Members are the heart of Adventure Cycling Association.

Adventure Cycling's mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. We are the largest nonprofit cycling organization in North America with 50,000+ members. 

Check out the variety of member rates, the 10 Reasons to be a Member, and Join Today!


REASON 1: Nine Issues of Adventure Cyclist Magazine!

Adventure Cyclist Magazine

Adventure Cyclist is the only magazine dedicated to bicycle travel in all its forms. When you join, you’ll get nine issues chock-full of bicycle-touring tips and inspiring places to ride delivered to your door each year.

You’ll also gain access to the digital version of Adventure Cyclist and online-only content. The Cyclists’ Travel Guide, published in April, contains lots of how-to information for all levels of bicycle travelers.


“Your magazine is aimed at the touring cyclist, not the racing scene. You write about the bikes that interest me and the equipment and locations I want to use and visit. I love reading your magazine. I wish it were twice as long. I finish reading it in two days and have to wait 28 more for the next issue! Keep up the good work.”
- Adventure Cycling member R.M. Barrington, IL

REASON 2: 30% Discount on Bike Route Maps

You’ll Love Our Maps!

Members receive up to 30% off the 45,003 miles of Adventure Cycling mapped bicycle routes. With turn-by-turn instructions, we have a lifetime of places to ride just for you!

The Adventure Cycling Route Network features rural and low-traffic bicycling routes through some of the most scenic and historically significant terrain in North America. 


“My wife, our 13-month-old son, and I have just completed a cycling journey on the West Coast going from Vancouver, BC, to the Friendship Park on the Mexican border. We wanted to thank you guys for such a thorough and honest approach in creating this map and putting all the pieces together. Without your maps, we would face much more stress and be put at more risk. We wouldn't have enjoyed the trip as much as we did, especially having a baby in the trailer at all times, without your dedication.”
- Adventure Cycling member M.T. Brooklyn, NY

REASON 3: Support the United States Bicycle Route System

Better Riding Conditions for All Cyclists

The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) will give you the ability to ride an officially numbered and signed bicycle route from your backyard to anywhere in the United States.  

To date, over 11,000 miles of U.S. Bicycle Routes have been officially designated in 24 states. When complete, the USBRS will consist of more than 50,000 miles of routes and open up amazing new opportunities for cross-country travel, regional bicycle touring, and commuting by bicycle.


“I really like the idea of the U.S. Bike Route System and the way you collaborate with other groups.”
- Adventure Cycling member K.M. Bowie, MD

REASON 4: Access to Trip Planning Resources!

Tools to Inspire and Empower

Adventure Cycling members support an array of print and web resources for the traveling cyclist. You’ll find the inspiration and tools you need to get out on the road:

  • Bike Bits — twice-monthly cycling E-newsletter
  • Forums — connect with other cyclists, ask questions, or contribute to the knowledge base
  • Portrait Gallery — sampling of the hundreds of photos of traveling cyclists who have stopped by our headquarters along with the story of their journey
  • Ride Registry — register your bike rides or peruse others for ideas on your next trip
  • Blog — regular blog posts on a variety of topics keep you in the know on all things bicycle travel
  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest — connect with us and join the conversation
  • How-To Department — chock-full of tips on traveling by bicycle
  • Publications Archive — articles from Adventure Cyclist magazine covering the past 30 years
  • — don’t wait to go cross country, go overnight
  • — a place to share and discover bicycle blogs from all over the web


“I haven't seen any other website with the same types of resources all in one place. It's a wealth of information, which has made me want to be part of it. I think you've done a great job putting it all together from the tour information to the national routes, the bike touring gear, and, of course, great information on what to do, where, and how to do it. You all do a great job. I hope you can continue to get even better. I'm looking for more places to go where my cell phone doesn't work.”
- Adventure Cycling member J.M. Severna Park, MD

REASON 5: Access to Members-Only Guided Tours!

100+ Tours in 41 States

We have a tour to fit your needs: 

Adventure Cycling has been putting trips together for years. Not just bike tours, but epic experiences. Sunrise near a covered bridge in Vermont’s Green Mountains. Laughing around a campfire in Big Sky country. Conquering the biggest, toughest hill in your cycling career. Seeing new places with cyclists who share your love of the pure joy of riding a bike. Our tours are exclusive to members.


“Got back recently from a two-week trip to Texas, which included a weeklong bicycle ride in the lovely Texas Hill Country. There were 72 riders, and we covered about 270 miles past vast fields of bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush and trips through LBJ’s Texas White House and hometown. Adventure Cycling provides great leaders with deep experience and incredible food and mechanic support. A great way to start the riding season.”

