The holidays are here, and you don’t have any gifts?! Don’t panic — Adventure Cycling has you covered.
Some people seek out adventure, and others need a little nudge. Either way, you can help your loved ones find new adventures by gifting them a subscription to Adventure Cyclist magazine, membership to the Adventure Cycling Association, a route map, a bike trip, or bike gear they can use for years to come. Who knows — maybe one gift will inspire the trip of a lifetime!
I’m going to be frank here: adventure is also the perfect gift for everyone you’re sick of. Is one of your colleagues driving you crazy? Send them an anonymous subscription to Adventure Cyclist magazine! Do you have a terrible roommate? Again, slip them a mag. Maybe they’ll just bike away! I encourage you to think joyfully about your ulterior motives and do what you need to do.
What if you have neither friends nor enemies this holiday season? In that case, my best advice is to get new people to go cycling with you by baiting them with inspiring images and stories about other cyclists. Pick a few places around town where people hang out — maybe a coffee shop, a gym, or a rec center — and donate a subscription to Adventure Cyclist magazine. Once the magazine is in place, new people will take the bait! After reading a few pages, they’ll be instantly hooked on the tantalizing prospect of their own bike journeys! Then all you have to do is stick a sign on the wall advertising your new bike club and reel in your new bike friends.
If you didn’t know, Adventure Cycling Association is a non-profit bike community that inspires, empowers, and connects people to travel by bicycle. Since 1973, they’ve helped thousands of people cycle multi-day routes to far-flung places around the world — or to fabulous nooks just down the road.
An Adventure Cycling Membership includes a subscription to Adventure Cyclist magazine, up to 30% off bike route maps, and unique member discounts on bike-related products and services. Your membership is tax-deductible and helps fund Adventure Cycling Association’s crucial advocacy campaigns for safer cycling conditions, bike-accessible transportation, and more designated bicycle routes.
Membership is just $45 a year, with additional discounts for seniors, students, and families. Multi-year or lifetime memberships are also available.
Adventure Cyclist magazine is an award-winning bimonthly publication filled with epic photography, original stories, and illustrated guides. Like a book, it's designed to sit on your shelf for long-term referencing. Some sections — like camp recipes, stretching guides, and mechanical tips — are ready for you to rip out and take on your next long ride. This special magazine has inspired and enabled new and experienced adventure cyclists for nearly fifty years.
Subscriptions cost $45 a year and include membership to Adventure Cycling Association.
Adventure Cycling is the OG for bike mapping: they made cool bike routes before people knew bike routes were cool. They published their first route, the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, in 1976. Since then, they’ve added 50,000 miles of routes crisscrossing every state in the lower 48. You can choose between dozens of routes that cross the US horizontally or vertically; hop onto connector routes that detour between wilderness and historical sites; or ride your choice of many long-distance loops.
Check out the Cyclosource store for bike gear, apparel, and route memorabilia. All gear is tested for quality by the Adventure Cycling team. Buying from the Cyclosource store supports Adventure Cycling’s mission and bike advocacy work.
Choose from gravel tours, beginner’s tours, or epic adventures that take you thousands of miles across the country. Some tours are self-contained, and others are van supported. Destinations span across the United States from Alaska to Florida. Check out the full list of upcoming cycling tours here. Adventure Cycling offers discounts for friends and groups over five.
Don’t know which cycling tour to choose? Purchase a Guided Tour Gift Certificate.