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Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox can plan and pack for a big bike trip in hours, but winter bike travel is a different beast, and they used short overnight trips to learn how to have fun on their fat bike overnighters in Alaska.
From new and improved routes and signs to better Amtrak accommodations, bicycle travel is becoming more convenient, accessible, and safer than ever. Here are the top three ways Adventure Cycling worked to improve bike travel conditions in 2016.
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!
We love our guest bloggers! Here are the best guest posts of 2016. If you have an adventure to share, let us hear about it.
Guest blogger Sarah Hunter and family rode across Canada’s Prince Edward Island and had a great trip.
Apply to be a Bike Travel Weekend and/or Bike Your Park Day Advisor and/or Influencer today by taking two minutes to fill out a simple form. Feel the rewards of forming connections between bike travelers from all over the world and encouraging people who are new to bike travel.
Should you stick with the plan or entertain distractions? Here’s a distraction you won’t want to miss.
There is an abundance of mapped, bicycle-route information on our website, if only one knows where to look. Jenn Milyko shows us how to use the Adventure Cycling Route Network pages.
Grab life by the bars, throw your excuses to the wind, and join your fellow celebrants of life in the ride of a lifetime. Our epic tours (multi-week adventures) are calling you by name!
Greg Siple went to Europe and all he brought back was a spark that started a 50,000 member organization.
Adventure Cycling received over 150 applications for the Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship before the clock struck midnight on December 31, 2016. Now it’s time to pore over the submissions and pick the best applicants for each track: Intro to Road Touring and Outdoor Leadership.
Adventure Cycling’s Sales and Shipping Specialist, Maxton, is a gardener, photographer, and rode the TransAmerica Trail in 2015. Here he offers travel-tested advice on gear.
Kevin and Cameron, father and son, tackled the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage together last spring. Find out how it went!
Ride Bicycle Route 66! Last spring, Adventure Cycling Tour Leader Brian Managan rode from Santa Monica, CA to Chicago, IL on “The Mother Road,” self-contained, and shared great photos and his encouraging story.
Make your cycling plans for 2017 with advice from one of our favorite bike travel dreamers, Willie Weir.
Mary Murphy and 13 friends rode across the country last summer on Adventure Cycling's under-30 tour on the TransAmerica Trail bicycle route and shares her experience.
The Southern Tier, an epic, cross-country bicycle route, beckons with warm temperatures, scenic vistas, and a rich cultural heritage — plus, it’s our shortest route between the two coasts.
Applications for Adventure Cycling’s Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship must be received by Saturday, December 31 at midnight EST. Don’t wait, apply now! This is your chance to get all the tools you need to embark on a lifetime of bicycle travel adventure.
Willie Weir has a holiday message for you ...
“I am now traveling the nation by bicycle. I am welcomed by grand expanses of land, snow-peaked mountains, wide smiles, and endless kilometers of asphalt. I know why I’m out here, and I know what started it all.”
Amy Camp from Cycle Forward offers five ways to start building a “trail town” program for your community, connecting trails, trail users, and tourism for economic development and revitalization.
2015 TransAmerica Trail tour participant John Weatherburn shares the story of his epic coast-to-coast adventure along Adventure Cycling’s TransAmerica Trail bicycle route astride his bike, the Old Grey Mare.
Self-contained bicycle travel newbie Jenn Milyko teams up with tour leader pals in northern New Mexico for her first foray into this style of touring.
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John Nguyen, one of Adventure Cycling’s Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship winners, inspired many people to ride their bikes in Houston. Read about his work, then get cracking on your own scholarship application, due Dec. 31. #jumpstartbiketravel