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

West To East Northern Tier and Great Lakes

Created: Apr 18, 2019

I am a 59-year-old male looking for a companion for my first cross-country tour. My dates are flexible but I was thinking about leaving sometime in May or June. Again, nothing is set in stone. I certainly want to take time to enjoy the sites. I'm planning on mostly camping and occasionally a motel. At this time my wife is planning on driving a support car. We are also bringing our husky. 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

Seeking Driver/SAG support

Created: Apr 5, 2019

Experienced senior cyclist desiring to ride approximately 60 miles/day on the Northern Tier from June 14 (Anacortes, Washington) to August 22 (Bar Harbor, Maine). Seeking a driver to pull my Sylvan Sport Go trailer from camp to camp for all or part of the trip (4,200 miles). No salary, all expenses paid (except booze). Must have clean driving record with references and a good sense of humor. Email

Southern Tier 2020

Created: Apr 2, 2019

Late August early September 2020 start but flexible and can go either direction but 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 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

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

East to West TransAmerica Trail

Created: Apr 1, 2019

I'll be setting off on the TransAmerica Trail (and probably the Western Express once I hit Colorado) at the start of the summer. Starting in Baltimore on May 1, and aiming to get down to San Diego by the start of July. Aiming for 70-90 Miles a day. Planning for a cheap journey, Warmshowers and Camping. My bike broke a few years ago doing Lands End – John O' Groats back in the UK so this will be my redeeming return to long distance cycling. If anyone is interested in joining me for all/part of the trip, it would be great to have the company! Email

Companion(s) Wanted for May 2019 TransAmericaTrail

Created: Mar 26, 2019

I'm a 56-year-old male leaving May 2019 from Washington, DC, to pedal the TransAmerica trail from Yorktown to Astoria on my Surly LHT. Looking for one or two companions for all or part of the trip. Plan to use Warmshowers, couchsurfing, camping, and occasionally a motel. Hope to complete the journey in about 3 to 3.5 months with a little time in the National Parks for hiking. This will be my first cross-U.S. tour! 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 East to West June 1, 2019

Created: Feb 12, 2019

I am a 65-year-old male looking for riders/companions. Starting in early June in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and finishing in Huntington Beach, California. Low budget and no support vehicle. Maps of bike trails and routes on hand. Plan is to ride 60-90 miles per day, roughly 50 days. Will be camping/motel/hotels. If you think you may be interested, please contact me via my email address. Thanks 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

Southern Tier Route W to E, Starting April 1

Created: Jan 16, 2019

Aloha! Adventurous single female, 61, with a lifetime of long-distance cycle experience taking on the Southern Tier this spring, 2019. Starting April 1 in San Diego, riding 40-55 miles per day depending on terrain and availability of decent stops/locations. Self-supported, CAMPING, Warmshowers, hostels, with an occasional hotel, but mostly camping. I'm pulling a trailer with my puppy and gear, so it's relatively slow going. Looking at about 5 hours per day. Trip should take approximately 45 days. Companions would be great, but it's each man/woman for himself regarding food, lodging, bike maintenance, etc. Drop me a note if you're interested in joining! 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

TransAm 2019

Created: Dec 27, 2018

TransAm East to West starting May 8, 2019. Seeking companion(s) for Cycling Trans Am. There will be another couple. A female rider and male SAG. We're all seniors. We have previously done the Southern Tour together. I'm seeking a companion, preferably female, to ride across America. The only expectation is that you be a good, strong rider, be equipped to carry all of your gear, and can deal with some cycle touring adversity. We will be doing 40 to 60 miles daily. Anyone is welcome to join us. I ride a Surly LHT and carry all of my gear. We will be camping and using Warmshowers with an occasional shared motel room. Must be flexible and adaptable. We ride, eat, drink and have fun. It will be an adventure with a story to tell for every day! Email

Mostly Northern Tier

Created: Dec 19, 2018

I'm looking at riding from Seattle to Bar Harbor or vice versa, mostly on the Northern Tier but also incorporating parts of some of the other routes. I'm a 59-year-old guy, probably looking at an average of 60 miles per day, more or less as the situation dictates. I usually go on a long solo tour every year (3,000 miles on the Southern Tier in 2016), but might enjoy some company this time. I do a mix of camping, cheap motels, and Warmshowers. I'd also be open to folks who wanted to ride part of the route with me rather than the whole thing. Planning on departing around May 1. Get in touch and we can talk about it. Thanks! Email

