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December 14, 2018
When to Ride: Southern Tier
When to Ride: Southern Tier

The Southern Tier is one of those routes that has a distinct "season" for riding due to the effect extreme weather conditions can have on a cyclist's experience. There are three factors contributing to the extremes: deserts, mountain passes, and hurricane season.

December 13, 2018
Hauling it All -- Make Your Own Panniers
Hauling it All: How To Make Your Own Panniers

Greg Siple Award winner, Sara Chars, authored this DIY tutorial on making bicycle panniers. Sara led a pannier-making workshop last month as part of her Greg Siple Award outreach project.

December 5, 2018
Seven Tips for Bicycle Touring on a Budget
7 Tips for Bicycle Touring on a Budget

One of the biggest drawbacks of a long tour, especially for young people, is the expense. Let Jim fill you in on some money-saving tips.

December 3, 2018
Bike Camping Is A Blast--Even in Omaha
Bike Camping Is A Blast-- Even in Omaha

Mohamed Ukach was one of the winners of the Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel in 2018. After learning some valuable bike travel skills on Adventure Cycling’s Intro to Road Touring course, Mohamed took nine people on their first bike camping trip in Omaha, Nebraska.

November 29, 2018
Geared Up: K-Lite Bikepacker Ultra Dynamo Light
Geared Up: K-Lite Bikepacker Ultra Dynamo Light

Is the K-Lite Bikepacker Ultra the next step forward in dynamo-powered lights?

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November 14, 2018
Four Bike Travel Awards Available to Young Adults
Four Bike Travel Awards Available to Young Adults

Application period open now through Dec. 31 for gear and educational course with Adventure Cycling

October 8, 2018
Kentucky expands cycling options with U.S. Bicycle Routes 21 and 23
Kentucky expands cycling options with U.S. Bicycle Routes 21 and 23

Following the official designation of U.S. Bicycle Routes 21 and 23 in September, cyclists now have even more options for exploring the Bluegrass State on two wheels.

July 10, 2018
National parks promote bicycling to expand transportation options

National parks around the country are promoting biking to address congestion and provide new ways to travel to and experience parks.

June 17, 2018
Mother Road Part of US Bicycle Route: Ribbon Cutting Marks Start of Big Bam Ride

Greg Wood with Missouri Life Magazine added, "We have people from thirty states here and I think as far away as Scotland and Canada. And they just enjoy what we're doing right here."

May 30, 2018
How Cyclists Can Be a Boon to Small-Town Economies

Ovando sits at mile 550 and has become a staple stop for riders. “You always hear about the accommodations. It’s certainly known,” says Cunningham as she finished filling her basket. “It’s totally cool to come here.”

May 23, 2018
Catch A Concert By A Bikepacking Musician This Summer

To celebrate the 20th year of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Banff, Alberta to the U.S.- Mexico border, Ben Weaver is riding it with his musical instruments and playing shows along the way.

January 25, 2018
Biking cross-country helped this woman feel empowered and at peace?--?so she did it twice

So in 2008, I signed up for Teen Treks' maiden cross-country bike trip from Seattle to New York City mostly following Adventure Cycling's Northern Tier route. The group consisted of five teenagers and two leaders we jokingly called mom and dad who actually ended up getting married and now have two ...

June 28, 2017
New maps for biking from Chicago to New York

Bicycle Tripping from the Windy City to the Big Apple — Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route Adventure Cycling's 1,160-mile bicycle route connects several major metropolitan areas of the Midwest and the Eastern Seaboard for traveling cyclists.

June 28, 2017
Seattle techie, teen daughter biking across U.S. for orcas

A Seattle girl with a love and concern for endangered orca whales hopped on a tandem bicycle with her tech-savvy father Saturday morning to start a cross-country ride to raise awareness and money to aid the species.

June 26, 2017
Tour Divide cyclists passing through Montana partake in adventure of a lifetime

Each summer, cyclists taking part in the Tour Divide mountain-bike race can be found in Montana as they make their way on what many would call the journey of a lifetime.

