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The best way to prep for a tour is to go on one.
This is Beth. The first time she pedaled across the USA, she celebrated her 65th birthday. You’ll be inspired to know how much bike travel she has packed into her life since then.
John Marsteller made a bunch of fun videos from his cross-country ride and we’re sharing them. Here’s Part II.
Bike Travel Weekend, June 2–4, 2017, is still over seven months away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning your bike overnight. #BikeTravelWeekend
John Marsteller’s longest ride, prior to quitting his job to ride across the country, was 50 miles. Lucky for us, John captured much of his adventure like a pro with great photos and video, and we’re going to share it all in a three-part series.
If you ask a traveling cyclist about their scariest moment on a bike, many of them will respond with a tale of an encounter with a loose dog.
Signing bicycle routes is as critical to the success of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) as marketing is to any business — if no one knows it’s there, what’s the point? Here’s the nitty-gritty on how it worked in Michigan on USBR 35.
I've been on the Southern Tier five times and I'd do it five more. If you’re looking for the epic ride of your life, you may not have to look to Kashmir. The Southern Tier is rich with possibilities.
We asked you to post your bike power poses ... and you delivered.
Mike Howard found himself in a serious dilemma on the Going-to-the-Sun Road while riding cross-country on Adventure Cycling’s Northern Tier route.
Get your hands on the 2017 Adventure Cycling Calendar and submit your photos for a chance to be featured in next year’s calendar!
Cara Thompson set out to organize a “Story-Bike” as her Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship outreach project. Find out how the story unfolded on the Olympic Discovery Trail. The 2017 application for the Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship will open on November 1.
Wrenching on your bike at home? You should! There's no better way to learn how your rig works and that knowledge might come in handy out on the road. Luckily, Josh Tack has a great list of items you’ll want to add to your toolbox.
Crossing paths with young drug users on his cross-country ride, Bob hoped he’d planted a seed that might someday take root.
Okay, okay — maybe I'm not fully converted to dirt yet. At all. But this bike overnight certainly converted a friend to the magic of bike touring!
Bike Your Park Day was a big success: 1439 rides and 11,000 participants. Find out who won the Salsa Marrakesh, provide feedback, and find out how to share your photos, here ...
Watch this amazing TED talk: It’s no wonder you see cyclists in power poses on top of mountain passes ...
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.
What does bicycle travel have to do with museums?
Sure there’s these cool energy foods from Clif Bar, but there’s also pickle juice. Serious. Try a 55-gallon drum of the stuff.
The Baja Divide is a 1700 mile off-pavement bikepacking route from San Diego, CA to the tip of the Baja Peninsula. But what kind of bike do you ride on a route with lots of rough, rocky roads and loose sandy tracks?
Adventure Cycling released a new USBRS report, Best Practices for Mapping, Signing and Promoting U.S. Bicycle Routes. Transportation professionals, tourism officials, bicycle advocates, and volunteers will find this useful for future U.S. Bicycle Route promotions.
Introducing Advocate Cycle’s Seldom Seen bikepacking bike and Sand County road-touring bike. These steel frame bikes are limited editions and you can’t get them anywhere else.