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November 25, 2015
Half Price Gift Memberships
Half Price Gift Memberships

Join or renew your Adventure Cycling membership at the regular price and you can give as many holiday gift memberships as you like for half-price. 

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November 25, 2015
Trail Towns: Programs We Can Learn From
Trail Town: Programs We Can Learn From

One of the key features of any bicycle tourism route is the services that must be in place – towns appropriately distanced and accommodation and food services that cater to the active tourist. The Allegheny Trail Alliance knew that bringing the small towns along trail up to this task was going to be key to making the trail a true destination so they established the Trail Town Program in 2007. Today, there are several spin-off programs. We explore what can we learn from them.  

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November 24, 2015
Coffeeneuring 2015
Coffeeneuring 2015

Coffeeneuring: Seven rides to seven different coffee shops in seven weekends! A great excuse for a chilly fall ride. 

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November 23, 2015
Closing the Book on Volume 42
Closing the Book on Volume 42

The December/January issue of Adventure Cyclist is the end of Volume 42 and the Editor-in-Chief looks back on his favorites from 2016.

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November 20, 2015
How to Pull Off a Bike Overnight on a Budget
How to Pull Off a Bike Overnight on a Budget

My husband and I travel a lot and that’s only possible if we plan every trip on a tight budget. I learned a ton from our first Bike Overnight, especially how to save money and look for deals along the way.

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November 20, 2015
One of the Pack
One of the Pack

I'm not much of a group rider and that's an understatement. I'd estimate over 98 percent of the miles I've pedaled have been solo, or with one other person. I just like the solitude and reflection that comes with bike travel, but last month, I had a chance to be "one of the pack."

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November 19, 2015
Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway in Oregon
Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway in Oregon

Adventure Cycling staffer Jenn Milyko was invited to take part in a media trip sponsored by Travel Oregon. The goal of the event was to explore the wonders and bounties of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway (WVSB). It was an awesome four days filled with food, fun, and cycling.

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November 18, 2015
Get Ready for Giving Tuesday
Get Ready for Giving Tuesday on December 1!

Celebrate the spirit of generosity on December 1st by supporting Adventure Cycling on Giving Tuesday. Your donation to our holiday campaign will be tripled by our trailblazer match fund! That means your gift of $50 will grow to $150 towards making 2016 the biggest year for bike travel yet! Plus, the first ten people to donate on Giving Tuesday will get the book 50 Places to Bike Before you Die

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November 16, 2015
Get Ready for National Bike Travel Weekend!
Get Ready for National Bike Travel Weekend!

Get ready for National Bike Travel Weekend June 3 – 5, 2016. Register your bike overnight for a chance to win a Salsa Marrakesh.

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November 13, 2015
Friday the 13th: Good Gear Beats Bad Luck
Friday the 13th: Good Gear Beats Bad Luck

Bad luck lurks on Friday the 13th and with hours of darkness now outnumbering hours of daylight, you'll want to exercise caution when you're on the bike. Here's some gear that will help.

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November 11, 2015
Corporate Spotlight: Global Rescue
Corporate Spotlight: Global Rescue

Meet Global Rescue, providing medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management, and crisis response services to individuals, enterprises and governments.

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November 10, 2015
Impressions from the Bicycle Tour Network Conference
Impressions from the Bicycle Tour Network Conference

Having just returned from the National Bicycle Tourism Conference, I am energized by four days of learning, networking, and cycling in sunny San Diego. All is right with the (bicycling) world.

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November 8, 2015
Inside Mac McCoys guidebook "Cycling the Great Divide"
Inside Mac McCoy's guidebook Cycling the Great Divide

Have you ever dreamed of riding the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, but hesitated at the thought of all the planning? Well, who better to help plan your daily mileage, campgrounds, and resupply points than the primary route researcher of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route? Mac McCoy's guidebook Cycling the Great Divide, will ease your planning woes and inspire you to take on this challenging adventure. 