June 18, 2017
Reverse migration on two wheels: An Okie heads home from California

Before interstate highways and their homogenized sameness of truckstops, fast-food vendors and chain motels, Route 66 was our country’s Mother Road. It ushered travelers from east to west, provided them food, fuel and rest for the weary.

June 18, 2017
7 Duluth-area mountain bikers plan epic challenge this summer

Seven Duluth-area cyclists plan to ride the Tour Divide bike race this summer, a 2,745-mile race on roads and trails between Banff, Alberta, and the Mexican border.

June 15, 2017
Pennsylvania becomes 25th state to join U.S. Bicycle Route System

“The U.S. Bicycle Route System is an important link in America’s interconnected multimodal transportation network” said Bud Wright, executive director of AASHTO.

June 11, 2017
67-year-old man bikes across America to make High School reunion in Upstate NY

Jim Colburn's journey across America to make his high school reunion proved to be a grander kind of reunion in itself.

June 10, 2017
In tandem

Two men on a journey between the temporal and the divine

June 10, 2017
Hanahan 13-year-old Scotty Parker aims to 'change the world' with bike ride across the U.S.

Scotty Parker, 13, will ride from Santa Monica, Calif., to Sullivan's Island in June and July to raise money for Water Mission.

April 18, 2017
10 things to know when planning a bike trip

A bike trip requires planning, conditioning, and organization, said Lisa McKinney, a spokeswoman for Missoula, Mont.-based Adventure Cycling, which helps thousands of riders each year with trips around the country.

April 18, 2017
Bicycle Tax 'Joke' Bombs At Montana Legislature

Director of Travel Initiatives with the Missoula-based Adventure Cycling Association, is talking about Senate Bill 363.

April 18, 2017
Future UGA Terry student to bike across country to benefit LGBT youth

After quitting his job a year ago, he discovered the Adventure Cycling Association, which prepares mapped biking routes all over the country.

April 18, 2017
2017 Northwest Bicycling Events Calendar

Adventure Cycling based in Missoula has assembled online resources, including contacts with ambassadors, to encourage cyclists to try an overnight bicycle tour in their own region.

April 18, 2017
Eau Claire man to bike 4,225 miles for Syrian refugees

Matt Boelter, 22, hopes to raise awareness of the plight of refugees in Syria and raise $10,000.

April 18, 2017
Adventure Cyclist executive editor Michael Deme dies at 51

Deme was a 24-year staffer of Adventure Cycling Association and longtime editor of Adventure Cyclist magazine.

Adventure Cycling Association depends on a highly productive and creative staff to accomplish the multifaceted programming and services that we offer in support of America's traveling cyclists.

Membership Director

Adventure Cycling Association seeks a dynamic, well-organized leader to direct and grow our membership and to help further our mission of inspiring, empowering and connecting people to travel by bicycle.

Members are the lifeblood of Adventure Cycling and have been critical to the success of the organization over the last 42 years. We are looking for someone who is passionate about cycling and bike travel, thrives on interacting with people, will work effectively as part of a team, and has significant experience with membership, development and marketing. Our ideal candidate is a detail-oriented person who achieves operational excellence while providing exceptional customer service. They will lead the membership team and collaborate with other departments to service the current 53,000 members and grow support for the organization to 100,000 members within the next five years. The position is based in Adventure Cycling's headquarters in beautiful and bike-friendly Missoula, MT. Read More

Become a Tour Leader

Adventure Cycling Association’s tours department is always searching for energetic, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and experienced tour leaders and staff for all of our tour offerings. Do you have what it takes to become one of our expert tour leaders? Read More

Adventure Cyclist Magazine

Adventure Cycling Association inspires, empowers and connects people to travel by bicycle. We are the largest non-profit membership bicycling organization in North America with 53,000 members. Join today and get nine issue of Adventure Cyclist to feed your passion for bicycle travel year-round.