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If you spend time enough time riding in the land of Ursus, most likely, you’ll enjoy the thrill of your inevitable bear encounter, especially if you take a little time to learn about bears. Lucky for us, Robert Downes, today’s guest blogger, shares plenty of good bear information.
Join or renew your membership at the Patron level or higher, and we’ll send you phone protection: a free Adventure Cycling Lok Sak.
In 2016 Adventure Cycling’s inaugural Bike Travel Weekend mobilized more than 11,900 participants in all 50 states and over a dozen countries. We’re getting people on bikes, and this year, June 2–4, Bike Travel Weekend will be even bigger ... and you can help!
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.
Before Greg Siple and his bike-travel legacy walked out the door of Adventure Cycling on January 29, 2017, Mike Deme sat down with Greg to chat about his career.
With several options, let Niles Woods, an Adventure Cycling tours veteran, help you answer a big question, “What type of Adventure Cycling guided tour should I choose?”
Willie Weir pays tribute to an inspiration, Adventure Cycling co-founder Greg Siple, and shares a video of Greg speaking at Adventure Cycling’s 40th anniversary celebration in 2016.
You know fat bikes go with snow, and riders are finding all that flotation works well in sand too. Nicholas Carman fills us in on the fat bike and “plus” bike details with plenty of great photos.
More mapped routes in our 46,846 mile Adventure Cycling Route Network are available in a digital data format for your device, and we’ve got the support pages to help you use it.
“How can my town/business attract more touring cyclists and be more bicycle friendly?” We hear questions like these all the time, and we’re here to help.
Don’t disappoint your bike. Registration for the second annual Bike Travel Weekend, June 2–4 is free and easy. Plus, you could win stuff, including a new bike from Advocate Cycles and a trip to Glacier Park (with bikes on Amtrak), but don’t tell your bike.
Plan your 2017 bike travel using Adventure Cycling’s free, online resources.
Adventure Cycling has a short “true or false” quiz to see what you know about traveling on Amtrak with your bike.
Last fall, one of Adventure Cycling’s tour leaders, Heather Anderson, did some scouting in California’s beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains and shared her photos. She’ll be leading two tours there this spring. Have a look ...
She strolled the beach, hot cup of coffee in hand while the waves lapped at her toes. Seriously.
Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox can plan and pack for a big bike trip in hours, but winter bike travel is a different beast, and they used short overnight trips to learn how to have fun on their fat bike overnighters in Alaska.
From new and improved routes and signs to better Amtrak accommodations, bicycle travel is becoming more convenient, accessible, and safer than ever. Here are the top three ways Adventure Cycling worked to improve bike travel conditions in 2016.
Fat Bike February is here! Show @AdventureCycling your fat bike love by tagging your fattest photos with #fatbikefeb and #adventurecycling. Here are a few of our Instagram favorites!
We love our guest bloggers! Here are the best guest posts of 2016. If you have an adventure to share, let us hear about it.
Guest blogger Sarah Hunter and family rode across Canada’s Prince Edward Island and had a great trip.
Apply to be a Bike Travel Weekend and/or Bike Your Park Day Advisor and/or Influencer today by taking two minutes to fill out a simple form. Feel the rewards of forming connections between bike travelers from all over the world and encouraging people who are new to bike travel.
Should you stick with the plan or entertain distractions? Here’s a distraction you won’t want to miss.
There is an abundance of mapped, bicycle-route information on our website, if only one knows where to look. Jenn Milyko shows us how to use the Adventure Cycling Route Network pages.
Grab life by the bars, throw your excuses to the wind, and join your fellow celebrants of life in the ride of a lifetime. Our epic tours (multi-week adventures) are calling you by name!