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March 1, 2016
1001 Stories About Water, An Interview with Devi Lockwood
1001 Stories About Water, An Interview with Devi Lockwood

For over a year, storyteller, poet, and cyclist Devi Lockwood has been traveling the world by boat and bike to collect 1,001 stories about water. 

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February 29, 2016
The Path Less Pedaled Captures the 40th Anniversary of Adventure Cycling in Short Film
The Path Less Pedaled Captures the 40th Anniversary of Adventure Cycling in Short Film

Adventure Cycling Association and The Path Less Pedaled partnered this winter to make a short video about the upcoming 40th anniversary events in 2016. Take a look.

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February 26, 2016
Bar Mitts Winter Bot
Bar Mitts Winter Bot

Winter is on the way out, but I’ve got one last piece of cold weather riding gear to check out before it’s officially gone, the Bar Mitts Winter Bot.

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February 24, 2016
Help End Park Gate Anxiety
Help End Park Gate Anxiety

You know that feeling: The anxiety of rolling up to a park entrance after a long day of riding, wondering whether you’ll be able to pitch your tent for the night or be forced to pedal onward against a fading daylight.

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February 23, 2016
Is Winter Over Yet?!
Is Winter Over Yet?

Is winter over yet? Not at the Adventure Cycling headquarters in Missoula, MT. I know you’ve waited with baited breath for my next winter riding blog post, so here it is: carrying skis by bike.

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February 22, 2016
How One Bikecentennial Group Reconnected After Over 30 Years
How One Bikecentennial Group Reconnected After Over 30 Years

Bikecentennial group 1TAWB613 lost touch shortly after 1976. Read about how they reconnected in 2011, along with group 1TAWK613, and how they plan to reunite once again at the Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15–17.

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February 19, 2016
The Ultimate Campsite Snack
The Ultimate Campsite Snack

The ultimate campsite snack is ice cream, according to Willie Weir, but since ice cream inconveniently melts, he has another ultimate snack in mind ...

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February 18, 2016
Pre-Registration Process Required on Pacific Coast Route
Pre-Registration Process Required on Pacific Coast Route

Adventure Cycling’s Routes & Mapping Department was recently alerted to a change coming to the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route in Southern California. Beginning March 1, 2016, Camp Pendleton will require all cyclists to be pre-registered to ride across the base. Non-U.S. citizens require a sponsor.

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February 17, 2016
Six ways to rock the Adventure Cycling neck gaiter
Six ways to rock the Adventure Cycling neck gaiter

Six ways to wear the Adventure Cycling neck gaiter ... join or renew your membership at the Patron level or higher and we’ll send you one for free.

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February 16, 2016
How Megan Rocks the Fat Bike
How Megan Rocks the Fat Bike

When we saw Megan Fisher out training on her fat bike, we had to catch up with her to chat. Since she’s training to claim her spot at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio where she’ll defend her gold and silver medal from 2012, catching her was no easy task.

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February 16, 2016
Death Valley Is Quite Alive
Death Valley Is Quite Alive

Hot? Boring? Stark? NO! At the right time of year, Death Valley comes alive with excellent cycling!

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February 12, 2016
Baja Divide Route: Q&A with Nicholas Carman
Baja Divide Route: Q&A with Nicholas Carman

The Montana Bicycle Celebration in Missoula this summer will host Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox. They are one of the most interesting duos in bicycle travel. They live it, love it, and right now, they are building something really exciting. 

 

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February 10, 2016
Get Out Your Studded Tires and Goggles
Get Out Your Studded Tires and Goggles

Join winter commuters around the world by biking to work on February 12th, International Bike to Work Day!

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February 9, 2016
Fat Bikes & Ghost Towns
Fat Bikes & Ghost Towns

This tiny mountain town is only accessible by snowshoe, ski, or snowmobile — seemed like the perfect opportunity to plan my first fat bike snowvernight.

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February 8, 2016
How Bikecentennial 76 Helped One Cyclist Grow Up
How Bikecentennial 76 Helped One Cyclist Grow Up

This summer, Dreux DeMack will finish the ride he started in 1976. He will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bikecentennial by attending the Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15–17. View a list of confirmed attendees, like Dreux, and purchase tickets to the biggest bicycle travel celebration since 1976. 

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February 5, 2016
A Most Fortuitous Campsite Closure
A Most Fortuitous Campsite Closure

CAMPGROUND CLOSED! This is never a good sign to see when you are on a bike tour. But things often work out, especially this time!
 

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February 3, 2016
Fat Bike February
Fat Bike February

Fat Bike February is here! Show @AdventureCycling your fat bike love by tagging your fattest photos with #fatbikefeb and #adventurecycling. Here are a few of our Instagram favorites!                                                             

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February 3, 2016
2016 Annual Member Survey is Now Open!
2016 Annual Member Survey is Now Open!

The 2016 Annual Member Survey is now open! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to tell us how were doing. Take the 2016 Annual Member Survey today!

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January 29, 2016
Sockcentennial! And Bikecentennial 76 shorts and jersey too
Sockcentennial! And Bikecentennial 76 shorts and jersey too

Ride like it’s 1976 with our Bikecentennial 76 jersey, shorts, and socks.

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January 27, 2016
The Kids Wanna Ride!
The Kids Wanna Ride!

The Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship program is blowing up. In our third year we received 82 applications. That’s 72 more than our first year.

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January 27, 2016
Adventure Cyclist Launches New Digital Features
Adventure Cyclist Launches New Digital Features

Creating a magazine-like experience online may be nearly impossible, but two new online feature stories from Adventure Cyclist are pretty darn close. 

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January 26, 2016
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Winter Biking
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Winter Biking

Now that you’ve read A Winter Biking Guide, you’ve coped while off the bike, and finally decided to gear up for winter, read about the best and worst parts of winter biking!

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January 25, 2016
An Adventure Cycling weekend in New York City: 40th anniversary party & NY Times Travel Show Recap
An Adventure Cycling Weekend in New York City:  40th Anniversary Party & NY Times Travel Show Recap

Adventure Cycling traveled to New York City. Mild weather, Adventure Cycling members, passionate volunteers, and thousands of members of the public, added up to camaraderie, prize giveaways, stories from Adventure Cycling’s past, and dreaming about bike travel adventures yet to come.

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January 25, 2016
Things That Go Together
Things That Go Together

Things that go together. Peanut butter and Jelly. Milk and cookies. Beer & Bike Tours.

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January 22, 2016
Keeping it Fresh
Keeping it Fresh

If Kurt “Tarzan” Searvogel can ride 76,076 miles in a year, then you’d think riding at least once each week could be an attainable goal. Josh does this with help from his “seasonal template.” Let him explain.

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