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Spring is slow to come in the Rocky Mountains this year, but that’s not stopping Adventure Cycling’s cartographers from updating and redesigning the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route to celebrate its 20th anniversary and its bikepacking and gravel opportunities.
Forces of nature and construction schedules can affect your bicycle travel plans. Here are a few issues we know about as of March 2018 on the TransAmerica Trail, Northern Tier, Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, Lewis & Clark Trail, and Pacific Coast bicycle routes.
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!
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.
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!
Riding the Southern Tier Bicycle Route this fall or winter? Use Adventure Cycling’s newly released Southern Tier map app to help you navigate, find out which way the wind blows, and travel through hurricane damaged areas.
Jenn Milyko, Adventure Cycling’s Routes & Mapping Assistant Director, is fresh off her summer-long tour with some thoughts from the road.
Adventure Cycling’s new maps of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, available in spring 2018, required route research from Antelope Wells, New Mexico all the way to Banff, Alberta, and two of our cartographers tackled the northern part of this project early this year.
Guest blogging for our Geopoints Bulletin blog this month, Beth Nobles offers perspective on long rides through frontier lands like Far West Texas.
Adventure Cycling’s newest route, Chicago to New York City (CNYC), has a wealth of diverse and stunning scenery from city skylines to rolling countryside. We picked 10, but we need your help adding even more scenic spots to our list. Just add them to the comments. Thank you!
Adventure Cycling’s newest route, Chicago to New York City, has just about any kind of food you could dream up. These are the 10 we’ve picked, but there are a lot more! Help us out by adding your top picks in the comments section.
Adventure Cycling’s new bicycle route, Chicago to New York City (CNYC), is ripe with historic sites. Here are the 10 we picked, but we need your help adding more historic places to this list. If you know of a must-see historic site riders will find on our route, please add them to the comments. Thank you!
Congratulations! Four lucky winners will soon be holding map sets for our new route, Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route (CNYC), a rural route that visits the big cities.
Adventure Cycling’s latest long-distance route, Chicago to New York City, connects with Bicycle Route 66 for a slam dunk, cross-country tour through big cities on rural roads and miles and miles of trails.
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the U.S. Where will you be? If you’re traveling one of Adventure Cycling’s routes, you should check this guide for tips on how to best prepare.
Three popular Adventure Cycling routes are now available in app formats for iPhone and Android devices!
More mapped routes in our 50,000 mile Adventure Cycling Route Network are available in a GPX data format for your device, and we’ve got the support pages to help you use it.
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.
Self-contained bicycle travel newbie Jenn Milyko teams up with tour leader pals in northern New Mexico for her first foray into this style of touring.
In September 2016, Mac McCoy traveled to Canmore, Alberta, Canada to share the story of how the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route came to be what it is today, a dream route, ridden by hundreds annually.
If you ask a traveling cyclist about their scariest moment on a bike, many of them will respond with a tale of an encounter with a loose dog.
We are excited to announce the release of enhanced GPX data for two Adventure Cycling routes: Pacific Coast and Western Express!
In April 2016, Jenn Milyko, Adventure Cycling’s assistant routes & mapping director, traveled to New Mexico to promote the U.S. Bicycle Route System.
Stellar mountain biking in Arkansas? Find out why cartographer Travis Switzer believes a route in the Arkansas Highlands could be a winning new addition to the Adventure Cycling Route Network.
Every touring season, our routes are affected by forest fires, floods, storms, and freak weather events. Our interactive route map helps cyclists anticipate these potential hazards.