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One of the highlights of the Montana Bicycle Celebration will be free, supported bike rides on the Bitterroot Trail on Saturday, July 16. The Bitterroot Trail bike rides will range from 10 to 100 miles, making the event inclusive to people of all ages and experience levels. Plus, there’s so much more going on July 15–17 ...
Surly Bikes offers a $1000 match challenge in Adventure Cycling's Build it. Bike it. Be a part of it. campaign to grow the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS).
What if there was an interactive, digital map of every bicycle route that has ever been established? Learn all about OpenCycleMap here ...
Donate now for the chance to win the National Parks Package: a Burley “Nomad” trailer, Road Holland jersey, and a National Park Service pass. And there are USBR 76 goodies for donating and a chance to win a Salsa Marrakesh touring bike.
I recently sat down with Adventure Cycling Cartographer Nathan Taylor to chat with him about the project that has been occupying his time for the past year, the development of Adventure Cycling’s exciting new Texas Hill Country Loop.
Need a little bike-travel distraction? Check out two poems from Laura Madeline Wiseman along with Adam Wagler’s photos.
The 310-mile Texas Hill Country Loop route offers flat to rolling hill terrain and plenty of beauty to boot. This post just might get you pointed toward Texas ...
More than 10,000 people on over 800 unique trips throughout the world will go on bike overnights on the same weekend — National Bike Travel Weekend, June 3–5. It’s not too late to be part of the biggest bike travel weekend. Here’s how.
Planet Bike has seen the great success of the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign and the growth of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) and is sponsoring a $1,000 match challenge to keep the momentum going. Donate now to have your contribution matched by Planet Bike!
The U.S. Bicycle Route System has reached some major milestones lately. Here are a few of the more recent ones.
Getting the USBR 10 officially approved involved getting 18 cities and towns, seven counties, and a handful of transportation districts and federal officials’ approval — no easy task!
This is often scary for first-time travelers: deciding to head down a road or a path with no idea of where you'll stay. The unknown can be daunting. Luckily, we had the boys of Bulgaria ...
Quitting your job to galavant around the globe might seem idiotic in the best of times and downright absurd at others, but what seems to baffle most is the financial logistics of sustaining a long trip.
Did you know Adventure Cycling members receive product and service discounts through our affiliate partners? Find out more ...
Did you know registering for National Bike Travel Weekend is free AND when you sign up, you’re entered to win an Adventure Cycling 40th anniversary Salsa Marrakesh touring bicycle?
Read all about the Missoulians on Bicycles Club here. Missoulians on Bicycles (MOBI) believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor a $500 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by MOBI!
The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) is just one of many bicycle route networks in the world, all funded and managed differently. Here we compare aspects of the USBRS with two other well-known networks — Quebec’s La Route Verte and EuroVelo in Switzerland.
Happy Mother’s Day! Shot in midcoast Maine, and along the Outer Banks in North Carolina, this mini-doc was intended to encourage mothers to remember themselves.
The U.S. Bicycle Route System is an amazing project, but don't take our word for it. Listen to these cyclists from around the country about why they support the USBRS.
At Adventure Cycling, we’re fiercely competitive when it comes to any sort of bicycle commuter challenge and during National Bike Month, we’re all bringing our bike commuter A-game.
What does 19th century Russian ballet have to to do with bikepacking?
Guest blogger Johnny Lam likes to combine train travel with bike travel and here he generously shares his knowledge about how to ride Amtrak, plus his great photos. Johnny will be helping Adventure Cycling celebrate its 40th anniversary by participating in National Bike Travel Weekend, June 3–5. Find a trip in your area — like Johnny Lam’s trip — using the interactive map, or get inspired to register your own trip. And maybe try Amtrak!
Read all about SKS here. SKS believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor a $1,000 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by SKS!
Amtrak’s Caitlin Cooper gives a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to get roll-on bicycle service on the Vermonter, launching this May.
We often draw comparisons between the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) and the U.S. Interstate System. But the road to 50,000 miles is drastically different between the two networks — the Interstate System was funded 90% by the government, while the USBRS is funded 96% by people like you.