Portland to Portland West to East Summer 2019

Created: Dec 14, 2018

Goal is to go all the way west to east, and do RAGBRAI at least once in my life! Route not picky, I've done TransAm and Northern Tier, and half of a route in the middle. Open to some create self-defined routing as needed/makes sense. Aprox 50 mi/day, 1 day off every 7-10 days, likely less miles at start. Mix of Motels and Camping, cooking and eating in Cafes, leaning towards Camping and Cooking, except when weather is wet, cold, or very hot. Prefer a group in the 3-4 size. Part route participant welcome. I'm also considering a western trip for this summer. See "Western U.S. Loop Summer 2019" for that. 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

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

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

Europe

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

Danube River Cycleway - Vienna to Bucharest

Created: Jan 2, 2019

Male from Portland, Oregon, looking for a female partner (sorry guys) to join me for a 3- to 4-week trip in May 2019, staying in small hotels and BnBs. Traveling light and taking plenty of time for stops and sightseeing along the way. Vienna-Budapest-Belgrade and maybe Bucharest. Check out the two Cicerone Guidebooks on the Danube Cycleway. 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

Created: Apr 17, 2019

Looking for companions to do all or part of the Great Divide. Will start in Banff in July. I am looking for 3 additional riders who would support a SAG vehicle on the tour. We need 7 to have a once a week rotation. This allows extra rest for all the riders. The vehicle is a Honda CRV. I want to ride the Divide, but it is really hard (previous experience). 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 summer of 2019

Created: Apr 1, 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. 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

GDMBR 2019 (I'm from Denmark)

Created: Jan 3, 2019

Hello, I'm a 52-year-old male from Denmark planning to ride the GDMBR in 2019. Starting in Jasper about mid-June, riding time about 40-45 days. I prefer B&B overnights, but I will also have a tent for overnight in camps. I do my homework here in Denmark, so I'm in good shape, and would like to have a companion or two to do the tour with. The important thing for me is to ride and enjoy the nature with stopovers if needed. Would you like to go with me and learn a new person from Europe ? 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

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

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

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

Cycling the Americas - Alaska to Patagonia

Created: Dec 27, 2018

56-year-old Australian going from Deadhorse, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina, taking 18 months. Starting June 2019. Doing a casual 60 miles per day with a couple of rest days per week. 20 years experience cycle-touring, even cycled Alaska in 2015. Join me for a few weeks or a few months along the route. Plan to do west coast route in U.S. to Mexico, a month off in Guatemala for Spanish lessons before continuing on to South America. Cycling philosophy: if the pass is past 9 (%) its walkin' time. Enjoy the view and conquer every mountain ... eventually. Email

Western U.S. Loop Summer 2019

Created: Dec 14, 2018

Start Tempe, AZ. Grand Canyon Conn to GC; Route 66 to Sierra Cascades to Canada to Pacific Coast. South via Pacific Coast, detouring via U.S. 101 West of Olympic Penn. to Astoria, south to San Diego, possibly using the Lost Coast Alt south of Eureka. Then Southern Tier back to Tempe. Open to some create self-defined routing as needed/makes sense. Aprox 50 mi/day, 1 day off every 7-10 days, likely less miles at start. Mix of Motels and Camping, cooking and eating in Cafes, leaning towards Camping and Cooking, except when weather is bad. Prefer group of 3-4 size. Part route participant welcome. I'm also considering another west to east cross-country run for this summer. See "Portland to Portland West to East Summer 2019" for that. 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 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 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

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

State to State

Nashville to Portland

Created: Dec 17, 2018

61-year-old female (Mari), planning Nashville to Portland, Oregon, depart 2/21/19. If conditions permit: to Oklahoma City to catch ACA's Route 66 bike route, to L.A. area, then north to Portland. 60-80 miles a day usually, with rest day weekly. In at night initially, i.e. churches, Warmshowers, motels, friends/family, and will progress to camping as temperatures warm. I've done three cross-country trips. Start date isn't flexible, but I am. Looking for companion(s) for all or part of this. 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

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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