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Tag along as Adventure Cycling's Mike Deme and Jenna Lyons tour a 150-mile stretch of the Lewis & Clark Bicycle Trail from Winnett to Fort Benton, Montana.
This week, Jenn Milyko writes about a reroute conducted on Adventure Cycling's North Lakes bicycle route in Michigan and Indiana.
Thanks to you, 2016 is going to be a great year for people who travel by bike!
The world of bike travel explodes with inspiring stories of the human spirit. I have heard enough around the campfire and during the post-ride happy hour to hold me in awe for the rest of my life. So here's one more. Mine. What's yours?
Join the Bikecentennial co-founders for the Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15–17.
Here's a little bit of everything: Winter riding tips, botox, winter tire options, a Cygolite give-away, a Salsa Marrakesh give-away, and a chance to grab one of our fine Adventure Cycling calendars when you join Adventure Cycling.
When it comes to the pump in your flat tire kit, there's a huge difference between a quality pump, and a cheap pump.
The Adventure Cycling strategic plan directs the Routes & Mapping department to, “Improve and update the Adventure Cycling Route Network.” In the past, this has included many route changes, minor and some major. This week Jenn Milyko writes about a reroute conducted on the Southern Tier route, primarily in Arizona.
When you join Adventure Cycling today, we’ll include you in our Salsa Marrakesh bike giveaway. Join today for your chance to win!
Take a quick look back at 2015 and review the top ten acheivements for the U.S. Bicycle Route System.
Adventure cyclist, poet, and troubadour Ben Weaver has been following water and playing shows in unique venues all across the U.S. on his Salsa Marrakesh. Ben was recently included in Bikepacker Magazine's top bikepackers of 2015 and his ramblin' continues this winter with upcoming shows in Minnesota, including a performance at Art Shanty Projects on White Bear Lake.
Adventure Cycling’s January Member Drive has officially begun. First-time members who join online in the month of January will receive a free 2016 Adventure Cycling calendar with their membership packet, entry into our Salsa Marrakesh bike giveaway, as well as entry into our weekly product giveaways — compliments or our corporate sponsors.
Don't scrape that windshield or scrap that ride — Bar Mitts handlebar covers will keep you warm all winter long.
May your path have less traffic and more beauty ...
Experience Italy by escaping the main tourist routes and exploring the countryside as the Italians do — by bicycle.
Guest blogger Kathy Anderson has an excellent submission about all the little fears that can creep in — and how amazing it feels to overcome them.
Merry Christmas! The holidays are for family, food, and friends. If this also leads to time in the saddle for you, then count yourself among the lucky ones. For many others, this is a time where you really need to let go of your riding aspirations temporarily, and give into the season. If your bike is relegated to the garage this week, here are some ways you can cope:
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 the price.
Sitting at his desk, listening to the cycling dreams of travelers, Adventure Cycling tours director, Arlen Hall, often lives vicariously through the adventures of cyclists he meets in person or online. Here are his top five blogs for 2015.
Many a bike traveler will sing the praises of the simplicity of the road. There are often only three things to consider — which road to travel, what to eat, and where to sleep. Technology has added a fourth — where to recharge that device.
The Adventure Cycling strategic plan directs the Routes & Mapping department to, “Improve and update the Adventure Cycling Route Network.” In the past this has included many route changes, minor and some major. This week Jenn Milyko writes about a reroute conducted on the Great Rivers South Route in Missouri.
Remember the first few wobbly pedal strokes of your first loaded bike tour? Remember the thrill of rolling into your first night's destination carrying everything on your bike? Help us share the joys and discovery of bike travel by supporting Adventure Cycling as we cruise into 2016.
As I glance out the window, a light snow is falling, but I'll keep riding my bike. Please add to this list of tips in the comments section.
Bikecentennial was transformative for Bob Norbie. "It restored a measure of my faith and humanity in America during the post-Vietnam War era," he says. "I discovered that people are people and we all want the same things: a safe place to live and a future for our children. Everyday Americans are kind and generous."