At last. The phone is silenced, kids in bed, quiet house. Your mind wanders to the soft whir of a chain, the ramp of an upshift and the deep breaths of effort as you crest a hill with the whole country laid out in front of you. At the top, there’s the slap of highfives and breathless laughter. Maybe just peek at the bike in the garage before bed — it looks ready for anything. And you think, “This year — at last — so am I.”
Join Adventure Cycling on an Epic Tour across the country for the silence, for the noise, for just enough of everything.
Follow along with us on the many adventures that our community of 50,000 members share and, working together, you'll learn all about bike touring. Check out our video on how to prepare for a long-distance bike tour and visit our bikeovernight.org website for ideas on two-day tours that will help you build confidence.
Van Supported. The Southern Tier has become one of our most popular tours, and it’s easy to see why. This cross-country route is 1,200 miles shorter than either the Northern Tier or TransAm yet offers epic quantities of scenery and shoulder-season sunshine.
Self Contained. Thousands of cyclists have pedaled the 4,253-mile TransAmerica Trail and will tell you they captured a lifetime’s worth of memories along their tour. For many traveling cyclists who haven’t yet experienced the TransAm, it remains the holy grail of American bicycle tours.
Van Supported. This take on a classic route should entice people who love riding trail systems. By riding the entirety of the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Trail in the east and Katy Trail in the Midwest before meeting up with the famed TransAm Trail, this will have over 500 miles of bicycle paths, and should be an experience of a lifetime for anyone looking for a transcontinental Ride.
Self Contained. A multimoldal adventure deep in the heart of Alaska beginning with a ferry ride along the costal tail of this wild state.
Van Supported. It won’t take long to realize that “The Divide” simply isn’t enough — this trip’s greatness is on display from the first pedal stroke. Grab your knobbies (yeah, you’re gonna want some bigger tires for this one!), throw your gear in the support van, and prepare for nine unloaded weeks of day after day of epic riding and even better views.
Van Supported. We’ll experience some of the finest terrain and tour some of the coolest cities in the world! From our border with Canada, we’ll head south through the lush forests of western Washington before following the Columbia River to the Oregon coast, where we’ll encounter some of the nicest state parks in the country.
Self Contained. The Southern Tier has become one of our most popular tours, and it’s easy to see why. This cross-country route is 1,200 miles shorter than either the Northern Tier or TransAm yet offers epic quantities of scenery and shoulder-season sunshine.
Fully Supported. Come experience cycling the best of the old South. Travel along the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway from Ridgeland to Natchez, a southern jewel of a town. You’ll visit historic sites, enjoy scenic backroad riding, and get a taste of the Deep South!
Fully Supported. We’ve incorporated the quiet roads and pleasurable riding of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula into our popular relaxed tour format.