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By David V. Herlihy Before he served in WWII and lived a quiet life in a small town, unassuming Canadian Douglas Carr had the adventure of a lifetime in 1938— riding from Cairo to Cape Town.
Five tips for making your bike-travel film even better from the director of the Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival.
Looking for bike trails and routes near you? The U.S. Bicycle Route System connects unique bike travel experiences across the country, like the Brushy Mountain Tunnel and the Silver Comet Trail on U.S. Bicycle Route 21 (USBR 21). Donate today.
Looking for bike trails and routes near you? The U.S. Bicycle Route System connects unique bike travel experiences across the country, like the Dorset Quarry on U.S. Bicycle Route 7 (USBR 7) in Vermont. Donate today.
Looking for bike trails and routes near you? The U.S. Bicycle Route System connects unique bike travel experiences across the country, like the dunes along Lake Michigan on U.S. Bicycle Route 35 (USBR 35).
Olivia Round met all kinds of unforgettable characters on her first bike tour across the country. They taught her that anyone can bicycle tour ... and there's no "right way" to do it.
Whether you are on a long tour or just want to do an overnighter, there are now new digital maps to help you ride a U.S. Bicycle Route and experience some of the unique locations along the way.
Spring is slow to come in the Rocky Mountains this year, but that’s not stopping Adventure Cycling’s cartographers from updating and redesigning the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route to celebrate its 20th anniversary and its bikepacking and gravel opportunities.
HistoriCorps engages volunteers to do hands-on work to save historic structures. They explore special places and connect with their history in a unique way that is conducive to travel by bike.
When I signed up for this guided, Arizona bike tour with Adventure Cycling, their seven-day “Southern Arizona Road Adventure,” I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. Pavement? Desert? Saguaros? Beautiful, sunny weather to escape Montana’s cold, gray March? I got all that and more!
It was late August when my husband and I and our two teenage sons tucked our passports safely into our panniers and set out from Burlington, Vermont on a course for Montreal.
Put one year of Adventure Cyclist magazine on the shelves of your local library for only $22.50.
She spent 10 days on one of Adventure Cycling’s guided tours on the Crown of the Continent and has plenty of stories and photos to share.
In the past two years, Adventure Cycling’s Bike Travel Weekend mobilized nearly 20,000 participants in all 50 states and a couple dozen countries. We’re getting people on bikes, and this year, June 1–3, Bike Travel Weekend will be even bigger ... and you can help!
Bike Travel Weekend, June 1–3, 2018, is almost here. #BikeTravelWeekend
Don’t disappoint your bike. Registration for the second annual Bike Travel Weekend, June 1–3 is free and easy. Plus, you could win stuff, including a new bike from Co-Motion Cycles and a trip to Glacier Park (with bikes on Amtrak), but don’t tell your bike.
Forces of nature and construction schedules can affect your bicycle travel plans. Here are a few issues we know about as of March 2018 on the TransAmerica Trail, Northern Tier, Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, Lewis & Clark Trail, and Pacific Coast bicycle routes.
With the milder weather of spring comes the anticipation of new U.S. Bicycle Routes. While new routes won’t be officially designated until May, we are eagerly tracking several states that are close to finalizing routes.
Check out the new Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day merchandise. And don't forget: Registering for these events is free and helps us spread the joy of bike travel.
Olivia Round is a great story teller, she blogs for Adventure Cycling every month, and here’s the latest.
As we well know, there is no more authentic and exhilarating way to experience national parks than by bicycle. So how did national parks work with Adventure Cycling last year to improve biking?
Although Napa and Sonoma, California suffered devastating fires last fall, the region is in full recovery with 200+ wineries in operation, and all the delightful local businesses, eagerly welcoming cyclists. Discover California’s wine country in a new way — by bicycle!