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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?
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.
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Seattle area people: Swift Industries invites you to celebrate its new headquarters at a Grand Opening Happy Hour from 4:00 to 9:00PM on November 19th! RSVP here: Swift Industries GRAND OPENING Happy Hour!
In September 2016, Mac McCoy traveled to Canmore, Alberta, Canada to share the story of how the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route came to be what it is today, a dream route, ridden by hundreds annually.
Adventure Cycling’s Ginny Sullivan traveled to Europe to meet with EuroVelo Coordinators and present at the EuroVelo Greenways and Cycle Tourism Conference. These are the lessons learned from the immersion in European bicycle tourism.
Johnny Lam, an Adventure Cycling tour leader, reports from our 2016 Sierra Sampler fully supported tour.
If our bikes feel a bit heavier than usual ... perhaps they have been packed with kindness.