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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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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April 1, 2016
The Twin Spin Bicycle Shop
The Twin Spin Bicycle Shop

They're twins. They're in kindergarten. They opened a bike shop. 

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April 1, 2016
A Glitch in the Whiskers
A Glitch in the Whiskers

Every year, riders in the Blue Ox Breakaway don logger attire and grow their beards, but this year sunscreen will NOT be supplied by the organizers.

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April 1, 2016
Nailing It
Nailing It

She paid her way across the TransAmerica Trail doing pedicures. Now, she's heading for Asia. They wear sandals. It's a no-brainer.

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April 1, 2016
New Founders Named
New Founders Named

Finally, a new and more interesting story for a change ...

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April 1, 2016
Far Out New Route in the Far North
Far Out New Route in the Far North

Travel Nunavut announces a new route for fat bikers. Expect solitude. Lots of solitude. Bring mittens.

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April 1, 2016
Woman Rides TransAmerica Trail Backwards
Woman Rides TransAmerica Trail Backwards

Her rear-view mirrors are actually front-view mirrors.

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April 1, 2016
Contributor Patrick O'Grady disappears with Cannondale prototype
Contributor Patrick O'Grady disappears with Cannondale prototype

He declared the bike “wicked sweet,” then disappeared with it ...

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April 1, 2016
April Fools' Day
April Fools' Day

Adventure Cycling is just fooling around today.

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March 30, 2016
Connecting Local Clubs and Shops with Bicycle Travel
Connecting Local Clubs and Shops with Bicycle Travel

Adventure Cycling has created two interactive maps that take the guesswork out of finding a bike shop or bike club in your region. 

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March 29, 2016
The Road to Athabasca
The Road to Athabasca

Meet Erika Lundahl — one of the storytellers, activists, and artists who cycled over 1000 miles along the Trans Mountain Pipeline from Anacortes, WA to the tar sands in Alberta, Canada last summer as part of The Road to Athabasca.

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March 28, 2016
Grab Adventure Cycling Route Maps
Grab Adventure Cycling Route Maps

It’s that time of year again! With spring knocking down winter’s door, grab Adventure Cycling route maps and start spinning across the sunny countryside on almost 45,000 miles of routes.

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March 26, 2016
Your Guide to the Cyclists' Travel Guide
Your Guide to the Cyclists' Travel Guide

Brace yourself — the largest-ever Adventure Cyclist lands in mailboxes this week with the 2016 Cyclists’ Travel Guide and more!

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March 25, 2016
Basic Tools for the Home Mechanic
Basic Tools for the Home Mechanic

Anytime you head out for a ride, you likely take along a small assortment of compact tools that can get you out of just about any mechanical jam. But back at home, I’m a big proponent of having a more robust set of tools for keeping your bike in tip-top condition.

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March 24, 2016
Ten Things You'll Love about Ontario's Great Lakes Waterfront Trail
Ten Things You'll Love about Ontario's Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

With so many ways to connect to Canada’s Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and the strong U.S. dollar, you’ll want to add all or part of this 990-mile trail to your must-ride list.

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March 23, 2016
Bid and Win this Limited-Edition Salsa Marrakesh Touring Bike
Bid and Win this Limited-Edition Salsa Marrakesh Touring Bike

Auction! Auction! Auction! Get ready because we’re auctioning off a limited-edition 2016 Adventure Cycling Salsa Marrakesh world-touring bike!

 

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March 21, 2016
Walter Johnson -- One of A Few Black Cyclists to Ride Bikecentennial 1976
Walter Johnson -- One of A Few Black Cyclists to Ride Bikecentennial 1976

Walter Johnson was an assistant leader during Bikecentennial. Walter will be 80 years old in 2016, still rides, and is considered an icon to some of his riding friends because he rode across the country. Read his Bikecentennial story ...

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March 18, 2016
Here's to the Dogs!
Here's to the Dogs!

Dogs plus bikes? Formula for disaster? Ask Willie Weir!

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March 17, 2016
Father and Daughter Ride a Century on the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail
Father and Daughter Ride a Century on the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail

Natalia and her father had a great 100 mile ride on the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Read all about it ...

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March 16, 2016
Five Free Things Delivered to Your Doorstep
Five Free Things Delivered to Your Doorstep

Itching for inspiration? We have five free items to help you turn bike travel dreams into realities. Request information from Adventure Cycling, and we’ll pack it up and have it sent to your door. 

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March 15, 2016
My Bicycle Crash: By the Numbers
My Bicycle Crash: By the Numbers

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! 

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March 14, 2016
Meet Erick Cedeno at the Montana Bicycle Celebration
Meet Erick Cedeño at the Montana Bicycle Celebration

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. 

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March 11, 2016
Spring Bike Cleaning Strategy
Spring Bike Cleaning Strategy

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 ...

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