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From being barraged by grasshoppers to accidentally swallowing gnats, Olivia Round shared company with many insects during her cross-country solo adventure by bicycle. Surprisingly, her constant interactions with these tiny creatures didn’t detract from the experience. If anything, they added to it.
Fat bikes create new opportunities on sand and snow. They’ll also have you learning a few new tricks, and Nicholas Carman runs us through the details.
These top five success stories highlight the innovative ways that state parks are working to welcome and accommodate bicyclists.
Golden Triangle Bike would love to show you Pittsburgh, the Great Allegheny Passage, and the C&O Canal Towpath. They’ve provided logistical support, trip planning, and bike/gear rentals for self-supported and guided touring in Pittsburgh since 2007.
Nicholas Carman wrote this for us a few years ago and it’s fun to look back out how fat bikes have evolved into today’s machines.
Cyclists have been asking us to bring all of our paper route maps to an app. And now we have! Plan and navigate the entire Adventure Cycling Route Network from your smartphone or tablet with Bicycle Route Navigator!
Do you love riding through our shared public lands? Do you wish they loved you back? Help Adventure Cycling advocate for better, safer cycling conditions in our parks today!
Bike Travel Weekend, June 1–3, is the perfect time to try a one- to two-night bike trip. Follow these six steps to your first Bike Travel Weekend trip.
Here’s a huge thanks to the 900+ new members who joined Adventure Cycling in January. We’re looking forward to helping you make your 2018 bicycle adventures a success!
Take a hardworking Adventure Cycling staff that knows how to play hard, add fat bikes and a Montana winter, and what do you get? You get a bunch of fat bikes on their Instagram accounts.
With Valentine’s Day just around the bend, you might want to check out new products in our Cyclosource store.
Choose your own adventure. Design a custom, guided tour with Adventure Cycling. Just get your friends together, decide what you’d like to do, and let Adventure Cycling take care of the rest.
This tiny mountain town is only accessible by snowshoe, ski, or snowmobile — seemed like the perfect opportunity to plan my first fat bike snowvernight.
After falling in love with bikes, she found herself in snow-packed Anchorage for the winter. Question: What to do? Answer: Fat bike!
Those black and white portraits of traveling cyclists on the last page of Adventure Cyclist magazine are being credited to an unfamiliar name. Maxton Caplanides is the new photographer of the Open Road Gallery ... with Greg Siple’s approval of course.
Change is constant on the 46,864-mile Adventure Cycling Route Network and our Routes & Mapping Department recently made extensive updates to both our Atlantic Coast route and the Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route.
One of the key tenets of the U.S. Bicycle Route System is the fact that each route is officially designated. But what does that mean? Here we break it down to its most simple elements.
Share your bike travel knowledge with others by volunteering to be a Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day Advisor and/or Influencer. Take two minutes to fill out the volunteer interest form. You’ll feel good about helping others discover the joy of bicycle travel, and you’ll get to be part of something big.
There’s nothing better than sharing the things you love with your kids. It’s even more special when you and your child discover a new interest together. My son Milo and I discovered our love of bicycle travel together — this Family Fun tour was just the ticket!
Thank you guest bloggers for making Adventure Cycling’s blog so much fun in 2017. We look forward to seeing your 2018 submissions.
eBikes continue to gain popularity in the world of cycling, and today on the Adventure Cycling blog we’re sharing PeopleForBike’s answers to our 10 questions about eBikes.
Our Corporate Spotlight series highlights the companies that support our mission and do some amazing stuff of their own. This week we talk with Sue from BikeFlights.com about why they love what they do and how they help make bike-travel logistics easier.
You helped us meet and exceed this year’s holiday match challenge! Wow! Thank you. Take a look at the numbers here.
Nearly 100 people applied for The Greg Siple Award, and four talented young adults will be selected to win the award and bike-travel gear, thanks to REI, Big Agnes, Arkel, BikeFlights.com, and ABUS. Winners will be announced by March 1. In the meantime, find out more about the applicants.