Companions Wanted

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

Please note: Adventure Cycling assumes, but cannot verify, that the persons advertising here are truthfully representing themselves. You should always take some time to meet your prospective traveling companions and discuss your tour plans before you begin your travels together.

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Asia

Indian Himalaya fall 2022 (Not 2021!)

Created: Sep 20, 2021

Hello! I recruited three folks summer 2016 via ACA for a great trip; Youtube URLs on request. I have done 3 regional cycle trips (2014 solo, 2016 group-mostly supported, 2019 commercial-supported). Goals: mountain adventure, culture, vacation. Open re: route/style. 62 yo married man. OK with vehicle support and cheap/occas. splurge hotels but if you're a hard core camper lets' talk. I have some local contacts. Approx 5 weeks total. Tail end- to post-monsoon (Sep.)? Possible itinerary: Fly Leh, Da Hanu-Kargil-Pensi La-Padum-Shinku La-Darcha-Killar-Sach pass-train or taxi to Delhi. Lamayuru-Padum "road" or Spiti-Kinnaur loop (did 2014, great) also options.

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NE India exploration

Created: Jul 9, 2021

Looking for potential companions for a future trip to the Indian panhandle. Especially interested in exploring the rugged Tibetan terrain of Arunchal Pradesh, but would also like to see other provinces in this often-overlooked region. Considering starting in Darjeeling with a trek to the third highest mountain in the world. No date set, just seeing if other people are interested. This would be a rugged trip with some big climbs and rough roads, but an unparalleled cultural exchange. Also interested in Manali-Leh area and surrounding roads.

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Cross Country

San Diego to Boston, March 2023

Created: Aug 9, 2022

Hi! I am a mid-20s female looking for companions (male or female, LGBTQ+ friendly, all ages welcome!) to bike from San Diego to Boston primarily along Adventure Cycling routes starting in early March 2023. I won't be following a strict schedule/plan to finish by a certain date and am looking to do 40-70 miles per day. Planning on camping most of the way with couple-day stays every week or so at homes of friends and family throughout the country. I'm pretty flexible on the route and am open to incorporating any ideas of your own if you'd like to tag along. Shoot me a message if you're interested in joining me!

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San Diego CA to St. Augustine FL 2022

Created: Aug 4, 2022

I've spent many months readying for my upcoming September Southern Tier, CA to FL. Would prefer not to do it solo. Just checking again to see if any of you are planning a September/October San Diego to St. Augustine tour and perhaps also looking for a companion??? Hoping 50 miles per day. Following Adventure Cycling's Southern Tier maps/gpx files. Thanks!

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February 2023 Ca to FL

Created: Aug 4, 2022

I am looking to do the Southern Tier, from San Diego to Florida in Feb 2023. I can do 60 - 80 in a day. I am not in any rush, will be camping/hotel when needed. Honestly not sure if I want a partner, but would consider it, if of the same mindset. Thank you Jose M Rodriguez

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TransAm E2W 2023

Created: Aug 1, 2022

I'm gonna do it! Finally. Leaving Springfield, Missouri, on June 20, 2023, picking up the TransAm in Ash Grove, Missouri, and heading West to dip my wheel in the Pacific within 90 days. I'm in NO hurry, only 50 miles/day max, +/-. My bike is a e-converted Trek 520 and most likely will pull a trailer (maybe). I decided to start posting this EARLY in hopes of finding a good companion to suffer the misery from Misery (Missouri). I'm planning to use Warmshowers, Camp, Motel in that order. Will definitely stop in Missoula!

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Portland (OR) to Portland (ME) 2023

Created: Jul 26, 2022

I couldn't make this trip happen this year, so targeting for next year beginning early June 2023. Will start on the coast west of Portland, and follow L&C trail through Idaho. Then link up with the Northern Tier thru Montana to Minnesota. Am planning a route across Wisconsin to link up with the ferry across Lake Michigan and the Lake Erie Connector to/thru Canada. Then back on the Northern Tier route to Maine (Portland or Bar Harbor). I'm 66 and plan ~60 miles per day with a rest day ~7-10 days, or as needed. Camping, hostels and hotels.