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November 6, 2015
Koga Signature Traveller KS-TR 28
Koga Signature Traveller KS-TR 28

To cope with the first week of daylight saving time, Josh has been fixing up bikes, digging winter clothes and lights out of bins in his basement — and pondering his next bike acquisition ...

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November 6, 2015
A Complex and Delightful Mix
A Complex and Delightful Mix

Travelers are a complex and delightful mix of the journeys they've experienced.

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November 4, 2015
Meet Jocelyn Munoz: City Girl Turned Outdoor Enthusiast and 2015 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship Winner
Meet Jocelyn Munoz: City Girl Turned Outdoor Enthusiast and 2015 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship Winner

Thanks to the outdoor spark of her college recreation program and Adventure Cycling's Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship, Jocelyn is on her way to fulfilling her "dreams of traveling from Alaska to Argentina with a surf rack on one side and climbing gear in my panniers!"

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November 2, 2015
Sign Up for an Adventure Cycling Tour Before or After the Montana Bicycle Celebration
Sign Up for an Adventure Cycling Tour Before or After the Montana Bicycle Celebration

Montana's Big Sky Country, with spectacular scenery and awesome cycling experiences, will be the place to be in 2016. Join the party at the Montana Bicycle Celebration in Missoula, MT, July 15 – 17, and take an incredible bicycle tour before or after the big weekend.

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October 29, 2015
2015 Recumbent Cycle-Con
2015 Recumbent Cycle-Con Trade Show & Convention

Guest blogger Diane Lees traveled to Sharonville, OH recently to attend the 2015 Recumbent Cycle-Con Trade Show & Convention. Here's what she discovered...

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October 28, 2015
Get Adventure Cyclist Magazine in Your Local Library Today
Get Adventure Cyclist Magazine in Your Local Library Today

Whether it's a public library, high school library, or university library, you can stock Adventure Cyclist magazine on their shelves for just $20 per year through our Adopt a Library program. Who knows, that simple gift on your behalf could plant the seed that grows the next generation of adventure cyclists in your community.

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October 27, 2015
Why Cycle Oklahoma Bicycle Route 66?
Why Cycle Oklahoma Bicycle Route 66?

Adventure Cycling's Tours Director, Arlen Hall, wondered why he would want to ride in Oklahoma. He found plenty of reasons! With nearly thirty photos in this post, you'll be traveling along with Arlen and friends and maybe scheming your own Oklahoma ride.

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October 25, 2015
A Handlebar for Bikepacking and Globetrotting, the Jones H-Bar
A Handlebar for Bikepacking and Globetrotting, the Jones H-Bar

Using a handlebar that gives you a variety of hand positions is a good idea when spending long days in the saddle. Adventure Cycling's Patrick shows us the Jones H-Bar® .

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October 23, 2015
Yukon Wild
Yukon Wild

"River and plain and mighty peak—and who could stand unawed? As their summits blazed, he could stand undazed at the foot of the throne of God."

What Robert Service wrote of the Yukon in 1911 is still true today.

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October 21, 2015
Calling All Cyclists Aged 18 to 25
Calling All Cyclists Aged 18 to 25

Know anyone aged 18 to 25 interested in bike travel? Send them our way! We're offering four bike travel scholarships this year: two beginner scholarships and two leadership scholarshps. Applications open November 2, 2015.

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October 20, 2015
Southern Arizona Memories
Southern Arizona Memories

Southern Arizona was one of my more memorable rides. After being tested, eating a slice of humble pie, and experiencing some great synchronicity, I knew I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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October 19, 2015
You Are Invited to the Biggest Bicycle Travel Celebration Since Bikecentennial 76
You Are Invited to the Biggest Bicycle Travel Celebration Since Bikecentennial 76

If craft breweries, a robust trail system, and unique ice cream flavors, like yellow cake and huckleberry, weren’t enough to make you want to visit the home of Adventure Cycling, there’s now an even bigger reason to visit this special place we call home. Find out more about the Montana Bicycle Celebration on July 15–17, 2016.

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