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I've always disliked packing bikes for airline travel. It's a lot like combining Tetris with an egg drop. Everything needs to fit snugly in a finite space while making sure key pieces are padded well enough to withstand abuse. With that, here's a look at a bike bag from Scicon, the Aerocomfort 2.0.
In Myanmar, we watched hundreds of workers with brooms, metal pans, and rakes work on a road: hot, dusty, back-breaking work for meager wages...
Cascade Bicycle Club believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor a $1,000 match challenge.
It's the people, places, and stories that connect and inspire the U.S. Bicycle Route System, so we thought we'd share our growing collection of USBRS in My Backyard photos.
We’re extending our Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign for one more week. This gives you another chance to win that seven day Danube River bike tour with Bike Tours Direct. Keep reading to find out who already won!
At twenty-five, Theresa Whalen Leland was ready for adventure! She rode Bikecentennial as a young, single, middle school teacher from Great Falls, Montana and recently shared some great memories and photos with us. Do you have a Bikecentennial story to share? Please submit your story on our Tumblr page.
19th Century bicycle traveler William Sachtleben took dozens of spectacular, circular images during his round-the-world trip with Thomas Allen, but they were moments away from being lost forever.
Right now your donation can go twice as far! SKS USA believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor a $1,000 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by SKS USA!
The high elevation snowpack is thinning out, which means it won't be too long before some of the mountain passes along our Great Divide and Idaho Hot Springs mountain bike routes are ready for cyclists to start taking to the trail. If you're interested in taking a bikepacking approach to an off-road tour this year, you'll probably find yourself in the market for a frame bag...
Today Cascade Bicycle Club is matching your donation, dollar for dollar. Three days left to donate to the Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign before we draw our lucky winners for the Giant Revolt 1 bike and 7-Day Danube Bike tour from Bike Tours Direct. All donations through midnight MDT, Sunday, May 31, get entered!
Adventure Cycling is introducing its new and improved online resources to help you find the U.S. Bicycle Route System information you’re looking for. Now there is a one-stop-shop for all USBRS resources, whether you're riding, implementing, or promoting a USBR.
Sure, the Zumax is a helmet but ‘system’ is a more accurate term. With twenty-one air inlets, this helmet finds the balance between good ventilation and aerodynamics.
“When I ride my bike, I feel carefree, confident, and just plain happy, no matter the reason I happen to be riding. I support the US Bike Route System and Adventure Cycling because they promote universal cycling, and are doing the things needed to make cycling safer and more accessible, so that everyone, no matter who they are or where they are, can experience the fun and the joy of cycling.” - Cindy Homan
Right now, your donation can go twice as far! Ortlieb USA believes in the mission of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) so much, they’ve decided to sponsor a $1,000 match challenge. Donate now to have your contribution matched by Ortlieb USA!
Today we feature newly designated and realigned U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBR) officially adopted by AASHTO on May 14, 2015: Idaho with USBR 10, Utah with USBR 70 and 79, and Minnesota with USBR 45.
Today, we’re giving away one finely crafted, German-made Ortlieb bag, for free! This Ortlieb Vario is both backpack and pannier. Same water-proof fabric that made you a fan of Ortlieb on your first tour.
Donate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday to get your money matched by one of our generous sponsors: Ortlieb, Primal Wear, Cascade Bicycle Club, and SKS USA.
This post is part of a series spotlighting Adventure Cycling's Corporate Members. These companies support our mission and programs and do some cool stuff of their own.
If you're a cyclist who owns a smartphone, there's a decent chance you've used your phone to track some bike rides. Ride tracking with a phone makes a lot of sense. If you already have the phone, it's cheaper than buying a GPS unit or cyclocomputer and you can upload your ride information immediately after parking your bike without plugging anything into a computer.
It would be a shame to limit yourself to canned beer in the golden era of the local microbreweries. Today, one lucky winner will bring home a beer pannier and brauler.
In April 2015, Adventure Cycling's Jenn Milyko traveled to New Mexico, "Land of Enchantment," for business and a look at Bicycle Route 66.
During the month of May, we are celebrating the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) and successes in improving bicycle travel conditions nationwide. This week we’re focusing on how bicycling benefits businesses and economies and it’s pretty clear that cyclists love beer. Just look at the number of bicycles parked in front of the local brewery and it’s easy to see how that connection is made. We also explored how the craft brewery culture seems to fit with the growing enthusiasm for bicycling. I recently traveled to Fort Collins and had the opportunity to meet two people that make their living from the bike and beer association.
You’ll be doing your best impression of “The Sound of Music” as you pedal through quaint villages and lush farmland on Bike Tours Direct's 7-day Danube Bike Path tour. Yep, you can win a free European vacation by donating $25 or more to the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign.
What does singing in the shower have to do with the USBRS?