Thank you for participating in or supporting the 2nd annual Bike Travel Weekend. Over 930 trips with more than 6,900 people throughout the world took place during the weekend of June 2 - 4.
Please share your photos and videos by submitting them here. We’ll add them to the Bike Travel Weekend Flickr album and may even share them on Adventure Cycling’s social media channels. We hope you’ll also continue to share your photos on social media with #biketravelweekend.
We'd love to hear your feedback about Bike Travel Weekend as well as your fun experiences. Please take this short online survey
Save the date for Bike Travel Weekend in 2018—June 1 – 3—and enjoy going on bike overnights all year long!
Share your excitement about Bike Travel Weekend with others by using the promotional resources below to get other adventurers to join your “public” trip and to help spread the word to get more people of all ages traveling on two wheels on June 2–4. Watch this brief webinar to find out more.
Are you interested in doing more by becoming a volunteer Bike Travel Weekend Influencer? Fill out the Volunteer Interest form. (All approved Influencers will get a special thank-you gift!)
Download and share the Bike Travel Weekend Toolkit (PDF) which outlines everything you need to know about Bike Travel Weekend and how you can participate. Adventure Cycling also encourages bike clubs, bike shops, tour companies, bicycle advocacy groups, tourism agencies, and outdoor- and recreation-focused organizations to use the Toolkit to participate and/or promote Bike Travel Weekend. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us.
Download the Bike Travel Weekend logo and share on your social media pages, your website, and your community group newsletter.
Download Bike Travel Weekend graphics to post on your social media channels, website, and newsletter.
Share this short video about Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day on your social media channels.
We encourage you to be creative with your social media posts, but you’re also welcome to copy and paste these sample social media posts on your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
Create a Bike Travel Weekend Facebook event page using the text below as a template and invite your friends to join.
[I/Name of Organization] will participate in Bike Travel Weekend by organizing a bike overnight during the weekend of June 2 – 4. [Insert details about your bike overnight.] The goal of Bike Travel Weekend is to encourage people of all ages, backgrounds and interests to experience the joy and simplicity of traveling by bicycle and spending the night at a campground, hotel, cabin, B&B, hostel, friend’s house or backyard. Check out the Bike Travel Weekend resources at BikeTravelWeekend.org. For more information about our Bike Travel weekend trip, contact [insert your contact information here or provide a link with information about your event.]
Connect with Adventure Cycling’s Bike Overnights board on Pinterest. Share the pins and get inspired.
Download and print this fill-in-the-blanks poster. Fill in your contact information and Bike Travel Weekend start location (by hand) and distribute in your community. Download and print this flyer about Bike Travel Weekend to share in your community. To download 11" by 17" versions of the poster and flyer, click here.
Include the text below in your community group newsletter or email it to your contacts:
Title of newsletter article or email subject:
Join [Name of Organization/Me] for Bike Travel Weekend, June 2–4
[Name of Organization/I] invite[s] you to join [us/me] for Bike Travel Weekend, June 2–4, 2017. This global event will inspire and empower thousands of people to go on a bike overnight to a campground, hotel, B&B, hostel, friend’s house or backyard — all on the same weekend. Last year 11,900 people participated in over 900 trips all over the world! [We’re/I’m] organizing a trip to [overnight location] and welcome [beginner/experienced/all] bicyclists. We’ll start at [location and time] and ride [# of miles] on [Friday, June 2/Saturday, June 3] on [name of road or trail] and [# of miles] on [Saturday, June 3/Sunday, June 4] and return to [ending location]. [If your trip is two nights, include details about the third day. Also include more details here, including any fees, whether or not your trip is family friendly, and any meal plans.] Make sure to bring [list essential items]. Find out more about Bike Travel Weekend at BikeTravelWeekend.org and respond to this email if you are interested in joining [name of organization/my] trip. [Include any other website links with more information about the trip here, such as your trip details page, a link to the route, and the Facebook event page.]
APPLY TODAY! Whether you are new to bicycle travel or looking to build your outdoor leadership skills, @adventurecycling ‘s Young Adult Scholarship program is here to help get you in the saddle and out on the road by providing resources and support adults ages 18 to 30. Find out more on our website: http://ow.ly/8KYj3059sFi Photo @saarasnow #adventurecycling #jumpstartbiketravel (at Adventure Cycling Association)
Bike Your Park tomorrow (Saturday, September 24! You can go anywhere- a national park, state park, forest, recreation area, national monument. It’s your ride. BikeYourParkDay.org
Photo by Roger DiBrito