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April 1, 2016
April Fools' Day
April Fools' Day

Adventure Cycling is just fooling around today.

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March 30, 2016
Connecting Local Clubs and Shops with Bicycle Travel
Connecting Local Clubs and Shops with Bicycle Travel

Adventure Cycling has created two interactive maps that take the guesswork out of finding a bike shop or bike club in your region. 

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March 29, 2016
The Road to Athabasca
The Road to Athabasca

Meet Erika Lundahl — one of the storytellers, activists, and artists who cycled over 1000 miles along the Trans Mountain Pipeline from Anacortes, WA to the tar sands in Alberta, Canada last summer as part of The Road to Athabasca.

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March 28, 2016
Grab Adventure Cycling Route Maps
Grab Adventure Cycling Route Maps

It’s that time of year again! With spring knocking down winter’s door, grab Adventure Cycling route maps and start spinning across the sunny countryside on almost 45,000 miles of routes.

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March 26, 2016
Your Guide to the Cyclists' Travel Guide
Your Guide to the Cyclists' Travel Guide

Brace yourself — the largest-ever Adventure Cyclist lands in mailboxes this week with the 2016 Cyclists’ Travel Guide and more!

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March 25, 2016
Basic Tools for the Home Mechanic
Basic Tools for the Home Mechanic

Anytime you head out for a ride, you likely take along a small assortment of compact tools that can get you out of just about any mechanical jam. But back at home, I’m a big proponent of having a more robust set of tools for keeping your bike in tip-top condition.

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March 24, 2016
Ten Things You'll Love about Ontario's Great Lakes Waterfront Trail
Ten Things You'll Love about Ontario's Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

With so many ways to connect to Canada’s Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and the strong U.S. dollar, you’ll want to add all or part of this 990-mile trail to your must-ride list.

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March 23, 2016
Bid and Win this Limited-Edition Salsa Marrakesh Touring Bike
Bid and Win this Limited-Edition Salsa Marrakesh Touring Bike

Auction! Auction! Auction! Get ready because we’re auctioning off a limited-edition 2016 Adventure Cycling Salsa Marrakesh world-touring bike!

 

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March 21, 2016
Walter Johnson -- One of A Few Black Cyclists to Ride Bikecentennial 1976
Walter Johnson -- One of A Few Black Cyclists to Ride Bikecentennial 1976

Walter Johnson was an assistant leader during Bikecentennial. Walter will be 80 years old in 2016, still rides, and is considered an icon to some of his riding friends because he rode across the country. Read his Bikecentennial story ...

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March 18, 2016
Here's to the Dogs!
Here's to the Dogs!

Dogs plus bikes? Formula for disaster? Ask Willie Weir!

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March 17, 2016
Father and Daughter Ride a Century on the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail
Father and Daughter Ride a Century on the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail

Natalia and her father had a great 100 mile ride on the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Read all about it ...

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March 16, 2016
Five Free Things Delivered to Your Doorstep
Five Free Things Delivered to Your Doorstep

Itching for inspiration? We have five free items to help you turn bike travel dreams into realities. Request information from Adventure Cycling, and we’ll pack it up and have it sent to your door. 

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March 15, 2016
My Bicycle Crash: By the Numbers
My Bicycle Crash: By the Numbers

Broken jaw. Compressed vertebra. A few weekends ago, I went flying over my handlebars. After a trip to the E.R. and two weeks into my eight to ten weeks of off-the-bike rest, I’ve decided to look on the bright side! 

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March 14, 2016
Meet Erick Cedeno at the Montana Bicycle Celebration
Meet Erick Cedeño at the Montana Bicycle Celebration

Erick Cedeño, the Bicycle Nomad, will be one of the speakers at the Montana Bicycle Celebration in July, a 40th anniversary weekend party for Adventure Cycling. We recently asked Erick a few questions about how he became interested in bicycle touring and about his Bicycle Nomad brand and café in Phoenix. 

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March 11, 2016
Spring Bike Cleaning Strategy
Spring Bike Cleaning Strategy

Maintaining a clean bike is important for plenty of reasons, but with wet spring roads, a full cleanse doesn’t always make sense. Here’s what to do ...

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March 10, 2016
Seven Tips for Bicycle Touring on a Budget
Seven Tips for Bicycle Touring on a Budget

One of the biggest drawbacks of a long tour, especially for young people, is the expense. 

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March 10, 2016
Moving GPS Map Data Forward for Adventure Cycling Routes
Moving GPS Map Data Forward for Adventure Cycling Routes

We continue to move forward to offer Adventure Cycling Route information in track format for higher accuracy, ease of use, and compatibility across multiple devices. This is where we stand right now.

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March 9, 2016
Meet the 2016 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship Winners
Meet the 2016 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship Winners

We struggled to whittle down the 81 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship applications we received. Finally, here are the four winners!

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March 7, 2016
Get Ready For National Bike Travel Weekend, June 3–5
Get Ready For National Bike Travel Weekend, June 3–5

“Pedal to the Kettle?” “Spelunkin' Dunkin'?” What's with these funny bike trip names all across the country? Explore the interactive map of bike overnights, get inspired to plan your own bike overnight, and come up with your own unique name. Anyone for “Jamming Over Jack Pass?”

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March 4, 2016
Game of Thorns: Punctures are Coming
Game of Thorns: Punctures are Coming

Sixteen flats! I hope that’s a record I never break. The culprit was Tribulus terrestris, otherwise known as goat’s-head, but better named as devil’s-weed, and recently, I discovered a thorn-maker even more devilish.

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March 3, 2016
Meet Metal Mike, Winner of the Giant Revolt 1 Adventure Bike
Meet Metal Mike, Winner of the Giant Revolt 1 Adventure Bike

We have a winner! Meet Metal Mike, winner of the versatile Giant Revolt 1 adventure bicycle. Read his story and find out how you can win one of ten Salsa Marrakesh touring bikes in 2016.

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March 3, 2016
The Power of Photos
The Power of Photos

The March issue of Adventure Cyclist highlights the very best of bike travel photos — still images that can transport you to any place on earth.

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March 2, 2016
Corporate Spotlight: Easy Rider Tours
Corporate Spotlight: Easy Rider Tours

We sat down with Easy Rider Tours to find out more about their tours in Portugal, Spain, and New England. Do you have an equal love of cycling and delicious food? Then read on! 

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March 2, 2016
Five Questions About the U.S. Bicycle Route System
Five Questions About the U.S. Bicycle Route System

The five questions Adventure Cycling is asked most frequently about the U.S. Bicycle Route System ... answered here.

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March 1, 2016
1001 Stories About Water, An Interview with Devi Lockwood
1001 Stories About Water, An Interview with Devi Lockwood

For over a year, storyteller, poet, and cyclist Devi Lockwood has been traveling the world by boat and bike to collect 1,001 stories about water. 

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