August 7, 2017 - Josh Tack is Adventure Cycling's membership manager and traveling cyclist extraordinaire.
Last week we detailed all the prizes you can win during our Adventure Cycling New Member Drive. Those alone are excellent reasons to become a member, but they aren’t the only reasons. Let’s take a look at 10 of the best reasons to join Adventure Cycling today.
1. Nine issues of Adventure Cyclist magazine annually
Delivered right to your door, this is the best bicycle travel magazine out there. Featuring stories from the road, industry news, and reviews of the latest gear — this has all the inspiration you need to tackle your own adventure.
2. Save up to 30% on Adventure Cycling bicycle route maps
The Adventure Cycling Route Network encompasses 46,846 miles of mapped bicycle routes. No matter how much of that you want to take on, you’ll get up to 30% off these maps as a member. Depending on the route you choose, the discount could pay for the membership!
3. Support the growing U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS)
We’re building the largest nationally recognized bicycle route network in the world, and your support will help us make this vision come to life. Using parts of our own Adventure Cycling bicycle routes, the USBRS will link urban, suburban, and rural parts of the country together using a variety of appropriate roads, trails, and bike facilities.
4. Access our free trip planning resources
Planning your own trip? Let us help! Our online forums, BikeOvernights.org website, and social media pages help bring traveling cyclists together to exchange experiences and ideas. You can also reach out to us, and we’ll be happy to help you with any bike travel question you have.
5. Access to members-only guided tours
We guide over 100 tours each year in more than 40 states with tours for all abilities and distances at different levels of support. Whether you want to tour fully loaded across the country or fully supported for a week, on pavement or dirt, with the whole family or without, we’ve got you covered.
6. Exclusive member discounts
Members receive discounts on bicycle products and services, compliments of our corporate partners. Discounts include 10% off your next Motel 6 stay, 25% off Burley trailers, 20% off Primal Wear apparel, and many more.
7. More than 40 years of experience and 53,000 cyclists strong
Adventure Cycling has been around since 1976, and in those 40+ years, we’ve grown to become the largest bicycle travel organization in North America. Each and every year, we bring new members into the fold, and this year we hope that new member is you.
8. Chance to win an Advocate Cycles touring bike
Whether you’re joining Adventure Cycling for the first time or renewing your membership, you’ll be entered into our annual bike giveaway for a shot at a complete Sand County touring bike from Advocate Cycles. Join or renew today for your chance to win.
9. Your membership is tax deductible
Adventure Cycling is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which means a portion of your membership fees are tax deductible.
10. “Inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle.”
When you support Adventure Cycling, you’re helping us continue to inspire and empower people everywhere to travel by bicycle by creating better bicycle travel conditions throughout the United States.
Bonus Reason: Yesterday was my birthday, and it would make my day to see you become a member. I won’t even care if it’s a day late. When you do join, I’ll make sure you get a free Adventure Cycling aLOKSAK to protect your phone, and enter you for a chance to win one of our August New Member Drive prize packages. You can’t win if you don’t join!
Photo 1, 9, 10 Josh Tack | Photo 2, 5 Chuck Haney | Photo 3 Dennis Coello | Photo 4 Derek Gallagher | Photo 6, 7 Greg Siple | Photo 8 courtesy of Advocate Cycles
The Adventure Cycling New Member Drive runs through midnight MST on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Adventure Cycling Association’s mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. We depend on dedicated cyclists to continue programs such as expanding the Adventure Cycling Route Network, keeping our online resources up to date, maintaining our education and outreach efforts, and building an official U.S. Bicycle Route System.