Who is your bike travel Trail Angel? Share your story!

Apr 30th, 2020

If you’ve traveled anywhere on your bike, you’ve likely met a Trail Angel. The stranger who stops you on the side of the road to offer you a lakefront patch of grass to pitch your tent. The hotel owner who runs home to get you food when the only restaurant in town is closed. Or maybe a sympathetic Fed Ex worker who helped you retrieve your shipped bike from their closed office on their day off (a facepalm moment for me).

While we’re all unable to travel by bike right now, we want to hear your bike travel Trail Angel stories. Who helped you when you really needed it? Tell us your story of what made the experience special and meaningful.

How to nominate your trail angel:

  • Write up your story in a couple of paragraphs.

  • Find a photo or create your own artwork, postcard, song, poem, dance, etc.

  • Post the image and story on Instagram or Facebook, or both.

  • Tag @adventurecycling and include the #MyTrailAngel hashtag (so we can see it!).

  • Tag your trail angel if they’re on social media, or email/mail them your nomination. If you don’t know their name or contact information, that’s okay, we still want to hear your story.

  • If you want to submit more than one nomination that’s encouraged! It can be hard to choose just one Trail Angel. 

  • If you don’t have Facebook or Instagram, you can email your #MyTrailAngel story to advocacy@adventurecycling.org

On June 1st, we’ll share a “best of” compilation, highlighting the interesting, creative, unique, weird, funny, and inspiring nominations. And if you’re not yet a member of Adventure Cycling, you can sign up for a free six-month membership for participating. 

Check out Adventure Cycling’s Facebook and Instagram and email advocacy@adventurecycling.org if you have questions. We can’t wait to see your stories!