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Northern tier trip

Created: Jul 25, 2022

I was scheduled for this trip with a fully supported touring outfit that cancelled in 2021 and again in 2022. Really want to get this in and wondering if maybe I'd be better off just doing a self supported tour. I'm 68 and would be ok with a combo of camping and motels. Maybe do 60+ miles a day depending? Flexible on routes, miles, accommodations. Would be better with a companion or more. Guessing Spring 2023? Let's hear your thoughts and discuss.

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Pittsburgh to South Dakota

Created: Jul 18, 2022

Leaving Pittsburgh by 1 August. 64-year-old male. I've crossed the U.S. 3 times. Averaging 50-60 miles per day with about 1 out of 10 days off for rest. Arrive Rapid City, SD by 11 September. Join me for any portion you can. Will use Warmshowers hosts, camping, and motels/hotels (in that preferred order). Let's go have fun!

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Southern Tier, October 2022

Created: Jul 6, 2022

I will be riding the Southern Tier route from San Diego beginning Oct. 1 this year. Want to join me for part or all of this trip? I plan to average about 60 mi. per day, combining camping, motels, Airbnb, Warmshowers. I am a male retired college professor with previous long range touring experience. Contact me if you want to find out more!

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x-country west to east September 2022

Created: Mar 2, 2022

Planning a trip from Newport Beach, California, to New York or to Stuart, Florida, in September 2022. Final destination depends on weather. 1st choice is through Tennessee, Virginia, and DC. Made a similar trip east to west in 1980. Retired in December 2021 and want to bookend my working career. Age 65. Traveling light as possible. Prefer motels over tent, but can adapt.

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TransAmerica Eastbound July to September 2022

Created: Feb 16, 2022

Hello! I'm new here! My name is Felix and I am seeking companions to ride the TransAmerica route starting in early July. I'm aiming to do the whole thing starting in Astoria, OR and ending in Yorktown, VA hopefully by mid-late September. I'm 30, located in Seattle. Seeking LGBTQ-friendly, easy-going cyclists to ride with. I don't have any long-distance cycling/touring experience but I'm planning to do some weekends trips to get myself prepared and think about what gear I do/don't need. Please let me know if you're interested, or know of someone who is, or know where else is a good place to network for a touring group. I'm open to any tips, gear suggestions, and shared experiences if you have done this trail eastbound before!

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ready for late summer 2022 southern tier

Created: Jul 16, 2021

I'm planning a ride from Jacksonville, Florida, to San Diego, California, sometime in August or September 2022, or late March 2023. I'm a 59-year-old and love long-distance riding, 16-18 mph for 60 miles per day average. Would like to find a partner or 3 of similar age to start planning with. BTW I don't care what race, sex, or nationality you are, just be happy when the tough gets going...

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Europe

Tour Biking Europe While Remote Working

Created: Jun 14, 2021

Hi! My name is Juliana and I'm currently in the United States. I'm interested in creating an experience bike touring in Europe while also remote working. So I need distances between towns that are short enough to do a moderate amount of cycling daily while still getting to a place that has good wifi early enough to put in a day of work. Does anybody have recommendations on where to go? Do you know of a cycling association or bike shop in Europe that would? Would anyone like to join me?

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Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

Montana sections of Great Divide

Created: Jul 1, 2022

I am looking for 1-2 companions for the Montana sections of the Great Divide. I have the first two weeks of September to ride. Strong rider, 53-year-old woman, flexible for right company. Let's chat!

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GDMBR Section 4: Rawlins, WY to Salida, CO

Created: May 31, 2022

GDMBR Section 4: Rawlins, WY to Salida, CO (374 miles) Looking for companions. I would like to depart Rawlins the weekend of August 27. Proposed itinerary will be 9 days [days 39 through 47 as found in the "Cycling The Great Divide" text, 2021 printing of 2nd Edition]. We'll adapt the itinerary as needed to stay happy and healthy. Average day is 42 miles. 59-year-old, fit male with good backcountry experience.

