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And Amtrak's bicycle roll-on service made it easy: The sound of a train whistle takes me back to a bike tour that I recently took with my cycling significant other Randy along the rustically charming C&O Canal and Great Allegheny Passage on U.S. Bicycle Route 50.
I bought myself a hybrid, started commuting to work, tried a road bike, bought a road bike, modified it into a touring bike ... Now, with a full-blown bike addiction and a move to Montana, what would come next in my bike-life adventure? Mountain biking, of course!
Sights and Sounds: Explore Montreal with Willie Weir and Bixi.
Fall is here and it's a great time to remind new riders about layering to stay comfortable, and very importantly, to protect our working joints from the cold.
The Thomas Stevens Fan Club caught up with Adam Balfour, one of our two 2015 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship winners, to ask him a few questions about his experience at Adventure Cycling's Leadership Training Course.
Adventure Cycling's assistant tours director, Linda Baldwin, shares her adventure in Hawaii. "Oh, yeah! The ocean, the palm trees, the volcano, the orchids, the whales, the language, the warm breezes, the people. And yes, the incredible biking. But oh, oh, oh the coffee..."
Bill Harlan was one of the few people to have the opportunity to work for Bikecentennial after the ride on the TransAmerica Trail in 1976. Enjoy Bill's memories of the early days here...
Josh Tack's Touring Gear and Tips features a new unit from Polar that integrates GPS, a cadence sensor, and heart rate.
By Alex Strickland A behind-the-scenes look into the production of the October/November 2015 issue of Adventure Cyclist.
Meet the van den Hengel family and their company Tripsite.com. Let them take you to Europe and beyond!
WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS REFERENCES TO HILL CLIMBS, EARWORMS, TAYLOR SWIFT, NUTELLA, PERFORMANCE LECTURES, AND THE CLASSIC 1993 FILM COOL RUNNINGS.
Sights and Sounds with Willie Weir. This could get you ready for that fall bike tour ...
My first dirt tour: shouldn't be too hard, right? Isn't dirt kind of like pavement, only ... softer? Sure, we can do 150+ miles in two days, um, mostly on dirt. I learned a lot on this tour ... mostly that I almost died. Spoiler Alert: I survived.
Dick Wilhelm worked for Bikecentennial 76 as a shuttle truck driver, and later, the Eastern Regional Director. He remembers receiving his first helmet as a gift from one of the groups. "It's humbling to remember that they thought that well of me, to care about my long term well being."
Available for pre-order and shipping out this month, BikeTag takes ride tracking to the next level by adding a crash detection feature to the duty of saving your phone's batteries. Josh writes all about it...
This post is part of a series spotlighting Adventure Cycling's Corporate Members. Here's a conversation with Koga. Ever wanted to configure your own bike?
Have you been dreaming of the day you could take a bike trip on the Great Allegheny Passage and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath and use train travel to augment your trip? Now you can start planning your trip! On Monday, September 14th, Amtrak launched new roll-on bicycle service on the Capitol Limited and hosted ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the Washington DC and Chicago stations.
Meet our new tours specialist, Whitney Ford-Terry. Whitney rode the TransAmerica Trail this summer as an Adventure Cycling tour leader and shares her pilgrimage, along with great photos...
Psssst, gear junkies. I just noticed our Cyclosource store's clearance prices on Osprey packs and Canari rain pants beat the prices of a major national retailer … by a LOT. See ALL of the clearance products in our Cyclosource store and from September 18–28, take an additional 20% off.
Dream. Pedal. Travel. Repeat! Willie Weir has been blogging with Adventure Cycling since 2009 under the category of "Sights and Sounds." Over 200 posts later, we think it's time for a look back at ten of Willie's personal favorites.
What does Weight Watchers have to do with the making of Adventure Cycling's TransAmerica Trail? Find out here!
Adventure Cycling Tours Director Arlen Hall didn't participate in Bikecentennial, but he has no regrets. He graduated from high school during the year of Bikecentennial and was preparing to go to Case Western Reserve University to study computer engineering. His interest in bike travel came later after his kids began riding bicycles.
The Adventure Cycling 2016 Calendar arrived in our office this week, and we've got two ways for you to get your hands on a copy!
Standing in the early morning darkness, bikes in hand, six Amtrak passengers waited at Pittsburgh's Union Station to catch the Capitol Limited train and demo Amtrak's new—not quite yet publicly available—bicycle roll-on service. Eager cyclists, get ready to pitch your bike box!