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In September 2016, Mac McCoy traveled to Canmore, Alberta, Canada to share the story of how the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route came to be what it is today, a dream route, ridden by hundreds annually.
Adventure Cycling’s Ginny Sullivan traveled to Europe to meet with EuroVelo Coordinators and present at the EuroVelo Greenways and Cycle Tourism Conference. These are the lessons learned from the immersion in European bicycle tourism.
Johnny Lam, an Adventure Cycling tour leader, reports from our 2016 Sierra Sampler fully supported tour.
If our bikes feel a bit heavier than usual ... perhaps they have been packed with kindness.
Hint: It has something to do with making a bet with your ambitious kid.
“I really can’t describe all the opportunities and doors Adventure Cycling has opened for me.”
The day’s are shorter but the lights are brighter!
The night is a dark time for cyclists. With daylight savings time ending this weekend, if you're not ready to hang up your wheels quite yet, read on for gear to help you conquer darkness.
John Marsteller made a bunch of fun videos during his cross-country ride and we’re sharing them. Here's the final installment, Part III, where John makes the final push to San Francisco. Try to not be inspired!
Life Membership gives you a lifetime of benefits and provides Adventure Cycling with the financial support to maintain a strong organization.
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 almost here. #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!