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Intermountain West

Colorado Loop Ride

Created: Jun 24, 2022

61-year-old male looking for one or two companions to join in a 6-day/400-mile loop through the Colorado northern mountain region that will start and end in the Denver area. Mostly paved roads. Campgrounds and free-camping. This will not be a suffer-fest! If interested, I can send you a description of the route.

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Mid-Atlantic

GAP/C&O or C&O/GAP Rail to Trails

Created: Feb 17, 2022

Planning a self-contained trip, one way or round trip, east to west or west to east, don't matter, whatever works. Camping whenever possible, mileage depends on conditions (trail, weather, health), nothing cast in stone, it's all for fun, siteseeing, and enjoyment. I'm a 70-year-old experienced bike tourist always looking for company, not to mention share expenses (motels as needed). Have toured WA and N. ID and want to see the eastern side of the country. Solo thru-hiked over 1400 miles of the AT in 2018 and enjoyed the country side so thought it'd be fun to ride these Rail Trails. Right now thinking in September but open to any and all options. Though having grown up in the PNW I would like to avoid as much rain as possible.

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Midwest

Erie to Erie

Created: Jul 5, 2022

I'm planning a ride from Erie, Colorado, to Erie, Pennsylvania, and am looking for other women to join me for all or part of the route. Leaving the beginning of September and traveling an average of 60 miles a day at the casual pace of approximately 10 mph, sometimes camping, sometimes hotels, sometimes Warmshowers. We'll be heading east toward the Bicycle Route 66 in Illinois, then north to the Northern Tier, then along the coast of Lake Erie, rolling into town around mid-October. I'm a 60-year-old woman, an experienced cyclist, and have been known to stop along a ride to eat a piece of pie or pet a cute dog.

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GAP Trail West to East

Created: Jun 28, 2022

66-year-old female seeking female companions to ride from Pittsburgh to Cumberland and shuttle back to Pittsburgh. Travel 25-40 miles per day at a leisurely pace. Sleep in inns, hotels, B&Bs. Side trip to view Falling Water along the way. East to West instead is possible.

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Miscellaneous

Rosarito Ensenada fun run

Created: Jun 28, 2022

Hi All! Looking for at least one partner to do the 50-mile fun run starting in front of the RosarIto beach hotel. Ends at Ensenada. Live music and drinks after. Last time I did it solo. Looking to have a partner this time. I am not a fast rider but I do have a consistent pace. Sort of a bikepacking pace. Like to enjoy the scenery. Male or female. Doesn't matter. None of my friends ride much anymore. We could either ride through from San Diego on the bikes to Rosarito. Or drive over. Either stay at Rosarito hotel or somewhere else like a cheaper hotel or Airbnb. I'm flexible. Meet Friday September 23. Ride starts 1000 Saturday, September 24. Thank you, Richard. http://www.rosaritoensenada.com/ingles/registrate.php

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North America

Pacific Coast Route - Vancouver to San Francisco

Created: Aug 11, 2022

Hi, I'm a 41-year-old male lower-intermediate cycle tourer looking for a partner or 2. Going to do the Pacific Coast Adventure Cycling route from Vancouver to San Francisco. Aiming at leaving Vancouver on September 12 and doing 50-75 miles per day depending on weather, wind, climbing, route, etc. Camping almost all the way but open to hotels, Warmshowers, and B&Bs where it makes sense. I wanted to do this for my 40th birthday but things didn't work out. I am doing this also for charity fundraising, but you don't need to participate in that if you don't want to.

