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By David V. Herlihy Before he served in WWII and lived a quiet life in a small town, unassuming Canadian Douglas Carr had the adventure of a lifetime in 1938— riding from Cairo to Cape Town.
It’s spendy, it’s carbon, and it’s got more available wheel sizes than some bike shops. Is this Minnesota-bred bear of a bike a fat-tired quiver killer? It just might be.
Brace yourself — the largest-ever Adventure Cyclist lands in mailboxes this week with the 2016 Cyclists’ Travel Guide and more!
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.
Creating a magazine-like experience online may be nearly impossible, but two new online feature stories from Adventure Cyclist are pretty darn close.
The first Adventure Cyclist of the year will land in mailboxes next week with the annual supported touring and events issue. Get ready for a big 2016!
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.
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.
The aisles of Sea Otter Classic were full of touring and adventure bikes as the industry grabs onto bike travel in a big way.
In this video, Adventure Cyclist contributor Patrick O'Grady shows off the Soma Saga Disc touring bicycle.
In this video, Adventure Cyclist contributor Patrick O'Grady shows off the Novara Mazama touring bicycle.
EuroVelo works across dozens of nations to develop routes. Continuing from the April issue of Adventure Cyclist, here are two more examples of their sophisticated coordination efforts.
By Ellee Thalheimer. In the February issue of Adventure Cyclist Ellee Thalheimer looked at Gladys Bikes, a female-focused shop in Portland, Oregon, and owner Leah Benson's take on cycling retail. Here are a few other female-focused shops around the country, as well as a look at women's cycling groups in bike-mad Portland.
The Littleford Expedition custom touring bike was reviewed in the latest December/January issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine. This bike is a beauty, worthy of a few additional photos for you to check out.
A selection of cycling gear for the special rider in your life (or to give the gift-giving-impaired some ideas!), this special, expanded Holiday edition of Geared Up shines a light on some of the latest and greatest for the traveling cyclist.
The legendary steel bicycles that come from Grant Petersen's Rivendell Bicycle Works are revered for their timless style, attention to detail, and adherance to the brand's "unracing" philosophy. Here's a glimpse inside their California workshop.
Interbike — the largest cycling tradeshow in North America — opened its doors to the public for the first time this year. But if you couldn't make it to Las Vegas, fear not, Adventure Cyclist was at the Mandalay Bay looking for the best new gear.
In this video, Adventure Cyclist contributor Patrick O'Grady shows off the Kona Sutra touring bicycle.
When photographer Ryan Creary and three friends set out to ride the remote and punishing Canol Heritage Trail in northwest Canada they knew they were in for a challenge. Enjoy this extended cut of Creary's photos from the trip and be sure to check out the story about their adventure by Ryan Stuart in the May issue of Adventure Cyclist.
The Sea Otter Classic is billed as the country's biggest bike festival and has become the site of spring product launches for the bike industry. Here are a few highlights for the touring cyclist.
In the most recent issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine, I reviewed Garmin's Touring Edge Plus GPS unit. To supplement that article, I would like to share a few common questions I've received about the unit, as well as peek into Garmin's latest creation.
In this video, Adventure Cyclist contributor Patrick O'Grady shows off the Cinelli Bootleg Hobo bicycle.
Solidream's three-year circumnativation of the globe — plus a side trip to Antarctica — resulted in many more spectacular photos than we could print in the April Adventure Cyclist, so we've created a gallery to show off more of the French quartet's trip.
Must-have cycling products and gear for spring.
In this video, Adventure Cyclist contributor Patrick O'Grady shows off his custom Nobilette road bike.