- Adventure Cycling member L.W. Cheyenne, WY

REASON 6: Exclusive Member Discounts!

Additional Savings for Members

Check out these discounts provided by our Corporate Members:

  • 10% discount on your Motel 6 stay
  • 25% off all Burley child trailers, cargo trailers, strollers, and cycles
  • $5 off IMBA membership
  • 5% discount on Exodus Travels cycling trips
  • 20% discount on all cycling apparel at
  • 15% discount on all Club Ride apparel and gear
  • 5% discount on any BikeToursDirect tour
  • 10% discount on tours in Latin America from Peru for Less
  • 10% discount on bike cases from
  • 5–15% off bicycle insurance from Velosurance
  • 10% off Global Rescue membership


“Keep up the good work! I am looking forward to taking a bike trip someday, and Adventure Cycling is the source that keeps that dream alive.”
- Adventure Cycling member D.M. Tyrone, GA

REASON 7: Forty Years of Experience & 50,000 Cyclists Strong!

We are the Bicycle Travel Experts

From humble beginnings to a powerhouse cycling group: 

Adventure Cycling Association was born of an idea while four intrepid cyclists were riding bicycles from Alaska to Argentina in the early 70s. We launched in 1976 with an event named Bikecentennial, during which more than 4000 cyclists rode across the country on the TransAmerica Trail to celebrate the U.S. bicentennial. Adventure Cycling has grown from four to 50,000+ members over the past 40 years and today provides the best resources and most amazing inspiration to cyclists all over the world. 


“After retiring last year, I had the time to fulfill a longtime dream of doing a coast-to-coast ride. I chose the Southern Tier route and found it to be a life-changing adventure. I met so many great people along the route, and I can honestly say that it has impacted me in a very positive way in many aspects of my life. Once you get a taste of the exhilaration that comes with the successful completion of such a challenge, you have a real drive to see what more is out there to accomplish. So many of the riders that I met ‘on the road’ were leading amazing lives filled with travel and adventure.

“I am proud to support Adventure Cycling and all of the good work that you do making bike travel a part of so many people’s lives. With your maps, you have done the hard part. All we need to do is pedal!”
 - Adventure Cycling member M.M. Sioux Falls, SD

REASON 8: Chance to win a Salsa Marrakesh

Win a 2016 Limited-Edition Adventure Cycling Salsa Marrakesh: a world-touring bike, designed for fully loaded, rugged exploration.

Custom elements include: 

  • Custom paint job—white with added depth, flake, and dimension. Featured constellation decals in a semi-transparent pearl

  • Adventure Cycling logos on top tube and fork. 

  • Custom commemorative 40th anniversary badge on seat tube

  • Bikecentennial "rainbow" logo on down tube

  • "I am an adventure cyclist" on inside of chainstay


“Salsa says it has seen more orders for the new Marrakesh than any of its other models, proving that bike touring is only continuing to grow in popularity.”
- Bicycling Magazine

REASON 9: Membership is Tax Deductible!

You can get great resources, help support cycling, and take a tax deduction!

Put your membership savings towards your next adventure: 

Adventure Cycling Association is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Each payment of individual or family membership dues, over $14 per year, is tax-deductible. For a life membership, the whole amount minus $225 (individual) and $275 (joint) is tax-deductible in the year it was paid. All donations are tax-deductible.


“We strongly believe Adventure Cycling fills a critical hole in bicycle advocacy, improving opportunities for safe and pleasurable long distance travel by bicycle and encouraging people to engage in it. No other organization addresses that niche in the way that Adventure Cycling does. Thanks for all the work you and the organization do.”
 - Adventure Cycling member Los Altos, CA

REASON 10: Inspire and Empower People to Travel By Bicycle!

Inspire & Empower People to Travel By Bicycle

Inspire yourself every day!

There are so many reasons to join Adventure Cycling. Why wait? Sign-up today and give us a try. Your support will help with our non-profit mission to Inspire and Empower people to travel by bicycle, plus we’ll do our best to inspire you. Do it today.


“I am a new member and just got my first magazine. I HAD to contact you to tell you I am super impressed. FINALLY a bike magazine that has pertinent information for us everyday cyclists. Every other cycling magazine I've purchased is for those that take cycling way too seriously and thus it just sucks the fun out of the sport. Adventure Cyclist Magazine is just perfect. The articles were interesting and nothing was so technical that I had to google the words! Can wait for the next 8 issues! Keep up the great work.”
 - Adventure Cycling member M.K. Mayerthorpe, Alberta

Join or renew your membership today.