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Rapid City to Yellowstone to Pueblo 8/22/22

Created: Jul 21, 2022

On a journey, neither hurried nor slow, taking climbs, wind and other conditions in stride, as I/we experience the land and its natural and human history. Do side excursions as time and energy permit. Budget travel carrying food with mainly primitive camping on public lands and some Warmshowers stays, with possibly a couple short, light duty, backpacking forays. I plan to visit Wounded Knee Memorial at the start. I ride a recumbent, upon which I recently completed a 1,000 mile trip, from DC to Chicago. I'm 64, male, married, respectful. I tend to ride a moderate pace of around 60 miles a day, as conditions permit. August 22 (or possibly a few days later) to October 4, 2022. If interested joining me on any part of this, let's talk!

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ATLANTIC COAST USA - CANADA TO KEY WEST

Created: Jul 21, 2022

Experienced 70+ bicycle tourer contemplating a self-supported bicycle tour north to south on the East Coast of the U.S. primarily following the Adventure Cycling Atlantic Coast route starting in early September 2022. Casual 50+ miles a day. Camping, Warmshowers, motels when needed. Cafes, gas stations, convenience stores, and camp cooking.

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Rapid City to Yellowstone to Pueblo 8/22/22

Created: Jul 20, 2022

On a journey, neither hurried nor slow, taking climbs, wind and other conditions in stride, as I/we experience the land and its natural and human history. Do side excursions as time and energy permit. Budget travel carrying food with mainly primitive camping on public lands and some Warmshowers stays, with possibly a couple short, light duty, backpacking forays. I plan to visit Wounded Knee Memorial at the start. I ride a recumbent, upon which I recently completed a 1,000-mile trip, from DC to Chicago. I'm 64, male, married, respectful. I tend to ride a moderate pace of around 60 miles a day, as conditions permit. August 22 (or possibly a few days later) to October 4, 2022. If interested joining me on any part of this, let's talk!

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Montana and North Dakota

Created: Sep 9, 2021

Love to find a group for riding, SAG, or camping. My goal is to ride from Great Falls, Montana, to Fargo, North Dakota, summer of 2022. Will try to overnight in hotels or Arbnb, but camping is a possibility. Planning the safest roads possible. About 10-14 mph, 60-70 miles per day. I am college-educated male, 70, but obviously not too bright or I would be staying in my easy chair. Contact me and we will set up a call to discuss this adventure.

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Northeast

Erie Canal and Hudson River Valley

Created: Aug 9, 2022

Retired experienced male cyclist looking for a female companion to ride from NYC to Buffalo about September 21 to October 10. I take a leisurely pace and average about 35 to 45 miles a day staying in small hotels and B&Bs. I've made many similar trips in the U.S. and Europe (see my cycling blog travels-with-jack.blogspot.com).

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Manhattan Bike Tour (Brooklyn, too, etc.)

Created: Aug 1, 2022

Looking for female platonic rider to tour Manhattan by bike anytime from August 5 onward (my wife teaches full time; she can't go). I'm 62, retired Economist. Also, maybe bike along Jersey Shore, for instance Sandy Hook has a nice bike path. Timing flexible.

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Block Island RI Exploration by Bike

Created: Mar 15, 2022

Bike tour of Block Island and other Rhode Island locales. Timing flexible (I'm 62, retired economist, male). Or bike tour of Manhattan or 100-mile bike trail on Florida Keys? Or, maybe Pacific Coast? Prefer female biker but has to be platonic/friend only cause I'm married...my wife still teaches full time so she doesn't want to go. Also, will do coast-to-coast fundraiser for Ukrainian if you want to commit three months to that. Other biking ideas?

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Central NY

Created: Feb 15, 2022

A semi-out-of-shape cross-country cyclist looking to get back into it come spring time. I live in Fayetteville, New York, and wouldn't mind if I had to buy a bike rack to venture to some cool trails. Looking for someone who doesn't mind 16-17mph and will grow into a higher speed as the body quickly adjusts back into shape.

