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On his fully loaded touring bike, Adam Kanczula tackled the challenging terrain of the Tour de France. Read about his adventure here ...
Cycling the American West as a solo, female cyclist is too dangerous? No, it is definitely not!
Many people think Indiana is just one big, flat cornfield, but there are many interesting places to ride, especially in southern Indiana.
Need a little bike-travel distraction? Check out two poems from Laura Madeline Wiseman along with Adam Wagler’s photos.
Quitting your job to galavant around the globe might seem idiotic in the best of times and downright absurd at others, but what seems to baffle most is the financial logistics of sustaining a long trip.
Happy Mother’s Day! Shot in midcoast Maine, and along the Outer Banks in North Carolina, this mini-doc was intended to encourage mothers to remember themselves.
Guest blogger Paul Jeurissen, instagram.com/paul_jeurissen_bicycle_photo, compiled ten inspiring Instagram sites for bike travelers. Check them out.
With so many ways to connect to Canada’s Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and the strong U.S. dollar, you’ll want to add all or part of this 990-mile trail to your must-ride list.
Natalia and her father had a great 100 mile ride on the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Read all about it ...
One of the biggest drawbacks of a long tour, especially for young people, is the expense.
Experience Italy by escaping the main tourist routes and exploring the countryside as the Italians do — by bicycle.
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.
Guest blogger Jacquelyn shares the autumn red in the Red Flannel Metric Century in Oberlin, OH.
In 1980 Tom Greeley rode across the country from VA to Oregon, stopping at the Bikecentennial headquarters in Missoula, MT along the way. Here, he shares his photos, including one of the "cookie lady," June Curry, and he wrote a book, 1,344,00 Revolutions.
My husband and I travel a lot and that’s only possible if we plan every trip on a tight budget. I learned a ton from our first Bike Overnight, especially how to save money and look for deals along the way.
Guest blogger Diane Lees traveled to Sharonville, OH recently to attend the 2015 Recumbent Cycle-Con Trade Show & Convention. Here's what she discovered...
Veteran Zach Garner, on a journey of healing along with fellow veteran Adam Smith, wants to give back to the Task Force Dagger Foundation. Meet The Green Beret Adventure Team!
The winners have been chosen for Adventure Cycling Association’s 2014 Bicycle Travel Video Contest on Vimeo. The competition celebrates the beauty and spirit of bicycle travel through videos shot around the world by amateur videographers traveling by bike.
Mo and Alan of Restless Collective find that one of the most common questions they get about traveling by bicycle is, “How do you keep all those photographs organized?” Their answer is simple: they use Adobe’s Lightroom software. Alan was asked to teach an online class about Lightroom for beginners, and Adventure Cycling Association blog readers can receive 20% off the class before February 20th, 2014.
In June 2014, the first TransAm Bike Race will take competitors across 10 states from Astoria, Oregon, to Yorktown, Virginia. They will traverse the 4233-mile TransAmerica Trail as mapped by Adventure Cycling Association.
When I was asked to write a few words about filming the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, I thought no problem. It's the longest mountain bike route in the world, almost three thousand miles of the most stunning scenery I have ever witnessed: deserts, peaks, plains and funky ghost towns. My advice to you? Well, really Warren Miller’s advice, “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.”
In mid-June, my daughter Caroline, wife Betsy, and I completed our own pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago from Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela. We dubbed it the 3-2-1 Tour: 3 people, 2 wheels, and 1 pancreas. I’ll explain the pancreas part in a minute.
After years of pitching bicycle touring shows to the Travel Channel, they finally gave me the green light and "Cali's Wine Country by Bike" is now live on TravelChannel.com.
Cycle touring is an intense physical activity, so it can really take a toll on the human body. As you ease into a tour, you’re building up your muscles and burning tons of calories, and you need a lot of energy and nutrients to stay on top of that. Here are a few examples of foods to look for while on tour, if you need a boost.