Adventure Cycling Blog

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 4, 2016
The Rite of Spring
The Rite of Spring

What does 19th century Russian ballet have to to do with bikepacking?

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May 4, 2016
Bike Touring with Amtrak During National Bike Travel Weekend
Bike Touring with Amtrak During National Bike Travel Weekend

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!

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May 3, 2016
Build the USBRS with SKS
Build the USBRS with SKS

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!

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May 3, 2016
Amtrak Launches Roll-on Bicycle Service on the Vermonter May 1st
Amtrak Launches Roll-on Bicycle Service on the Vermonter May 1st

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. 

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May 2, 2016
USBRS: The Road to 50,000 Miles of World-Class Bicycle Routes
The Road to 50,000 Miles of World-Class Bicycle Routes

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. 

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May 1, 2016
Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign
Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

Make bicycling history by supporting the building of the U.S. Bicycle Route System and show that bikes have a permanent place on the road.

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April 29, 2016
Old Friends
Old Friends

In our fast-paced consumer culture, where we’re bombarded with images of shiny, new, got-to-have products, I’d like to pause and appreciate old friends.

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April 27, 2016
Send Your Friend a Free Sample Issue of Adventure Cyclist!
Send Your Friend a Free Sample Issue of Adventure Cyclist!

Share the inspiration of bicycle travel by sending a friend a free issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine. Plus, you'll be entered to win a Salsa Cycles Marrakesh touring bike.

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April 27, 2016
10 Ways the U.S. Bicycle Route System Benefits America
10 Ways the U.S. Bicycle Route System Benefits America

There are many reasons why designating U.S. Bicycle Routes is good for your community and state. Here are the top 10 ways that the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) benefits everyone in America.

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April 26, 2016
Emma On The Road Again
Emma On The Road Again

After six weeks off the bike, letting my back heal, I’m finally on the road again!

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April 25, 2016
Purchase Your Tickets to the Montana Bicycle Celebration Before May 1 Price Increase
Purchase Your Tickets to the Montana Bicycle Celebration Before May 1 Price Increase

If you’ve been thinking about attending the Montana Bicycle Celebration, Adventure Cycling’s 40th anniversary celebration in Missoula, MT, now is the time to purchase your tickets. Prices increase soon.

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April 22, 2016
Delta Airzound Bicycle Air Horn
Delta Airzound Bicycle Air Horn

When riding, we like to be seen ... and heard. Bells and shouts are great, but nothing can compare to the awesome power of the Delta Airzound horn.

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April 21, 2016
Ten Inspiring Instagram Sites For Bike Travelers
Ten Inspiring Instagram Sites For Bike Travelers

Guest blogger Paul Jeurissen, instagram.com/paul_jeurissen_bicycle_photo, compiled ten inspiring Instagram sites for bike travelers. Check them out.

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April 20, 2016
Free Entrance at National Parks: April 16-24
Free Entrance at National Parks: April 16-24

Celebrate two things you love: bikes and national parks! National Park Week, April 16–24, 2016, means free entrance into your national parks.

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April 20, 2016
Trails, Roads, and Highways: USBRS Facilities By The Numbers
Trails, Roads, and Highways: USBRS Facilities By The Numbers

What do the current U.S. Bicycle Routes look like on the ground? We've tallied up all 11,053 miles to find total distances of trails, local roads, and state highways. Read this to have a better idea of what the USBRS looks like, so far.

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April 18, 2016
Six Ways YOU Can Build the Bike Travel Movement in 2016
Six Ways YOU Can Build the Bike Travel Movement in 2016

Here are six ways to pull your friends into the bike travel movement with National Bike Travel Weekend, June 3–5, and Bike Your Park Day on September 24. Celebrate Adventure Cycling’s 40th and help build the momentum of the biggest year of bike travel since 1976!

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April 15, 2016
Adventure Cycling Greets its First Visiting Cyclist of 2016
Adventure Cycling Greets its First Visiting Cyclist of 2016

He's the librarian from London and he's loving every minute of it.

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April 15, 2016
Be a Roadside Angel
Be a Roadside Angel

What does it take to be a roadside angel? Let Willie explain how a little can go a long way.

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April 14, 2016
Ten Reasons Why You Should Ride the TransAmerica Bicycle Route
Ten Reasons Why You Should Ride the TransAmerica Bicycle Route

Reason 1) You can totally do it. Yes, totally. Worried about what you have to buy? Worried about being in shape? Don't worry! Just read this...

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April 14, 2016
TransAmerica Trail Digital Data Now Available
TransAmerica Trail Digital Data Now Available

We are excited to announce we have released enhanced digital data for sale for the TransAmerica Trail!

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April 13, 2016
These Five Resources Will Prep You For Your Next Trip
These Five Resources Will Prep You For Your Next Trip

Tap into this cache of knowledge and share your bicycle travel tips and tricks using these Adventure Cycling resources

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April 12, 2016
The Ups and Downs of Life in the Saddle
The Ups and Downs of Life in the Saddle

I finally learned that climbing doesn’t have to be intimidating. It doesn’t have to be a competition or a guilt-ridden teeth grind if you get off and walk a little.

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April 6, 2016
A Dream Bike to Match Your Dream Tour
A Dream Bike to Match Your Dream Tour

Own a 2016 limited-edition Adventure Cycling Salsa Marrakesh world-touring bike. We’re auctioning off two bikes and 100% of the proceeds goes toward supporting Adventure Cycling’s work!

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April 4, 2016
Who Will Attend the Montana Bicycle Celebration?
Who Will Attend the Montana Bicycle Celebration?

Many people plan to join us at the Montana Bicycle Celebration. Based on brisk ticket sales so far, they represent eight different countries and 36 U.S. states.

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April 2, 2016
The Goddess of Bike Breakfast
The Goddess of Bike Breakfast

Breakfast on the road has never been the same since I met Kat.

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