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Broken jaw. Compressed vertebra. A few weekends ago, I went flying over my handlebars. After a trip to the E.R. and two weeks into my eight to ten weeks of off-the-bike rest, I’ve decided to look on the bright side!
Erick Cedeño, the Bicycle Nomad, will be one of the speakers at the Montana Bicycle Celebration in July, a 40th anniversary weekend party for Adventure Cycling. We recently asked Erick a few questions about how he became interested in bicycle touring and about his Bicycle Nomad brand and café in Phoenix.
Maintaining a clean bike is important for plenty of reasons, but with wet spring roads, a full cleanse doesn’t always make sense. Here’s what to do ...
One of the biggest drawbacks of a long tour, especially for young people, is the expense.
We continue to move forward to offer Adventure Cycling Route information in track format for higher accuracy, ease of use, and compatibility across multiple devices. This is where we stand right now.
We struggled to whittle down the 81 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship applications we received. Finally, here are the four winners!
“Pedal to the Kettle?” “Spelunkin' Dunkin'?” What's with these funny bike trip names all across the country? Explore the interactive map of bike overnights, get inspired to plan your own bike overnight, and come up with your own unique name. Anyone for “Jamming Over Jack Pass?”
Sixteen flats! I hope that’s a record I never break. The culprit was Tribulus terrestris, otherwise known as goat’s-head, but better named as devil’s-weed, and recently, I discovered a thorn-maker even more devilish.
We have a winner! Meet Metal Mike, winner of the versatile Giant Revolt 1 adventure bicycle. Read his story and find out how you can win one of ten Salsa Marrakesh touring bikes in 2016.
The March issue of Adventure Cyclist highlights the very best of bike travel photos — still images that can transport you to any place on earth.
We sat down with Easy Rider Tours to find out more about their tours in Portugal, Spain, and New England. Do you have an equal love of cycling and delicious food? Then read on!
The five questions Adventure Cycling is asked most frequently about the U.S. Bicycle Route System ... answered here.
For over a year, storyteller, poet, and cyclist Devi Lockwood has been traveling the world by boat and bike to collect 1,001 stories about water.
Adventure Cycling Association and The Path Less Pedaled partnered this winter to make a short video about the upcoming 40th anniversary events in 2016. Take a look.
Winter is on the way out, but I’ve got one last piece of cold weather riding gear to check out before it’s officially gone, the Bar Mitts Winter Bot.
You know that feeling: The anxiety of rolling up to a park entrance after a long day of riding, wondering whether you’ll be able to pitch your tent for the night or be forced to pedal onward against a fading daylight.
Is winter over yet? Not at the Adventure Cycling headquarters in Missoula, MT. I know you’ve waited with baited breath for my next winter riding blog post, so here it is: carrying skis by bike.
Bikecentennial group 1TAWB613 lost touch shortly after 1976. Read about how they reconnected in 2011, along with group 1TAWK613, and how they plan to reunite once again at the Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15–17.
The ultimate campsite snack is ice cream, according to Willie Weir, but since ice cream inconveniently melts, he has another ultimate snack in mind ...
Adventure Cycling’s Routes & Mapping Department was recently alerted to a change coming to the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route in Southern California. Beginning March 1, 2016, Camp Pendleton will require all cyclists to be pre-registered to ride across the base. Non-U.S. citizens require a sponsor.
When we saw Megan Fisher out training on her fat bike, we had to catch up with her to chat. Since she’s training to claim her spot at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio where she’ll defend her gold and silver medal from 2012, catching her was no easy task.
Hot? Boring? Stark? NO! At the right time of year, Death Valley comes alive with excellent cycling!
The Montana Bicycle Celebration in Missoula this summer will host Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox. They are one of the most interesting duos in bicycle travel. They live it, love it, and right now, they are building something really exciting.