Adventure Cycling Blog

The Adventure Cycling blog covers bicycle-travel news, touring tips and gear, bicycle routes, organizational news, membership highlights, guided tours, and more. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for daily updates. Interested in becoming a guest blogger for Adventure Cycling? Share your story with us.

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February 9, 2016
Fat Bikes & Ghost Towns
Fat Bikes & Ghost Towns

This tiny mountain town is only accessible by snowshoe, ski, or snowmobile — seemed like the perfect opportunity to plan my first fat bike snowvernight.

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February 8, 2016
How Bikecentennial 76 Helped One Cyclist Grow Up
How Bikecentennial 76 Helped One Cyclist Grow Up

This summer, Dreux DeMack will finish the ride he started in 1976. He will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bikecentennial by attending the Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15–17. View a list of confirmed attendees, like Dreux, and purchase tickets to the biggest bicycle travel celebration since 1976. 

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February 5, 2016
A Most Fortuitous Campsite Closure
A Most Fortuitous Campsite Closure

CAMPGROUND CLOSED! This is never a good sign to see when you are on a bike tour. But things often work out, especially this time!
 

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February 3, 2016
Fat Bike February
Fat Bike February

Fat Bike February is here! Show @AdventureCycling your fat bike love by tagging your fattest photos with #fatbikefeb and #adventurecycling. Here are a few of our Instagram favorites!                                                             

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February 3, 2016
2016 Annual Member Survey is Now Open!
2016 Annual Member Survey is Now Open!

The 2016 Annual Member Survey is now open! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to tell us how were doing. Take the 2016 Annual Member Survey today!

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January 29, 2016
Sockcentennial! And Bikecentennial 76 shorts and jersey too
Sockcentennial! And Bikecentennial 76 shorts and jersey too

Ride like it’s 1976 with our Bikecentennial 76 jersey, shorts, and socks.

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January 27, 2016
The Kids Wanna Ride!
The Kids Wanna Ride!

The Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship program is blowing up. In our third year we received 82 applications. That’s 72 more than our first year.

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January 27, 2016
Adventure Cyclist Launches New Digital Features
Adventure Cyclist Launches New Digital Features

Creating a magazine-like experience online may be nearly impossible, but two new online feature stories from Adventure Cyclist are pretty darn close. 

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January 26, 2016
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Winter Biking
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Winter Biking

Now that you’ve read A Winter Biking Guide, you’ve coped while off the bike, and finally decided to gear up for winter, read about the best and worst parts of winter biking!

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January 25, 2016
An Adventure Cycling weekend in New York City: 40th anniversary party & NY Times Travel Show Recap
An Adventure Cycling Weekend in New York City:  40th Anniversary Party & NY Times Travel Show Recap

Adventure Cycling traveled to New York City. Mild weather, Adventure Cycling members, passionate volunteers, and thousands of members of the public, added up to camaraderie, prize giveaways, stories from Adventure Cycling’s past, and dreaming about bike travel adventures yet to come.

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January 25, 2016
Things That Go Together
Things That Go Together

Things that go together. Peanut butter and Jelly. Milk and cookies. Beer & Bike Tours.

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January 22, 2016
Keeping it Fresh
Keeping it Fresh

If Kurt “Tarzan” Searvogel can ride 76,076 miles in a year, then you’d think riding at least once each week could be an attainable goal. Josh does this with help from his “seasonal template.” Let him explain.

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January 21, 2016
Kicking off Volume 43
Kicking off Volume 43

The first Adventure Cyclist of the year will land in mailboxes next week with the annual supported touring and events issue. Get ready for a big 2016!

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January 20, 2016
Seven Hints for Bike Travel
Seven Hints for Bike Travel

Seven hints to help make bike travel better.

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January 20, 2016
Count The Ways to Bike Your Park on September 24th
Count The Ways to Bike Your Park on September 24th

One day. Two wheels. 8,500 parks. Celebrate Bike Your Park Day on Sept. 24, 2016.

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January 18, 2016
When things don't go quite right on a bicycle tour.
When things don't go quite right on a bicycle tour.

Let Josh tell you about the time things didn't go quite right on a bicycle tour ...

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January 15, 2016
Party On!
Party On!

The bicycle is not only a great way to see the world; it's hard to beat as a way to experience the world. I've sometimes been dragged off my bike to join in the festivities. For example ...
 

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January 14, 2016
Lewis & Clark Bicycle Trail
Lewis & Clark Bicycle Trail

Tag along as Adventure Cycling's Mike Deme and Jenna Lyons tour a 150-mile stretch of the Lewis & Clark Bicycle Trail from Winnett to Fort Benton, Montana. 

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January 14, 2016
Major Route Change: North Lakes in Michigan and Indiana
Major Route Change: North Lakes in Michigan and Indiana

This week, Jenn Milyko writes about a reroute conducted on Adventure Cycling's North Lakes bicycle route in Michigan and Indiana.

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January 13, 2016
You + Us
You + Us

Thanks to you, 2016 is going to be a great year for people who travel by bike!

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January 12, 2016
Biking Can Get You There
Biking Can Get You There

The world of bike travel explodes with inspiring stories of the human spirit. I have heard enough around the campfire and during the post-ride happy hour to hold me in awe for the rest of my life. So here's one more. Mine. What's yours?

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January 11, 2016
Join the Bikecentennial Co-Founders for the Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15 - 17
Join the Bikecentennial Co-Founders for the Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15 - 17

Join the Bikecentennial co-founders for the Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15–17.

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January 11, 2016
Scrape your windshield or ride?
Scrape your windshield or ride?

Here's a little bit of everything: Winter riding tips, botox, winter tire options, a Cygolite give-away, a Salsa Marrakesh give-away, and a chance to grab one of our fine Adventure Cycling calendars when you join Adventure Cycling.

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January 8, 2016
RoadAir Bike Pump
RoadAir Bike Pump

When it comes to the pump in your flat tire kit, there's a huge difference between a quality pump, and a cheap pump.

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January 7, 2016
Major Route Change: Southern Tier in Arizona and New Mexico
Major Route Change: Southern Tier in Arizona and New Mexico

The Adventure Cycling strategic plan directs the Routes & Mapping department to, “Improve and update the Adventure Cycling Route Network.” In the past, this has included many route changes, minor and some major. This week Jenn Milyko writes about a reroute conducted on the Southern Tier route, primarily in Arizona.

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