Adventure Cycling Blog

The Adventure Cycling blog covers bicycle-travel news, touring tips and gear, bicycle routes, organizational news, membership highlights, guided tours, and more. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for daily updates. Interested in becoming a guest blogger for Adventure Cycling? Share your story with us.

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January 21, 2016
Kicking off Volume 43
Kicking off Volume 43

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!

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January 20, 2016
Seven Hints for Bike Travel
Seven Hints for Bike Travel

Seven hints to help make bike travel better.

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January 20, 2016
Count The Ways to Bike Your Park on September 24th
Count The Ways to Bike Your Park on September 24th

One day. Two wheels. 8,500 parks. Celebrate Bike Your Park Day on Sept. 24, 2016.

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January 18, 2016
When things don't go quite right on a bicycle tour.
When things don't go quite right on a bicycle tour.

Let Josh tell you about the time things didn't go quite right on a bicycle tour ...

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January 15, 2016
Party On!
Party On!

The bicycle is not only a great way to see the world; it's hard to beat as a way to experience the world. I've sometimes been dragged off my bike to join in the festivities. For example ...
 

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January 14, 2016
Lewis & Clark Bicycle Trail
Lewis & Clark Bicycle Trail

Tag along as Adventure Cycling's Mike Deme and Jenna Lyons tour a 150-mile stretch of the Lewis & Clark Bicycle Trail from Winnett to Fort Benton, Montana. 

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January 14, 2016
Major Route Change: North Lakes in Michigan and Indiana
Major Route Change: North Lakes in Michigan and Indiana

This week, Jenn Milyko writes about a reroute conducted on Adventure Cycling's North Lakes bicycle route in Michigan and Indiana.

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January 13, 2016
You + Us
You + Us

Thanks to you, 2016 is going to be a great year for people who travel by bike!

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January 12, 2016
Biking Can Get You There
Biking Can Get You There

The world of bike travel explodes with inspiring stories of the human spirit. I have heard enough around the campfire and during the post-ride happy hour to hold me in awe for the rest of my life. So here's one more. Mine. What's yours?

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January 11, 2016
Join the Bikecentennial Co-Founders for the Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15 - 17
Join the Bikecentennial Co-Founders for the Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15 - 17

Join the Bikecentennial co-founders for the Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15–17.

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January 11, 2016
Scrape your windshield or ride?
Scrape your windshield or ride?

Here's a little bit of everything: Winter riding tips, botox, winter tire options, a Cygolite give-away, a Salsa Marrakesh give-away, and a chance to grab one of our fine Adventure Cycling calendars when you join Adventure Cycling.

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January 8, 2016
RoadAir Bike Pump
RoadAir Bike Pump

When it comes to the pump in your flat tire kit, there's a huge difference between a quality pump, and a cheap pump.

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January 7, 2016
Major Route Change: Southern Tier in Arizona and New Mexico
Major Route Change: Southern Tier in Arizona and New Mexico

The Adventure Cycling strategic plan directs the Routes & Mapping department to, “Improve and update the Adventure Cycling Route Network.” In the past, this has included many route changes, minor and some major. This week Jenn Milyko writes about a reroute conducted on the Southern Tier route, primarily in Arizona.

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January 6, 2016
Win a Custom Salsa Marrakesh Touring Bike
Join Today for a Chance to Win a Custom Salsa Marrakesh Touring Bike!

When you join Adventure Cycling today, we’ll include you in our Salsa Marrakesh bike giveaway. Join today for your chance to win!

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January 6, 2016
U.S. Bicycle Route System: Top 10 Achievements in 2015
U.S. Bicycle Route System: Top 10 Achievements in 2015

Take a quick look back at 2015 and review the top ten acheivements for the U.S. Bicycle Route System.

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January 5, 2016
Musical Interlude with Ben Weaver
Musical Interlude with Ben Weaver

Adventure cyclist, poet, and troubadour Ben Weaver has been following water and playing shows in unique venues all across the U.S. on his Salsa Marrakesh. Ben was recently included in Bikepacker Magazine's top bikepackers of 2015 and his ramblin' continues this winter with upcoming shows in Minnesota, including a performance at Art Shanty Projects on White Bear Lake.

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January 4, 2016
Adventure Cycling January Member Drive Kicks Off
Adventure Cycling January Member Drive Kicks Off

Adventure Cycling’s January Member Drive has officially begun. First-time members who join online in the month of January will receive a free 2016 Adventure Cycling calendar with their membership packet, entry into our Salsa Marrakesh bike giveaway, as well as entry into our weekly product giveaways — compliments or our corporate sponsors.

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January 3, 2016
Warm up Your Ride with Bar Mitts Handlebar Covers
Warm up Your Ride with Bar Mitts Handlebar Covers

Don't scrape that windshield or scrap that ride — Bar Mitts handlebar covers will keep you warm all winter long. 

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January 1, 2016
A Touring Cyclist's Blessing
A Touring Cyclist's Blessing

May your path have less traffic and more beauty ...

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December 31, 2015
Bike Touring in Italy
Bike Touring in Italy

Experience Italy by escaping the main tourist routes and exploring the countryside as the Italians do — by bicycle. 

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December 29, 2015
Overcoming those little fears
Overcoming those little fears

Guest blogger Kathy Anderson has an excellent submission about all the little fears that can creep in — and how amazing it feels to overcome them.

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December 25, 2015
Coping with Time Off the Bike
Coping with Time Off the Bike

Merry Christmas! The holidays are for family, food, and friends. If this also leads to time in the saddle for you, then count yourself among the lucky ones. For many others, this is a time where you really need to let go of your riding aspirations temporarily, and give into the season. If your bike is relegated to the garage this week, here are some ways you can cope:

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December 23, 2015
Give a Holiday Gift Membership for Half Price!
Give a Holiday Gift Membership for Half Price!

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 the price. 

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December 22, 2015
Top Five Touring Blogs for 2015
Top Five Touring Blogs for 2015

Sitting at his desk, listening to the cycling dreams of travelers, Adventure Cycling tours director, Arlen Hall, often lives vicariously through the adventures of cyclists he meets in person or online. Here are his top five blogs for 2015.

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December 18, 2015
Electric Shock
Electric Shock

Many a bike traveler will sing the praises of the simplicity of the road. There are often only three things to consider — which road to travel, what to eat, and where to sleep. Technology has added a fourth — where to recharge that device.

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