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Adventure Cycling received over 150 applications for the Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship before the clock struck midnight on December 31, 2016. Now it’s time to pore over the submissions and pick the best applicants for each track: Intro to Road Touring and Outdoor Leadership.
Adventure Cycling’s Sales and Shipping Specialist, Maxton, is a gardener, photographer, and rode the TransAmerica Trail in 2015. Here he offers travel-tested advice on gear.
Kevin and Cameron, father and son, tackled the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage together last spring. Find out how it went!
Ride Bicycle Route 66! Last spring, Adventure Cycling Tour Leader Brian Managan rode from Santa Monica, CA to Chicago, IL on “The Mother Road,” self-contained, and shared great photos and his encouraging story.
Make your cycling plans for 2017 with advice from one of our favorite bike travel dreamers, Willie Weir.
Mary Murphy and 13 friends rode across the country last summer on Adventure Cycling's under-30 tour on the TransAmerica Trail bicycle route and shares her experience.
The Southern Tier, an epic, cross-country bicycle route, beckons with warm temperatures, scenic vistas, and a rich cultural heritage — plus, it’s our shortest route between the two coasts.
Applications for Adventure Cycling’s Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship must be received by Saturday, December 31 at midnight EST. Don’t wait, apply now! This is your chance to get all the tools you need to embark on a lifetime of bicycle travel adventure.
Willie Weir has a holiday message for you ...
“I am now traveling the nation by bicycle. I am welcomed by grand expanses of land, snow-peaked mountains, wide smiles, and endless kilometers of asphalt. I know why I’m out here, and I know what started it all.”
Amy Camp from Cycle Forward offers five ways to start building a “trail town” program for your community, connecting trails, trail users, and tourism for economic development and revitalization.
2015 TransAmerica Trail tour participant John Weatherburn shares the story of his epic coast-to-coast adventure along Adventure Cycling’s TransAmerica Trail bicycle route astride his bike, the Old Grey Mare.
Self-contained bicycle travel newbie Jenn Milyko teams up with tour leader pals in northern New Mexico for her first foray into this style of touring.
You make so much possible. Help keep the momentum going in 2017! Donate today.
John Nguyen, one of Adventure Cycling’s Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship winners, inspired many people to ride their bikes in Houston. Read about his work, then get cracking on your own scholarship application, due Dec. 31. #jumpstartbiketravel
Willie and Kat traveled across Washington State on a trail you’ll likely want to know all about.
Carolyn Carter, at 68 years old, is the first woman to ride across the U.S. on a high-wheel bicycle.
Adventure Cycling invites you to jump in and sign up for your 2017 dream bicycle tour.
Touring Gear & Tips now appears once a month, and in my final post of 2016, I thought I’d bring you a few of my favorite products from the past year.
500 miles of riding in one year? 2,500? 5,350? 76,076 miles of riding in one year? How far did you ride this year? What keeps you riding?
Giving Tuesday, of course! Help Adventure Cycling start 2017 in high gear.
Willie and Kat’s travels in Taiwan ... just absolutely, stunningly, memorably perfect.
And here's a reminder that Adventure Cycling offers a Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship. Applications are due by Dec. 31, 2016.
These photos and testimonials from 2016 Bike Your Park Day participants will inspire you to explore the parks and public lands in your backyard on September 30, 2017.