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Northwest

Columbia River headed east

Created: Jul 6, 2022

I'm currently in the Dalles, Oregon, headed east tomorrow following the Columbia River. Plan to cross Idaho to the Tetons if I find company. No big hurry, enjoying the northern weather. I biked the Southern Tier and hiked the AT last year. 55-year-old male enjoying retirement. From Louisiana. Trail name CAJUN!!

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Rolling in the Pacific Northwest

Created: Apr 22, 2022

Fit, 60-year-old woman, in Puget Sound region, looking for biking buddies to explore Western and Eastern Washington, with a bias for as few motorized vehicles as possible. Day rides and self-supported weekend getaways. ~40 miles per day, sightseeing pace (i.e. relatively slow). Respond with cycling experience and goals/wishes. Preference for cycling in rural areas, and on recreational trails, the less cars the better.

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Pacific Coast

Finish The Tour

Created: Aug 11, 2022

Finish the Pacific 101 ride from Crescent City, California, to San Diego. I'm starting in September, figured I'll finish by mid-October.

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San Francisco to Lost Coast (Mid Aug ? 2 weeks)

Created: Jul 18, 2022

Hiya! I'll be cycling from San Francisco along the Northern Californian coast top to the Lost Coast, a beautiful but largely undeveloped (lot of gravel roads) area. The journey from SF to the Lost Coast and back is approximately 650 miles and I hope to do it in two weeks or thereabouts. Plan on camping with the possible Warmshowers as well. Seeking a young person to do it with as I am 19 myself. Take care!

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South America

Patagonia- Carretera Austral. November 2022

Created: Jun 7, 2022

I'm a strong 67-year-old woman planning to bike the main road through Patagonia, the Carretera Austral. The road is 770 miles and 60% gravel. This will be high adventure. I'm flying to Puerto Montt, Chile, on November 15, and I'm allowing 2 months to complete the trip. Companions should be experienced tourists who feel they can go independently if needed. I feel I can do this trip on my own but would love to have some company for all or a portion of the trip. I'm planning to cross into Argentina for the return flight.

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Southeast

Florida Keys Tour January 28-February 2, 2023

Created: Jul 28, 2022

No E-bikes on this tour. Riders are invited to join me on my 47th tour of the Florida Keys. My tour is not a commercial tour. I do not charge for leading. No SAG. All riders must be self-supported, self-reliant and meet other rider expectations. Do not delay because January-April is peak tourist season. Email me for complete rider expectations.

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Florida Keys Tour..October 29...November 3, 2022

Created: Mar 29, 2022

No E-Bikes on the tour. Riders are invited to join me on my 46th roundtrip tour of the Florida Keys. This is not a commercial tour. I do not charge for leading. SAG is not available. All riders must be self-supported and self-reliant. Credit card touring. All riders are responsible for their expenses and safety. I do limit the number of riders who join me. Email for all rider expectations.

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Tandem captain seeks visually impaired stoker

Created: Nov 4, 2021

I bike over 6,400 miles a year, about a third of it on a tandem. I am seeking a visually impaired person or other handicapped person who would enjoy the opportunity to bike with me as a "stoker" in Tampa Bay area. I have seen this offered in NYC, DC, and Cali, but not in Tampa Bay. Video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=730343804125600. Blind Stokers Club (BSC) enables biking for visually impaired http://blindstokersclub.org. To see samples of rides I do with Tampa Bay Cycling, a Meetup and Facebook group with 3000 cyclists https://meetu.ps/ I am listed as Paul S on those rides. I could bring my tandem to the stoker's choice of our group rides.

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Southwest

DEATH VALLEY FEBRUARY 2023

Created: Mar 9, 2022

I plan to ride in Death Valley during the month of February or early March 2023. Usually this is a 5 or 6 day tour and can be a bikepacking or inn-to-inn trip. An add-on to this trip would be a one-day short ride in Red Rock Canyon, which is just north of Las Vegas. I am 71, married, and in good physical condition. I am easygoing and would encourage like-minded to respond. The mileage is 40 to 60 miles per day.

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Bikepack Arizona

Created: Oct 19, 2021

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

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