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We’re sending out five special packages to our lucky August New Member Drive raffle winners. We’ll be drawing those names later today, and announcing them right here, so stay tuned!
Kieran Smith is a keen cyclist and thinks cycling provides the perfect pace for exploring new places.
We need your help! Bike Your Park Day is all about getting people to explore parks and public lands by bicycle. Now’s your chance to inspire someone to #BikeYourPark!
How about you? Do you travel with a mascot, stuffed or otherwise? Are you willing to admit it?
Adventure Cycling’s new maps of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, available in spring 2018, required route research from Antelope Wells, New Mexico all the way to Banff, Alberta, and two of our cartographers tackled the northern part of this project early this year.
Fall seems to be just around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time to get out and enjoy the warm weather with family, friends, and new gear.
Here are five national parks you can get to on Amtrak with your bike and how to do it for Bike Your Park Day. And remember, you can visit a national or state park, monument, historic site, river, seashore, recreation area, preserve, forest, wildlife refuge, or parkway ... it’s your day to ride whatever “park” you like.
For Laura Crawford, taking the job as Adventure Cycling’s new U.S. Bicycle Route System Coordinator is her definition of #livingthedream. You may recognize her from The Path Less Pedaled, a nationally known bike tourism company she started with partner Russ Roca.
Assistant Tours Director Mike Lessard recently joined a fun-loving group of riders on Adventure Cycling’s van-supported, Colorado Classic High Country bicycle tour. Here’s a recap of that 11-day journey.
Sara Chars, one of the recipients of the 2017 Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel, completed the Intro to Road Touring course in Eugene, Oregon, July 23–28. Check out her impressions and gorgeous photos, and start thinking about your application for this award.
After twenty years, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route is about to get a redux. And why not add another 400 miles while we’re at it?
Grapes, vineyards, wine, people ... Willie Weir shares a story and photos form his time in Portugal.
Interested in cycling in France? You’ll want to dive into the French Cycle-Touring Federations’s website with its many searchable routes and events.
Hot off the press, Adventure Cycling’s 2018 bicycle travel calendar arrived at our office yesterday afternoon, and we’re excited.
Guest blogger Paul Mulvey rode U.S. Bicycle Route 21 in Georgia shortly after it was designated and shared his experience, hoping to get you out there on this great route.
Guest blogging for our Geopoints Bulletin blog this month, Beth Nobles offers perspective on long rides through frontier lands like Far West Texas.
Looking for smiles for miles? Glacier National Park, rail trails, singletrack, great food, and family fun await you in Kalispell, Montana. So ... what are your Bike Your Park Day plans?
We encountered hundreds of dogs in our bike travels in Taiwan, and we were never chased once.
With arthritis affecting one in four people, you may want to learn more about the Arthritis Foundation’s California Coast Classic Bike Tour, September 9–16, a beautiful ride on the California coast and a leading fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation.
What better way to celebrate summer than to ride Indiana’s U.S. Bicycle Route 35? The north-south route stretches 360 miles from Lake Michigan to Louisville, Kentucky, through welcoming communities filled with amenities, local restaurants, and historical attractions that make for a unique traveling excursion.
Stretch out your summer: Enjoy smiles for miles on one of our late-season tours.
A couple years back, I wrote up some tips on how you can beat the summer heat during your bike tour. I still swear by those methods today, but if you’re looking for another advantage over the hot sun, consider the Evaporative Cooling Kewlshirt Tank Top from Techniche.
Susan Robinson and friends have traveled by bicycle in many countries and today on Adventure Cycling's guest blog, Susan offers ten tips any bike traveler might find useful ...