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The staff of Adventure Cycling is out there, especially on fat bikes this month, using great skinny-tire and fat-tire gear, and selling it in our Cyclosource store too.
Things happened in 2017, I’m certain of that. Some things made us laugh, some things made us cry, and other things left us scared and confused. Here’s a look at a few things that happened to bikes.
I can’t believe it! In 2018, I’m leading one of Adventure Cycling’s guided tours on the Southern Tier ... California to Florida, 59 days across the country. Why am I so excited? Read on to find out!
A 2017 Greg Siple Award winner, Sara Chars, authored this DIY tutorial on making bicycle panniers. Sara led a pannier-making workshop last month as part of her Greg Siple Award outreach project.
Our top five successes with the U.S. Bicycle Route System — from across the U.S. and within the Adventure Cycling offices.
For the last three years, the New Belgium Brewing Company has supported Adventure Cycling’s advocacy work to make national and state parks better for bike travel. Here’s how we’ve been putting their dollars to work in 2017.
Nate Dorfman, a 2016 winner of The Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel, shares how he helped kids in a tough neighborhood learn cycling skills and gain trust in law enforcement. Now it’s your turn! Apply to win a bike and bike travel gear at AdventureCycling.org/GregSipleAward/ by December 31 and #JumpStartBikeTravel.
Adventure Cycling has 46,846 mapped miles in its Route Network. Have you ever wondered which route has the highest elevation? Or wondered how the TransAmerica Trail compares to the Southern Tier in elevation gain? Our new Route Comparison page is where you’ll get those answers and more!
Paul Duyckinck believes travel is best done with two wheels!
Being vulnerable isn’t all bad. In this guest blog post, writer and cyclist Olivia Round divulges the perks of being a solo female bicycle traveler.
Will you say “yes” to the power of bike travel? When you support Adventure Cycling, you’re saying “yes” to inspiring and empowering thousands of cyclists to pack their panniers and explore America.
“So why was I so nervous? I was afraid of failing and having to leave the tour early.” Find out how Mina, bike touring newbie, survived (and thrived!) on her first bike tour.
It’s been 30+ years since I toured by bike solo and at age 65, I’m delighted to find I still like it: making up a trip as you go, free of someone else’s plan.
Read life member Kacy Burnsed’s story of how bicycles provide truly transformative experiences and bring his family closer together. Please consider making your own lifetime commitment to bicycle travel and Adventure Cycling.
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Adventure Cyclist magazine’s official 2017 Holiday Gear Guide is live thanks to our magazine people Nick Legan, Dan Meyer, and Alex Strickland. If you haven’t checked it out, definitely get to it. But before you head over that way, check my unofficial gift guide — composed of gear I’ve been obsessing over most of this year.
Instead of letting the weather ruin their trip, these hardy young guys solved the problem.
Over 9,000 people explored parks and public lands by bicycle on September 30 for Bike Your Park Day. Thanks to everyone who participated and shared their story from coast to coast and around the world. Save the date for Bike Your Park Day in 2018 on September 29.
What has bicycle travel done for you? Find out why these members donate with their #MyGivingStory, be inspired, and learn how you can connect people and America by bike.
She had never pedaled more than 20 miles at one time, but jumped at the chance to do a 400-mile fully supported tour ... and had a great time.
There’s nothing like getting your hands dirty planning your own trip to learn all the tricks. Jenn Milyko, Adventure Cycling’s Routes & Mapping Assistant Director shares the tools she used to put together her 2017 cross-country ride.
We recently asked you to participate in a bicycle travel survey and 2,200 people responded. Here are some of the key takeaways.
Kaj Kraus, one winner of our 2017 award for young adults, is deaf and building on what he learned at an Adventure Cycling Leadership Training Course, plans to take a group of peers on a bike tour. The Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel is accepting applications for 2018 through December 31. Apply today and #jumpstartbiketravel.
Cameron Nicholls’ shares a beautiful video of his 13-day New Zealand ride, tip to tip. He raised money for a cancer charity, discovered “survival mode,” and now finds himself intrigued by the prospect of carrying gear on his bike for even more adventures.