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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 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.
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 digital 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.
I recently sat down with Adventure Cycling’s GIS Specialist/Cartographer Melissa Moser to chat about the project that has been occupying the cartography department for the past three years: the creation of a versatile digital products for the Adventure Cycling Route Network. Last week, enhanced digital data was released for sale for the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail.
I recently sat down with Adventure Cycling Cartographer Nathan Taylor to chat with him about the project that has been occupying his time for the past year, the development of Adventure Cycling’s exciting new Texas Hill Country Loop.
The 310-mile Texas Hill Country Loop route offers flat to rolling hill terrain and plenty of beauty to boot. This post just might get you pointed toward Texas ...
https://www.adventurecycling.org/guided-tours/self-contained-tours/2017-transam-westward/Reason 1) You can totally do it. Yes, totally. Worried about what you have to buy? Worried about being in shape? Don't worry! Just read this...
We are excited to announce we have released enhanced digital data for sale for the TransAmerica Trail!
We continue to move forward to offer Adventure Cycling Route information in track format for higher accuracy, ease of use, and compatibility across multiple devices. This is where we stand right now.
Adventure Cycling’s Routes & Mapping Department was recently alerted to a change coming to the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route in Southern California. Beginning March 1, 2016, Camp Pendleton will require all cyclists to be pre-registered to ride across the base. Non-U.S. citizens require a sponsor.
This week, Jenn Milyko writes about a reroute conducted on Adventure Cycling's North Lakes bicycle route in Michigan and Indiana.
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.
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 Great Rivers South Route in Missouri.
Adventure Cycling staffer Jenn Milyko was invited to take part in a media trip sponsored by Travel Oregon. The goal of the event was to explore the wonders and bounties of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway (WVSB). It was an awesome four days filled with food, fun, and cycling.
Adventure Cycling staffer Jenn Milyko recently took advantage of our fabulous employee benefit, paid time off for bicycle travel. She shares some pictures from a beautiful trip in the San Juan Islands.
The creation of three new federally-designated Wilderness areas in Idaho impacts the White Cloud Option found on the Singletrack Options Map of Adventure Cycling's Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route (IHSMBR). Read all about these changes, effective immediately...