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If you're a cyclist who owns a smartphone, there's a decent chance you've used your phone to track some bike rides. Ride tracking with a phone makes a lot of sense. If you already have the phone, it's cheaper than buying a GPS unit or cyclocomputer and you can upload your ride information immediately after parking your bike without plugging anything into a computer.
It would be a shame to limit yourself to canned beer in the golden era of the local microbreweries. Today, one lucky winner will bring home a beer pannier and brauler.
In April 2015, Adventure Cycling's Jenn Milyko traveled to New Mexico, "Land of Enchantment," for business and a look at Bicycle Route 66.
During the month of May, we are celebrating the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) and successes in improving bicycle travel conditions nationwide. This week we’re focusing on how bicycling benefits businesses and economies and it’s pretty clear that cyclists love beer. Just look at the number of bicycles parked in front of the local brewery and it’s easy to see how that connection is made. We also explored how the craft brewery culture seems to fit with the growing enthusiasm for bicycling. I recently traveled to Fort Collins and had the opportunity to meet two people that make their living from the bike and beer association.
You’ll be doing your best impression of “The Sound of Music” as you pedal through quaint villages and lush farmland on Bike Tours Direct's 7-day Danube Bike Path tour. Yep, you can win a free European vacation by donating $25 or more to the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign.
What does singing in the shower have to do with the USBRS?
There is nothing quite like mashing down a traffic free highway in a hoard of twenty-three thousand cyclists.
During the month of May we are celebrating the U.S. Bicycle Route System and successes in improving bicycle travel conditions nationwide. This week we’re focusing on how bicycling benefits businesses and economies and as you’ll see, no matter what kind of cycling you do, the numbers speak for themselves.
How do the Knickerbikers help double your dollar's distance?
Bikecentennial made Bill a more goal-oriented person. “Once you do that [Bikecentennial] you can pretty much accomplish anything,” he says. To stay in touch with Adventure Cycling about the 40th anniversary celebration please fill out this form.
Let us throw a wrench in your Monday, pedal wrench that is. Today we're showcasing this week's raffle prizes and last week's winners.
The aisles of Sea Otter Classic were full of touring and adventure bikes as the industry grabs onto bike travel in a big way.
This post is part of a series spotlighting Adventure Cycling's Corporate Members. These companies support our mission and programs and do some cool stuff of their own.
Light the way! Donate to the Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign for a chance to win one of two sets of USB rechargeable Cygolites!
We’ve seen an increasing number of communities calling us up and asking, “How can our town serve adventure cyclists? What can we do to make them feel welcome and encourage them to stay the night?” Here are 10 tips to help your community become a bicycle travel destination.
One of the best parts of bike travel is the eating. Ice cream twice a day? No problem. Eating straight from the pot. Yep. But what happens when you’re 50 miles from the nearest grocery store and out of snacks?
Right now your donation can go twice as far! Town Pump Hotel Group believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor another $1,000 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by Town Pump Hotel Group!
To help you keep your energy levels topped off throughout the week, we've got an assortment of CLIF Bar nutritional products for one lucky winner. To enter this drawing, we only ask that you do one of three things before 5:30pm MST, Friday, May 15th:
Sleek, stylish, and safe? Yep. Donate today for a chance to win this TiGr lock.
There are several hospitality programs for cycle tourists, but none exist in the U.S. Why not? Is there one that might make a good model for the U.S. Bicycle Route System? How are they administered? What do they offer? To answer these questions, I’ve compiled a few of the programs I know about:
What’s the best part of planning a bike trip? Whatever form your pre-trip planning takes, your donation to the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign is a great first step towards your next great American Roadtrip.
Right now your donation can go twice as far! Exodus Travels believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor another $1,000 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by Exodus Travels!
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Just one week into our U.S. Bike Route System and we’ve raised nearly $25,000 towards our $150,000 campaign goal. We're celebrating bicycle tourism this week. Your donation means more miles of designated and signed routes, more people ditching their cars for bikes, and yes, more wallets on wheels.