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September 30, 2015
Corporate Spotlight: Tripsite.com
Corporate Spotlight: Tripsite.com

Meet the van den Hengel family and their company Tripsite.com. Let them take you to Europe and beyond!

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September 29, 2015
Ain't No Mountain High Enough...to keep me from singing some tunes
Ain't No Mountain High Enough...to keep me from singing some tunes

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS REFERENCES TO HILL CLIMBS, EARWORMS, TAYLOR SWIFT, NUTELLA, PERFORMANCE LECTURES, AND THE CLASSIC 1993 FILM COOL RUNNINGS.

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September 25, 2015
Fall
Fall

Sights and Sounds with Willie Weir. This could get you ready for that fall bike tour ...

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September 22, 2015
Ten Times I Almost Died on my First Dirt Tour
Ten Times I Almost Died on my First Dirt Tour

My first dirt tour: shouldn't be too hard, right? Isn't dirt kind of like pavement, only ... softer? Sure, we can do 150+ miles in two days, um, mostly on dirt. I learned a lot on this tour ... mostly that I almost died. Spoiler Alert: I survived. 

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September 21, 2015
Bikecentennial 76 Shuttle Truck Driver Remembers Cyclists' Appreciation
Bikecentennial 76 Shuttle Truck Driver Remembers Cyclists' Appreciation

Dick Wilhelm worked for Bikecentennial 76 as a shuttle truck driver, and later, the Eastern Regional Director. He remembers receiving his first helmet as a gift from one of the groups. "It's humbling to remember that they thought that well of me, to care about my long term well being."

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September 18, 2015
BikeTag: A Ride Tracking and Safety Device
BikeTag: A Ride Tracking and Safety Device

Available for pre-order and shipping out this month, BikeTag takes ride tracking to the next level by adding a crash detection feature to the duty of saving your phone's batteries. Josh writes all about it...

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September 16, 2015
Corporate Spotlight: Koga Bicycles
Corporate Spotlight: KOGA Bicycles

This post is part of a series spotlighting Adventure Cycling's Corporate Members. Here's a conversation with Koga. Ever wanted to configure your own bike?

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September 16, 2015
Roll Your Bicycle Onto Amtrak's Capitol Limited With New Service Launched on Monday!
Roll Your Bicycle Onto Amtrak's Capitol Limited With New Service Launched on Monday!

Have you been dreaming of the day you could take a bike trip on the Great Allegheny Passage and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath and use train travel to augment your trip?  Now you can start planning your trip! On Monday, September 14th, Amtrak launched new roll-on bicycle service on the Capitol Limited and hosted ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the Washington DC and Chicago stations.

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September 15, 2015
Here to There (and Everywhere in Between): Going West on the TransAmerica Trail
Here to There (and Everywhere in Between): Going West on the TransAmerica Trail

Meet our new tours specialist, Whitney Ford-Terry. Whitney rode the TransAmerica Trail this summer as an Adventure Cycling tour leader and shares her pilgrimage, along with great photos...

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September 13, 2015
Serious sale prices on Osprey packs, Canari Barrier rain pants, and MUCH MORE in our Cyclosource store
Serious sale prices on Osprey packs, Canari Barrier rain pants, and MUCH MORE in our Cyclosource store

Psssst, gear junkies. I just noticed our Cyclosource store's clearance prices on Osprey packs and Canari rain pants beat the prices of a major national retailer … by a LOT. See ALL of the clearance products in our Cyclosource store and from September 18–28, take an additional 20% off.

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September 11, 2015
Sights and Sounds: Over 200 Posts That Will Inspire You to Get on Your Bike
Sights and Sounds: Over 200 Posts That Will Inspire You to Get on Your Bike

Dream. Pedal. Travel. Repeat! Willie Weir has been blogging with Adventure Cycling since 2009 under the category of "Sights and Sounds." Over 200 posts later, we think it's time for a look back at ten of Willie's personal favorites.

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September 9, 2015
Calling All Map Lovers
Calling All Map Lovers

What does Weight Watchers have to do with the making of Adventure Cycling's TransAmerica Trail? Find out here!

