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I'm not much of a group rider and that's an understatement. I'd estimate over 98 percent of the miles I've pedaled have been solo, or with one other person. I just like the solitude and reflection that comes with bike travel, but last month, I had a chance to be "one of the pack."
Adventure Cycling staffer Jenn Milyko was invited to take part in a media trip sponsored by Travel Oregon. The goal of the event was to explore the wonders and bounties of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway (WVSB). It was an awesome four days filled with food, fun, and cycling.
Celebrate the spirit of generosity on December 1st by supporting Adventure Cycling on Giving Tuesday. Your donation to our holiday campaign will be tripled by our trailblazer match fund! That means your gift of $50 will grow to $150 towards making 2016 the biggest year for bike travel yet! Plus, the first ten people to donate on Giving Tuesday will get the book 50 Places to Bike Before you Die!
Bad luck lurks on Friday the 13th and with hours of darkness now outnumbering hours of daylight, you'll want to exercise caution when you're on the bike. Here's some gear that will help.
Meet Global Rescue, providing medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management, and crisis response services to individuals, enterprises and governments.
Having just returned from the National Bicycle Tourism Conference, I am energized by four days of learning, networking, and cycling in sunny San Diego. All is right with the (bicycling) world.
Have you ever dreamed of riding the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, but hesitated at the thought of all the planning? Well, who better to help plan your daily mileage, campgrounds, and resupply points than the primary route researcher of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route? Mac McCoy's guidebook Cycling the Great Divide, will ease your planning woes and inspire you to take on this challenging adventure.
To cope with the first week of daylight saving time, Josh has been fixing up bikes, digging winter clothes and lights out of bins in his basement — and pondering his next bike acquisition ...
Travelers are a complex and delightful mix of the journeys they've experienced.
Thanks to the outdoor spark of her college recreation program and Adventure Cycling's Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship, Jocelyn is on her way to fulfilling her "dreams of traveling from Alaska to Argentina with a surf rack on one side and climbing gear in my panniers!"
So much to learn when out on a bike ... from dogs and horses and our own little kid.
Montana's Big Sky Country, with spectacular scenery and awesome cycling experiences, will be the place to be in 2016. Join the party at the Montana Bicycle Celebration in Missoula, MT, July 15 – 17, and take an incredible bicycle tour before or after the big weekend.
Guest blogger Diane Lees traveled to Sharonville, OH recently to attend the 2015 Recumbent Cycle-Con Trade Show & Convention. Here's what she discovered...
Whether it's a public library, high school library, or university library, you can stock Adventure Cyclist magazine on their shelves for just $20 per year through our Adopt a Library program. Who knows, that simple gift on your behalf could plant the seed that grows the next generation of adventure cyclists in your community.
Adventure Cycling's Tours Director, Arlen Hall, wondered why he would want to ride in Oklahoma. He found plenty of reasons! With nearly thirty photos in this post, you'll be traveling along with Arlen and friends and maybe scheming your own Oklahoma ride.
Using a handlebar that gives you a variety of hand positions is a good idea when spending long days in the saddle. Adventure Cycling's Patrick shows us the Jones H-Bar® .
"River and plain and mighty peak—and who could stand unawed? As their summits blazed, he could stand undazed at the foot of the throne of God."
What Robert Service wrote of the Yukon in 1911 is still true today.
Know anyone aged 18 to 25 interested in bike travel? Send them our way! We're offering four bike travel scholarships this year: two beginner scholarships and two leadership scholarshps. Applications open November 2, 2015.
Southern Arizona was one of my more memorable rides. After being tested, eating a slice of humble pie, and experiencing some great synchronicity, I knew I'd go back in a heartbeat.
If craft breweries, a robust trail system, and unique ice cream flavors, like yellow cake and huckleberry, weren’t enough to make you want to visit the home of Adventure Cycling, there’s now an even bigger reason to visit this special place we call home. Find out more about the Montana Bicycle Celebration on July 15–17, 2016.
Adventure Cycling staffer Jenn Milyko recently took advantage of our fabulous employee benefit, paid time off for bicycle travel. She shares some pictures from a beautiful trip in the San Juan Islands.
Local bike clubs and neighborhood bike shops get folks on bikes and we want to support them. Adventure Cycling offers memberships tailored specifically for shops and clubs. Help us spread the word and help them understand your needs as a touring cyclist.
And Amtrak's bicycle roll-on service made it easy: The sound of a train whistle takes me back to a bike tour that I recently took with my cycling significant other Randy along the rustically charming C&O Canal and Great Allegheny Passage on U.S. Bicycle Route 50.
I bought myself a hybrid, started commuting to work, tried a road bike, bought a road bike, modified it into a touring bike ... Now, with a full-blown bike addiction and a move to Montana, what would come next in my bike-life adventure? Mountain biking, of course!