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Change is constant on the 46,864-mile Adventure Cycling Route Network and our Routes & Mapping Department recently made extensive updates to both our Atlantic Coast route and the Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route.
One of the key tenets of the U.S. Bicycle Route System is the fact that each route is officially designated. But what does that mean? Here we break it down to its most simple elements.
Share your bike travel knowledge with others by volunteering to be a Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day Advisor and/or Influencer. Take two minutes to fill out the volunteer interest form. You’ll feel good about helping others discover the joy of bicycle travel, and you’ll get to be part of something big.
There’s nothing better than sharing the things you love with your kids. It’s even more special when you and your child discover a new interest together. My son Milo and I discovered our love of bicycle travel together — this Family Fun tour was just the ticket!
Thank you guest bloggers for making Adventure Cycling’s blog so much fun in 2017. We look forward to seeing your 2018 submissions.
eBikes continue to gain popularity in the world of cycling, and today on the Adventure Cycling blog we’re sharing PeopleForBike’s answers to our 10 questions about eBikes.
Our Corporate Spotlight series highlights the companies that support our mission and do some amazing stuff of their own. This week we talk with Sue from BikeFlights.com about why they love what they do and how they help make bike-travel logistics easier.
You helped us meet and exceed this year’s holiday match challenge! Wow! Thank you. Take a look at the numbers here.
Nearly 100 people applied for The Greg Siple Award, and four talented young adults will be selected to win the award and bike-travel gear, thanks to REI, Big Agnes, Arkel, BikeFlights.com, and ABUS. Winners will be announced by March 1. In the meantime, find out more about the applicants.
The staff of Adventure Cycling is out there, especially on fat bikes this month, using great skinny-tire and fat-tire gear, and selling it in our Cyclosource store too.
Things happened in 2017, I’m certain of that. Some things made us laugh, some things made us cry, and other things left us scared and confused. Here’s a look at a few things that happened to bikes.
I can’t believe it! In 2018, I’m leading one of Adventure Cycling’s guided tours on the Southern Tier ... California to Florida, 59 days across the country. Why am I so excited? Read on to find out!
A 2017 Greg Siple Award winner, Sara Chars, authored this DIY tutorial on making bicycle panniers. Sara led a pannier-making workshop last month as part of her Greg Siple Award outreach project.
Our top five successes with the U.S. Bicycle Route System — from across the U.S. and within the Adventure Cycling offices.
For the last three years, the New Belgium Brewing Company has supported Adventure Cycling’s advocacy work to make national and state parks better for bike travel. Here’s how we’ve been putting their dollars to work in 2017.
Nate Dorfman, a 2016 winner of The Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel, shares how he helped kids in a tough neighborhood learn cycling skills and gain trust in law enforcement. Now it’s your turn! Apply to win a bike and bike travel gear at AdventureCycling.org/GregSipleAward/ by December 31 and #JumpStartBikeTravel.
Adventure Cycling has 46,846 mapped miles in its Route Network. Have you ever wondered which route has the highest elevation? Or wondered how the TransAmerica Trail compares to the Southern Tier in elevation gain? Our new Route Comparison page is where you’ll get those answers and more!
Paul Duyckinck believes travel is best done with two wheels!
Being vulnerable isn’t all bad. In this guest blog post, writer and cyclist Olivia Round divulges the perks of being a solo female bicycle traveler.
Will you say “yes” to the power of bike travel? When you support Adventure Cycling, you’re saying “yes” to inspiring and empowering thousands of cyclists to pack their panniers and explore America.
“So why was I so nervous? I was afraid of failing and having to leave the tour early.” Find out how Mina, bike touring newbie, survived (and thrived!) on her first bike tour.
It’s been 30+ years since I toured by bike solo and at age 65, I’m delighted to find I still like it: making up a trip as you go, free of someone else’s plan.
Read life member Kacy Burnsed’s story of how bicycles provide truly transformative experiences and bring his family closer together. Please consider making your own lifetime commitment to bicycle travel and Adventure Cycling.
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Adventure Cyclist magazine’s official 2017 Holiday Gear Guide is live thanks to our magazine people Nick Legan, Dan Meyer, and Alex Strickland. If you haven’t checked it out, definitely get to it. But before you head over that way, check my unofficial gift guide — composed of gear I’ve been obsessing over most of this year.