nov article of following the Monarch migratory route. Meet somewhere in Texas sometime in April. Who's going? Me and millions of Monarchs for the moment. Average 40-50 miles/riding per day with a rest day about once/week. Mostly camping and Warmshowers hosts, some hotel/motels. New York City in July and back to Texas in October. Join me, John, for some or all of the Butterbike tour. See http://www.beyondabook.org/butterbike-route for more route information. Call me at 310-683-8673 between noon and 6pm Pacific Time or (preferred) email me at johnwider@aol.com Email

Connecticut to Seattle - April, May, June 2019

Created: Aug 29, 2018

Male. Excellent physical shape. Via TransAmerica trail. Warmshowers host, couch surfing, motels, camping. 50-60 miles/day. I ride a light setup: 25-30 lbs max. Get in touch if any of this interests you. Thanks. Email

Southeast

DeFuniak Springs to Cocoa Beach, FL

Created: Dec 3, 2018

Looking for companions to join me on a ride in Florida over the holidays. I would like to start in DeFuniak Springs and finish in Cocoa Beach, but can be flexible. I plan to follow the Southern Tier and Atlantic Coast routes. Hope to start December 22 and will average 100 miles/day and overnight in motels, hotels, B&Bs, etc. Approximately 6 days. Email

Bicycle Ride Around Arkansas (BRAA)

Created: Nov 27, 2018

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

Jacksonville to Key West Dec 21 - Jan 7

Created: Oct 22, 2018

Follow the sun — departing Jacksonville, Florida, December 21 cycling south about 50 miles per day to southern tip of Key West, returning to Miami by January 7. We will be camping, staying with Warmshowers hosts, and hotels. We have really enjoyed cycle touring with other adventure cyclists so email us if you're planning a similar trip and would like companions. If you'd like to join us after Christmas, we could meet at West Palm Beach and cycle the Keys together. Email

Easing back in

Created: Oct 22, 2018

For the past 15 years, sailing has taken up most of my free time, but before that I was an avid cyclist who rode about 120 miles a week and did a couple of 400-mile tours each summer. About two months ago I found an excellent touring bike on Craigslist, made some changes that are more to my liking, and now at 75 I am having a great time on the most fun bike I've ever owned. This spring I'd like to join one or more people for some rides in the Southeast or along the Mississippi River. I live in Fort Myers, Florida, but would be able to meet other riders anywhere from close to home to Texas. If you're looking for riding partners in the Southeast area and have a trip planned, let me now. Email

Southwest

Bikepacking New Mexico in February/March

Created: Dec 3, 2018

Planning a couple weeks bikepacking New Mexico in February/March 2019. Usually tour solo, but might like a buddy for this one. Have a route planned that will require an off-road touring/bikepacking bike. I'm an experienced touring and bikepacking guy, 66-yo and in good shape. Am open to anyone who has a bit of experience. If you know the West that's a bonus! Email

Utah Cliffs with B&B in June 2019

Created: Nov 21, 2018

I'm a 63-year-old husband of 1, father of 2, grandfather of 5 and full-time working ... planning "annual solo" ride along Utah Cliffs route: St. George - Cedar City - St George. Want to go easy and spends nights in airbnb. Between 50 and 60 miles a day for 7 days. I have decent experience with group rides from SF to LA (Arthritis Foundation fundraiser), solo from Crescent City to SF, 6 days / 2 person ride around Norway and multiple rides elsewhere. Utah Cliffs are too far from home (Bay Area) to do it solo ... company of 1 - 2 friends would be great. 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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