May 12, 2015
What’s the best part of planning a bike trip? Studying potential routes? Buying new lightweight gear? Researching must-see roadside attractions like Queen Connie and Paul Bunyan? Dreaming about all the doughnuts you’ll eat? Whatever form your pre-trip planning takes, your donation to the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign is a great first step towards your next great American Roadtrip.
Riders on an Exodus Travel Adventure
With $21,755 of our $150,000 goal already raised, we’re working toward establishing over 50,000 miles of routes that will crisscross the country. And who better to advise about great routes than the locals? Each state involved designates the roads and paths that will best benefit cyclists. They know the roads with the widest shoulders, least traffic, and the best backroad diners.
Donate by midnight MST tonight for a chance to win this Pika seat bag from Revelate Design. This Alaska-based company makes high quality bike packing gear for the roads where the roadside attractions are mountain ranges and moose.
If your roadtrip dreams extend beyond U.S. borders, and glossy travel photos ignite your wanderlust, then consider yourself warned before checking out the amazing tours offered by today’s sponsor, Exodus Travel. With over 125 different trips to choose from, it will be difficult to narrow it down to just one.
Rider on an Exodus Travel Adventure
Last week, Cindy Homan and Kim Gray won year-long National Park passes. David L. of Alexandria, VA is the proud new owner of a Bike Holland jersey. The bar mitts found a home in Oakland, CA with Sevag. Mark Moberly, winner of the Planet Bike fenders, said this is why he supports the U.S. Bicycling Route System:
After retiring last year I had the time to fulfill a long time dream of doing a coast to coast ride. I chose the Southern Tier Route and found it to be a life changing adventure. I met so many great people along the route and I can honestly say that it has impacted me in a very positive way in many aspects of my life. Once you get a taste of the exhilaration that comes with the successful completion of such a challenge, you have a real drive to see what more is out there to accomplish. So many of the riders that I met “on the road” were leading amazing lives filled with travel and adventure.
Help us celebrate National Bike Month and support the campaign by donating today so even more routes can be designated on the USBRS. With your help we can continue to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle!
Leave us a comment and tell us where you would go on the ultimate bicycling roadtrip.
The 2015 Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. Campaign runs through May 31, 2015. All donations are tax deductible and support Adventure Cycling's organizing efforts and technical assistance for the U.S. Bicycle Route System. The campaign is supported by Adventure Cycling members, bicycle industry partners, bicycle clubs, and cyclists across North America.
Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. is generously sponsored by Exodus Travels, Planet Bike, Ortieb USA, SKS USA, Town Pump Hotel Group, and the Knickerbikers Bicycle Touring Club of San Diego. In-kind sponsors include Bar Mitts, Bike2Power, BikeFlights.com, Bike Touring News, Club Ride, Cygolite, Ortlieb USA, Osprey Packs, Planet Bike, Revelate Designs, Road Holland Cycling Apparel, Rudy Project, Sierra Trading Post and TiGr Locks.
Over the years, the U.S. Bicycle Route System has been supported in part by grants from the Tawani Foundation, Lazar Foundation, the SRAM Cycling Fund, and Climate Ride.
Learn more about the campaign and make a donation at adventurecycling.org/beapartofit.
* No purchase necessary to enter any featured sweepstakes offered during the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign. To enter any USBRS campaign sweepstakes, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with full name, address, phone, and email address by the cut off date (listed on the blog post featuring that day's sweepstakes) at Midnight MDT. Winners are selected by random drawing. Winners agree to release their name for public disclosure and promotion of sweepstakes on Adventure Cycling's blog and other communications outlets.