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September 7, 2015
Then & Now: Everything Has Changed for Tours Director Arlen Hall Since 1976
Then & Now: Everything Has Changed for Tours Director Arlen Hall Since 1976

Adventure Cycling Tours Director Arlen Hall didn't participate in Bikecentennial, but he has no regrets. He graduated from high school during the year of Bikecentennial and was preparing to go to Case Western Reserve University to study computer engineering. His interest in bike travel came later after his kids began riding bicycles. 

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September 2, 2015
Adventure Cycling 2016 Calendar is Available Now!
Adventure Cycling 2016 Calendar is Available Now!

The Adventure Cycling 2016 Calendar arrived in our office this week, and we've got two ways for you to get your hands on a copy!

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September 2, 2015
Rolling onto Amtrak's Capitol Limited
Rolling onto Amtrak's Capitol Limited

Standing in the early morning darkness, bikes in hand, six Amtrak passengers waited at Pittsburgh's Union Station to catch the Capitol Limited train and demo Amtrak's new—not quite yet publicly available—bicycle roll-on service. Eager cyclists, get ready to pitch your bike box!

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August 30, 2015
Durango to Moab with Revelate Designs
Durango to Moab with Revelate Designs

When slaying singletrack, panniers can get in the way. How to haul the heft? We let Revelate Designs' bike bags from our Cyclosource store carry the load up and out of the way on this week-long, Durango to Moab trip.

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August 28, 2015
One Amazing Tire Dip!
One Amazing Tire Dip!

He pedaled from San Diego to Seattle via the Pacific Coast route when he was twelve—from the border of Mexico to the border of Canada via the Sierra Cascades route when he was thirteen—and now, at age fourteen, he just finished another big one ...

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August 26, 2015
Turn Texas on my Mind into Texas on my Map
Turn Texas on my Mind into Texas on my Map

We're gearing up this fall to add two new routes! But before our cartographers' pencils can hit the paper, we need your help. Check out our plans for new routes, tell us what sounds exciting to you, and help support our work.

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August 25, 2015
My First Bike Tour: RAGBRAI XLIII July 19-25 2015
My First Bike Tour: RAGBRAI XLIII July 19-25 2015

Meet Emma Wimmer, Adventure Cycling's latest addition! Emma recently moved from Washington, DC to Missoula, MT to work with us and shared this fun account of riding RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) this summer. Welcome, Emma!

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August 24, 2015
Finding Love Along the TransAm Trail
Finding Love Along the TransAm Trail

Sue Carroll met her husband Tom during Bikecentennial 1976. If the car transporting half of Sue's group of high school girls hadn't broken down on the way to their start in Virginia, she never would have met Tom...

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August 21, 2015
10 Cycling Movies on Netflix
10 Cycling Movies on Netflix

August is shaping up to be a great month for cycling films on Netflix. Here are ten movies in no particular order that are worth adding to your queue. Pop some popcorn...

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August 20, 2015
Idaho Wilderness Designation Impacts Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route
Idaho Wilderness Designation Impacts Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route

The creation of three new federally-designated Wilderness areas in Idaho impacts the White Cloud Option found on the Singletrack Options Map of Adventure Cycling's Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route (IHSMBR). Read all about these changes, effective immediately...

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August 19, 2015
Connecting With Your Local Bike Club
Connecting With Your Local Bike Club

Looking for a bike club in your area? Adventure Cycling has taken the guesswork out of your search by implementing a new, interactive map featuring our Member Clubs. Try it out...

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August 18, 2015
Dream Tour Giveaway Winner
Dream Tour Giveaway Winner

As our Dream Tour Giveaway winner, Allen gets to choose from any of our fantastic 2016 tours to continue his cycling adventures! “I can now strike 'win something' from my bucket list!" Read more...

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August 12, 2015
One Easy Way to Make Sure You Never See Another Membership Renewal Notice in Your Mailbox
One Easy Way to Make Sure You Never See Another Membership Renewal Notice in Your Mailbox

Tired of missing issues of Adventure Cyclist because you forgot to renew your membership? Never again when you become part of the Century Circle. Read more and check out some Greg Siple artwork...

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