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The Adventure Cycling blog covers bicycle-travel news, touring tips and gear, bicycle routes, organizational news, membership highlights, guided tours, and more. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for daily updates. Interested in becoming a guest blogger for Adventure Cycling? Share your story with us.

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May 27, 2016
Amazing Encounters on a Lonely Trail
Amazing Encounters on a Lonely Trail

It was during one of the “slow go” sections that something large flew out in front of Kat. It had a wide body, and its wing flaps were silent ... 

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May 27, 2016
Build the USBRS with Cascade Bicycle Club
Build the USBRS with Cascade Bicycle Club

Cascade Bicycle Club believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS), and they’ve decided to sponsor a $1,000 match challenge. 

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May 26, 2016
Bicycle Touring Southwestern Indiana
Bicycle Touring Southwestern Indiana

Many people think Indiana is just one big, flat cornfield, but there are many interesting places to ride, especially in southern Indiana.

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May 26, 2016
Build the USBRS with Exodus Travels
Build the USBRS with Exodus Travels

Exodus Travels 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. Read all about Exodus Travels’ extensive offerings here ...

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May 25, 2016
Cycling in Oregon
Cycling in Oregon

Last week I attended Adventure Cycling’s Leadership Training Course. Here's how it went. And I can’t wait to get back there for my Crater Lake inn-to-inn tour later this summer! 

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May 25, 2016
Register for Montana Bicycle Celebration Ride on the Bitterroot Trail
Register for Montana Bicycle Celebration Ride on the Bitterroot Trail

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 ...

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May 24, 2016
Build the USBRS with Surly
Build the USBRS with Surly

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).

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May 23, 2016
Follow the USBRS with OpenCycleMaps
Follow the USBRS with Open Cycle Maps

What if there was an interactive, digital map of every bicycle route that has ever been established? Learn all about OpenCycleMap here ...

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May 22, 2016
National Parks Package Looking for a Good Home
National Parks Package Looking for a Good Home

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.

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May 19, 2016
Interview With Adventure Cycling Cartographer Nathan Taylor About The New Texas Hill Country Loop
Interview with Cartographer Nathan Taylor

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.

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May 19, 2016
The Poetry of Cycling
The Poetry of Cycling

Need a little bike-travel distraction? Check out two poems from Laura Madeline Wiseman along with Adam Wagler’s photos.

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May 19, 2016
New Route: Texas Hill Country Loop is Ready to Ride
New Route: Texas Hill Country Loop is Ready to Ride

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 ...

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May 18, 2016
It's Not Too Late to Be Part of the Biggest Bike Travel Weekend
It's Not Too Late to Be Part of the Biggest Bike Travel Weekend

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.

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May 17, 2016
Build the USBRS with Planet Bike
Build the USBRS with Planet Bike

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! 

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May 16, 2016
Growing the Network: Major Milestones
Growing the Network: Major Milestones

The U.S. Bicycle Route System has reached some major milestones lately. Here are a few of the more recent ones. 

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May 15, 2016
How to Celebrate a New U.S. Bicycle Route, John Pope style
How to Celebrate a New U.S. Bicycle Route, John Pope style

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!

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May 13, 2016
The Boys of Bulgaria
The Boys of Bulgaria

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 ...

 

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May 12, 2016
Pedaling The Planet on a Shoestring
Pedaling The Planet on a Shoestring

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.

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May 12, 2016
Discounts With Adventure Cycling Membership
Discounts With Adventure Cycling Membership

Did you know Adventure Cycling members receive product and service discounts through our affiliate partners? Find out more ...

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May 11, 2016
Register for National Bike Travel Weekend by May 16 for A Chance to Win A Bike!
Register for National Bike Travel Weekend by May 16 for A Chance to Win A Bike!

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?

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May 10, 2016
Build the USBRS with Missoulians on Bicycles
Build the USBRS with Missoulians on Bicycles

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!

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May 9, 2016
Public vs Private: How Does Funding for the USBRS Compare Internationally? 
Public vs Private: How Does Funding for the USBRS Compare Internationally? 

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.

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May 8, 2016
When Mama's Happy
When Mama's Happy

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.

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May 8, 2016
As Told by Cyclists from Around the Country
As Told by Cyclists from Around the Country

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.

 

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May 6, 2016
Adventure Cycling Commuter Challenge Bikes
Adventure Cycling Commuter Challenge Bikes

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.

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