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We welcome Eva Dunn-Froebig, our newest staff member who will be planning the 40th Anniversary and working on bicycle advocacy and outreach. She tells us a bit about herself and her passion for bicycle advocacy.
This post is part of a series spotlighting Adventure Cycling's Corporate Members. These companies support our mission and programs and do some cool stuff of their own.
The bicycle is the perfect vehicle to take it all in. All of your senses are available to soak in the epic views, the blossoms of spring, the bird calls, the local ice cream. I've had moments on bicycle journeys where the beauty of my surroundings is so overwhelming I've had to literally slam on my brakes to stop and process it all before moving on.
In November 2014, I wrote about the conversation we were conducting with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) regarding the use of Interstate 40 east of Barstow, California, for our soon-to-be-released Bicycle Route 66 maps. This entry is a follow-up on the situation.
a family bicycle tour can be a fun and adventure-filled vacation for your entire family. Check out experiences on Adventure Cycling's Family Fun, Great Allegheny Passage trail tour, as well as tips for successful family bicycle tours.
It’s been said before, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.” Winter can push many bikes into garages waiting for another season of warm dry weather. It doesn’t have to be that way. With the right clothing, winter can be an amazing time to ride! The people at Showers Pass know how to make that happen.
We broke our record for visiting cyclists this year!
There were many ways that young-adult bike travellers and leaders passed through Adventure Cycling’s programs and events in 2014. Here's a look at some of those avenues.
Someone once said to me that bicycle touring ain't easy. That's no joke, it's not easy. To help you better prepare for your next adventure, here are some of the challenges you can expect to face on the open road.
Before we round the corner toward an incredible 2015, we’re asking for your support in meeting our $100,000 challenge grant before tomorrow, December 31st.
The 2014 bicycle touring season has come and gone; another great year of bicycle travel. Here are a few of my favorites.
Didn't get what you wanted this year?
Our tent and gear were soaked, so we decided to splurge on a room in a beach town resort. The temperature kept dropping, and wave after wave of rain swept in from the coast. This was supposed to be our "vacation" after many miles of pedaling — sand, sun, a good book, and a cold beverage.
Bicycle travel has to be one of the most rewarding and gratifying experiences that you can have. Here are the top five reasons I love bicycle travel.
Over the years I've had plenty of memorable holiday meals. Many of them involve turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and gravy. I remember one dinner from my youth, where there was a table of pies. How can you choose between a dozen different pies? But there is one holiday meal that tops them all.
Whether commuting or on a bicycle trip, bringing bikes on trains is something that many cyclists dream of. As of December 13th, cyclists traveling between Baltimore, MD and Washington D.C. on the weekend MARC trains now have this option.
We are so excited to release the first episode of our Adventure Cycling Montana video series! Here's a taste of Adventure Cycling's Northern Tier Bicycle Route that travels through Montana.
However you ride this winter, and whatever your gear, the staff at Adventure Cycling wishes you safe travels and Happy Holidays!
Over the years I’ve lost a number of pants to hungry chainrings. Double that number have been besmirched by the dark aftermath of chain contact.
The Littleford Expedition custom touring bike was reviewed in the latest December/January issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine. This bike is a beauty, worthy of a few additional photos for you to check out.
Join or renew your Adventure Cycling membership at the regular price, and you can give as many holiday gift memberships as you like for half-price.
Have you considered giving the gift of bike travel?
We rely on our most frequently used cycling gear to always be in its peak performance. Whether it is our shoes, clothes (shorts, jackets, jerseys), panniers, or helmets, they all get wet and can create stench and bacteria over time. We here at Cyclosource have found Stuffits to be a great solution to prolonging the use of your gear as well as keeping it smelling fresh and clean.
The holiday season is fast approaching. If you're still searching for the perfect cycling-related gift, check out this list of tested and approved gear that can be appreciated by any cyclist.
Our legs were weary from battling the mountains of Colombia and our bodies were filthy from the clouds of dust from passing trucks. It seemed that every local we met talked about a seaside town where everyone loved to vacation. We couldn't wait to get there.